What should I read this summer?

Basically, whatever books you find interesting! We do have some specific expectations, though:

There are two main categories of summer reading for Christchurch students:

  • Reading required for all regular English classes and most ESL classes. English 9/10/11/12 expectations are listed directly below; ESL students should follow the link or the tab above for additional requirements.
  • Reading and assignments required for Honors English courses, and all other Honors courses. Use these links or the tabs at the top of the site to find these requirements.

 

 


Summer Reading—

English 9 / English 11 / English 12

Over the summer, students entering English 9, 11, and 12 (non honors sections) are expected to:

  • read at least TWO books from the CCS Book Recommendations tab above or the More Book Options booklist.
    • Choose these yourself; it’s summer, so find books you know you’ll enjoy! You may NOT count the assigned summer reading book for an honors course as one of your two English summer reading choices—these two books must be books you choose.

 

That’s it! That’s really all. Just read. When you return to English class in September…

  • be prepared to thoughtfully discuss both of your books, as well as the experience of selecting and reading them; this will likely include giving a book talk to your English class in the first week of school.
  • be prepared to write an in-class reflection on your experience reading your books the first day of class. You should not write up a formal report ahead of time; just find books you’ll enjoy and read them over the summer. However, especially if you read your books earlier in the summer, it would be wise to refresh your memory about your books a few days before classes begin.

 

Summer Reading—English 10

Over the summer, students entering English 10 are expected to:

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  • read The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • read at least one additional book from the CCS Book Recommendations tab above or the More Book Options booklist.
    • Choose this yourself; it’s summer, so find a book you know you’ll enjoy! You may NOT count the assigned summer reading book for an honors course as your additional English 10 summer reading choice—this book must be a book you choose.

 

That’s it! That’s really all. Just read. When you return to English class in September…

  • be prepared to thoughtfully discuss your book, as well as the experience of selecting and reading it; this will likely include giving a book talk to your English class in the first week of school.
  • be prepared to write an in-class reflection on your experience reading your books the first day of class. You should not write up a formal report ahead of time; just find books you’ll enjoy and read them over the summer. However, especially if you read your books earlier in the summer, it would be wise to refresh your memory about your books a few days before classes begin.

 


3rd Annual Summer Reading Contest!

Which grade level will read the most books? And will the students beat the faculty? Use this link or the tab above to record your books as you read them.