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Summer Reading

Summer Reading     

The goal of the Summer Reading Program is to engage ALL students in rigorous, high interest novels (chapter books) of THEIR choice.  The key to broadening our love for reading is through pleasure and interest. Throughout the summer, students will actively read a novel and participate in a reading/writing connection activity within the first grading period.

Summer Reading is Required For all Advanced ELA  students.   All other students are strongly encouraged to participate. 

Select a book (chapter book) of your choice on YOUR GRADE LEVEL from your home, public library, online, or anywhere you find books!  

You MAY NOT select a picture book, or a book that you have read, or a book that was taught in your previous ELA classes. Summer reading novels need to be read by the end of August 2022.

~ Free San Antonio Public Library Card Visit:

~ Try free ebooks by visiting:

Novel Choices: we have developed a list of suggested authors and popular novel lists you can pick from. Don’t forget to ask family members, friends, and teachers for novels to read. 




Jason Reynolds          Jeanne Duprau

      Sandra Cisneros         Lynda Hunt 

      Stephanie Meyer        Suzanne Collins

      Marissa Meyer              Neal Shusterman

      Veronica Roth              Gordon Korman

      John Green                   Joan Lowery Nixon

      Ally Condie                    Lois Duncan

      Lauren Oliver               Robert Lipsyte

      J.K. Rowling                 Rick Riordan

      Gary Paulsen                Kamkwamba & Mealer

      Markus Zusak              Carl Deuker

      Alex London                 Tim Green

      Sarah Dessen               Sharon Draper

      Caroline Cooney         Ann M. Martin

      Jerry Spinelli               James Patterson          


Popular Novel List

International Literacy Association: Young Adult’s Choice List

Lone Star Reading List:

Summer Reading Book List Broken Down By Genre:

Email the Bernal Librarian, Mrs. Gonzales:

OR our ELA Coordinator:


There are no required assignments/projects for students to do during the summer for their novel.  However, when students return to school next year, their ELA teacher will have some reading/writing connection assignments for them to complete to cover the concepts of their novel.  

To organize your thoughts while reading use this organizer.  


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