Summer Reading

2019 Summer Reading

For this year’s Book Fair our vendor is Scholastic.  Due to the terms of this Fair, they do not customize titles available at the book fair and are limited in providing titles that I suggest for summer reading. 
My lists are based on well-reviewed titles from various publishers.  Scholastic provides titles from their imprints.  All Mandatory Titles will be available.

As a result, this Summer Reading List covers all grades and are recommended” suggestions. Please note that I have provided Lexile Scores, Genre, and marked some titles for “Mature Readers”.                                                                             Thank you for your support, Mr. Posner

All grade levels are assigned a required book to read as well as completing the given assignment - see below.   

In addition
, you are encouraged to read at least 2 more books of your choice.  This is for a total of 3 books.  Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best.


savvy

6th Grade Mandatory

nothing but

7th Grade Mandatory

Out of the Dust

8th Grade Mandatory

Incoming 6th GradeSavvy by Ingrid Law

6th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming 7th Grade Nothing But the Truth by Avi

7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming 8th Grade Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

2019 Suggested Summer Reading List

2019 Summer Reading List.pdf

Incoming 9th Grade (Freshman)
Summer Reading Book

We Were Liars by E. Lockart

were were liars

This brilliant and heartbreaking novel tells the story of a prestigious family living on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Full of love, lies, secrets, no shortage of family dysfunction, and a shocking twist that you won’t see coming.



2018 Summer Reading Lists

All grade levels are assigned a required book to read as well as completing the given assignment - see below. In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list or the "Classics" list, and 1 book of your choice. This is for a total of 3 books. Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best. I have included Lexile levels when available.

savvy

6th Grade Mandatory

nothing but

7th Grade Mandatory

Out of the Dust

8th Grade Mandatory

Incoming 6th GradeSavvy by Ingrid Law

6th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming 7th Grade Nothing But the Truth by Avi

7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming 8th Grade Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Click on the appropriate link to access a PDF of your grade level reading list. Read On!! :)

Incoming 9th Grade (Freshman) Summer Reading Book

We Were Liars by E. Lockart

were were liars

This brilliant and heartbreaking novel tells the story of a prestigious family living on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Full of love, lies, secrets, no shortage of family dysfunction, and a shocking twist that you won’t see coming.


2017 Summer Independent Reading Lists

YAY....Summer Reading!! All grade levels are assigned a required book to read as well as completing the given assignment - see below. In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list or the "Classics" list, and 1 book of your choice. This is for a total of 3 books. Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best. I have included Lexile levels when available.

savvy

6th Grade Mandatory

7th Gr

7th Grade Mandatory

8th Gr

8th Grade Mandatory

Incoming 6th GradeSavvy by Ingrid Law

6th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming 7th Grade Nothing But the Truth by Avi

7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming 8th Grade Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Click on the appropriate link to access a PDF of your grade level reading list. Read On!! :)

2017 Reading Verification Form

Incoming 9th Grade (Freshman) Summer Reading Book

9th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Rescued.

Raja has been raised in captivity. Not behind the bars of a zoo, but within the confines of an American home. He was stolen when he was young to be someone's pet. Now he's grown up . . . and is about to be sent away again, to a place from which there will be no return.
John grew up with Raja. The orangutan was his friend, his brother -- never his pet. But when John's parents split up and he moved across the country, he left Raja behind. Now Raja is suffering.

There's one last chance to save Raja -- a chance that will force John to confront his fractured family and the captivity he's imposed on himself all of these years.

This is book 3 in the Series of 3 books.

Book 1 is Endangered and Book 2 is Threatened

You are NOT required to read Book 1 and 2.


2016 Summer Independent Reading Lists

As usual, all grade levels are assigned a required book to read as well as completing the given assignment - see below. In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list, and 1 book of your choice. This is for a total of 3 books. Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best. I have included Lexile levels when available.

savvy

outsiders2

 

nothing3

Incoming 6th GradeSavvy by Ingrid Law

6th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
Incoming 7th Grade The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming 8th Grade Nothing But the Truth by Avi

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
Click on the appropriate link to access a PDF of your grade level reading list. Read On!! :)

2016 Reading Verification Form

Incoming Freshman Summer Reading Book - TBA


2015 Summer Independent Reading Lists

Again, for this year, all grade levels are assigned a required book to read as well as completing the given assignment - see below. In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list, and 1 book of your choice. This is for a total of 3 books. Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best. I have included Lexile levels when available.

savvy

outsiders2

 

nothing3

Incoming 6th GradeSavvy by Ingrid Law

6th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
Incoming 7th Grade The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming 8th Grade Nothing But the Truth by Avi

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
Click on the appropriate link to access a PDF of your grade level reading list. Read On!! :)

Summer Reading Verification Form


2015 Incoming Freshmen Summer Reading Book

Listen, Slowly

by Thanhhà Lai

Assisting her grandmother's investigation of her grandfather's fate during the Vietnam War, Mai struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while redefining her sense of family.

sas


2014 Summer Independent Reading Lists

This summer all grade levels are assigned a required book to read - see below. In addition, you are encouraged to read at least 1 book from your grade level list, 1 Nonfiction title, and 1 book of your choice. This is for a total of 4 books. Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best. I have included Lexile levels when available.

bullrun2

outsiders2

 

nothing3

 
 

Incoming 6th Grade Bull Run by Paul Fleischman

Incoming 7th Grade The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Incoming 8th Grade Nothing But the Truth by Avi

Click on the appropriate link to access a pdf of your grade level reading list. Read On!! :)

2014 Incoming 6th Grade Summer Independent Reading List

2014 Incoming 7th Grade Summer Independent Reading List

2014 Incoming 8th Grade Summer Independent Reading List

Summer Reading Verification Form

2014 Incoming 6th Gr. Summer Reading Assignment

2014 Incoming 7th Gr. Summer Reading Assignment

2014 Incoming 8th Gr. Summer Reading Assignment


2014 Incoming Freshman Required Reading Book

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

bookthief3


Past Lists

2013 Summer Reading List

Students are encouraged to read at least 1 book from the appropriate grade level list plus 2 more books of your choice, for a total of 3 books. Parents are encouraged to review, discuss and decide with their child what titles would be best.
Click on the appropriate link to access a pdf of your grade level reading list. Enjoy!

2013 Incoming 6th Grade Summer Reading List
2013 Incoming 7th Grade Summer Reading List
2013 Incoming 8th Grade Summer Reading List
Summer Reading Verification Form

2012 Summer Reading Lists

2012 Incoming 6th Grade Summer Reading List

2012 Incoming 7th Grade Summer Reading List

2012 Incoming 8th Grade Summer Reading List

Summer Reading Verification Form


Incoming Freshman Required Summer Reading

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet

By Jamie Ford

When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.

Bitter&sweet

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