A Classical Catholic School

Summer Reading

Grade 2:

Assigned reading: Book One in the Boxcar Children series.

Click here to download the Grade 2 summer reading assignment.

Grade 3:

Assigned reading: Lysis Goes to the Play.

Click here to download the Grade 3 summer reading assignment.

Grade 4:

Assigned reading: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Students were provided with a study guide for this text at the end of the third grade year.

Grade 5: 

Assigned reading: The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Click here to download the Grade 5 summer reading assignment (includes poetry and Bible verse memorization), and please acquire a simple ruled journal for your work. You may wish to use these cursive practice sheets to prepare for writing in your journal.

Grade 6:

Assigned reading: The Door in the Wall

Students should annotate the text in the margins, making notes of important themes, events, and definitions of unfamiliar vocabulary. They should also take brief notes in the end-papers about the characters and be prepared to discuss the text as of the first day of school.

Grade 7:

Assigned reading: Island of the Blue Dolphins

Students were provided with a study guide during the last week of school; extra copies are available in the school office.

Grade 8:

Assigned reading: No Promises in the Wind and The Thirty-Nine Steps

Reading guide for No Promises in the Wind

Reading guide for The Thirty-Nine Steps

Letter to rising eighth graders