~ PHS SUMMER READING 2016 ~
See our Books page and the links below for tons of lists to tons of awesome books!
All Students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2016 should:
*Students in 10th-12th grade Honors or UConn classes will have an alternative summer reading requirement which will be distributed by English teachers in June.
~Summer Reading Logs ~
Informational letter attached.
Logs attached HERE:
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PHS SUMMER READING Goal:
To convey how important reading is, the Portland Secondary School English Department and the Library Media Specialist have established a summer reading requirement for all students. Students need to continue developing their intellectual capabilities, to learn new information, to have the experiences and perceptions that books can bring, and to have fun reading a good book outside the constraints of an English classroom. Summer reading also gives students the advantage of being active readers when school is no longer in session by helping to maintain the positive habit of reading as a leisure-time activity. English teachers require all students to complete a brief writing assignment based on what they have read during the summer.
We recognize that students who do not read over the summer will see a decline in their reading skills and a lack of vocabulary development. Studies indicate that lack of reading experiences over the summer is a primary contributor to the achievement gap in schools. Please take a moment to read about the effects of “Summer Leaning Loss” in this review of studies: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED536514.pdf
The importance of summer reading is captured by this quote of Mark Twain: “A person who does not read has no advantage over a person who cannot read.”
~ PORTLAND LIBRARY ~
LINKS TO GREAT BOOKS
Refer to our BOOKS page for more ideas.
LibraryThing (create a free account!)Teen Reads
Young Adult Library Services Association Book Awards and Book Lists
HISTORICAL FICTIONBarnes and Noble Historical FictionRomantic Times Online
Barnes and Noble Teen Horror and Suspense
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