Summer Reading 2019 – Just READ!
(For AP classes at RHS, scroll to the bottom of the page … Otherwise read on …)
Our message to parents/guardians: Research tells us that students are overstressed, overworked, and overtired. Experience tells us that when a student is forced to read, they may comply, but they may not truly benefit. To that end, the Rutherford Public Schools is instituting a new philosophy for summer reading: Just READ! We hope you encourage your child to read – just because. No essays, no projects, no required texts. Just READ! (There are two exceptions: Due to the time constraints of the AP test, students enrolled in AP Literature or AP Language at RHS do have assignments below.)
Our message to students: Go out and Just READ something this summer. Then read something else. Enjoy it. We know forcing you to read won’t make you a life-long reader. In fact, it may have the opposite effect. So, go read something you like. Tell your friends about it. Tell your family about it. But DON’T write an essay about it! Use that time to go read another book! Just READ!
We’ve got some suggestions, but that’s all they are. Go to the library and explore. Pull a book off the shelf. Flip through it. Read the back cover. Put it back if you don’t like it and move on. Find something you will enjoy and Just READ! Happy Summer!
If you WANT to tell your teacher about something GREAT that you read, please look below and use the form for your grade and turn it in on the first day of school. You’ll get a homework pass if you do! (One pass per student).
Questions or Comments, please email Mr. Brian Ersalesi, Supervisor of English and Arts
Suggested Books for Enjoyable Summer Reading
Students Entering AP Language and Composition – Grade 11
- Read Thank You For Arguing, 3rd Edition by Jay Heinrichs (You should get your own copy. It is available online.)
- Complete the Study Guide (Print it out and handwrite)
- Complete the Writing Assignments (Typewritten on GoogleDocs)
- Questions: Email Mrs. Nicole Bowden
Students Entering AP Literature and Composition – Grade 12
- Read Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (Available for Summer Checkout at RHS Library)
- Read How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster (You are on your own to get this book)
- Complete the Summer Assignment
- Questions: Email Mr. Jason Narozny
Have a WONDERFUL SUMMER!