4th Grade

Choose one of these activities for Riding Freedom.

Use this activity for your student choice book.

Use this form to track the books you read.

Read more about the three teacher recommended titles.

Dear New Fourth Grade Readers,

In preparation for fourth grade, you are being asked to read at least three books this summer. One book has already been picked for you by your fourth grade teacher. It’s Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan. The other two book choices are up to you. One of the two must be from the selected list of teacher recommended books below. If you were a student at Applewild last year, you have already selected this book and been assigned to a group:

  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (with Mrs. Buck)
  • Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo ( Mrs. Lent)
  • Ghost (Track Book 1) by Jason Reynolds (with Mr. Schrader)

So you won’t forget the books you read, you will need to complete one of the choice activities for Riding Freedom and the “grab bag” on your student choice book. Nothing is required for the Teacher Recommended book. Don’t forget to keep track of all of your reading on the 4/5/6 reading record form!

Your teachers and I look forward to seeing all of you this fall and hearing your reactions to the books. Of course, I encourage you to read more than three books this summer, if you have the time . . . Summer can be the perfect time to catch up on titles you never got to during the school year. Happy reading!


Miss Caldwell

English Department Chair