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Mandatory Summer Reading for High School

CHOOSE ANY NOVEL FROM THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:

Agatha Christie

Rudyard Kipling

Charles Dickens

Christopher Paolini

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

CHOOSE ANY NOVEL FROM THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Victor Hugo

Sophocles

Virgil

Alexandre Dumas

C.S. Lewis (NOT Chronicles of Narnia)

Jack London (NOT Call of the Wild)

CHOOSE ANY NOVEL FROM THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Louisa May Alcott

John Steinbeck

Frank Peretti (NOT Cooper Kid Adventures)

Michael Crichton

CHOOSE ANY NOVEL FROM THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:

John Milton

George Orwell

Oscar Wilde

Jane Austen

J.R.R. Tolkien (NOT The Hobbit)

Summer Reading Questions

*Answer in a complete sentence

**Answer in a 5-7 sentence paragraph

1. What novel did you choose?*

2. Why did you choose this novel?*

3. Describe the plot. What are the points of conflict?**

4. What are the overarching themes?**

5. Who would you say is the protagonist? Antagonist?*

6. How does the author use these literary elements? Choose one.*

...Archetype

...Allegory

...Extended Metaphor

...Foreshadowing

...Irony

...Symbolism

7. Where are exemplifications of our Bulldog Values in the novel? Find all

four:

...Absolute Truth*

...God-Like Love*

...Moral Excellence*

...Unity*

8. Can you identify the author’s attitude towards religion?**

9. What was your emotional response towards the story?**

10.  Would you recommend this book to a friend?  Why or why not?**

The reading guide is due on the first day of school and will be used to for writing assignments during the first quarter.

Mandatory Summer Reading for Middle School

6th Grade

Boys: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Girls: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

7th Grade

Holes by Louis Sachar

8th Grade

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

6th Grade Boys Reading Guide  - Click here to download

6th Grade Girls Reading Guide - Click here to download

7th Grade (All) Reading Guide - Click here to download

7th Grade (All) Crossword Puzzle - Click here to download

8th Grade (All) Reading Guide - Click here to download

Mandatory Elementary Reading

Parents, from the list below, please choose 8 books for you and your child to read over the summer (one per week). Then keep a log of the books read and turn it into your child’s teacher the first week of school. Thank you for your co-operation.

  • Any ‘Moon’ book by Frank Asch
  • Any ‘Clifford’ book from series by Norman Bridwell
  • Any ‘Biscuit’ book from series by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • Any book by Syd Hoff
  • Any ‘If you give a mouse…’ book by Laura J. Numeroff
  • Any ‘Minerva’ book by Janet M. Stoeke
  • Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin
  • Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
  • Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
  • Beach Day by Patricia Lakin
  • Cows Can’t Fly by David Milgrim
  • Any book by Eric Carle
  • Any title by Dr. Seuss
  • Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold
  • Any Level 1 – I Can Read reader
  • Any Level 1 – DK reader

Parents, from the book series list below, please choose 4 books for your child to read over the summer (one every other week). We suggest you choose a variety of books that will interest your child but they could be from the same series if you desire. Help your child keep a log of the books read along with the author’s name, and turn the list into his/her teacher the 1 st day of school. Thank you for your co-operation.

  • Magic School Bus Chapter books by Joanna Cole
  • A-Z Mysteries by Ron Joy & J.S. Gurney
  • Horrible Harry by Suzie Kline & Frank Remkiewiez
  • Cul de Sac Kids by Beverly Lewis
  • Frog & Toad by Arnold Lobel
  • Janet Oke’s Animal Friends by Janette Oke
  • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  • Henry & Mudge by Cynthia Ryland
  • The Long Way… by Joan Sandin
  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Magic Tree House chapter books by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Arthur chapter books by Marc Brown
  • Mercy Watson chapter books by Kate DiCamillo
  • Froggy books by Jonathan London
  • Any Level 2 or 3 – I Can Read reader
  • Imagination Station Series (any book)

 

Parents, please have your child read 2 of the books listed below. (The 3rd book is extra credit, but not required.) Then have your child complete the journal form for each book your child has read and return it to his/her teacher on the 1st day of school.

  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Bulla
  • Any Judy Moody and Stink series by Megan McDonald
  • Any Who was ______? by True Kelly
  • Any I Survived series by Lauren Tarshsis
  • Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
  • Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows
  • Any Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner

 

Parents, please have your child read 2 of the books listed below. (The 3rd book is extra credit, but not required.) Then have your child complete the journal form for each book your child has read and return it to his/her teacher on the 1st day of school.

  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
  • The Cricket in Time Square by Marguerite Henry
  • Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
  • Fudge series by Judy Blume
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
  • The Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon

Parents, please have your child read 2 of the books listed below. (The 3rd book is extra credit, but not required.) Then have your child complete the journal form for each book your child has read and return it to his/her teacher on the 1st day of school.

  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  • Who was … (biography) by Lauren St. John
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  • Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  • Snow Treasures by Marie McSwigan
  • The Borrowers by Brian Jacques
  • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Please click the links below to download the reading journal.  Print one for each book.

First through Third Grade

Fourth and Fifth Grade

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