2020 Summer Reading Assignments

CCS students may pursue learning throughout the summer by choosing to read from the selections below. Students may choose to read all or some the selections from each category.

 

Students who read a minimum of one book in a category will have the opportunity to receive a 100% quiz grade (or equivalent) in the upcoming school year in the same subject. This may be done once per subject category. In order for the summer reading to be recognized, both the student and the parent must sign the Reading Verification Form below and return it to the teacher. 

 

CCS has copies of most of the books listed below. If you would like to pick one up, please contact the office or contact the appropriate teacher at your earliest convenience.

Unless otherwise noted, students are expected to read the unabridged/unedited version of each book.

Students Entering Grade 6
Literature, Choice of: 
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Winterborne: Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter

Parents should sign this form to verify their child has completed the reading:

Students Entering Grade 7
Literature, Choice of:
The Princess, the Crown, and the Dung-Cart Knight by Gerald Morris
The Lioness and her Knight by Gerald Morris
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
History, Choice of:
Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster
Tales of Ancienct Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green
Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Students Entering Grade 8
History, Choice of:
The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe
The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gitwitz
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
Literature, Choice of:
The Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor
Death Cloud (A Young Sherlock Holmes) by Andrew Lane
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter
The Three Musketeers (Illustrated Young Reader's Edition) by Alexandre Dumas (Author), Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
Students Entering Grade 9
History, Choice of:
1776 by David McCullough
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Boys in the Boat by Laura Hillenbrand
Literature, Choice of:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Students Entering Grade 10 
History, Choice of:
Socrates Cafe by Christopher Phillips
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Literature, Choice of:
Aesop's Fables by Aesop
Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
A True Story (also known as a True History) by Lucian of Samosata (A.M. Harmon translation is best)
The Tale of Aqhat (harder but shorter; email kathrynmedill@educatingforlife.com for printable copy)
Island of Ghosts by Gillian Bradshaw
The Curate's Awakening by George Macdonald
Students Entering Grade 11
History or Literature, Choice of:
Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King
Antigone or Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitor's to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer
Rhetoric, Choice of:
Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
Do I Make Myself Clear? by Harold Evans
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
Students Entering Grade 12
History, Choice of:
1776 by David McCullough
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Boys in the Boat by Laura Hillenbrand
Literature, Choice of:
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Emma by Jane Austen
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Pottstown, PA 19464

(610) 326-3320

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