Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading List & Requirements

Questions? Contact: cassi_clark@dpsk12.net

The Morey Middle School English Department requires summer reading for all students. Going back to school in August is much easier for those students who have maintained the habit of responsive reading. Maintaining academic literacy habits during a break helps to support student success in the fall. Below you will find a summary of the Morey Summer Reading Program. Please click here to view details that are not present in this summary

The Summer Reading Basics…………………………………………………………………………..

  • Review the two lists of books; choose ONE book from the lists. There are several options, both fiction and nonfiction, from which to choose.  (see list below)
  • Read the book over the summer.
  • As you read the book, create a double journal entry (see double entry journal explanation & format in the link above).
  • Once you have read the book and finished your double entry journal, review the list of projects.
  • Choose ONE project to complete for your summer reading. (see list below)
  • See the list of summer reading tips. (below)

Picking a Book…………………………………………………………………………………………..

  • Select a few titles that seem interesting
  • Go to goodreads.com and search for each title
  • Select ’preview’ to read a few pages of each book– make a decision
  • Ask your friends/family/teachers for help choosing from the lists

Obtaining Books…………………………………………………………………………………………..

  • Amazon (their used books offerings are inexpensive & a great option)
  • Local bookstores (Tattered Cover Book Store, The Bookies)
  • Thrift stores (ARC, Goodwill, Salvation Army)
  • Denver Public Library (library cards are FREEEEEEE!)
  • Check with your teachers before leaving for summer break; we are happy to loan books.

Summer Reading Project DUE DATE:

  • Student journal & project are due August 28, 2017. Students who turn in their completed projects on August 22 will be eligible for a fun school event!
  • Students will present their projects in small student groups; student groups will give/receive peer feedback based on a rubric.
  • Students new to the school will be given an extension to complete their reading and project.
  • The summer reading assignment will count as an on track/off track assignment.

In short:    ONE book – ONE double entry journal – ONE project