Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage students to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. Children who don’t read over the summer tend to lose literacy skills while children who do read during the summer actually improve their reading ability. Summer learning losses accumulate over several years and are an important contributor to the achievement gap. The benefits of summer reading programming for children:
• Children are motivated to read.
• Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
• Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
• Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
• Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
Suggested Summer Reading List for High School students Entering Grades 10 – 12
The School library offers a great number of new books and services.
Suggested summer reading for students entering grade 10
THE CALL OF THE WILD— Jack London,
Pandora (Greek Mythology)
COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES -Doyle, A.C. A collection
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE — Daniel Defoe
The Picture of Dorian Gray (O. Wild)
The Happy Prince (O. Wild)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Suggested summer reading for students entering grade 11
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – Jane Austen
JANE EYRE -, Charlotte Brontë
REBECCA —Daphne duMaurier,
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS — Ernest Hemingway
A TALE OF TWO CITIES –Ch. Dickens
DAVID COPPERFIELD — Ch. Dickens
MYTHOLOGY Pandora’s Box
TESS OF THE D’UBERVILLES – Thomas Hardy
Recommended literature for students of humanitarian stream with oral exam on the horizon.
The Grass is singing (After Doris Lessing)
The Godfather (After Mario Puzo)
Lorna Doone (After R.D.Blackmore)
Oliver Twist (After Charles Dickens)
Gone With the Wind (After M.Mitchell)
The Citade (After A.J.Cronin)
O.Henry’s short stories