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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Lower School Summer Reading List (Grades 2nd – 5th)

This summer, we are introducing a new approach to summer reading that combines our commitment to lifelong learning and the latest research in the field of adolescent literacy. This research supports the idea when students have a choice in their reading selections, they are more likely to read the material and gain a deeper appreciation for literature. Therefore, we are providing a list of popular websites from local, state, and national professional organizations to use as resources when choosing reading selections.

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Intermediate School Summer Reading List (Grades 6th – 8th)

The summer reading is designed to provide a positive boost toward your child’s achievement in the 2016-2017 school year. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible over the summer. Each student is to read the selection(s) for their grade level in which he or she is enrolled for fall. From the links below, print and complete all activities listed and have these materials ready for the first day of school.

Sixth Grade (read and complete 1 selection and activity)
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen – (Download PDF) (Movie Trailer)
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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan – (Download PDF) (Movie Trailer)

Seventh Grade (read and complete 1 selection/activity)
Guts by Gary Paulsen – (Download PDF) (Movie Trailer)
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Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech – (Download PDF) (Movie Trailer)

Eighth Grade (read and complete 1 selection/activity)
Games by Carol Gorman – (Download PDF) (Movie Trailer)
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Tell Us We’re Home by Marina Budhos – (Download PDF) (Movie Trailer)


Upper School Summer Reading List (Grades 9th – 12th)

All upper school students will be united in the same reading assignment this summer. We have chosen this excellent book by renowned author Malcolm Gladwell for its applicability, accessibility, and adaptability throughout multiple curricula. I’m certain you will enjoy it!

View PDF below for more information on discussion board access below for your 2016-17 grade level.

Ninth Grade
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Tenth Grade
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Eleventh Grade
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Twelfth Grade
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