Summer Reading

Welcome to Trafton's summer reading page. Students and parents, please click on the below link to download the 2019-2020 summer reading list. 

2019-2020 Trafton Required Summer Reading List


Required Summer Reading Instructions and Questions:    

6th Grade:

Summer Reading instructions for Because of Mr. Terput by Rob Buyea

Provided below, please print the supplied character pages from the novel (8 characters). As you read the novel, jot down information you learn about the characters. Include information such as: how the character is feeling, how does he/she act, what does he/she think, etc. You do not need to write in complete sentences…notes are fine.  This will help you become familiar with each character. You will use these notes to complete the classroom assignments when we begin our school year.

6th Grade BoMT Character Page (Required, please Print)

Summer Reading instructions for City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Enjoy reading this novel over the summer. There are no questions to answer. Pease be ready to discuss it when we begin school.


7th and 8th grade Questions below:

7th Grade Tom Sawyer Questions (Required)
7th Grade Fahrenheit 451 Questions (Required)


8th Grade Anne Frank Questions (Required)
8th Grade Treasure Island Questions (Required)

8th Grade Shane Questions (Required)


Listed below by grade level are suggested books for additional summer reading options:

3rd Grade Optional Summer Reading Book List

4th Grade Optional Summer Reading Book List

5th Grade Optional Summer Reading Book List

6th Grade Optional Summer Reading Book List

7th Grade Optional Summer Reading Book List

8th Grade Optional Summer Reading Book List


Houston Area Independent Schools Recommended Reading List - This list of titles has been compiled by librarians at member schools of the Houston Area Independent School Library Network (HAISLN).  It includes both fiction and nonfiction books by some of the best authors for children and young adults.