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  • 1. To: All students currently in 5thgradeFrom: Mrs. WeberRe: Summer Reading ProjectsYou have the privilege of reading two great novels this summer. At the bottom of the page you will find thechoices for your Summer Reading. One book needs to be from List A and one book needs to be from ListB.You may check these books out from the library, or you may purchase your own copy.Your List A book has also been made into a movie. After you read the book you are to watch the movie andtype a 1-2 page paper comparing and contrasting the book and the movie. See the back of this sheet for morespecific details (think Night of the Twisters Compare and Contrast Paper ). This paper will be due the firstFriday we are back in school, August 16th.The List B book should be read by the time school starts in August. We will be doing a project on the book inclass. It is highly recommended that you take notes on the book to help you remember main characters,important details, settings and plot.Both of these projects will be part of you first quarter grade, so it is important that you do your best work.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Weber by e-mail at A BooksThe Little Princess by Francis Hodgson BurnettSounder by William H. ArmstrongPeter Pan by J.M. BarrieList B BooksLong Way from Chicago by Richard PeckMilkweed by Jerry SpinelliThe Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul CurtisThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneBecause of Mr. Terupt by Rob BuyeaThe Other Half of my Heart bySundee T. FrazierGriff Carver, Hallway Patrol by Jim KriegHalf Brother by Kenneth Oppel
  • 2. Requirements for the Paper: Due on Friday, August 16thTyping Requirements:At least 1 full page, but no more than 2 full pages, Times New Roman, double spaced, size 12 fontInclude the following in your paper:Book title and authorMovie title and main actors*Use the Graphic Organizer Provided In a well-written essay, include the following:1) Introduction—Include the book title, author, movie title and main actors, thesis statement2) How are the book and movie similar?3) How are the book and movie different?4) Which (movie or book) did you like better and why? Talk about details of the plot that make the bookor movie better. List at least three reasons why you like either the book or the movie better.Summer Reading Compare and Contrast Paper RubricCONTENT:There is a clear and focused main idea that iswell-supported by detailed information.________/10CONVENTIONS:Writer makes few errors in capitalization,punctuation, and grammar mechanics.________/10ORGANIZATION:Details are placed in a logical order andsupport the main idea. The paper flows and iseasy to read.________/10TRANSITIONS:Writer uses transition words and phrasesbetween sentences and paragraphs to connectideas.________/10COMPARE AND CONTRAST:The novel and the movie are compared andcontrasted well, using details and examples toprove the point.________/10TOTAL POINTS:________/50