Summer Reading - 2014 - WELCOME...

We in the English/ Language Arts Department of Exeter- West Greenwich Junior High School firmly believe that independent reading is essential to a student’s personal and intellectual growth. Accordingly, throughout the school year we have consistently encouraged reading both inside and outside the classroom.

When pondering summer, many of us think of vacationing, spending time with friends, and enjoying the outdoors. We want you to enjoy these things while participating in something that will make you more successful as a student next year--and a summer reading program has been shown to do just that. Did you know that summer reading can improve: reading ability; writing ability; vocabulary; grammar; test scores; and the enjoyment of reading? All of these skills are vital to your overall success in school and beyond.

Summer is a perfect time to set sail--to chart a new course in your reading life. Where will you go? Who will you meet? What will you learn--about yourself, and others? Summer reading invites you to swim through the pages of a book to discover, to explore, and to grow as a lifelong learner.

Summer Reading packets--with all materials included--are available at the Superintendent's office, the High School and Junior High School offices, Senior High Guidance, and at your local libraries.

PLEASE NOTE: The 7th Grade required book title has been changed to "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.

Should you have questions, or require additional information, please contact Ms. Sutton at