Summer Reading Program

Levittown Summer Reading Program

Kerin L. Slattery Ed. D.
Director of ELA, Secondary Reading & Library Services
Michelle Kelly
Director of Elementary Education

Summer is a time for relaxation, spending time with family, and renewing friendships. It is also a time for our students to reflect on the lessons learned throughout the school year and to renew their commitment to be lifelong learners. As each student in Levittown has made individual strides throughout the school year, it is imperative that the students remain on this learning path, especially during the summer months. Current research shows that the average student will lose approximately one month of instruction during the summer break. To avoid this loss, it is imperative that students read over the summer to maintain comprehension and vocabulary skills, as well as to strengthen their ability to analyze information and think critically.

Each student entering grades 6-12 is expected to read the book assigned to them or choose a book from their grade level book list. The assigned book list is oulined below:

High Schools

Entering Grade 9: Refugee by Allan Gratz

* Students entering grade 9 are expected to complete the Graphic Organizer that can be found by clicking on the link below. A Google Slide Presentation is also available for additional resources.

Entering English Grades 10, 10 Pre AP, and 11: Students are expected to engage in an independent reading experience where they choose their own book to read from the reading list for their incoming grade level. The Summer Reading Chart is expected to be completed and handed into the student's English teacher upon the commencement of the 2024-25 school year. Please find the summer reading book list for your grade level below.

* Additional resources can be found below on accessing e-books from the Library Media section of your high school as well as from the Levittown Public Library.

Entering Grade 12: College Literature course: Monsters: A Bedford Spotlight Reader by Andrew J. Hoffman The College Writer course: See your assignment under the corresponding link below.

Students enrolled in AP Capstone, AP Language, AP Literature, or the 12th Grade courses have specific books/readings with additional assignments. Please click on the links below to access these assignments.



Teachers are available to answer questions via EMAIL regarding the summer assignments as follows:


9th Grade

Teacher: Barrett
July 2nd (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Aug. 2nd (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

AP Capstone Seminar

Teacher: Stritzl
July 19th (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
July 23rd (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

AP Language and Composition

Teacher: S. Breves
July 16th (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
July 30th (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Teacher: K. Rosenberg
Aug. 9th (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Aug. 21st (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

12th Grade College Writers

Teacher: C. Marcy
July 15th (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Aug. 15th (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

12th Grade Literature
(Monsters and Heroes)

Teacher: D. Goldman
July 1st (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Aug. 1st (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

AP Literature

Teacher: K. Stritzl
July 19th (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
July 23rd (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


9th Grade

Teacher: S. DiPierri
July 16th (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Aug. 6th (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

AP Capstone Seminar

Teacher: K. Lacey
July 15th (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Aug. 12th (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

AP Language and Composition

Teacher: C. Wellenreuther
July 24th (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
August 21st (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

12th Grade College Writers

Teacher: K. Bryan
July 8th (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Teacher: S. DiPierri
Aug. 5th (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

12th Grade Literature
Monsters and Heroes

Teacher: T. D'Amico
July 3rd (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Aug. 5th (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

AP Literature

Teacher: D'Amico
July 3rd (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Aug. 5th (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Middle Schools

Summer Reading Program Graphic Students entering grades 6-8 have an opportunity to creatively engage with the dynamic website found on the homepages for each school, as well as on the links below.

It is mandatory for all students to read the book assigned to their grade level as this book will become the anchor text for the fall and will be used for lessons and activities when the students return to school on September 4, 2024.

* Students entering grades 6, 7 ,8 are invited to explore the interactive Middle School Summer Reading Program Website .

Entering Grades 6, 7, 8: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Elementary Schools

Students entering grades K-5 are invited to explore the interactive Elementary School Summer Reading Program Website below.