Adv ELA Summer Reading
Congratulations to your child for choosing to participate in the Northside Independent School District Adv ELA course. The Connally ELA teachers and I are pleased that your son or daughter has accepted the challenge of this more rigorous course. An important part of this academic program is summer reading, which offers an opportunity for enrichment in reading and writing.
Students who have selected Adv ELA will need to read one book (fiction or nonfiction). Below are links to access lists of book titles to help your child decide on a book. Students MAY NOT select a picture book, or a book that they have read, or a book that was taught in their previous ELA classes. Summer reading novels need to be read by the end of August 2021.
We are excited to see what great books our students will be selecting to read over the summer. When students return to school this fall, they will be given a menu board and they will be selecting one activity to complete with their summer reading book. They will be given two weeks to work on their assignment.
Students can access books at the public library, local bookstores (Half Price Book Store), and online book
sellers. The students are responsible for obtaining a copy of the book they choose.
~ Free San Antonio Public Library Card Visit: https://goo.gl/oxAzxt
~ Try free ebooks by visiting: https://goo.gl/SI2JEe
If you are having trouble selecting a book, scroll down to the second page for suggestions where to start.
If you have any questions, you may contact your child’s ELA teacher. In the meantime, congratulations to your child for choosing Adv ELA. I wish them happy reading!
John B. Connally Middle School
ELA Department Coordinator
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 Lists
International Literacy Association: Young Adult’s Choice List https://goo.gl/GJDGqT
Lone Star Reading List
Scholastic Summer Reading