Summer Reading Program

Levittown Summer Reading Program

Kerin L. Slattery
Director of ELA
Michelle Kelly
Director of Elementary Education

Summer is a time for relaxation, spending time with family, and renewing friendships. It is also a time for our students to reflect on the lessons learned throughout the school year and to renew their commitment to be lifelong learners. As each student in Levittown has made individual strides throughout the school year, it is imperative that the students remain on this learning path, especially during the summer months. Current research shows that the average student will lose approximately one month of instruction during the summer break. To avoid this loss, it is imperative that students read over the summer to maintain comprehension and vocabulary skills, as well as to strengthen their ability to analyze information and think critically.

Students entering grades 5-8 have an opportunity to creatively engage with the dynamic websites found on the home pages for each school, as well as on the links at the right of this page. It is mandatory for all students to read the book assigned to their grade level as this book will become the anchor text for the fall and will be used for lessons and activities when the students return to school on September 6, 2022.

Each student entering grades 5-12 is expected to read the book assigned to him/her. The assigned book list is as follows:

Entering Grade 5
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstein

Entering Grades 6, 7, 8
Restart
by Gordon Korman

Entering Grade 9
Refugee
by Allan Gratz

Entering Grade 10 Pre AP
Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell

Entering English Grades 10 and 11

Students are expected to engage in an independent reading experience where they choose their own book to read from the suggested reading list for their incoming grade level. The Double Entry Chart is expected to be completed and handed into the student's English teacher upon the commencement of the 2022-23 school year. Please find the reading list per grade level in the Summer Reading Presentation links found on the right of this page.

* Additional resources can be found in the link to the right on accessing e-books from the Library Media section of your high school as well as from the Levittown Public Library.

Entering Grade 12

Monsters and Heroes in Literature Course
Monsters: A Bedford Spotlight Reader
by Andrew J. Hoffman

The College Writer Course
When I Was Your Age-Original Stories about Growing Up
edited by Amy Ehrlich

Additional IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

*Students entering grade 5 are invited to explore the interactive website found on the link to the right.

**Students entering grades 6, 7 ,8 are invited to explore the interactive website found by clicking the link to the right.

***Students entering grade 9 are expected to complete the 9th Grade Graphic Organizer found by clicking the link to the right.

***Students entering grade 10, 10 Pre AP and 11 are expected to complete the 10th and 11th Grade Double Entry Chart found by clicking the link to the right.

****Students enrolled in AP Capstone Seminar, AP Language, AP Literature, or the 12th Grade courses have specific books to read with an alternate assignment. Please click on the links to the right to access these assignments.

PLEASE NOTE:
Levittown Schools will be running maintenance on Google Classroom from August 12-29. Students' Levittown Google account may not work during this window of time.


Teachers are available to answer questions via EMAIL regarding the summer assignments as follows:

DIVISION

AP Capstone Seminar


Teacher: K. Stritzl

July 22 - 10 AM-12 PM
Aug. 19 - 10 AM - 12PM

12th Grade College Writing

Teacher: A. DiRusso
July 14 - 10 AM - 12 PM
Aug. 15 - 10 AM - 12PM

12th Grade Literature
(Monsters and Heroes)

Teacher: S. Breves
July 14 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teacher: D. Goldman
Aug. 1 - 10 AM - 12 PM

AP Language and Composition

Teacher: S. Breves
July 13 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teacher: K. Rosenberg
Aug. 23 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AP Literature


Teacher: K. Stritzl
July 22 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Aug. 19 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MACARTHUR

AP Capstone Seminar

Teacher: K. Lacey
Fri. Jul. 8th - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fri. Aug. 12 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

12th Grade College Writing

Teacher: K. Bryan-Porcella
July 20 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Teacher: K. Lacey
Fri. Aug. 8 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12th Grade Literature
(Monsters and Heroes)

Teacher: T. D'Amico
July 11 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug. 8 - 9:00 - 11:00 AM

AP Language and Composition

Teacher: C. Wellenreuther
July 19 - 12-2:00 PM

Teacher: M. Tonn
Aug. 30 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AP Literature

Teacher: J. Roddini
July 18 - 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug. 8 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM