2020 Freshman Summer Reading (Class of 2024)
Each student will read a minimum of three books.
When students begin school in September, they will be required to do the following:
1. Submit a completed reading journal with responses for each book.
2. Write an analytical essay in class during the first, full week of school.
3. Complete a creative project by the end of the first, full week of school.
Specific directions for the journal as well as other resources are available electronically on the school website now and will be throughout the summer.
Directions for the essay and the project will be provided by the English instructor during the first week of school in September.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT ALL DIRECTIONS AND RESOURCES, IF POSSIBLE, AND PUT EVERYTHING IN A FOLDER THAT YOU KEEP WITH YOUR JOURNAL.
The cumulative score of the journal (25%), the essay test (50%), and the creative project (25%) will appear on the 1st Quarter Report Card as a letter grade and will be averaged into the G.P.A. for the 1st Quarter. The grading scale for summer reading is as follows:
On Thursday, September 10th, students must bring their reading journal and their summer reading books to English class. We do not usually permit e-texts; however, books may be difficult to obtain due to circumstances. We highly recommend that students obtain a personal, paper copy of each book. Students who have questions regarding any aspect of the summer reading requirements should contact Mr. Messore, Department of English Chairperson, via e-mail at email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Text supplements (Cliff’s Notes/Sparksnotes) and websites such as Wikipedia, 123essays, bookrags, schmoop, etc. are never permitted for use, even alongside the reading of the texts. Information from these sites should not to be used as a supplement or a substitute for a student's own response and analysis. Students determined to have used these sites for any part of the summer assignment will be given a 0%, and the Dean of Students will be notified. The “Academic Integrity Policy” in the St. Francis High School Student Handbook will be enforced vigilantly by all English instructors.