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 ELA Pre-Ap 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 2020.
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
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, brochures/pamphlets, webquests, illustrations, plot/character analysis, etc.