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Summer Reading Assignments Grades K-5

Every student must read at least TWO books from the following list over the summer:

Grade Book Title Author
Kindergarten 1.  OWEN Kevin Henkes
2.  INCH BY INCH Leo Lionni
3.  THE UGLY DUCKLING Hans Christian Andersen
First Grade 1.  FIRST GRADE, HERE I COME Nancy Carlson
2.  A BAD CASE OF STRIPES David Shannon
3.  MORRIS GOES TO SCHOOL Bernard Wiseman
Second Grade 1.  THE BEST SEAT IN SECOND GRADE Katharine Kenah
2.  GET READY FOR SECOND GRADE, AMBER BROWN Paula Dazinger
3.  MR. PUTTER AND TABBY (Any Book from Series) Cynthis Rylant
Third Grade 1.  AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYON Paula Dazinger
2.  FRECKLE JUICE Judy Blume
3.  THE BOXCAR CHILDREN Gertrude Warner
4.  HOW TO BE COOL IN THIRD GRADE Betsy Duffey
Fourth Grade 1.  HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS Thomas Rockwell
2.  HENRY HUGGINS Beverly Clearly
3.  SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL Patricia McClachlan
4.  THE LEMONADE WAR Jacqueline Davies
Fifth Grade 1.  FEVER Laurie Halse Anderson
2.  SKELETON MAN Joseph Bruchac
3.  THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE Kate DiCamillo
4.  CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR Roald Dahl
5.  CHASING VERMEER Blue Balliett

Download and print Summer Reading Assignment K-5 (pdf)

Summer Reading Assignments Grades 6-8

Grade 6
Title of Novel THE MOSTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF HOMER P. FIGG
Author Rodman Philbrick
Assignment Read the assigned novel and be prepared to discuss, review and complete required assignments, including an assessment, on the first day of school
Grade 7
Title of Novel THE OUTSIDERS
Author S. E. Hinton
Assignment Read the assigned novel and be prepared to discuss, review, and complete required assignments, including an assessment, on the first day of school
Grade 8
Title of Novel NUMBER THE STARS
Author Lois Lowry
Assignment
  • Read the assigned novel.  Bring the following assignment, along with your book, on the first week of school.
  • Creatively display the following information on a poster:
    • Key events in the plot (use bullet points)
    • Main characters with short description of each
    • Visual representation of your favorite scene from the book
    • The genre of the book
    • Answer the following question in a paragraph:
      1. In your opinion, why did Lois Lowry title this book
      2. Number the Stars?  Explain the significance of the title to the theme of the book.
    • Make sure each section of your poster is clearly defined.
    • Posters should be neat, creative, colorful, and show effort. You must have all parts on the poster in order to receive full credit.

Download and print Summer Reading Assignment 6-8 (pdf)