summer reading resizedDear Parents, Guardians and Students,
We’re excited to share our Summer Reading list for the 2018-2019 school year. We continue to make adjustments to the program to give students the best possible experience while also upholding the desire to turn them into life-long readers. We know that people who read are more successful in all spheres of life, and we want to give your child her/his best opportunity to be successful both here at OSS and beyond. On the other side of this sheet, you’ll find the summer reading lists. Please note that you do not need to purchase copies of these books and the only summertime requirement is that all books are read prior to the first day of school. All additional work will be assigned after school has begun.

You may find grade level summer reading parent letters and detailed assignments below.

Middle School Summer Reading:

2018-19 Summer Reading Assignment Middle School Parent Letter

INCOMING 6th Graders:
1. One book from the summer reading list (see attached)[project] Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books 2018-2019 List for Grades 6-8
2. Short stories in packet [assigned by teacher]
a. First Day of School
b. My Wonder House
c. The Banana Tree
d. The Ravine
e. Yeh-Shen

INCOMING 7th Graders:
1. One book from the summer reading list (see attached)[project]Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books 2018-2019 List for Grades 6-8
2. Short stories in packet [assigned by teacher]
a. Women in Aviation, Magic and the Brain
b. Saving the Lost and Hidden Southwest
c. Sorry Wrong Number Play

 

INCOMING 8th Graders:
1. One book from the summer reading list (see attached)[project] Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books 2018-2019 List for Grades 6-8
2. Short stories in packet [assigned by teacher]
    a. Is 16 too young to drive a car?

High School Summer Reading:

Below you may find the 2018-2019 High School Summer Reading Parent Letter PDF, you may review that first before continuing. ALL high school students will read The Picture of Dorian Gray.

a. 9th & 10th grade will read the "Summer Reading Packet" found below
b. 11th & 12th grade will complete the Summer to Change Your Mind project (which includes at least one book-length work and 5 additional sources. Annotated bibliography is required.)
c. AP Lit students will choose one book off the Suggested Reading List.

2018-19 Summer Reading Assignment High School Student and Parent Letter

INCOMING 9th and 10th Graders
a. The Picture of Dorian Gray
b. 9th and 10th Grade Summer Reading Packet
INCOMING 11th and 12th Graders:
a. The Picture of Dorian Gray
b. "Summer to Change Your Mind" project can be found in the 2018-19 High School Summer Reading Parent Letter PDF found above.
AP Literature Students
a. The Picture of Dorian Gray
b. 2018-2019 AP Lit Suggested Summer Reading List