Stevenson Library with student art in the fore ground and computer lab in the back ground.


  The goal of the Summer Reading Program is to engage ALL students in rigorous, high interest novels (chapter books) of THEIR choice. 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 ELA pre-AP students.  All other students are highly encouraged to participate as it is the goal for all students to become better readers.

   Select a chapter book of your choice on grade level from your home, public library, online, or at your local bookstore!  You MAY NOT select a picture book, 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 2020.

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Novel Choices: We have developed a list of suggested authors and popular novels you can choose from. Don’t forget to ask family members, friends, and teachers for suggestions. 



      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


Email our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Amodt Ho!


There are no required assignments/projects for students to complete during the summer.  However, when students return to school next year, their ELA teacher will have some reading/writing connections (i.e., foldables, news reports, cartoon/comic strips, brochures/pamphlets, webquests, illustrations, plot/character analysis, etc.) for them to complete to review the concepts of their novel.  These will be formative daily grades.   To organize your thoughts while reading you could use:  *



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