I get it. The summer is your time. It’s your break from a long, grueling school year of research papers, quadratic formulas, literary devices, scientific methods, and more. So why must your English teachers assign a book to read over the summer? “They hate us and want us to suffer!” That’s the farthest thing from the truth! The fact of the matter is that summer reading happens at the high school level across the state and country. Students just like you are all reading this summer, giving them an advantage in their upcoming Fall courses–but that’s not all. Purposeful reading over the summer enhances your chances of scoring big-time on the ACT, SAT, LEAP, and other major exams (like AP). The more you practice reading, the more you are exposed to great writing, allowing you to better simulate those same skills on your performance exams. And as we all know, better scores on exams equate to real-life opportunities post-high school (think scholarships and earned college credits saving you and your parent's money). So no! We do not want you to suffer. We want you to fly high and excel.
The following link will give you all the information you need to complete your summer reading and assignments