Summer Reading Expectations: Each student reads a minimum of 2 books during the summer.
The student may choose any book they are interested in reading as their first title. When considering the second title, DCS teachers have created a short list of suggested books. These texts are relevant and connect to the summer reading essential questions. We strongly encourage students to read one of the suggested titles because engaging in a community-read fulfills the primary purpose of summer reading: to provide an opportunity for our students to engage in an experience that will allow them to grow in literacy. Reading one book from the short list of choices has been a requirement of students in the past, but due to COVID-19, we understand that access to books may be limited, so we are prepared to be flexible. If a student is unable to secure a copy of a suggested title, the student may choose to read any other book.