Preparing All Students for Success in College and Career

Get ready for the fall by doing some of your reading! Each student is expected to read for 30 minutes each day and take notes on at least two books from selected lists.
Upon returning to school, during the first two weeks, Reading Counts tests will be taken on two of the books. Why not get started right away? All books can be found at the Santa Ana Public Library.
7th Grade Reading List
   All 7th graders should read Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz (750 L, 41,795 words) and ONE of the following:
 Superfudge by Judy Blume
 560L, 30,695 words
 Crash by Jerry Spinelli
 560L, 31,956 words
 Nine Days a Queen by Ann Rinaldi  
 670L, 37,230 words
 Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot
 670L, 44,750 words
 Children of the River by Linda Crew
 700L, 52,695 words  
 Red Scar Girl by Ji-Li Jiang
 780L, 54,818 words
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
 780L, 47,777 words
 That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton
 780L, 35,998 words
 Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings
 800L, 35,998 words
 Long Shot by Mike Lupica
 910L, 29,679 words
 Percy Jackson series (any book)
         by Rick Riordan
 check website for lexile and word 
8th Grade Reading List
   All 8th graders should read TWO books from the following:
 Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
 510L, 49,966 words
 Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry  680L, 48,032 words
 Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
 750L, 67,546 words
 Pigman by Paul Zindel
 950L, 35,921 words  

 White Fang by Jack London
 970L, 71,113 words
 Black Like Me by John Griffin
 990L, 62,630 words
 The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
 990L, 82,101 words
 Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
 1100L, 60,628 words