***Ninth Grade Summer Reading Update: The English Department is aware that due to an unforeseen technical snafu, schedules were sent out about a week later than expected. However, given the accessible nature of the summer reading books and the purpose of summer reading — enjoyment and enrichment — we are confident that all ninth graders can complete the summer reading by the first full day of school, Wednesday, August 30th. Enjoy the rest of your summer and enjoy your summer reading book.
Dear Incoming Ninth Graders:
We are looking forward to welcoming you to L-S in the fall, and we would also like to tell you about our summer reading program. Some of the best preparation for all education is reading, and we want you to become independent readers. We encourage you to read as much as you can throughout the year, including during the summer.
This summer, your reading assignment will depend on whom you have for English next year. Once you receive your schedule this summer, consult the ninth grade summer reading chart on our department webpage. The chart has the names of the Ninth Grade Composition and Literature teachers and their selections for summer reading.
The books listed on the chart are available in bookstores and through online retailers. We urge you to buy your own copy. If you are not able to buy the book, there are copies available through the Minuteman Library Network and the Boston libraries.
At the start of school next year, you will have discussions and an assignment about the book in your English class. Therefore, be sure to read your assigned book and be prepared for further work on the book.
In the meantime, have a wonderful summer.
The L-S English Department