Summer is just around the corner! As many of you know, rising Third through Twelfth Grade students are expected to participate in the school’s summer reading program.
Our students can earn extra credit by completing book reports. For each report turned in at the beginning of the school year, students earn five extra credit points per quarter; credit is awarded for up to four book reports.
Each book report should show that the student understood the book. Rising Third through Sixth Grade students should write a 200-word book report. Rising Seventh through Twelfth Grade students are required to write 500 words. All book reports should include information on the setting, time period, characters and plot, as well as the student’s opinion of the book as a whole.
Reading helps students avoid learning loss over vacation and prepare for the academic rigors of the next school year. Students who read consistently at an appropriate challenge level often experience a learning “leap” at the start of the next school year.
A good book helps to pass the time on long car trips and plane rides. Physical copies of books give students a more “hands-on” reading experience; e-books are available on many platforms and frequently offer in-app features such as dictionaries and digital highlighting or bookmarks.
Read to learn and read for fun! It’s the easiest way to get ahead on the 2016-2017 school year.