Summer Reading (2016)

Summer reading is meant to support and enrich language arts skills, expose students to quality literature, and foster a love of reading.

On this page, you will find important links to the summer reading assignments for students entering grades 6 through 12.

(The above letter was distributed to all 5th through 7th grade students in June.)
 
All students entering 6th through 8th grade will be required to read TWO books:
a fiction free choice and a nonfiction free choice.   
Please see the links below for suggestions from our district teachers and town libraries!
 
 
Suggestions from our town libraries (will be posted soon)
 

Check out these summer writing suggestions from our middle school teachers. These are recommended, not required, for students who would like to continue writing over the summer.
Summer Writing Suggestions
 

 
This letter was distributed to all 8th through 11th grade students in June. 
 
Students will be required to read a selected text that will jump-start the curriculum and prepare them to engage in conversations about the course they are entering. 
Please see the letter above and the links below for more specific information about the summer assignments.  

ALL Rising 9th grade students: Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
ALL Rising 10th grade students: Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
Rising juniors taking academic English: The Fifth Child, by Doris Lessing
Rising juniors taking AP English: Select one of the books from the list on the summer reading letter (above) and complete the AP Language and Composition Assignment 2016
Rising seniors taking academic English: Complete the Greek Theater Assignment
Rising seniors taking AP English: Read Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, and click here for related links and discussion questions to support your reading of the novel.
 
 
   

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