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’ 2018 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 visit the Malden Public Library regularly with your child. The library has copies of the summer reading books, offers fun children’s activities for free, and runs a 6-week Summer Reading Club (beginning July 2) that provides prizes and certificates  to children who read two or more hours each week (Registration  required).

Extra forms will be available at the Malden Public Library

Students must return completed forms to their school in August.

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

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

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

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

3-4 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

3-4 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

 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 Recommended List and Reading Assignment

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

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Grade 7 Recommended List and Reading Assignment

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

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Grade 8 Recommended List and Reading Assignment

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

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Summer Reading Grades 9-12

Students in ELA Grades 9-12

Students should choose ANY TWO of the 15 sources to read, to listen, or to watch from the reading list. Then, complete the reading response sheet. Summer reading will count as 5% of the first quarter grade in English class.

Students taking an AP Class

Please select the appropriate AP summer assignment to the right.

NOTE: Assignments For AP LITERATURE & AP LANGUAGE coming soon

Grade 9

Click the links below to see the reading lists and assignments.  Translated lists and assignments coming soon!

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Grade 10

Click the links below to see the reading lists and assignments. Translated lists and assignments coming soon!

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Grade 11

Click the links below to see the reading lists and assignments. Translated lists and assignments coming soon!

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

Grade 12

Click the links below to see the reading lists and assignments. Translated lists and assignments coming soon!

Reading List–English 

Reading List– French

Reading List–Chinese

Reading List–Spanish

Reading List–Portuguese

AP Language

Click the links below to see the reading lists and assignments. Translations of assignments coming soon!

AP Research Assignment–English 

AP Research Assignment– French

AP Research Assignment–Chinese

AP Research Assignment–Spanish

AP Research Assignment–Portuguese

AP Literature

Click the links below to see the reading lists and assignments. Translations of assignments coming soon!

AP Research Assignment–English 

AP Research Assignment– French

AP Research Assignment–Chinese

AP Research Assignment–Spanish

AP Research Assignment–Portuguese

AP Research

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

AP Research Assignment–English 

AP Research Assignment– French

AP Research Assignment–Chinese

AP Research Assignment–Spanish

AP Research Assignment–Portuguese

AP Seminar

Click the links below to see the reading lists and assignments. Translated lists coming soon!

AP Seminar Assignment–English 

AP Seminar Assignment– French

AP Seminar Assignment–Chinese

AP Seminar Assignment–Spanish

AP Seminar Assignment–Portuguese