Summer Reading


Grade Level

Title of Book

Guidelines for Reading

Incoming Fifth Grade

The Captain’s Dog by Roland Smith
ISBN number: 978-0152026967

Students are required to annotate given the guidelines on this bookmark.
A bookmark and instructions for this process were provided during the
school year.

Incoming Sixth Grade

Wonder by R.J. Polacio
ISBN number: 978-0-375-86902-0

Students are required to annotate given the guidelines on this bookmark.
A bookmark and instructions for this process were provided during the
school year.

Incoming Seventh Grade

The Giver by Lois Lowry


Wreck This Journal
by Keri Smith

Students should follow the specific, detailed directions from Mrs. Vetter.
General annotation guidelines on this bookmark should also be followed.

The Wreck This Journal activity will help students prepare for journaling
assignments by
stimulating and developing creativity. This should be a
fun exercise that encourages students to think outside the box.
View an example journal
.

Incoming Eighth Grade

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Animal Farm George Orwell

Students should follow these guidelines, paying close attention to the guiding
questions and identifying supporting evidence in the text.


Incoming Ninth -
Twelfth Grade

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural
History

by Elizabeth Kolbert

All incoming 9-12 students are being asked to read the same book. This is an
intentional step to bring all Upper School students' attention to a global topic
of importance and for all students to engage around the central theme of fragility.
Students will have the opportunity to work with this theme in their English and
science classes.

Students should follow these guidelines, paying close attention to the guiding
questions and identifying supporting evidence in the text.