Class of 2020
Summer Reading Expectations
Reading during the summer…
What will you read?
That is your decision, but not books you already read in middle school. We have provided links to
recommended
books from high school students and teachers across the country to help you with your decision. However,
you
don’t have to choose from this list. You can choose any book. This summer, we want you to read things that
interest
you; to explore careers, people, places, topics and ideas you’ve wondered about; to have a great
adventure.
How much should I read and when?
Read a minimum of two books of your choice (not books you’ve read in the past) before you return in the
fall.
Challenge yourself! The first full day back, you will be asked to submit the chart that is on the back of this
letter.
Then, in your 11
th
grade Language Arts class you will complete some sort of evaluation. This could be in the
form of
a book talk, a one-pager, or a small project about your reading. These are generally related to characters,
conflicts,
plot, and lessons learned. If you have any questions, please contact Secondary Literacy Coordinator, Amy
Keith-Wardlow, at keitha@dearbornschools.org.
Builds Vocabulary Increases Reading Stamina
Models Quality
Sentence Structure
Improves Writing
Prevents a Decline in
Reading Level
Is Fun!
Places to go for reading recommendations
Overall Good Books: http://www.pennykittle.net/uploads/images/PDFs/Reading_Lists/UNH_more_books!.pdf
Top Picks for Guys: http://www.guysread.com/books/
Student Name:__________________________ Student ID:________
SSR+
Student Log (Bring on FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!)
Book 1 Title:
Book 1 Author:
Summarize the most important or interesting parts of Book 1, but don’t give away any spoilers.
Rate the book: 1-10 ______
________________________________________________________________________________________
Book 2 Title:
Book 2 Author:
How does the main character change or develop over the course of the novel? Then explain how the
main character is similar to someone in your life.
Rate the book: 1-10 ______