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Stinson Summer Reading

Summer Reading

 

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: https://goo.gl/oxAzxt

~ Try free ebooks by visiting: https://soraapp.com/library/johnpaulstevens

 

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. 

Authors

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              

Authors

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   https://goo.gl/GJDGqT

 

Lone Star Reading List

http://www.txla.org/groups/lone-star

 

Summer Reading Book List Broken Down By Genre:

https://imaginationsoup.net/7th-grade-summer-reading-list-age-12-13/

 

Email our wonderful Librarian, Mrs. Fosmire!

paige.fosmire@nisd.net or visit the library catalog to see her curated collections of recommended books: tinyurl.com/stinsoncat

 

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: https://goo.gl/enAqYm  

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