10th Grade

10th Grade Summer Reading Books

Summer Reading is required for all 10th grade students.

Students are required to acquire their own book(s) and bring it with them, annotated, on the first day of class.

If borrowing a book, or using an audio book, bring double entry notes that include page numbers.

It is essential that students annotate the book while reading.

Annotation Rubric/Model

ACADEMIC students need to read one of the books below (fiction or nonfiction)

HONORS need to read two of the book below (one fiction and one nonfiction)

Upon teacher discretion, students may choose an alternate book provided it is grade-level appropriate. 

  • On the first day of class:

    • Annotations will be collected for 30 formative points.

    • There will be a reading assessment worth 20 summative points on the first day of class. Books, notes, and annotations can be utilized. 

    • Other activities or writings based on the book may occur throughout the year.

    Note: The numbers following the titles indicate the Lexile level - the higher the number, the more challenging the text.


Legend 710L by Marie Lu

Long Walk to Water 720L by Linda Sue Park

Refugee 800L by Alan Gratz

Pigs in Heaven 910L by Barbara Kingsolver

Under the Persimmon Tree 1010L by Suzanne Fischer Staples

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime 1180L by Mark Haddon



Brown Girl Dreaming, a memoir in verse by Jacquline Woodson 990L

Almost American Girl graphic novel, memoir (Lexile not available yet) by Robin Ha

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell  (5 chapters of the readers choice) 1190L

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 1140L

Win Every Argument by Medhi Hasan (Lexile not available)

Details regarding Summer Reading requirements for 10th Grade English Learning Support students is available using the link below:

10th Grade Learning Support