Summer reading

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Between books to enjoy over the summer to some of the classics, we’ve put together a few different lists for students to stay engaged during the off months and after school. Some of these may be required as assignments with the goal to provide a basis of knowledge for discussion as we compare author’s styles, techniques, and connect to the plot of books read in class.

Our curriculumSummer Lit Challenge

Assignments for the start of school

Summer Reading for Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grades

6th Grade

Summer Reading Assignment

For the summer students will read two novels that will be used throughout the 6th grade year in the English and Literature subject areas with an assignment to complete before the first day of school.

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7th Grade

Summer Reading Assignment

For this assignment students will read two separate readings that will correspond to the curriculum taught in the English and Literature for 7th Grade and are asked to write two typed responses to bring to class.

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8th Grade

Summer Reading Assignment

This summer, we are assigning all incoming 8th graders to read one book and after finishing the novel, complete a two-page typed essay responding to a prompt described further in the link below.

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Join Us the Month of June

Summer Program

The program will be offered for the incoming PK – 5th grade Cosgriff students. Sign up for a week at a time, half days or full days. Every day will have indoor and outdoor activities structured around a theme.

Math and Mysteries Mondays:  Puzzles, problem solving and math games

Artists and Authors Tuesdays:  Celebrate and explore great artists and authors

Writing and Water Wednesdays: Writing and water study in the morning, water play in the afternoon.

Throwback Thursdays:  Dive into historical events

We will also offer the Middle School Zoom Summer Reading and Discussion. Groups for one hour a day Monday – Thursday.

Summer Program Registration

Cosgriff Classics

Classical Reading Lists

Even though summer vacation means it is time to relax, we’d love to hear that students continued to read every day. Whether it’s a novel, magazine, interesting news topics, short stories, non-fiction or poetry we believe reading helps to become the best writer a student can be. Here’s a couple lists put together divided up by reading ability levels.

If you’re looking for additional reading, check out New York City Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books below. If you need more information or have any questions please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to assist or point you in the right direction.

Third – fifth GradeSixth – Eighth GradeNew York City Library List