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Welcome To Our Summer Reading Pages

Select your grade on the left to view and download Summer Reading information.
Don’t put off your summer reading, start today!

See the fun Summer Library Programs tab on the left for more reading fun
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Lynn Public Library Summer Reading Programs For 2019
Summer Reading Registration Begins Monday, June 17th 2019

Preschool Through Grade 5
To register for the Summer Reading Program you must visit the library to receive your free Summer Reading Packet which includes; reading log, pencil, bookmark, book bag, and schedule of events. To complete the program you must READ!

Choose Your Own Format:
Pre-School- K: Read or listen to 10 Books/Read for 10 hours.
Grades 1 - 5: Read 5 to 10 books/ Read for 10-20 hours. The title, author, and time spent should be noted in your reading log. When you have completed your logs, you will receive a certificate of achievement and prize. You will also receive free Topsfield Fair vouchers!
*** The Knights of Pythias and the Friends of the Lynn Public Library will be raffling off 10 bicycles for students entering grades 1 thru 5 that complete the Summer Reading Program! All completed logs must be returned by August 16th.

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Teen Summer Reading Program
Be part of the Teen Summer Reading Program! June 17th to August 16th 2019
For teens grades 6-12. For each book, magazine, graphic novel, audio book and e-book you read this summer, you can fill out a book review form. Each review counts as a raffle ticket towards a movie theatre ticket gift pack, an Amazon gift card, and a bluetooth speaker. One review per item. Duplicates will not be counted.

Return the filled out book review to the teen center on the third floor.
We will be having programs for teens all summer long. Get the Teen Calendar at the library or check us out on Instagram: @LynnLibraryTeens. You can also submit your reviews online on the Library's website.

PDF Icon Lynn Public Library Summer Reading Download (PDF)
  Grades Pre-K through 5 Flyer
  Teen Reading Program Flyer

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Current Hours For Children

Lynn Public Library, 5 North Common Street
Summer Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
9 AM until 5 PM. Tuesday we are open until 9 PM. We are closed On Saturdays and Sundays.

We will be having programs for teens all summer long. Get the Teen Calendar at the library or check us out on Instagram: @LynnLibraryTeens and
Twitter:@LynnLibraryTeen

Visit the Lynn Public Library for more!

Grade School Summer Reading 2019
Students Entering Grades PreK, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Students Entering Grade Pre-K and Grade 1
All students entering Grade Pre-K and Grade 1 will be required to read (or be read to) 1 informational book and 1 book from the following list OR a book of their choice.
Books/Authors  
Aliki
Brett, Jan
Brown, Margaret Wise
Browne, Anthony
Carle, Eric
Crews, Donald
Cronin, Doreen
Fairy Tales
Geisel, Theodor (Dr. Seuss)
Henkes, Kevin
Hoban, Tana
Keats, Ezra Jack
Lobel, Arnold (Frog and Toad Series)
Mother Goose
Munsch, Robert
Parish, Peggy (Amelia Bedelia Series)
Rey, H.A.
Rylant, Cynthia
Shannon, David
Willems, Mo
Wood, Audrey
 

Students Entering Grades 2 and Grades 3
All students entering Grades 2 and 3 will be required to read (or be read
to) 1 informational book and 1 book from the following list, OR a book of their choice.
Books/Authors  
Adler, David
Blume, Judy
Cleary, Beverly
Danziger, Paula
DePaola, Tomie
Fairy Tales
Gibbons, Gail
Henkes, Kevin
Kellogg, Steven
Kinney, Jeff (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series)
Meadows, Daisy (Rainbow Magic & Sports Series)
Myth or Legend
Osborne, Mary Pope
Parish, Peggy (Amelia Bedelia Series)
Park, Barbara
Peirce, Lincoln (Big Nate Series)
Polacco, Patricia
Roy, Ron (A to Z Mysteries)
Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman (Nate the Great Series)
Stein, R.L.
Van Allsburg, Chris
 

Students Entering Grades 4 and Grades 5
All students entering grades 4 and 5 will be required to read 1 informational book and 1 book from the following list, OR a book of their choice.
Books/Authors  
Barrows, Annie (Ivy and Bean Series)
Benton, Jim (Dear Dumb Diaries)
Blume, Judy
Christopher, Matt
Cleary, Beverly
Dahl, Roald
Gantos, Jack
Giff, Patricia Reilly
Gutman, Dan
Hunter, Erin
Kinney, Jeff (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Lin, Grace
McDonald, Megan
Meadows, Daisy (Rainbow Magic & Sports Series)
Myth or Legend
Pilkey, Dav
Riordan, Rick (Bones Series)
Russell, Rachel Renee (Dork Diaries)
Smith, Jeff (Bone Series)
Spinelli, Jerry
Stein, R. L.
 

Products
Students Entering Grades K through Grade 3 will complete two of
the three options on 2 books that they choose. (Options will be provided.)

Students Entering Grades 4 through 5 will complete two of the six options on 2 books that they choose. (Options will be provided.)

In September all students will bring in their products for the 2 books that they have read. Also everyone must orally tell about their favorite book of the summer, and authors’ names will be graphed on a chart to see which ones were the most popular.

PDF Icon PreK - Grade 5 School Summer Reading Download (PDF)
  Summer Reading Elementary Packet (PreK-Grade 5)
  Grades Pre-K and Grade 1 Individual List
  Grades 2 and 3 Individual List
  Grades 4 and 5 Individual List
   

Breed Middle School "Breed Reads" Summer 2019

Incoming Grade 6 Assignment: Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Due:
1st Day of School

  • Select one of these prompts.
  • Answer them using 10 sentences or more on a lined sheet of paper
  • Use quotes from the text support your points.

PROMPT 1 - Matilda changes a great deal from the beginning of the novel until its end. Give three specific examples of those changes and relate them to the types of conflicts she has faced.

PROMPT 2 - During the story, the people of Philadelphia face many dangers, including the risks of disease, starvation, robbery, and assault. Describe a dramatic incident in which Matilda faced one of these dangers and point out the personal qualities that help her survive.

PROMPT 3 - What was Philadelphia like in 1793? What were the advantages and disadvantages of living in the countryside outside of Philadelphia? In good times, how are the farmers outside the city dependent on the city dwellers of Philadelphia? (around pages 116, 155-156, 211??)

PROMPT 4 -
The exposition and initial rising action events take place in the Cook Coffeehouse. Describe the activities that go on there before, during, and after the guests arrive.

PROMPT 5 -
Throughout the book, Matilda and her mother never say they love each other, yet the readers know they do. What evidence is there in the novel to support that the two love one another?

PROMPT 6 -
How might the story be different if Mattie’s mother had stayed healthy and remained with her daughter at all times during the novel?

PROMPT 7 - How was the life of a fourteen-year-old in 1793 different from the life of a fourteen-year-old today? In which time period would you rather live? Why?

PROMPT 8 -
The color yellow is used throughout the story. What does it symbolize? What other symbols are used in the book?

PROMPT 9 - During the Revolutionary War, women took on tasks that were traditionally performed by men. After the War, they were expected to go back to their spinning wheels and kitchens. How are Mattie’s dreams in conflict with her society’s expectations of young women? Why does Mattie’s mother want a different life for her daughter?

PROMPT 10 - Choose one of the themes below and write how the novel demonstrates this theme.
1. Well behaved children are seen and not heard.
2. While suffering is a part of life, we should do everything in our power to ease the pain of others.
3. Actions speak louder than words.
4. Being an adult means caring more about others than you do about yourself.
5. When the lives of those you love are in danger, any actions in order to protect them are morally acceptable.
6. There is usually some truth to rumors.
7. It is not until you are tested by life that you understand how strong you truly are.
8. Young adults are usually underestimated by adults.
9. Females are as strong as males. 
10.  It is important to dream about our future even if those dreams don’t come true because it gives us hope.

This is your first grade of the quarter. Here's how your assignment will be graded.

Exceeds
Standard
Meets
Standard
Almost Meets
Standard
Did Not Meet Standard
100-90% 89-80% 79-70% 69-50%
-3 or more pieces of relevant text evidence
-thorough explanation how text evidence supports answer
-little to no errors of spelling and punctuation
-2 pieces of relevant text evidence
-some explanation of how text evidence supports answer
-not many errors of spelling and punctuation
-1 piece of relevant text evidence
-some errors or spelling and punctuation
-0-5 relevant Sentences
-0 relevant text evidence
-Many errors of spelling and punctuation

 

 

 

 

 




Hello Future 7th Graders! "Out of my Mind" by Sharon Draper
Answer 5 of the following 7 activities.
Download the PDF document below and answer each question in complete sentences. Incomplete answers or partially answered questions will not be counted for credit.


Hello Future 8th Graders! "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness
Download the PDF document below and complete the outlined questions.

PDF Icon Breed Middle School Summer Reading Download (PDF)
  Grade 6 Summer Reading Packet
  Grade 7 Summer Reading Packet
  Grade 8 Summer Reading Packet

The Marshall Middle High School Summer Reading 2019
Students Entering Grades 6, 7 and 8

Grade 6 - Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
Grade 7 - Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
Grade 8 - After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Books will be provided to students before summer vacation.
Copies are also available at the Lynn Public Library. 

PDF Icon Marshall Middle School - Summer Reading Download (PDF)
  Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
  Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
  After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson

Pickering Middle High School Summer Reading Assignments 2019
Students Entering Grades 6, 7 and 8

6th Grade: Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher
Complete Comprehension Packet (See Below)

7th Grade: The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
Two-Column Notes for each chapter. Notes can be used on an assessment of the novel in September.

8th Grade: Animal Farm by George Orwell
Two-Column Notes for each chapter. Notes can be used on an assessment of the novel in September
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PDF Icon Pickering Middle School - Summer Reading Download (PDF)
  Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher - Literature Packet

Classical High School Summer Reading 2019
Students entering Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

The Hate U Give: Summer Reading Assignment
This summer, you will read Angie Thomas’ novel The Hate U Give.

  • For your summer reading assignment, you are going to fill out top down webs on 5 different topics and themes that are explored in The Hate U Give.
  • For each topic/ theme you will write at least 2 claims and provide 2- 3 pieces of evidence from the text for each claim you make.  
  • A web on the topic: “Role of Gangs and Drugs” has been provided as an example of what you need to do.
  • You will pass in each web to the subject teacher responsible for that topic (due date 9/13/19).
  • You will be working on projects on The Hate U Give when you return to school in the fall.

Topics/Themes

  1. Starr’s neighborhood:
  • How is it described in negative terms?
  • What are examples of the positives in her neighborhood?
  • How does Starr feel about her neighborhood and how does it compare to her uncle’s neighborhood?  (ELA/ ESL/SPED)
  1. Starr often refers to the process of “code switching” (“hood” Starr vs. Williamson Starr):
  • What are some examples of this?
  • Why is code switching necessary to her survival in both worlds?
  • Do you ever need to code switch in your life? (Science)
  •  The role of social media in the book:
  • As a way of sharing information about instances of police brutality
  • On a personal level, in Starr’s life? (Math/ Technology)
  1. References to MLK Jr., Malcolm X & the Black Panthers.
  • How do these references to leaders/groups that advocate different forms of activism (nonviolent vs. “by any means necessary”) play out in the story, especially after the jury’s decision is announced?  (Social Studies)
  1. Starr’s Dad:
  • In what ways does he fit the stereotype of a “thug”?
  • In what ways does he defy that stereotype? (Foreign Language)
PDF Icon Classical Summer Reading Download (PDF)
  The Hate U Give Assignment
  THUG Gangs-Drugs
  THUG Neighborhood
  THUG Code
  THUG Social
  THUG References
  THUG Dad

English High School Summer Reading 2019
Students Entering Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12

In support of our LEHS core values, “to have students become self-directed, life-long learners who acquire core knowledge and think critically and collaboratively, and effectively utilize technology to communicate and participate in a global society,” all LEHS students and staff will participate in our One School-One Read summer reading program.

All LEHS students will receive a copy of Angie Thomas’ On the Come Up before summer vacation.Through our summer reading, we will work as a whole community to investigate some of the book’s important themes like peer pressure, courage and perseverance. Students are encouraged to take notes as they read in order to be prepared for various assessments and discussions to be held in the fall.

All Students Are Required to "Read On the Come Up" by Angie Thomas
Students are always encouraged to read any additional books of their choice.

Students Enrolled in Honors Classes - Please see additional requirements below.

Students Enrolled in AP Classes - Your AP teacher will inform you of the
additional requirements.

Students Entering Grade 9
- Honors English: also read "The Book Thief"
(Marcus Zusak)
- Honors History: also read "Night"
(Elie Wiesel)

Students Entering Grade 10
- Honors English: also read "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"
(Sherman Alexie)
- Honors History: also read "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass"
(Frederick Douglass)

Students Entering Grade 11
- Honors English: also read "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
(Zora Neale Hurston)
- Honors History: also read "The Devil in the White City"
(Erik Larson)

Students Entering Grade 12
- Honors English: also read "Dracula"
(Bram Stoker)
- Honors History: also read "The Prince"
(Niccolo Machiavelli)

PDF Icon LEHS Summer Reading Download (PDF)
  LEHS Summer Reading Assignments

LVTI Summer Reading 2019
All LVTI students are required to read “Dry” by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman.
When you return to school in September your teachers will give you the chance to share what you read in the form of a written as-signment or project.

PDF Icon LVTI Summer Reading Download (PDF)
  All School Book Read: "Dry"
  Grade 11 AP Summer Reading
  Grade 12 AP Literature Summer Reading
  Honors English Summer Reading
 


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