Summer Reading

posted Aug 27, 2014, 5:25 PM by St. Leo's Technical Support
1.       Students are required to read Good Morning Gorillas (#26 Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osborne.  A project will be done on this book when we return to school in September.
2.       Students are to pick one book from the suggested book list below and complete one of the following projects/activities:
                __Comic Strip:  Pick a part of the story to recreate as a comic strip.  Use colorful drawings to show what has happened in the story.  Use dialogue bubbles to tell what characters are saying.  Your comic strip should include at least 6 frames.  Be creative and add lively illustrations. 
                __ Create an Ad:  Design an advertisement/poster as if your book is being made into a movie.  Show the main character or main event in the book.  The title of the book, author, and characters should be included.  Be sure to make your poster interesting.
                __ A Mask or Puppet:  Make a mask or puppet of your book’s main character or characters.  Use your imagination!
                __ Write a Letter to the Author:  Write a letter to the author explaining whether or not you like the story.  Specifically describe what you liked and didn’t like.  Your letter should be at least one paragraph.
                __ Postage Stamp:  Create a large, colorful postage stamp which honors your book and author.
3.       Students are to pick another book from the suggested book list below and read it for their enjoyment.
Second Grade Suggested Books:
     1.  A book from the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
     2.  A book from the Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Park
     3.  A book from the Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel
     4.  A book from the Amelia Bedelia Series by Peggy Parish
     5.  A book from the Flat Stanley Series by Jeff Brown
     6.  A book from the Magic School Bus Series by Jackie Posner, Robbin Cuddy,
              Lenore Notkin, Nancy E. Krulik, and Joanna Cole
     7.  Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
     8.  Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
     9.  My Teacher Sleeps in School by Leatie and Ellen Weiss
     10.  Second Grade Ape by Daniel Pinkwater
     11.  Second Grade Star by Nancy Alberts
     12.  See You in Second Grade by Miriam Cohen
     13.  Any of the "Easy Reader" labeled books