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East Greenwich School District Summer Reading: 10th Grade Honors

Summer reading requirements at Cole Middle School and East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich Rhode Island

Summer Reading Parent / Student Message

A Message To Parents and Students About Summer Reading Choice Books:

 

For years, our English Department Summer Reading has obligated every student to read the same grade-level book(s). Unfortunately, those traditional ways of ensuring students read are often ineffective, given students’ many competing pastimes. We’ve found that rather than encouraging a joy of reading, we’ve instead been making reading one more task to complete. Having said that, it’s important that summer reading support the thematic ideas students will be addressing during the year, while simultaneously opening new worlds to them.

 

In order to foster a love of reading while also supporting students academically, we’ve worked with our library media specialists to create book lists that will appeal to a broad spectrum of student interests. These book choices have been gathered from recommendations from the National Book Award, Rhode Island Children's Book Award, Rhode Island Middle School Book Award, Rhode Island Teen Book Award, Rhode Island Latino Book Award, School Library Journal (SLJ), Coretta Scott King Author awards, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) and Michael L. Printz Young Adult Literature awards.

 

We anticipate updating the lists annually to include new award-winning literature and nonfiction in the thematic areas we’ve chosen.  Thus, while it is not possible for your child’s teacher to have read a majority of these books, the selections have been vetted by well-respected panels of library media specialists and preteen/adolescent educators. In the event you wish your student to read only those books your child’s teacher has read, we recommend your student select the “Traditional Summer Reading Assignment” listed on the appropriate grade or class page.  In addition, many upper level classes still have at least one required book due to the demanding nature of the courses. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Karen Izzo, English Department Chair, at kizzo@egsd.net.

Summer Reading Requirements for Course: 10th Grade Honors

10th Grade Honors Summer Reading Requirements

Two Required Readings and Assignments:

  1. Select one book to read from the INJUSTICE FICTION or INJUSTICE NONFICTION reading options.  Complete the EGHS Choice Summer Reading Graphic Organizer for the book you selected to read from the fiction or nonfiction Injustice reading list.
  2. Read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.  Complete the EGHS Choice Summer Reading Graphic Organizer for Siddhartha.

Required Summer Reading Book #1

  1. Select one book to read from the INJUSTICE FICTION or INJUSTICE NONFICTION reading options.  Click on the links above or select the tabs at the top to view reading choices.  
  2. Complete the EGHS Choice Summer Reading Graphic Organizer for the book you selected to read from the fiction or nonfiction injustice reading list.

Traditional Summer Reading Assignment

If you feel that the book titles listed on the INJUSTICE webpage do not fit your student's needs, they may read Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo which has been our summer reading selection in the past.

Students Entering 10th Grade Honors - Required Summer Reading Book #2

  1. Read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
  2. Complete the EGHS Choice Graphic Organizer for Siddhartha. 
    *Note:  There may be plot tests or on-demand essay on the summer reading assignments when you return. 

35 print copies, book on CD, portable media player, audio book and eBooks available at Rhode Island public libraries. Stop by your local library to reserve and pick up a copy.