7th Grade to 12th Grade

09/29/2020

PATERSON CHARTER SCHOOL

FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 7-12

PATERSON CHARTER SCHOOL

FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 7-12

English

SUMMER READING 2019-20

LINKS TO ALL SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS ARE LOCATED ON THIS PAGE

All PCSST students must complete summer reading assignments for the 2019-20 school year.  

The summer assignment project will commence in a book fair on Friday, September 6th, 2019 during school. All projects must be submitted by Friday, September 6th for judging and grading.

Students must choose their own book and skill to complete their project. The following are suggested reading titles, but students may choose any book at a similar level that they did not read in school. 

Going into… 7th/8th Grade

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie
  • Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Going into… 9th/10th Grade

  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Program by Suzanne YoungThe Pearl by John Steinbeck

Going into… 11th/12th Grade

  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • Astronaut Wives’ Club by Lily Koppel   

Honors students have a specific book that they must read: 

7th Grade HONORS: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8th Grade HONORS: So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

9th Grade HONORS: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

10th Grade HONORS: Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

11th Grade HONORS: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

12th Grade HONORS: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Advanced Placement (AP) English students have an alternative assignment to complete and should not complete the regular summer assignment.

AP Assignments

AP Language and CompositionAP Literature and Composition 

 LINKS TO ALL SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS ARE LOCATED ON THIS PAGE

ELA MISSION STATEMENT 

The English Language Arts Program at PCSST emphasizes the NJ State literacy standards of reading literature, reading informational texts, writing, speaking and listening and language. Simultaneously, students are prepared for a 21st-century world and regularly use technology to enhance their understanding of reading and writing. A continuous emphasis is placed on preparation for the critically important PARCC Assessments, as well as, the SAT and ACT exams.  Preparation for these assessments is embedded into each standards-based curriculum. The PCSST English Language Arts Program also offers honors and AP courses, in addition to various electives based on students’ interests and abilities.  

PCSST is an equal opportunity provider.