English & Reading Summer Assignments

English and Reading Summer Assignments for the 2019-2020 School Year



All students entering grades seven through twelve have at least one required novel and one free choice selection for summer reading assignments. In addition to the readings, all students will complete the accompanying assignments as required for their specific course and level. The required book titles and assignments are specified in this guide. Click on the hyperlinked assignment for detailed directions.

Students should choose an appropriate piece of literature, either fiction or non-fiction, that they have not read before in class or for pleasure for the student choice summer reading selection. The book should be selected based on personal interest, parent recommendation, and reading ability.

Please click here for a list of books that are part of the NPSD English curriculum and CANNOT be read as a part of your summer reading assignment.

Questions? Contact Rachel Earley, Curriculum Supervisor by email at earleyrr@npenn.org or call 215-853-1048.

Parents or Guardians: Feel free to review these summer reading selections prior to purchasing or reading them. If you have an objection to the reading selection, feel free to contact the English Curriculum Supervisor and receive an alternative choice. If your child is enrolled in Strategic Literacy Explorations (formerly Read 180), please see the second chart below. 

Grade-Level Reading Assignments (Non Strategic Literacy Explorations)

Entering

Grade & Level

Reading Assignment(s)

Corresponding Required Assignments To Be Completed

*Click on hyperlink for required assignment

Grade - 7

Level - All

Stargirl & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the Stargirl Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Assignment

Grade - 8

Level - All

The Outsiders & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access The Outsiders Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Assignment

Grade - 9

Level - 5.0

The Illustrated Man & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access The Illustrated Man Assignment & Free Choice Assignment

Grade - 9

Level - 6.0 H

The Illustrated Man & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access The Illustrated Man Assignment & Free Choice Assignment

Grade - 9

Level - 6.0 HP

The Illustrated Man & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access The Illustrated Man Assignment & Free Choice Assignment

Grade - 10

Level - 4.0

The Secret Life of Bees & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the Secret Life of Bees 4.0 Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice 4.0 Assignment

Grade - 10

Level - 5.0

The Secret Life of Bees & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the Secret Life of Bees 5.0 Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice 5.0 Assignment

Grade - 10

Level - 6.0

Life of Pi, Grammar Assignment

&

Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the Life of Pi 6.0 Assignment

Click here to access the 6.0 Grammar Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice 6.0 Assignment

Grade - 10

Level - Gifted

Things Fall Apart, Life of Pi & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access Things Fall Apart Gifted Assignment

Click here to access the Life of Pi Gifted Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Gifted Assignment

Grade - 11

Level - 4.0

Of Mice and Men & Free ChoiceSelection

Click here to access the Of Mice and Men 11 4.0 Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Selection 4.0 Assignment

Grade - 11

Level - 5.0

Of Mice and Men & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the Of Mice and Men 5.0 Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Selection 5.0 Assignment

Grade - 11

Level - 6.0

A Separate Peace & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the A Separate Peace and Free Choice Selection Assignment

Grade - 11

Level - AP

Outliers, The Metamorphosis, A Long Day's Journey into the Night & Non-Fiction Choice Selection

Click here to access the Summer assignments for 11 AP

Grade - 12

Level - 4.0<

The Hobbit OR The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

&

Free Choice Selection Fiction OR Free Choice Selection Non-Fiction

Click here to access The Hobbit 4.0 Assignment

Click here to access The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 4.0 Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Selection Fiction 4.0 Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Selection Non-Fiction 4.0 Assignment

Grade - 12

Level - 5.0

The Hobbit OR The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

&

Free Choice Selection Fiction OR Free Choice Selection Non-Fiction

Click here to access The Hobbit 5.0 Assignment

Click here to access The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 5.0 Assignment

Click here to access Free Choice Selection Fiction 5.0 Assignment


Click here to access the Free Choice Selection Non-Fiction 5.0 Assignment

Grade - 12

Level - 6

1984, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the 1984 6.0 Assignment

Click here to access The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime 6.0 Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice 6.0 Assignment

Grade - 12

Level - AP

A Streetcar Named Desire, Frankenstein, Beowulf, & Free Choice Selection Fiction

Click here to access the Beowulf, Frankenstein, and Streetcar AP assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Selection Fiction AP Assignment


Strategic Literacy Explorations Grade-Level Reading Assignments

Strategic Literacy

Explorations

Reading Assignment(s)

Corresponding Required Assignments To Be Completed

*Click on hyperlink for required assignment

Entering 7thGrade

Stargirl & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the Stargirl Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Assignment

Entering 8thGrade

The Outsiders & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access The Outsiders Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Assignment

Entering 9th

The Illustrated Man & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access The Illustrated Man Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Assignment

Strategic Literacy Explorations A

The Secret Life of Bees & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access The Secret Life of Bees Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Assignment

Strategic Literacy Explorations B

Of Mice and Men & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the Of Mice and Men Assignment

Click here to access the Free Choice Assignment

Strategic Literacy Explorations C

Hamlet & Free Choice Selection

Click here to access the Hamlet Assignment

Click here to access the Hamlet Graphic Organizer

Click here to access the Hamlet Quickwrite

Click here to access the Free Choice Assignment