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ELL New Summer Reading Assignment - Coakley Middle School

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ELL New are students with English Proficiency levels 1 & 2, only, in grades 6, 7, & 8

Read: Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say. This is the story of a man who loves two countries, and once he leaves one, he is homesick for the other.

1. Name:

2. Grade:

3. List the characters in the story:


4. What happens in the story:


5. Draw a picture to show what happens in the beginning, middle, and at the end of the story.

Beginning Middle End


6. Did you like the book? Yes? No?

7. Why?


Coakley Middle School - ESL Program

Summer Reading for ESL New Students Entering Grades 6, 7, & 8

Read as much as you can this summer! Here are some suggestions for books you can find at the public library or at a bookstore. These books are only suggestions. Happy Reading!

  • A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson
  • Bluebird by Bob Staake
  • Flotsam by David Weisner
  • Voices in the Park by Anthony Brown
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein