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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:

GradeBook TitleAuthor
Kindergarten1.  OWENKevin Henkes
2.  INCH BY INCHLeo Lionni
3.  THE UGLY DUCKLINGHans Christian Andersen
First Grade1.  FIRST GRADE, HERE I COMENancy Carlson
2.  A BAD CASE OF STRIPESDavid Shannon
3.  MORRIS GOES TO SCHOOLBernard Wiseman
Second Grade1.  THE BEST SEAT IN SECOND GRADEKatharine Kenah
2.  GET READY FOR SECOND GRADE, AMBER BROWNPaula Dazinger
3.  MR. PUTTER AND TABBY (Any Book from Series)Cynthis Rylant
Third Grade1.  AMBER BROWN IS NOT A CRAYONPaula Dazinger
2.  FRECKLE JUICEJudy Blume
3.  THE BOXCAR CHILDRENGertrude Warner
4.  HOW TO BE COOL IN THIRD GRADEBetsy Duffey
Fourth Grade1.  HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMSThomas Rockwell
2.  HENRY HUGGINSBeverly Clearly
3.  SARAH, PLAIN AND TALLPatricia McClachlan
4.  THE LEMONADE WARJacqueline Davies
Fifth Grade1.  FEVERLaurie Halse Anderson
2.  SKELETON MANJoseph Bruchac
3.  THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANEKate DiCamillo
4.  CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATORRoald Dahl
5.  CHASING VERMEERBlue Balliett

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

Summer Reading Assignments Grades 6-8

Grade6
Title of NovelTHE MOSTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF HOMER P. FIGG
AuthorRodman Philbrick
AssignmentRead the assigned novel and be prepared to discuss, review and complete required assignments, including an assessment, on the first day of school
Grade7
Title of NovelTHE OUTSIDERS
AuthorS. E. Hinton
AssignmentRead the assigned novel and be prepared to discuss, review, and complete required assignments, including an assessment, on the first day of school
Grade8
Title of NovelNUMBER THE STARS
AuthorLois 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)