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Summer Reading

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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

Sandra Cisneros 

Alan Gratz

Marissa Meyer

Veronica Roth

John Green                  

Ally Condie                   

Lauren Oliver              

J.K. Rowling                

Gary Paulsen              

Markus Zusak             

Alex London                

Sarah Dessen            

Caroline Cooney        

Jerry Spinelli  


Kwame Alexander

Lynda Hunt

Suzanne Collins

Neal Shusterman

Gordon Korman

Joan Lowery Nixon

Jennifer Holm

Robert Lipsyte

Rick Riordan

Jenny Han

Carl Deuker

Tim Green

Sharon Draper

Raina Telgmeier

James Patterson

Popular Novel Lists

International Literacy Association: Young Adult’s Choice List


Lone Star Reading List


Summer Reading Book List Broken Down By Genre:

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.  These will be graded as formative daily grades, and could include news reports, cartoon/comic strips, book talks, brochures/pamphlets, webquests, illustrations, plot/character analysis, etc.

To organize your thoughts while reading use:  


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