• Summer Reading
     
    Enjoy Your Lazy Days of Summer Reading
    Summer is the perfect season to fill your schedule with fun-in-the-sun activities like swimming, hiking, and biking. Whatever you’re doing this summer, be sure to set aside some time to relax and curl up with a good book. 

    Don't be lazy, check out the following assignments for your grade level and then visit your local library or browse the shelves of your independent bookstore for your next great read.


  • Summer Reading for Grade 9

    Assignment
    • Our freshmen will read Peak by Roland Smith.*
    • We encourage you to keep notes as you read to assist in your final presentation.
    • You must present your assignment in one of the following digital methods: 
       • PowerPoint
       • Prezi
       • Powtoon
       • Sway
       • Canvas   

    Assessment
    • Assessment of your summer reading assignment and submission dates will be announced
       in the fall when you return to school.
    • You'll have additional time at home within the first couple of weeks of school to review
       instruction and complete the assessment.
    • Your final presentation should showcase your strengths and demonstrate your critical
       thinking skills, comprehension of the book, and ability to analyze the story.
    • The assessment grade will count towards 10% of your Term 1 grade in Career Enrichment.

    • You will be assessed on whether you addressed the following points:
       • Summary of the plot
       • Opinion of story/characters
       • Favorite characters and why
       • Favorite quotes and why
       • Favorite scene and why
       • What you learned from the book
       • How you will apply lessons from the book to your own life


    * If you can, consider supporting your local library and independent bookstore this summer with curbside pickup and online ordering.

  • Summer Reading for Grades 10, 11 & 12

    Assignment

    • Our sophomores, juniors, and seniors may choose to read one book of their choice,
       either fiction or non-fiction. *
    • We encourage you to choose a book that challenges you – don’t just choose the easiest
       or shortest one – find something you enjoy!
    • The book you choose may NOT be one that you have read before or has been used/is being
       used for another class assignment
    • You must read a book that is high school reading level.
    • You must present your assignment in one of the following methods that showcase your
       strengths and demonstrates your critical thinking skills and comprehension of the book:
       • Write a one-page reaction (double-spaced/12 point font)
       • Record a one minute video
       • Create a poster/presentation using PowerPoint, Prezi, Canva, etc.

    Assessment
    • Assessment of your summer reading assignment and submission dates will be announced
       in the fall when you return to school.
    • You'll have additional time at home within the first couple of weeks of school to review
       instruction and complete the assessment.
    • The grade will count towards 10% of your Term 1 grade in Career Enrichment.

    • You will be assessed on whether you addressed the following points:
       • Title and author of the book
       • Summary of the plot
       • Opinion of story/characters
       • Favorite characters and why
       • Favorite quotes and why
       • What you learned from the book
       • How you will apply lessons from the book to your own life


    * If you can, consider supporting your local library and independent bookstore this summer with curbside pickup and online ordering.

  •  
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Bookworm Resources
     
     
    Are you an avid reader, the type
    who devours one book after another?
    Well we have some great resources
    for your summertime reading:
     
     
    Join the Epic Reads community to find
    the hottest teen books, connect with your
    favorite authors, and meet new friends
    who share your interests. 
     
    Meet your next favorite book at GoodReads
     
    What Should I Read Next? has a huge
    database of book recommendations
    from readers like you. 
     
     How and Why We Read:
    A Crash Course English Literature #101