Class of 2019
Summer Reading Expectations
Reading during the summer…
What will you read?
That is your decision, but not books you already read in middle school. We have provided
links to
Recommended books from high school students and teachers across the country to help
you with
your decision. However, you don’t have to choose from this list. You can choose any book.
This
summer, we want you to read things that interest you; to explore careers, people, places,
topics and
ideas you’ve wondered about; to have a great adventure.
How much should I read and when?
Read a minimum of two books of your choice (not books you’ve read in the past) before you
return
in the fall. Challenge yourself! The first full day back, you will be asked to submit the chart
that is on
the back of this letter. Then, in your 12
th
grade Language Arts class you will complete some
sort of
evaluation. This could be in the form of a book talk, a one-pager, or a small project about
your
reading. These are generally related to characters, conflicts, plot, and lessons learned. If you
have
any questions, please contact Secondary Literacy Coordinator, Amy Keith-Wardlow, at
Models Quality
Sentence Structure
Increases Reading Stamina Builds Vocabulary
Prevents a Decline in
Reading Level
Improves Writing Is Fun!
keitha@dearbornschools.org.
Student Name:_________________________Student ID:________
SSR+
Student Log (Bring on FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!)
Book 1 Title:
Book 1 Author:
Summarize the most important or interesting parts of Book 1, but don’t give away
any spoilers.
Rate the book: 1-10 ______ and Explain your rating:_______________________________.
Pull an excerpt (3-5 lines from the novel and explain it’s significance and why you
chose
this:______________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Book 2 Title:
Book 2 Author:
How does the main character change or develop over the course of the novel?
Then explain how the main character is similar to someone in your life.
Rate the book: 1-10 ______ and Explain your rating:_______________________________.
Pull an excerpt (3-5 lines from the novel and explain it’s significance and why you
chose
this:______________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Places to go for reading recommendations
Overall Good Books:
http://www.pennykittle.net/uploads/images/PDFs/Reading_Lists/UNH_more_books!.p
df
Top Picks for Guys: http://www.guysread.com/books/
Free Audiobooks: www.audiobooksync.com
Multicultural Books: http://www.diversityinya.com/2014/06/notable-novels-for-teens-
about-the-arab-world/