Summer Reading 2016

ENTERING PREKINDERGARTEN and KINDERGARTEN

There are many wonderful books that Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students will enjoy. The HAISLN list offers suggestions. We encourage parents to read often to their children over the summer months remembering that children of this age enjoy 'reading the pictures' as well as the words. They can even make up their own stories to accompany the illustrations. Kinkaid does not require that Prekindergarten and Kindergarten students read a certain number of books or keep a list of what they read. The sharing of books over the summer is our only objective.

ENTERING GRADE I

The HAISLN reading list offers suggestions for books for first grade students. Books other than those on the HAISLN list are wonderful as well. We encourage parents to read often to their children over the summer months. Kinkaid does not require that first graders read a certain number of books or keep a list of what they read. The sharing of books over the summer is our only objective.

ENTERING GRADE 2

The HAISLN list offers suggestions for books students going into second grade will enjoy. We expect students to read at least ten on their reading level this summer. A form on which to keep a list of all the books they read can be found online. The list should be signed by a parent and returned to their new second grade teacher on the first day of school.

ENTERING GRADE 3

Students entering third grade should read at least ten books on their reading level this summer. There are two lists of books recommended by third grade teachers, the HAISLN list and students might like to browse from an a list of  Teacher's Favorites. Students will keep a list of all the books they read on a special form. The list should be signed by a parent and returned to their new third grade teacher on the first day of school.

ENTERING GRADE 4

Students entering fourth grade are required to read at least ten books this summer.   There is a form on which to keep a list of the books they read.  Students will also need to complete at least one "reflection" for a title on their reading list.  Titles may be fiction or nonfiction. The HAISLN  list has recommended titles for entering fourth grade and is a great place to start looking for summer titles.  

 All forms must be signed by a parent and returned to their new fourth grade teacher on the first day of school.   

ENTERING GRADE 5

Fifth grade students are expected to read at least 5 books over the summer, including the core novel chosen by your English teacher, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. The core novel will be discussed in class in August, so even though audiobooks are a valid way of completing your summer reading, you must have a hard copy version of your core novel.  

At least 4 other books must be chosen from either the HAISLN list and/or from a list of books selected from the Texas Bluebonnet Award list. You may only choose books you have not previously read, and you may read a maximum of one graphic novel. Multiple books in a series count, so if one of the books in the series is listed, subsequent titles in the series are acceptable as well.  A reading log signed by both the parent and the student must be turned in to your new advisor the first week of school. For a more visual version of these instructions, click here or see below.  

To learn how to download the Folllett Brytewave K-12 app to read eBooks and listen to eAudioBooks held in Kayem Library, click here.  You need a Kinkaid login and password to access these resources.  

 

 

ENTERING GRADE 6

Sixth grade students are expected to read at least 5 books over the summer, including the core novel chosen by your English teachers,  Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea. The core novel will be discussed in class in August, so even though audiobooks are a valid way of completing your summer reading, you must have a hard copy version of your core novel.  The core novel must be annotated using this bookmark as a guide. 

At least 4 other books must be chosen from either the HAISLN list and/or from a list of books selected from the Texas Bluebonnet Award list. If one book in a series is listed, you may read the others as part of your 4 choice reads. You may only choose books you have not previously read, and you may read a maximum of one graphic novel. Multiple books in a series count, so if one of the books in the series is listed, subsequent titles in the series are acceptable as well. A reading log signed by both the parent and the student must be turned in to your new advisor the first week of school. For a more visual version of these instructions, click here or see below. Note that Wonder by R.J. Palacio should not be chosen as a choice read (HAISLN list) because it will be studied during the year.  

To learn how to download the Folllett Brytewave K-12 app to read eBooks and listen to eAudioBooks held in Kayem Library, click here.  You need a Kinkaid login and password to access these resources.  

 

ENTERING GRADE 7

Seventh grade students are expected to read at least 5 books over the summer, including the core novel chosen by your English teachers, The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood. The core novel will be discussed in class in August, so even though audiobooks are a valid way of completing your summer reading, you must have a hard copy version of your core novel. The core novel must be annotated using this bookmark as a guide. 

At least 4 other books must be chosen from either the HAISLN list and/or from this year’s Texas Lone Star Award list. You may only choose books you have not previously read, and you may read a maximum of one graphic novel. Multiple books in a series count, so if one of the books in the series is listed, subsequent titles in the series are acceptable as well. A reading log signed by both the parent and the student must be turned in to your new advisor the first week of school. For a more visual version of these instructions, click here or see below. 

To learn how to download the Folllett Brytewave K-12 app to read eBooks and listen to eAudioBooks held in Kayem Library, click here.  You need a Kinkaid login and password to access these resources.  

 

ENTERING GRADE 8

Eighth grade students are expected to read at least 5 books over the summer, including the core novel chosen by your English teachers, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. The core novel will be discussed in class in August, so even though audiobooks are a valid way of completing your summer reading, you must have a hard copy version of your core novel.  

At least 4 other books must be chosen from either the HAISLN list and/or from this year’s Texas Lone Star Award list. You may only choose books you have not previously read, and you may read a maximum of one graphic novel. Multiple books in a series count, so if one of the books in the series is listed, subsequent titles in the series are acceptable as well. Students entering 8th grade may also read books that are recommended by their 7th grade English teacher. A reading log signed by both the parent and the student must be turned in to your new advisor the first week of school. For a more visual version of these instructions, click here or see below.

To learn how to download the Folllett Brytewave K-12 app to read eBooks and listen to eAudioBooks held in Kayem Library, click here or see below.  You need a Kinkaid login and password to access these resources.  

 

 

ENTERING GRADES 9 THRU 12

Upper School Summer Reading list (Printable format) (pdf)
(updated: May 6, 2016)


Kinkaid Upper School students must read at least three books this summer.

REQUIRED CLASS READING:

English I: Between Shades of Gray by Sepetys

English II: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Haddon

English III: The Kite Runner by Hosseini

English IV AP Crit Lit: The Virgin Suicides: A Novel by Eugenides

English IV AP Gods and Monsters: The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Penguin Classics) by Narayan

English IV AP Gothic Lit: Frankenstein; Dracula; Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Signet Classics) introduction by Stephen King

English IV AP Shakespeare in Tandem: Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library) by Shakespeare

English IV AP Social Issues: Ragtime: A Novel by Doctorow

English IV Heroes and Beasts: Divergent by Roth

English IV Rebels and Outcasts: The Martian by Weir

Anthropology (choose one):

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Kidder 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie

AP Computer Science: Computational Fairy Tales by Kubica

AP European History: The Prince (Penguin Classics) by Machiavelli

AP US History: His Excellency: George Washington by Ellis

FREE CHOICE (one or two books depending on number of required reads) You must simply read books that you have NOT read before. You may wish to choose from:

HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SUGGESTIONS:

World Civilizations-Ancient & Medieval and World History AP: A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Standage

Economics (credit given): Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Levitt

AP Government (credit given): Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story by Tyson

SCIENCE SUGGESTIONS:

The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by Watson

The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Kean

SCIENCE BOOKS FOR READING AHEAD: You may read them in the summer when you have more time but they may not be counted as your Free Choice read. One (your choice) will be required and assessed in spring semester. 

Biology I Honors: Micro: A Novel by Crichton

AP Biology: (choose one)

Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot

SUGGESTIONS FROM THE LIBRARIAN:

Try something from the 9/10 or 11/12 HAISLN Reading List 

 

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