Summer Reading

Q.I. Students and Families:

Although the 2023-2024 school year has come to a close, we are busy planning and thinking about the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. In order to promote reading habits, build reading stamina and enrich our English and Global Perspectives curricula here at Q.I. Roberts, we are providing summer reading for each grade level. We also have summer math via Khan Academy to help students build their mathematical fluency.

All reading material can be purchased online or copies can be signed out from the school starting June 10th. You can pick up copies over the summer from our front office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 -4:00.

We like to think of summer reading as an invitation–a chance for students to keep their skills sharp over the summer and get a jump start on their studies. Students should expect that their classes next year at QI will work with the summer reading books after the first week or two of school. There is no assignment for students to complete other than reading the books, but we do suggest that students use post-it notes to mark important sections or keep track of observations about the book in a notebook. Proactive reading by the students will reduce the workload once classes resume in August.

Please contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Mr. Joe Theobold

Principal, Q.I. Roberts

Summer Reading Lists

2024-2025 Pre-AICE Summer Reading List

7th Grade

Lower Secondary Global Perspectives 2

Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of 'The Iliad' by Rosemary Sutcliff (read this first)

The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of ‘The Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff

While these novels are not the original versions of the two Homeric epics, they provide an overview of the stories and characters. Since the first unit of study in this course focuses on “What Makes Us Human?,” an exploration of stories and journeys provides an excellent starting point to consider a variety of global perspectives on the human experience. These texts can also build the foundational knowledge that will be needed for success with Florida’s new BEST standards. 

8th Grade

Lower Secondary Global Perspectives 3

Outcasts United (Youth Edition)

This novel introduces students to the topic of sport and its role in society. This novel details the story of a soccer team and its impact on its community. The novel should help students understand and generate ideas for research in their Global Perspectives course.

9th Grade

Pre-AICE English Language

Edith Hamilton’s Mythology

Homer’s Odyssey and the hero’s journey are central parts of this course, so an understanding of the major figures and stories from the mythological tradition will provide a strong foundation for the class and Florida’s BEST standards.

10th Grade

AICE English Language AS Level 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a widely-taught novel that provides the chance to explore universal themes and Fitzgerald’s distinctive style. We think it is important for our students to read widely while still having some knowledge of commonly read texts.

11th Grade

AICE Literature in English AS Level

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (translated by Simon Armitage)

This text is listed as an option for the poetry section of this AICE examination. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight provides a starting point for students to better understand the heroic tradition and the Arthurian Legend. 

12th Grade

AICE Literature in English A Level

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This novel is listed as an option for this section of the AICE Literature syllabus. Jane Austen’s work is highly regarded and remains one of the most popular and widely studied literary works of all time. 

Knights Quest

Summer Math Enrichment

Math is fun, but it can also be challenging.

The Knights Quest enables students to practice the prerequisite math skills necessary to be successful in the mathematics course in which they are enrolled in the next school year. The purpose of this Quest is to help students develop mathematical fluency and to give them a positive start as they continue to activate their mathematical brain over summer break.


We like to think of the Knights Quest as an invitation–a chance for students to keep their skills sharp over the summer and get a jump start on their studies. Students should set the goal of 600 minutes (10 hours) over the whole summer (NOT INCLUDING TIME SPENT WATCHING VIDEOS). It breaks down to about 10 minutes per day, 5 days a week or in whatever way is best for them. 


Khan Academy is a free online program that provides support and skills practice in all areas of mathematics. Students can use the Khan Academy app, available for iOS and Android, or they can access Khan Academy using a regular Internet browser ( For students who don’t have Internet Access at home or do not have access to a suitable device, please reach out to the school.  Students should sign up and create an account for Khan Academy if they haven’t already, which requires a parent email address and completion of the parental approval step. Students are encouraged to use their school email address in order to set up their accounts, and to include their first name and last initial in their username, in order for their work to be easily identified by the teacher. Directions for setup and course codes are listed below. 

Please locate the "Get Ready for" course that best aligns with the course the students will be taking during the 2024-2025 school year. Alternatively, upper grade students can choose to utilize the digital SAT prep course that is available within Khan Academy

There is no “Pre-Algebra” for 7th grade students, but students should select the “Get ready for 8th grade”

It’s never too late for a positive start. The Knights Quest Program is a FREE, voluntary, non-credited, unsupported, self-paced review of math skills. The goal is to give students a boost in the prerequisite math skills needed to be successful in the mathematics course in which the student is enrolled in the 2024-2025 school year. The work is meant to be done independently. Students will not be monitored or supported by an instructor.