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Grasso Tech 2019 Summer Reading

Ah Summer! Students have worked hard this year and we are all looking forward to the break. While summer is a time to relax and unwind, the teachers at Ella T. Grasso Technical High School know that students who engage in reading over the summer have a better chance of maintaining the skills and knowledge they worked so hard to gain, skills that are critical to achieving success in school and beyond. Therefore, all Grasso Tech students are required to complete a Summer Reading assignment. Our goal is for students to have an enjoyable summer while maintaining essential reading skills.

The books and the project requirements for each grade level are listed below. For further information including book descriptions, reading activities, and grading policies, click on the links to the left.

Instrucciones en español

Instructions by Grade

Rising Freshmen - Read The Code- The 5 Secrets of Teen Success by Mawi Asgedom

1. Pick up a copy of the book at Grasso Tech, or find your book online, or at your local library or bookstore.

2. Read the book.

3. Complete one of the six Summer Reading Activities listed here.

4. Submit your project the first week of school and be prepared for an assessment on the book.

Rising Sophomores - Read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (See your teacher if you have already read the book.*)

1. Pick up a copy of the book at Grasso Tech, find your book online, or at your local library or bookstore.

2. Read the book.

3. Complete one of the six Summer Reading Activities listed here.

4. Submit your project the first week of school and be prepared for an assessment on the book.

*Alternative read Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Rising Juniors - Read All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

1. Pick up a copy of All American Boys at Grasso Tech, or find your book online, or at your local library or bookstore.

2. Read the book.

3. Complete one of the six Summer Reading Activities listed here.

4. Submit your project the first week of school and be prepared for an assessment on the book.

Rising Seniors - Contemporary issues - Read The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Sampson Davis

1. Pick up a copy of the book at Grasso Tech, or find your book online, or at your local library or bookstore.

2. Read the book.

3. Complete one of the six Summer Reading Activities listed here.

4. Submit your project the first week of school and be prepared for an assessment on the book.

Rising Seniors - Mythology - Read Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

1. Pick up a copy of the book at Grasso Tech, or find your book online, or at your local library or bookstore.

2. Read the book.

3. Complete one of the six Summer Reading Activities listed here.

4. Submit your project the first week of school and be prepared for an assessment on the book.

Parents, thank you in advance for supporting your teen’s reading efforts. We believe skills get better when you practice them, so please encourage your child to continue reading books of their choice for at least twenty minutes a day once their reading requirement is finished.

Thank you for the opportunity to teach your child! We wish you a happy summer.

The Grasso Tech Teachers


The Accelerated Reading Program is part of the school's curriculum for all students. Book descriptions from Acclerated Reader (www.arbookfind.com)https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/ link for full-text online books

For more information, contact Susan Manning at susan.manning@ct.gov or the main office at 860-448-0220.
Para mas información por favor comuníquese con la Sra. Susan Manning, General Education Department Head at susan.manning@ct.gov o llame a la oficina principal al 860-448-0220. Para ayuda en español llame a Carmen Camacho al 860 441-0349.