Grades 7-12 Earn up to 5 points on your English grade!

  • Evaluators will be at the Lockport Public Library in the Meeting Room. You must meet with an evaluator and have a book discussion before any points can be assigned.  You will be evaluated on your knowledge of the book, your results will be logged and you will receive a receipt upon your successful completion.

PROJECTS: What are my Choices?

  • Essay – Be prepared to write an essay based on provided prompts at the library. Graphic organizers are posted on the district’s website to help you take notes as you read.

    Reading Response Log – Share a personal reflection for each chapter. It may be typed or written.

    Tech Project – Create a Power Point, timeline or brochure to summarize your book. Bring your tech project on a laptop to share your project with evaluator.

    Main Idea Collage – Use poster board for your background. Be sure to use images or objects large enough to be easily seen.  Use a minimum of 10 images or objects to represent all or several literary elements.

    Poem – Create a poem about the book or character.  Your poem should be at least 20 lines.

    Prequel or Sequel – Create a prequel or sequel to the book.  Either version must include two main characters in a setting from the book.

    Pack a Project –Find a container that represents something unique about the book.  Fill the container with at least 10 objects that represent something about the character or story.  You may NOT use pictures, drawings or words (objects only).

    Editorial Cartoon – Create an editorial cartoon for the story that you have read.  The cartoon must contain at least five of the most important characteristics of the story.  Be prepared to explain every one of your characteristics in detail. 

    Diorama – Use a small box (shoebox size) to create a 3-dimensional miniature scene in which characters, animals and objects are arranged in a setting pertaining to the book.


    PLEASE NOTE: The following books may NOT be used for the district Summer Reading Program. Honors and AP students may use these required books only for class credit.

    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
    • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
    • All But My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein
    • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
    • Farewell to Manzanar by Houston & Houston


Evaluation Sessions