Summer Reading

A few of our middle school reading selectionsHigh Schoolers have specific titles to read over the summer; see the bottom of this page for a link to the list of instructions. Middle Schoolers will be reading five books over the summer. We also put together a list of activities that students can do along with the books that they read. Students who email us about their summer reading activities are entered into our Summer Reading Raffle and are featured on our Summer Reading Activities page, but it is password protected for their privacy, so if you are part of the SCDS family, please come by and ask us for the password so you can see photos and descriptions of their summer reading adventures! If parents, staff, and faculty would like to join in the Summer Reading fun, scroll down for some optional activites for you too!

6th Grade Reading Lists

Short list with just titles and authors: 6th Grade Summer Reading 2018
List showing all the titles in the series: 6th Grade Summer Reading Series 2018
List of activities ideas: 6th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2018

Reading Log (print this out to keep track of your books and bring your completed list to your English teacher when school starts)

7th Grade Reading Lists

Short list with just titles and authors: 7th Grade Summer Reading 2018
List showing all the titles in the series: 7th Grade Summer Reading Series 2018
List of activities ideas: 7th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2018

Reading Log (print this out to keep track of your books and bring your completed list to your English teacher when school starts)

8th Grade Reading Lists

Short list with just titles and authors: 8th Grade Summer Reading 2018
List showing all the titles in the series: 8th Grade Summer Reading Series 2018
List of activities ideas: 8th Grade Summer Reading Activities 2018

Reading Log (print this out to keep track of your books and bring your completed list to your English teacher when school starts)

Sacramento Public Library Card

Students have had a lot of luck with research at the public library, so obtaining a library card to the Sacramento Public Library might be helpful for summer reading. To find out more about getting a library card, go here: http://www.saclibrary.org/FAQ/Get-a-library-card/.

High School Summer Reading

2018-2019 Summer Reading Letter

2018-2019 Incoming Freshman Summer Reading List

Summer Reading for Parents/Staff/Faculty (Optional)

We thought you might want to join in the summer fun! Here’s a bingo card card to keep track of you summer reads. Email us a copy of your completed bingo card and we’ll put your name in a raffle in the fall.

Having trouble finding books? Check out these lists for some great options:

The New York Times Best Sellers List

Matthews Library Book Club Books

NPR Books

Goodread’s Best Book Lists

New York Public Library Recommendations

Sacramento Public Library Great Reads

PBS The Great American Read

Washington Post’s 39 Books We’re Talking About This Summer