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Summer is awesome and a great time to enjoy some amazing books...and to create some writing of your own!

Summer Reading Lists
Lazy Readers' Club
Guys Read
Boys Read
Digital Reading
Preventing the Summer Slide
Ideas for writing with purpose
Click here to keep up your ELA skills (and more) with these interactive activities
Tips and Reminders:
Keep an agenda to record dates, to do items, etc. This will help you stay in the habit of organization.
- Read a variety of genres at least 20-30 minutes each day.
- Keep a journal of things you do, things you are thinking, things you wonder about, etc.
- Read out loud to someone using expression.
- Create and maintain a new blog about a topic of your choice!
Other ideas here!

Looking for something to read? (These are just a few of my favorites!)


Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Defriended by Ruth Baron

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner

The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo

Don’t Look Behind You by Lois Duncan

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The Last Dog on Earth by Daniel Ehrenhaft

The Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn

Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn

The Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn

The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Island series by Gordon Korman

Schooled by Gordon Korman

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking series) by Patrick Ness (some questionable language)

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Trapped by Michael Northrop

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor

Delirium series by Lauren Oliver

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

Among the Hidden series by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Life as We Knew It series by Susan Beth Pfeffer

The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick

The Book of Bad Things by Dan Poblocki

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

Unwind series by Neal Shusterman

Ducking Ugly by Neal Shusterman

Everlost series by Neal Shusterman

Downsiders by Neal Shusterman

Pond Scum by Alan Silberberg

The Boy Who Couldn’t Die by William Sleator

Peak by Roland Smith

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

Uglies series by Scott Westerfield

The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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