Summer Reading at Corvian Community School

Rising Freshman are invited to attend an informational session about summer reading at Corvian and their College Experience Trip. The session will be held at Corvian High School at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 21.


Students visited the high school on Monday, May 13, to learn more about summer reading expectations. Below, are frequently asked questions to help students successfully complete their summer assignments.


IT'S SUMMER BREAK. WHY DO I HAVE TO READ?!

Reading--during any time of the year--can help you grow personally and academically.

Here are five other terrific reasons for college-bound students to read during summer break:

  • It improves performance on standardized tests, like SAT and ACT.

  • It keeps students from losing what they've learned so they are ready to get back into the groove when school starts.

  • It gives students the opportunity explore new points of view and to learn new things.

  • It prepares students for the next year's English course.

  • It prepares students for college-level work which will require reading across all subjects.


After you have finished your assigned summer reading, don't stop! Feel free to read more than one book off of the summer reading list, pick one off of the College Board's Top 100 list of books for College-Bound readers, or just find something that interests you at the library or bookstore.


WHY DID YOU PICK THESE BOOKS?

These books were selected using the same criteria that the English department uses to select all books for inclusion in the curriculum. However, as these are books assigned for summer reading, special consideration has been given to the degree to which the works will appeal to students. We want you to enjoy reading this summer!


WILL THERE BE A TEST?

Yes. You will take an assessment on your summer reading book on August 16. Reading online study guides or watching film versions of the book will not prepare you for this assessment. Be sure to read the book.


In addition, you will participate in discussions and other learning activities related to summer reading during the first few weeks of class.


WHY DO HONORS STUDENTS HAVE AN EXTRA ASSIGNMENT?

The summer reading assignment reflects the difference between the Standard and Honors English courses. Throughout the year, Honors English students will read additional texts and complete additional and more rigorous assignments.


HELP! SCHOOL IS ABOUT TO START AND I JUST ENROLLED. DO I STILL HAVE TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT?

It depends on when you enroll at Corvian and whether you are taking Standard or Honors English. Please see below for our policy.


Students in STANDARD level English classes who enroll on or after August 12, will be excused from this assignment.


Students in HONORS level English courses who enroll on or after August 12, will be excused from the Standard assignment (choice book), and will have a two weeks from the date of enrollment to complete the Honors summer reading assignment.


Students in HONORS level English courses who enroll on or after September 3 will be excused from both the Standard and Honors portions of this assignment.


DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE MY BOOK ON AMAZON?

Links to Amazon have been provided for your convenience only. The school is not paid any referral fees for purchases from Amazon. You may purchase your book(s) from any seller that you choose. While Amazon does offer competitive prices, you should be able to find these books at other local bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and even used at 2nd & Charles.


WHERE CAN I FIND THE SUMMER READING WEBSITE?

You can visit the high school tab of our website and click “Corvian Summer Reading” under the “academics” tab. You can also click on the following link- https://corviansummerreading.weebly.com/




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