6th Grade

Fill one of these out for Out of My Mind and the book you choose.

Teacher Recommended Books

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

June 2020

Dear New Sixth Grade Readers,

In preparation for sixth grade, you are being asked to read at least three books this summer. Two books have already been picked for you; one is a book of your choosing.

Required texts:

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. You will discuss this book in English class.

A book of your choosing from the US Teacher Recommended Book Choices:

      • Bloomability by Sharon Creech (with Ms. Caldwell)
      • The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Galleway (with Mr. Gillis)
      • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (with Mr. Goodwin)
      • The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood (w/ Mrs. Hager)
      • Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord (with Mrs. Harrington)
      • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein (with Ms. Hurlburt)

A third book of your choice

So you won’t forget the books you read, you will need to complete a particular “novel review sheet” for both Out of My Mind and your free book choice. Nothing is required for your Teacher Recommended book. Please bring these sheets to school on the first day of class.

Your teachers and I look forward to seeing all of you this fall and hearing your reactions to 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