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A month of summer has flown by for Aldine ISD students. And while the first day of school may seem too far away, the date can sneak up on you (School starts Aug. 20.). This is a friendly reminder that high school students enrolled in specific English language arts courses have three weeks once school starts to complete their summer reading requirements.
Summer reading is required for all high school students in regular and advanced English courses. Students must submit their written assignments to their English teachers by the deadline.
The required reading keeps Aldine ISD students engaged throughout the summer. According to Cindy Benge, students who read during the summer are better prepared for academic work in the fall. Benge serves as the program director of high school English language arts (ELA).
“Summer reading requirements are an antidote to summer reading loss,” said Benge. “Summer reading requirements help students retain knowledge and skills gained during the year.
“Studies demonstrate that students who read during the summer actually show gains in academics.”
All Students Who Must Fulfill Summer Reading Requirements
Students can go to the District website to download the specific reading requirements. The documents include writing assignments they must fulfill. Within each packet, students will also find the required reading lists. They will also find a page to choose self-selected books from the suggested reading lists.
Students can complete and submit the assignments in person to their English teacher. Students can also choose to fill out the document provided on Google Drive (each packet has a link).
Students could buy books on their own. They can also visit their local public library to check books out. Benge added that students could also download eBooks from Aldine ISD Library Services webpages.
Benge added that several of the required and recommended books selections are contemporary books. But there are also many classic masterpieces that are excellent for college-bound students and recommended by the College Board. View examples such as “101 Great Books (click here)” and “List Challenges (click here).”
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