DMS Summer Reading

for ELA classes

All Sixth Grade PreAP/GT ELA

GT students must choose TWO books from the district summer reading list:

The Wizard of Oz (Puffin Classics version) by Baum

Iqbal by D'Adamo

The Conch Bearer by Divakaruni

Phineas Gage by Fleischman

La Linea by Jaramillo

A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle

The Dream Bearer by Myers

Hatchet by Paulsen

Becoming Naomi Leon by Ryan

The Wednesday Wars by Schmidt

ALL SEVENTH GRADE ELA

All students read Everlost by Neal Shusterman.


PreAP/GT ALSO read one book from this list:


  1. A Life in the Wild by Turner
  2. Bull Rider by Williams
  3. Good Enough by Yoo
  4. The Secret Garden (Puffin Classics Version) by Burnett
  5. Almost Astronauts by Stone
  6. Day of Tears by Lester
  7. Isaac's Storm by Larson
  8. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Verne
  9. A Step from Heaven by Na
  10. Everlost by Shusterman
  11. Lightning Thief by Riordan

ALL EIGHTH GRADE ELA

Read Make Lemonade by Wolff.


PreAP/GT also reads: The Giver by Lois Lowry

DULLES HIGH SCHOOL PreAP

The House on Mango Street by Cisneros

All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque