Summer Reading Lists

Each grade level at Malden Public Schools has a summer reading list. For more details about the summer reading assignments for students, please select the appropriate grade level below.

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Summer Reading Grades K-5

The Malden Public Schools’ 2020 summer reading list is your ticket to adventurous travels through books.  We hope you and your family will read about other countries, cultures, and people all over the world.

Students are required to read regularly throughout the summer, with a weekly goal of 2 hours. We strongly recommend reading at least 20-30 minutes every day.  Books can be read by students on their own or with a partner during the summer. Partners for reading out loud can be parents, guardians, brothers, sisters or other interested caregivers.

Students must log their minutes read every night using the enclosed calendar and complete a Reading Response for any one book. They can read from the suggested list or books of their own choosing. Help your child complete the Reading Response by discussing books they have read or books that have been read to them.

We encourage you to check out books from the Malden Public Library to support your student. Please review the Malden Public Library Curb Side Pick Up information to learn more about how to check out library books.

Kindergarten Reading List, Log, Response

Click the links below to see the reading lists. Lists have been translated into the languages listed below.

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Reading Log July

Reading Log August

K-2 Reading Response

Grade 1 Reading List, Log, and Response

Click the links below to see the reading lists. Lists have been translated into the languages listed below.

Reading List– English

Reading List–French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Reading Log July

Reading Log August

K-2 Reading Response

Grade 2 Reading List, Log, and Response

Click the links below to see the reading lists. Lists have been translated into the languages listed below.

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Reading Log July

Reading Log August

K-2 Reading Response

Grade 3 Reading List, Log, and Response

Click the links below to see the reading lists. Lists have been translated into the languages listed below.

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Reading Log July

Reading Log August

Grade 3 Reading Response

Grade 4 Reading List, Log, and Response

Click the links below to see the reading lists. Lists have been translated into the languages listed below.

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Reading Log July

Reading Log August

Grade 4 Reading Response

Grade 5 Reading List, Log, and Response

Click the links below to see the reading lists. Lists have been translated into the languages listed below.

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

 Reading Log July

Reading Log August

Reading Response

Summer Reading Grades 6-8

Summer is a great time to reconnect with reading for pleasure. The Malden Public Schools hopes students
use books this summer to help build a habit of lifelong literacy. For summer reading, students may choose any book they would like to read. The provided lists are recommended books, however students may also choose a book that is not on this list.  After reading a book, students should complete the summer reading assignment. We hope that students will read many books this summer, but for the summer reading assignment, students only need to read one.

Grade 6 -8 Recommended List and Reading Assignment

Click the links below to see the reading lists. Students are not limited to selecting books from this list. They may read any book they want–even if the book they want to read is not on the list below. The lists below are suggestions only.

Reading List– English

Reading List– Arabic

Reading List– Amharic

Reading List–Haitian Creole

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Reading List– Vietnamese

Summer Reading Grades 9-12

Students in ELA Grades 9-12

Summer reading will count as 5% of the first quarter grade in English class.

Students taking an AP class should reach out to their teacher for the summer assignment.

AP Summer Work

Students in ELA AP courses should complete the assignments before the start of school. Please read assignments carefully. Should students have questions, they may contact their teacher.