Summer Reading

Dear Parents and Guardians,

At Utica Academy of Science, we are committed to maintain high academic rigor and prepare our scholars as college and career ready. For this purpose, summer matters. Numerous researches suggest summertime with high-quality learning experiences and personal goal settings for scholars. Summer reading programs provide excellent opportunities to build vocabulary and improve reading fluency during the summertime and prevent summer learning loss phenomenon.

Every UAS scholar is required to read the grade level’s summer reading book from the ELA reading list. The core books were chosen for its related content and qualities from the NYS Common Core reading list or related texts. The required book will be provided by the school free of charge as of July 15.

Students should complete the assignment, which corresponds to the required summer reading book. The assignments will be graded and averaged out in the first quarter ELA course grade.

We wish you a restful and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you in September.

Utica Academy of Science Charter School

Summer Reading Assignments:

Grade Level Novel Selection 1 Novel Selection 2 Novel Selection 3 PDF Link
6th A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo The Watsons Go to Birmingham by
Christopher Paul Curtis
Student copies are available from current 6th grade library:
7th Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan Monster by
Walter Dean Myers
8th The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse The Giver by Lois Lowry  
9th I am Malala by Malala Yousafzi Ghost by
Jason Reynolds
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
by Ann Brashers
10th The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Tangerine by
Edward Bloor
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll: (

Surviving the Evacuation by Frank Tayell:  (

11th The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald  Awaken by
Katie Kacvinsky
Tuesdays with Morrie by
Mitch Albom
All 3 titles available 
12th The Road by Cormac McCarthy  My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult  The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs: (

After the Cure by Deidre Gould: (