Summer Reading Lists and Work Packets
The Affton English Language Arts department knows that strong readers make strong learners. Research shows students who maintain regular reading habits during the summer are more successful in high school, college, and beyond. In an effort to foster reading skills, your child’s English teacher has created an assignment to assist her/him in this endeavor.
Texts have been selected to allow for choice, to align with the content of the course, to be engaging, and to be at an appropriate grade level. A written assignment or project may also be assigned to allow students to write and think critically about their reading. These assignments also create a common starting point to engage the content of next year’s course. While these written assignments will be primarily used for diagnostic purposes to evaluate a student’s writing, reading, and academic discipline, successful completion of the assignment is expected and may count as part of the student’s first semester grade.