SUMMER READING

At GALA, each student is

expected to complete a

summer reading project

in preparation for

the upcoming school year.

Scroll below to

your grade level

for full details.

 

6TH GRADE SUMMER READING

To prepare for the 6th grade English class, please read one of the following over the summer.
Assignment: Double Entry Journal
Due Date: First week of English/History Classes

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Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan

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I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor

 
 

7th Grade Summer Reading

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In seventh grade, students will be using The Giver as part of their curriculum. To prepare for this work, please read the novel and complete the assignment over the summer.
Assignment: Double Entry Journal
Due Date: First week of English/History Classes

 

8th Grade Summer Reading

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In eighth grade, students will discuss the novel by Madeleine L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time. To prepare for this work, please read the novel over the summer.
Assignment: Double Entry Journal
Due Date: First week of English/History Classes

9th Grade Summer Reading

 

Throughout the ninth grade, you will be exploring what it means to come of age. For your summer reading, choose ONE of the following books to read and construct a double-entry journal. Please click on instruction PDF below. 
Assignment: Double Entry Journal
Due Date: First week of English/History Classes

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Amos Fortune, Free Man
by Elizabeth Yates

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Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell

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Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds

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Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Brave New World
by Aldous Husley

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Godless
by Pete Hautman

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Lord of the Flies
by Lois Lowry

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The Hate You Give
by Angie Thomas

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Catch-22
by Joseph Heller

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It's Kind of a Funny Story
by Ned Vizinni

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Marcelo in the Real World
by Francisco Stork

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To All The Boys I've Loved Before
by Jenny Han

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Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds

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Lemonade Mouth
by Mark Peter Hughes

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Nothing
by Janne Teller

9TH GRADE AP BIOLOGY

 

If you have registered for AP Biology, the information in this summer assignment is intended to remind you of information that you have learned in middle school science as well as what  you would have learned if you had taken high school Biology.  As a reminder, AP Biology is designed for students that have already taken high school Biology, so this summer assignment should help support you in your AP Bio journey.

10th Grade Summer Reading

 

Throughout the tenth grade, you will be exploring the topic of culture. For your summer reading, choose ONE of the following books to read and construct a double-entry journal. Instructions in the PDF below. 
Assignment:Double Entry Journal
Due Date:First week of English/History Classes

View/Print FULL Assignment Details in a PDF format

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Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
by Julia Alvarez

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie

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Big Mouth & Ugly Girl
by Joyce Carol Oates

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Like Water For Chocolate
by Pete Hautman

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The Fold
by Ana Na

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Brief Wondrous Life Oscar Wao
by Junot Diaz

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The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

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Does My Head Look Big In This?
by Randa Abdel Fattah

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Tasting the Sky
by Ibtisam Barakat

 

11th Grade Summer Reading

11th Grade American Literature (not AP Lang):
To prepare for this class, please read one of the following books over the summer.
Assignment: Double Entry Journal
Due Date: First week of English Classes

Teacher for 2022-2023:
Ms. Knopfler

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A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

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The Autobio of Ben Frnaklin
by Benjamin Franklin

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Farewell to Manzanar
by Waksatsuki Houston & Houston

11TH GRADE AP LANG

 

If you are taking AP Lang, your choice of novels below. 
Assignment: Click on the instructions.
Due Date: First week of English Classes
Teacher for 2022-2023: Ms. Knopfler

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Caste
by Isabel Wilkerson

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Freakonomics
by Levitt & Dubner

11th grade ap seminar

 

If you are taking AP Seminar, please see below.
Assignment: See instructions
Due Date: First week of AP Seminar

Teacher for 2022-2023:
Ms. Knopfler

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Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell

 

12th Grade Summer Reading

Assignment: Ms. Adrianne has written a detailed description of instructions along with links and PDFs of some of the books below.

Due Date: First week of English Classes

Teacher for 2022-2023: Ms. Adrianne

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Dare to Lead
by Brene Brown

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Ethics 101 
by Brian Boone

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

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Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Julie Smith

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