Students should be encouraged to read!
Below is a list of suggested books for each grade OR the student may choose a book that they like that is on their individual reading level.
Students in grades 4-12 will be required to do a reading fair project during the first 9 weeks of school. The project will be optional for grades 1-3. The book that they read this summer would be a head start on preparing the project. Specific details will be given during the first month of school.
Any books that students read this summer may count towards the AR goals that will be set for the upcoming year.
Grade the student is entering:
1st Grade- Saxon readers from kindergarten and sight word list (attached below)
2nd Grade- Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
3rd Grade- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, any book from the Magic Tree House series
4th Grade- My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Cobille
5th Grade- Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, Number the Stars by Lois Lowery, The Big Field by Mike Lupica
6th Grade- Bridge to Terabithia by Katheryn Paterson
7th & 8th Grade- Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, The Giver by Lois Lowry, My Dog Skip by Willie Morris
9th Grade- Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton, “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder
10th Grade- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Tex by S.E. Hinton
11th Grade- Educated by Tara Westover, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
12th Grade- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, Educated by Tara Westover