2019 Summer Reading

  • Posted on:  May 24, 2019

All High Point Academy Spartanburg students should read during the summer to continue to grow academically and prevent what is often referred to as the “summer slide.” Joseph Addison said, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

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Just as an athlete trains, we read to keep our minds sharp. Throughout the school year, teachers have focused on promoting student voice and choice in reading within their classrooms. The summer reading programs are a continuation of this. Students are encouraged to choose any book they would like to read. Students should also set a goal to read a certain amount of books during the summer months and keep track of the books they read. It is our goal that students continue to develop as readers and writers and that our students begin to see the benefits of setting and reaching individualized reading goals.

 

Elementary Reading

For elementary students, teachers are encouraging students in kindergarten through 4th-grade to post pictures of their Summer Reading Bingo (Download here) adventures on the HPA Reads Facebook Page with the hashtag #hpasummerreading2019. Parents can initial each box as the student completes each challenge. You can bring your completed Bingo Card to Meet the Teacher night and be entered into a drawing for some great prizes! If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Huckaby at bhuckaby@hpaspart.org.

 

Middle School Reading

For middle school students (5th-8th), this year’s summer reading is a continuation of what they’ve learned in the classroom. Teachers have focused on promoting student voice and choice in reading. Middle school students are encouraged to choose any book they would like to read and complete one project listed on the choice board. Students who participate and turn their projects in on or before August 23rd will receive extra credit in their ELA class to start the first nine weeks, as well as being entered into a drawing for various prizes. Students are encouraged to set a goal to read a certain amount of books during the summer months and keep track of the books they read. In doing this, students can also “double dip” and participate in the summer reading programs at the Spartanburg County Public Library and Barnes and Noble. The books students read for those summer reading programs should most definitely be applied to their summer reading goals for HPA! It is our goal that students continue to develop as readers and writers and that our students begin to see the benefits of setting and reaching individualized reading goals. If you have specific questions regarding this year’s summer reading program for grades 5-8 at HPA, please email Ms. Gault at jgault@hpaspart.org. Download the Middle School Summer Reading program here.

 

 

High School Reading

The requirements for rising English 1 students are detailed in the document found here. If you are a student rising into English 2, 3, & 4 your summer reading is a little different. They are listed below. If you have any questions about the assignments, contact Mr. Ball at kball@hpaspart.org.


Rising English 2:
 
Read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Instead of a project, you will have a test on the book during the first week back at school. Even if your English class isn’t until the second semester, you will still take the test during the first week of the school year.

Rising English 3: 
Read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Instead of a project, you will have a test on the book during the first week back at school. Even if your English class isn’t until the second semester, you will still take the test during the first week of the school year.

Rising English 4: 
Read Animal Farm by George Orwell. Instead of a project, you will have a test on the book during the first week back at school. Even if your English class isn’t until the second semester, you will still take the test during the first week of the school year.


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