• 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. 

    This summer, however, won’t look like other summers, especially when it comes to finding your next great book. Visiting your local library or browsing the shelves of your independent bookstore has changed, and so has your summer reading assignment. Don't be lazy, check out the following assignments for your grade level:


  • 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 that showcase your strengths and demonstrates your critical thinking skills and comprehension of the book:
       • PowerPoint
       • Prezi
       • Powtoon
       • Sway
       • Canvas   

    Assessment
    • You will be assessed on your summer reading assignment during the second week of your academic cycles in August/September. 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
       • 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 – do the work, don’t run from it!
    • You may not choose a book that you have read before.
    • You should 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
       • Record a one minute video
       • Create a poster/presentation  

    Assessment
    • You will be assessed on your summer reading assignment during the second week of your academic cycles in August/September. 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.

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  • 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:
     
     
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