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2021 Summer Reading and Resources

SUMMER READING

A goal of summer reading is to encourage students to continue to develop as readers during the months of school vacation and to prevent students from experiencing regression in their reading skills, but summer reading is also intended to help students develop a love for reading which will lead them to become lifelong readers and learners. Because research suggests that students enjoy reading more when they are allowed to select their own books, we are excited to present a summer reading program in which students are able to read about that which they find interesting. We are eagerly anticipating many discussions about the texts students have read and have enjoyed during this time of independent reading.

 

Happy Page Turning,

 

The Language Arts Committee

ELEMENTARY
SUMMER READING

Grade Two

Students in grade two are required to read at least two books. In some cases, these may be chapter books. Please help your student choose a book that he or she can read and respond to. A good way to tell if your student will be able to read a book is the Five Finger Rule. Have the student read the first page of the book. Each time they cannot read a word on their own they should put up a finger. If they put up five fingers on the first page or two, then the book is probably too difficult for them.

Students are encouraged to enter a summer reading program at the local library to enhance their appreciation of reading.

Parents should fill out and return the confirmation slip below on the first week of school.

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Grade Three

Students are encouraged to continue reading books appropriate to their reading level throughout the summer. Grade three students are required to read three chapter books, each with a minimum of fifty pages. The students should read books from the following categories: 

  • Mystery or Adventure
  • Biography
  • One selection of their own

Please complete the form below and return it on the first day of school.

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Grade Four

Students are encouraged to read books appropriate to their reading level throughout the summer. Grade four students are required to read four chapter books, each with a minimum of fifty pages. The students should read books from the following categories: 

  • Mystery  or Adventure
  • Biography
  • Two selections of their own

Please fill out the form below and return it on the first day of school.

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Grade Five

Students are encouraged to read books appropriate to their reading level throughout the summer. Grade five students are required to read three chapter books, each with a minimum of one hundred or more pages. The students should read books from the following categories:

  • Mystery  or Adventure
  • Biography
  • Two selections of their own

Please fill out the form below and return it on the first day of school.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
SUMMER READING

Middle School

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy would like to partner with parents in nurturing an appreciation for reading in our students. Please review the following page requirements per grade for your student and take the opportunity to chose with him/her reading material that you both deem suitable and appropriate for his/her age and ability.

Students may choose novels, non-fiction works, biographies, short stories, plays, or poetry.

Upon completion of the summer reading, please sign the provided form, as verification, and have your student sign as well. Then have him/her return the signed form to the English teacher on the second full day of school.

Students who have completed the assigned page number of reading will receive a 100% test grade in their English class (seniors will receive an additional 100% in their sociology class), and students who do not complete the reading or do not return the signed form will receive a test grade of 0%.

GRADE SIX – 500 PAGES

GRADE SEVEN – 600 PAGES

GRADE EIGHT – 700 PAGES

 

Grade Nine

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy would like to partner with parents in nurturing an appreciation for reading in our students. Please review the following page requirements per grade for your student and take the opportunity to chose with him/her reading material that you both deem suitable and appropriate for his/her age and ability.

Students may choose novels, non-fiction works, biographies, short stories, plays, or poetry.

Upon completion of the summer reading, please sign the provided form, as verification, and have your student sign as well. Then have him/her return the signed form to the English teacher on the second full day of school.

Students who have completed the assigned page number of reading will receive a 100% test grade in their English class (seniors will receive an additional 100% in their sociology class), and students who do not complete the reading or do not return the signed form will receive a test grade of 0%.

GRADE NINE – 800 PAGES

 

Grade Ten

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy would like to partner with parents in nurturing an appreciation for reading in our students. Please review the following page requirements per grade for your student and take the opportunity to chose with him/her reading material that you both deem suitable and appropriate for his/her age and ability.

Students may choose novels, non-fiction works, biographies, short stories, plays, or poetry.

Upon completion of the summer reading, please sign the provided form, as verification, and have your student sign as well. Then have him/her return the signed form to the English teacher on the second full day of school.

Students who have completed the assigned page number of reading will receive a 100% test grade in their English class (seniors will receive an additional 100% in their sociology class), and students who do not complete the reading or do not return the signed form will receive a test grade of 0%.

GRADE TEN – 900 PAGES

Honors British Literature  – 1000 PAGES

 

Grade Eleven

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy would like to partner with parents in nurturing an appreciation for reading in our students. Please review the following page requirements per grade for your student and take the opportunity to chose with him/her reading material that you both deem suitable and appropriate for his/her age and ability.

Students may choose novels, non-fiction works, biographies, short stories, plays, or poetry.

Upon completion of the summer reading, please sign the provided form, as verification, and have your student sign as well. Then have him/her return the signed form to the English teacher on the second full day of school.

Students who have completed the assigned page number of reading will receive a 100% test grade in their English class (seniors will receive an additional 100% in their sociology class), and students who do not complete the reading or do not return the signed form will receive a test grade of 0%.

American Literature  – 1000 PAGES

AP English Language and Composition
For questions regarding AP English Language and Composition, please contact Mrs. Jessica Sperry, jsperry@pvcama.org
AP English Language and Composition – Summer Reading

 

Grade Twelve

World Literature – 1000  PAGES

AP Literature and Composition
Reread a novel that the student has previously read in school and enjoyed. Read a novel written after 1970 , and read a novel from the classic literature list. The total page number should be a minimum of 1,000 pages.
Please contact Mrs. Witherow for additional information – lwitherow@pvcama.org. 

AP English Literature and Composition

Sociology
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
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