In order to increase adolescent literacy in the district, your child is required to read at least one book
of his or her choosing during the summer break. The book can be chosen based on your child’s
interests, grade-level and can be fiction or nonfiction. The book must be at least 300 pages and
cannot be the basis for a movie, a television show or series. Students are encouraged to read as
many books as possible but will only be required to complete an assignment on one book.
The resources listed below can assist you and your child in finding a book or books that they would
enjoy reading. Students entering Grades 10-12 received book suggestions from their current English
teachers before school ended. Students entering Grade 9 and those not receiving suggestions from
their teachers can utilize these resources.
Scholastic's "Ultimate Summer Reading List for Young Adults" – https://www.scholastic.com/parents
Good Reads Teen List – https://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/teen
*Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/
*Barnes and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/
Your local town library
*When visiting these sites, please click on the “Teens” link.
As part of the summer reading project, there are attached worksheets called “Independent Reading
Guide.” They should choose either a fiction or nonfiction worksheet based on their reading choice.
When your child returns in September, they will be expected to have completed the worksheets upon
arrival to class on the first day of school. Have a great summer and please continue encouraging your
child to read!
The English Department