PA Summer Reading 2022

Summer ReadingThe Pillow Academy English department has planned a great summer reading experience for 5th-12th grade students. It is our hope that our students enjoy not only these carefully curated book selections, but also a fun, healthy summer break with family and friends.

Students in the following classes are required to read ONE book this summer. The links to the discussion questions for each book are indicated below and will be available on our website. All students should be prepared to turn the questions in to the teacher on the first day of school in August. A test will be given on the 1st full day of school. Students should also plan for essays and possible further studies.

5th Grade: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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6th Grade English: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
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7th Grade English:    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
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7th Grade Honors English: The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
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8th Grade English: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
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The classes below do not have study questions. Students are required to read ONE book this summer. As you read, take notes in the margins of your book to help you remember key passages. Pay attention to the author’s style and purpose. Watch for the author’s methods of characterization and use of symbols to suggest certain themes throughout the book. Note the author’s use of conflict and setting. Finally, consider how the main character’s conflict or dilemma may be a commentary on a larger issue by the author. A test will be given on the book during the first week of school in August (possibly the first full day of school). An in-class writing assignment will follow plus possible other assignments. 

8th Grade Honors English: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
9th Grade English: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
9th Grade Honors English:    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
10th Grade English: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
10th Grade Honors English:

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

11th Grade English: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
11th Grade Honors English:    The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
12th Grade English: The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
12th Grade Honors English DE: Dear William by David Magee