5th Grade

Fill one of these out for each of the three books.

Use this form to track the books you read.

Read more about the three teacher recommended titles.

Dear New Fifth Grade Readers,

In preparation for fifth grade, you are being asked to read at least three books this summer. One book has already been picked for you by your fifth grade teachers. It’s Half and Half by Lensey Namioka. 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 three novel review sheets. And don’t forget to keep track of all of your reading on the 4/5/6 reading record form! (Look above)

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