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.
~ Free San Antonio Public Library Card Visit: https://goo.gl/oxAzxt
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 https://goo.gl/GJDGqT
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: https://goo.gl/enAqYm *