Summer Reading Grades 9 - 12

June 2015


Dear High School Students and Parents/Guardians:

ESPANOL 9 - 12 Lectura de Verano


Summer break is an ideal time to support our students as readers. In order to maintain the skills students have acquired in school, it is essential that they continue reading at least 30 minutes daily during the summer months. 


This letter and the attached book lists pertain to all students other than those enrolled in Honors and AP English classes.

Honors and AP English students are responsible for obtaining their summer assignments from their teacher before the end of this school year, as these assignments are very specific to the coursework.  These assignments are required and due on the first day of class. 


Our summer reading plan aligns with our new English curriculum and the Connecticut Core Standards.  Attached you will find the Suggested Summer Reading List for the grade level the student will enter in Fall 2015.  Students can choose to read books that are not on the list as long as their selection relates to the essential question noted at the top of each grade level suggested reading list.  This year all students can win prizes from the Norwalk Summer Reading Committee by registering and maintaining an online book log as described below. Prizes include 2 Kindle Fires with $50 Amazon gift cards, tickets to NY Comic Con, and much more.  Please refer to the following guidelines for participation in the district-wide summer reading plan:   

  • Read at least one (1) book (fiction and/or nonfiction).

  • Take notes on the book. 

  • Upon return to school in August, each English teacher will give an assignment based on summer reading, which will count for 1 extra credit grade.

  • Students who wish to be eligible for prizes through the public libraries must register at  and log the books they have read online by midnight August 30, 2015.

This letter and Suggested Summer Reading Lists can be found on the following websites:

We wish to thank our community’s libraries for their commitment to supporting our students’ participation in Summer Reading 2015.  Please visit your local library throughout the summer months, as the librarians are ready and eager to assist our students in selecting books.  Enjoy your summer!


Best regards,

Jean M. Evans Davila
Instructional Specialist for Grades 6-12 English Language Arts, Norwalk Public Schools           


Sherelle Harris, Assistant Director         

Norwalk Public Library

Stan Siegel, Executive Director

East Norwalk Library

Lisa Story, Teen Librarian                            
Norwalk Public Library  

Melissa Yurechko, Director

Rowayton Library