Summer Reading Rising 9th Grade

Rising 9th grade STEM School students and families,

Welcome to STEM School Chattanooga! I wanted to share some information about Summer Reading in preparation for starting 9th grade at STEM in the fall. My summer reading goals for you are two-fold: guiding you towards a personal love of reading and easing your transition to high school and the STEM School itself. With these goals in mind, I am asking you to read 2 books this summer:

One (1) nonfiction book of your choice
This should be on a school appropriate topic of interest to the student
Examples: Biography, autobiography, scientific, historical, sports, memoir, etc.
Ms. Britt is going to read a memoir: Abuela, Don't Forget Me by Rex Ogle

Choose one (1) book from the list below:
These books will be used in the first unit of the year, and will be used for book clubs during the first weeks of school. Students will be put into groups based on their selected text. Parents please review the books below to help your student make the best selection for with your student.

HCS Book choices:
   *The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
   *Lord of the Flies - William Golding
   *Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
   *The Poet X - Elizabeth Acevado
   *American Street - Ibi Zoboi

Students will share their summer reading with their classmates during the first few weeks of school. If you need book ideas, access to books, or to search the reading level of a book, I have provided some helpful websites below:

Chattanooga Public Library Summer Reading Picks
List of Popular Young Adult Book Titles
Book Levels and “Find A Book” Search
Archive.Org Online Free Digital ebook Library
Project Gutenberg Online Free Digital ebook Library

The Chattanooga Public Library is a great place to find fiction books to read over the summer, and McKay's and other used book/thrift stores have low prices on books if you prefer to have your own print copy. Please contact the STEM School at 423-531-6270 or Ms. Amy in the front office at [email protected] if your student needs to borrow a print cop of their fiction choice book  - books would need to be requested and picked up from the STEM School front office no later than Thursday, May 23.

Happy summer reading, and I look forward to seeing you in August!

Ms. Stephani Britt
English I Teacher
STEM School Chattanooga
[email protected]

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