Below are the requirements for summer reading.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO DO SUMMER READING?
1. In 1978, the Prep English faculty recognized the need to encourage
Prep students to read purposefully during the summer as part of the
academic mission of the school and instituted the summer reading program.
2. Every study done on raising PSAT, SAT, and ACT scores indicates
that students who are well read score better than their peers who do
not read or read non-challenging material.
3. Readers develop the ability to use their imaginations and problem
solve creatively—the hallmark of a humanities based education
and the foundation of “American ingenuity”.
4. Good readers make better writers. Students who read quality literature
are exposed to vocabulary and sentence structures which become part
of their own writing experience.
HOW DO THE FACULTY CHOOSE THE BOOKS AND THE ASSIGNMENTS?
1. The books are chosen for each grade level by the grade level teachers
who match the reading competency of students with the competency demanded
by the books.
2. The books are chosen to reflect a theme and/or focus the teachers
will use during the year.
3. Teachers attempt to choose quality literature which will provide
students with examples of good writing and a compelling story. Books
may change every year or so to reflect changes in interest and themes.