RISING 9th GRADE SUMMER READING LIST
Expectations of Summer Reading
- Make brief annotations throughout your book: highlight and label important character descriptions and events, comment on interesting descriptions and your reactions, keep track of possible themes and other patterns you notice.
- Your marginalia should include some writing, labeling, defining, response, and reaction – annotation is more than simply highlighting. Jot down keys events and write a brief summary of each chapter at the start/end of the chapter – a few bullet point notes is sufficient.
- While annotation is not expected on every page, and it should not be a tedious process, you need to actively engage with the book and write down notes to help you remember your reading when school begins. Aim for a couple of annotations every 3-4 pages and at the end of each chapter.
- Note that some extra credit options may be listed, and you will have to complete extra tasks in addition to reading the listed book.
Three required books:
1 from list ONE: "Love, Sacrifice, & Decision Making"
1 from list TWO: "Works of poetry and novels in verse"
1 Non-Fiction Book OR a dramatic work (a play) of your choice
***I. Love, Sacrifice, & Decision Making: Choose ONE***
themes from Romeo & Juliet
If You Come Softly
You Bring the Distant Near
***II. Works of poetry & novels in verse: Choose ONE***
A Maze Me: Poems for Girls