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Summer Assignments 2018

All students are required to complete the appropriate assignment for the grade they will enter this Fall.  Students will receive a report card grade for this. We ask parents to please oversee your child’s work. Furthermore, we ask you to encourage your teen to read as much as possible.  Reading for pleasure is extremely important for the development of all children, and particularly for our adolescents.


Grade 12 assignment

Grade 12 AP English Literature and Composition assignment

Grade 11 AP English Language and Composition assignment

Grades 10 and 11 assignment

Grade 9 assignment



WHY summer assignments?


Why Khan Academy?


  • Khan Academy is the only SAT prep endorsed by the College Board, the makers of the SAT.
  • 20 hours on Khan Academy is associated with an average 115-point increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT.
  • 16,000 students saw increases of 200 points or more.
  • Our students who consistently practice on Khan routinely see those kinds of increases.
  • Shorter practice periods also correlate with meaningful score gains; 6–8 hours of practice on Official SAT Practice is associated with an average 90-point increase
  • For more information, click here.




Why Newsela’s Summer Reading Clubs?


  • It is an easy way to encourage students continue reading over the summer and explore topics  that interest them.
  • It is important to us that students develop an informed worldview and expand their nonfiction knowledge.  
  • By discussing Newsela with your child, you can help them in the process of become better readers and global citizens.
  • You can have a free account at Newsela.com and read the same articles as your child.

IMPORTANT:

  • Though the reading clubs are set as 7th grade, your students will receive the articles at their just right reading level if they have already read on Newsela.
  • If this is their first time using Newsela, you instruct them to change the lexile level to a more appropriate level for them.
  • Students should be working at a level that reflects their school work.

BONUS:

  • The data we are able to obtain from your child’s work over the summer will help us to ascertain what skills s/he needs to continue to work on for success in reading and in standardized tests like the SAT.


 

Why books?


Getting teens to read is a joint responsibility between parents and the school.  Furthermore, the suggested book lists represent selections from the American Library Association, the New York Times, and the National Council for Teachers of English.



Why Summer Reading?

  • To avoid the “summer slide”
  • To sharpen literacy skills
  • To increase vocabulary acquisition
  • To open new worlds
  • To foster a lifelong love for reading

Click here to read more about the importance of summer reading.