School Summer Reading
We try to have copies of most of the books on hand for your visit.  Many titles are also available on audiobook and e-book. You can place holds on copies of the print books using the links on each title below.  Please call us at 508-865-8752 if you need any assistance with putting a book on hold, have a question about availability of a title in a certain format, or to check if we have a certain title available.

 
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School:
 
Click here for the BVT list/assignment on BVT's website

Summer Reading for Grade 9
Assignment
• Our freshmen will read Peak by Roland Smith.
• We encourage you to keep notes as you read to assist in your final presentation.
• You must present your assignment in one of the following digital methods: 
   • PowerPoint
   • Prezi
   • Powtoon
   • Sway
   • Canvas   

Assessment
• Assessment of your summer reading assignment and submission dates will be announced
   in the fall when you return to school.
• You'll have additional time at home within the first couple of weeks of school to review
   instruction and complete the assessment.
• Your final presentation should showcase your strengths and demonstrate your critical
   thinking skills, comprehension of the book, and ability to analyze the story.
• The assessment grade will count towards 10% of your Term 1 grade in Career Enrichment.

• You will be assessed on whether you addressed the following points:
   • Summary of the plot
   • Opinion of story/characters
   • Favorite characters and why
   • Favorite quotes and why
   • Favorite scene and why
   • What you learned from the book
   • How you will apply lessons from the book to your own life
 
Summer Reading for Grades 10, 11 & 12

Assignment
• Our sophomores, juniors, and seniors may choose to read one book of their choice,
   either fiction or non-fiction. 
• We encourage you to choose a book that challenges you – don’t just choose the easiest
   or shortest one – find something you enjoy!
• The book you choose may NOT be one that you have read before or has been used/is being used for another class assignment
• You must read a book that is high school reading level.
• You must present your assignment in one of the following methods that showcase your
   strengths and demonstrates your critical thinking skills and comprehension of the book:
   • Write a one-page reaction (double-spaced/12 point font)
   • Record a one minute video
   • Create a poster/presentation using PowerPoint, Prezi, Canva, etc.

Assessment
• Assessment of your summer reading assignment and submission dates will be announced
   in the fall when you return to school.
• You'll have additional time at home within the first couple of weeks of school to review
   instruction and complete the assessment.
• The grade will count towards 10% of your Term 1 grade in Career Enrichment.

• You will be assessed on whether you addressed the following points:
   • Title and author of the book
   • Summary of the plot
   • Opinion of story/characters
   • Favorite characters and why
   • Favorite quotes and why
   • What you learned from the book
   • How you will apply lessons from the book to your own life
 


Sutton High School:
Overview: Sutton Memorial High School encourages students to be lifelong learners. This summer, we are asking students to read an appropriate book worthy of high school literary merit that addresses the theme of community. 

Prompt: Often when one considers community, physical proximity is the first idea that comes to mind, however, community can also be defined as “...a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.”  Select an appropriate book worthy of high school literary merit, and as you read consider the theme of community.  What does the book have to say about the importance of community?  Be sure to think about community beyond the physical proximity and consider whether the community in your book is a physical community, intellectual community, social community, emotional community, familial community, cultural community, or a unique community all its own.

Suggested Titles: If you would like some recommended titles that address the prompt, please take a look at some of our suggested titles from our high school staff:

Mr. McCarthy - The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
Ms. Motyl-Szary - American Like Me by America Ferrera 
Mr. Wandyes - A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler 
Mr. Stone - Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut 
Ms. Karns - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 
Ms. Tangen - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 
Ms. Sypek - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 
Ms. Taylor - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 
Mr. Loss - Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga 
Ms. Nummelin - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely 
Ms. Farmer - Educated by Tara Westover 
Ms. Wildman - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead  
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Assessment: Students will be assessed on their summer reading assignment during the first week of school.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Marcucci at (508) 581 - 1640 x4184, or via e-mail at marcuccs@suttonschools.net.  

 

 
 
All entering 6th grade students are required to read one book from each of the lists below. This means that a total of two books are to be read.  Students are also expected to complete two worksheets, one for each novel.  These worksheets are located on the Google Classroom page that has been created by Mr. Van Den Berghe.

If there are any questions about summer reading, please contact Sutton Middle School at (508) 581-1630.  Mr. Van Den Berghe also welcomes emails, so feel free to contact him.  His email address is vandenbk@suttonschools.net.


List #1 (choose 1 book from this list)
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy

The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

New Kid by Jerry Craft

Paper Wishes by Lois Stepahban

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed

List # 2 (choose 1 book from this list)

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

Finding Gobi (Young Reader’s Edition) by Dion Leonard

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Hidden Talents by David Lubar

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

All incoming seventh-graders must read 2 novels from the list of books found on the following pages and complete a reading response which includes 6 questions for each book. The reading response questions are in 7th Grade Summer Reading Google Classroom. Students will need to join this classroom in order to complete the assignments. The join code is y4nswos.

Scat by Carl Hiaasen   
So B. It by Sarah Weeks
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver   
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John A. Flanagan
Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
The Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline Cooney   
Atlantia by Ally Condie
Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Fantasy League by Mike Lupica
Free Baseball by Sue Corbett
 

All incoming eighth-graders will read 2 novels from the below list and complete the assignment that is in Google classroom named, “Eighth-Grade Summer Reading”. 

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher
White Fang by Jack London
The Misfits by James Howe
My Thirteenth Winter by Samantha Abeel
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Rash by Pete Hautman
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Does My Head Look Big In This by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Define Normal by Julie Anne Peters
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Best Man by Richard Peck
Scythe by Neil Shusterman
Crossover by Kwame Alexander

If there are any questions about Middle School summer reading, please contact Sutton Middle School at 508-581-1630. 

Each title above is linked to the print book with the most copies available in our library system.  There may be other formats available to borrow such as audio, large print or e-book.  Please call the Library at 508-865-8752 if you have any questions about availability.