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Summer Reading

2022 MMS Summer Reading - Gr 6 - incoming 6th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year

2022 MMS Summer Reading - Gr 7 - incoming 7th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year

2022 MMS Summer Reading - Gr 8 - incoming 8th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year


Students entering 9th grade for the 2022-2023 school year:

Please see the information below regarding Algonquin's required summer reading.

Algonquin Regional High School  ~  Summer Reading 2022

This year we have decided to require students to read a book for school.  Although we recognize that reading for pleasure on your own time is important, we’d like to kick off the year with a common reading and learning experience for each grade level.  Students should read the book listed next to their course and come to school ready for relevant lessons, activities and/or assessments.  We encourage students to read closely and take notes or use Post-it notes to record reactions, but taking notes is not required.  Be ready to engage and discuss in September.  The local libraries and bookstores are in the midst of stocking these titles so you can purchase your own copy or check one out of the library.

Freshman English: With the Fire on High, Elizabeth Acevedo

This contemporary novel is about a high school senior who is forced to make some tough decisions as she raises a child and helps support her family.  The one place she can escape is in the kitchen, where she adds “a little something magical” to everything she cooks.  Upon returning to school in August, Freshman English classes will engage in various interactive activities and writing prompts designed to introduce them to their classmates, as well as to some of the themes of the course.  We encourage students to take notes/record their thoughts during and after reading and to have a copy of the book available the first few weeks of school.