Incoming 5th Grade

5th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Read the three books listed below. Be prepared to take a test on each book in September.Take brief notes so you can refresh your memory prior to the test.

Mudshark – Gary Paulsen

Mudshark is actually Lyle Williams. He got his name for his lightning speed and incredible observation skills. Most of Mudshark's skills are put to use helping his friends at school. He has a certain knack for finding anything that goes missing. Now he must locate the school's mysteriously missing erasers. Yes. gradually every eraser in the school has disappeared! 

The War with Grandpa – Robert Kimmel Smith 

When Peter’s grandfather moves from Florida to live with him and his family, Peter is dislocated from his beloved bedroom and forced to live in the upstairs attic. Peter is angry and upset, and feeling like he has no other recourse, he decides to take matters into his own hands by declaring “war.”

The U.S. Constitution and You – Syl Sobel
Discover how the Constitution provides for the federal government's three branches--legislative, executive, and judicial. Then they see how it gives all citizens many rights, including the right to vote, to enjoy freedom of speech and the press, to worship according to one's religious beliefs, etc.                                            

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