Rising 6th Graders: Summer Reading Project

Rising 6th Grade Summer Reading

Orange Grove Charter Middle School


All rising 6th grade students will be required to read the following novel for Orange Grove's  Summer Reading Program. Students will begin 6th grade English Language Arts with a study of the novel, so thoroughly reading and understanding the book prior to the beginning of the year is expected.

** Please purchase and read the following book by the beginning of the school year. Make certain you purchase the book with the cover shown below.  Books with different covers frequently have different page numbers and will make class discussions more difficult to follow.

NOVEL:                     The Lightning Thief by: Rick Riordan **


Book Jacket Project:

  • Students are to complete the project explained below based on The Lightning Thief.   DO NOT BRING YOUR PROJECT the first day/week of school. You will be assigned a day and time in which to present/discuss your project. Thanks!
  • Cut a piece of WHITE poster board in half (so that it measures 14x22)
  • ON THE FRONT:  Create or design a "new" cover for the book. NO computer images accepted.  The design should be colorful and creative.  Make certain to include the title and author on the front of your cover.
  • ON THE BACK: Write a short, biographical sketch of Rick Riordan, the book’s author.**
  • ON THE BACK:  Write an ORIGINAL review of the novel, including both positive and negative thoughts.  Do NOT give away the ending!**

** You may either neatly hand write your information on the back of the book jacket OR you may word process, print, and glue your information. 

** Make certain that the biographical and review sections of the project are two separate sections.