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Junior High and High School Summer Reading  

Students expected to read, then complete Summer Reading BINGO Cards



Summer reading offers an excellent opportunity for students to stay connected to literature, enhance literacy skills developed during the school year and gain knowledge.

This year, summer reading has been given a whole new look! Each student will be required to complete a variety of tasks, as outlined on the Summer Reading BINGO Card for the students grade level. The object of the game is to get “3 in a row.” Each row contains a variety of reading and enrichment tasks. If the reading task relates to an article assignment, this article will be found on the ELA Summer Reading Google Classroom Site corresponding to the grade level (7-12) the student will enter in September. View Google Classroom Site codes

In addition this year, students enrolled in advanced or honors English classes must complete one reading task assigned to the entire class. This reading must be completed over the summer as it will constitute a vital component of the students’ first unit of study in September.

•   For students entering the Advanced English 8 class, the assigned text is The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass.

•   For students entering the English 9H class, the assigned text is Hiroshima, by John Hersey.

•   For students entering the English 11H class, the assigned text is Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt.

Additionally, teachers have provided a suggested reading list. These suggestions may be used to complete one or more of the tasks.

In September, students will be asked to submit their completed Summer Reading BINGO Cards to their teachers for credit. Additionally, students with completed cards will be eligible to win prizes and get special recognition.

Teachers in the Jr./Sr. High School English Department are avid, enthusiastic readers, who understand the power of literature to change lives and are more than willing to answer questions about books and to recommend specific titles to students. They look forward to discussing summer reading books with the students in the fall.

The utmost care has been taken to prepare lists with a large variety of books appropriate for junior high and high school students, but parents are urged to review the titles with their children and make choices as a family.


Parents who do not want their child(ren) to have access to school computers or other district technology must submit it in writing to their child's principal.