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2017 Summer Reading

About the Project

  • The purpose of summer reading is to encourage students to practice reading skills and to develop an enjoyment for reading.
  • The plan for summer reading was developed by separate committees of high school and middle school teachers.  
  • Once the teacher committees created suggestion lists for summer reading, those suggestions were presented to parent committees.
  • During the process, teachers met many times and read multiple books to evaluate the selections. At least one parent on each committee also read all book selections.
  • Informal feedback from students, parents and teachers was considered when developing the 2017 summer reading plan.


  • Students will read one of the novels from the list for their grade span.
  • Students in English Honors and English AP will have an additional reading assignment, which is posted below in the Honors/AP Reading List.
  • Students will complete a project on the book they select.  We hope that families will choose to read the selected novel together and welcome parent support as students complete the assessment of their choice.
  • We encourage local churches, civic organizations, and businesses to host “book talks” and other community activities to support summer reading.

Reading Lists Projects
Grades 6-8 Reading List Grades 6-8 Projects
High School Reading List High School Projects
Honors and AP Courses Reading List See Appropriate Grade Above

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