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Summer Reading List

Students entering 1st Grade:

Due to the fact that students are emerging readers and are at various reading levels, please have your child read 10 to 20 minutes daily.  Please continue to practice phonograms at least three times a week.

Bob Books and Dr. Suess Books

Frog and Toad Books

Little Bear Books

Magic Tree House Books

 

Students entering 2nd Grade:

Due to the fact that students are emerging readers and are at various reading levels, please have your child read 10 to 20 minutes daily.  Please continue to practice phonograms.  The first book is required and may be read to your student.

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Magic Tree House books

American Girl Books

Anything by Kate DiCamillo

 

Students entering 3rd Grade:

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis

 

Students entering 4th Grade:

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

 

Students entering 5th Grade:

Greek Myths by Olivia Coolidge

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

Optional:

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Mythology

 

Students entering 6th Grade:

The Canterbury Tales (Puffin Classic) retold by Geraldine McCaughrean

Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

Optional:

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 

Students entering 7th Grade:

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne

Optional:

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall

 

Students entering 8th Grade:

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells

Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

Optional:

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass


Students entering 9th through 12th Grade: TCA High School Summer Reading Assignment

Assignment: Write an essay which explores the Good, the Beautiful, and/or the True in each of the novels. Students may focus on language, characters, theme, etc. Both required books must be discussed in the essay. 750 word minimum. Due Friday, August 14th.

9th Grade:

Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus

Ben Hur by Lew Wallace

Optional:

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

The Robe by Lloyd Douglas

10th Grade:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Optional:

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

11th Grade:

Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Optional:

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

12th Grade:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Optional:

Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Light in August by William Faulkner