Dear Parents and Guardians,
At Utica Academy of Science, we are committed to maintain high academic rigor and prepare our scholars as college and career ready. For this purpose, summer matters. Numerous researches suggest summertime with high-quality learning experiences and personal goal settings for scholars. Summer reading programs provide excellent opportunities to build vocabulary and improve reading fluency during the summertime and prevent summer learning loss phenomenon.
Every UAS scholar is required to read the grade level’s summer reading book from the ELA reading list. The core books were chosen for its related content and qualities from the NYS Common Core reading list or related texts. The required book will be provided by the school free of charge as of July 15.
Students should complete the assignment, which corresponds to the required summer reading book. The assignments will be graded and averaged out in the first quarter ELA course grade.
We wish you a restful and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you in September.
Utica Academy of Science Charter School
Summer Reading Assignments:
|Grade Level||Novel Selection 1||Novel Selection 2||Novel Selection 3||PDF Link|
|6th||A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle||Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo||The Watsons Go to Birmingham by
Christopher Paul Curtis
|Student copies are available from current 6th grade library: https://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/literature/general/A_Wrinkle_in_Time.pdf|
|7th||Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli||Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan||Monster by
Walter Dean Myers
|8th||The Book Thief by Markus Zusak||Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse||The Giver by Lois Lowry|
|9th||I am Malala by Malala Yousafzi||Ghost by
|The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brashers
|10th||The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon||Brave New World by Aldous Huxley||Tangerine by
|Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll: (https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/alices-adventures-in-wonderland.pdf)
Surviving the Evacuation by Frank Tayell: (http://manybooks.net/titles/tayellfother15survivingtheevacuation.html)
|11th||The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald||Awaken by
|Tuesdays with Morrie by
All 3 titles available
|12th||The Road by Cormac McCarthy||My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult||The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch||Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs: (https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/tarzan-of-the-apes.pdf)
After the Cure by Deidre Gould: (http://manybooks.net/titles/goulddother16afterthecure.html)