Summer Reading 2012 Windham High School English Department
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The development of literacy is an ongoing process that continues beyond the confines of school. Just as an athlete continually practices his or her sport or an actor practices his or her lines, reading is a skill that improves with practice. *Please note: For students in AP and Honors classes, the work is required. Students enrolled in AP classes will be dropped from the course if summer work is not completed on time. In Honors classes, students who do not complete their summer work will incur point penalties that will make it impossible to earn an "A". Students in Academic and Standard classes are strongly encouraged to read this summer and they can earn extra credit during the first semester of the year. Detailed descriptions of the requirements and deadlines for all grades and levels are included in this brochure.
All of the books chosen are discussed in a mature and professional manner. Many include adult themes and some include strong language. We encourage parents and students to utilize the following book reviews to help them navigate this material: http://www.kirkusreviews.com/
Summer Support Sessions
In an effort to support students with summer work, the high school will be holding several support sessions throughout the summer. The dates are subject to change, so please check this site frequently and certainly before planning a day at the high school. In addition, students may e-mail the teachers on their schedules with questions concerning summer work.
All Session will be held in the WHS Library, unless other noted:
*Monday and Tuesday, July 30th and 31st from 9am-12pm.
*Monday and Tuesday, August 6th and 7th from 9am-12pm.