• Summer Scholar – Fourth-Grade ELA


    • Read at least two-chapter books (OR MORE) during the summer and record them on the reading log at the bottom of this page.
    • At least one of the chapter books must be chosen from the list below for your Summer Scholar assignment. You may choose any other chapter book for your additional books.
    • Using two different chapter books, complete 3 different assignments from the choice board below.
    • Assignments chosen must be connected/3 in a row – like in tic-tac-toe.

    Letter to a Friend

    Write a letter to a classmate about the book you read this summer. Tell them about the most exciting part your read. Be sure to tell them whether you liked the book or not and why. Your letter should be 5-7 sentences.

    Don’t forget capital letters and punctuation.

    Vocabulary Word Hunt

    Pick 5 new grade level words that you found in your book. Write a definition for those words and use them to write a summary of your book. Be sure to underline the words in your summary.


    Choose a favorite part of the book and tell that scene from another character’s point of view. What would they have seen? How would they have felt?

    Comic Strip

    Choose a chapter from your book. Draw a six-picture comic strip about what happened in that chapter. Be sure to tell what is happening in the comic. There should be words and colorful pictures

    New Cover

    Draw a new cover for the book you have chosen. Include details to make readers want to read your book. Write three or more sentences telling about your new cover. Who is on the cover? Why did you choose that character? Why should people want to read this book?


    Pick 6 events from your book and create a timeline. Be sure that the events are IMPORTANT to the story and are in the right order.

    Letter to the Author

    Write a letter to the author of the book. Tell them what you thought of their book, what your favorite part was, and questions you may have about the book. You need to write 5-7 sentences. Don’t forget capital letters and punctuation.


    Write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) that summarizes what you read. Who are the characters? What was the problem in the story? How was the problem solved? Where and when is the story happening?

    Vocabulary Crossword

    Pick 10 grade level words that you found in your book. Use those words to create a blank crossword puzzle. Be sure that the ACROSS and DOWN clues include details from the book. You may have an adult help you create a crossword puzzle online.

    • Record ALL books that you read over the summer on the reading log on the next page.
    • Print off reading log & turn in completed projects and log to your teacher when you return to school.

    *Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo          *Holes by Louis Sachar           *Frindle by Andrew Clements        

    *Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson            *Who is Derek Jeter by Gail Herman

    *The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan            *Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume



    Summer Reading Log – Fourth-Grade ELA

    Name _________________________________________

              *Remember only 2 are required, but you can definitely read more!! 😊

    Date completed

    Title of Chapter Book & Author

    Parent Signature
























    Other summer reading opportunities:

    • Earn a FREE book from Barnes & Noble – click on the link to find out how!



    • Get Georgia Reading Summer Program – FREE access to online books using MyOn


    *When registering for the website above, choose “Richmond County” for your county (because our school is located IN Richmond County).




    Summer Scholar Work for rising 4th graders – MATH 


    Use your IXL log-in to complete the following activities this summer:


    Grade 3 Review: Multiplication Skill Builders

    F.4, F.5, F.7, and F.8 

    Grade 3 Review: Division Fluency

    K.1, K.2, K.4, and K.5

    Grade 4 Preview: Multiplication Facts

    E.1, E.2, E.3 and E.4

    Grade 4 Preview: Division Facts

    D.1, D.2, D.4, and D.5 

    Grade 4 New Skill: Place Value to 1,000,000

    A.9, A.10, A.11, and A.12


    Go to www.ixl.com/signin/gsic and enter your log-in information.


    Go to the correct Grade Level and Section for each activity. Please choose TWO skill assignments per

    week and work on them at least 3 days a week for 10-15 minutes minimum.


    Shoot for 100%!


    You will need to complete at least 15 out of the 20 listed skills to earn a Summer Scholar