Christian Unified Schools
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Summer Reading

 Christian Junior/Senior High School 

Summer Reading 2019 

The phenomenon known as “summer slippage” has been well researched over several decades. There is a general learning loss from students during the summer months. Middle class students lose between one –three months of proficiency. In order to decrease the loss, summer reading programs are available nation-wide to prevent the achievement gap in the fall. At Christian  High School we have extended our reading curriculum into the summer. Unless in Honors or AP courses, students only read novellas or one major novel. The accompanied skill work, if any is minimal. The assessment is accomplished in the fall semester with teacher input. In our efforts to be wise stewards of your child’s education, we encourage your support and partnership.

Students enrolled in English classes are expected to read the following books and complete a graded evaluation of their summer reading assignment during the first week of fall semester, 2019; or, if indicated, complete the summer work packet that can be downloaded from the CUSSD website. Students in Honors or Advanced English classes that do not complete summer reading and written assignments as required, due the first day of class, will be considered for regular English class.

Students are required to purchase a physical copy of the books.  You will need a book for class at the beginning of the fall semester.

Summer reading selections are as follows:

Entering 9th grade:  All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque.  Students must have a hard copy the first day of class with them and you will take a test on the book.  Honors 9th grade:   All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson.  There are copies of this book in the library that may be checked out for the summerStudents must have a hard copy the first day of class with them and you will take a test on the book.

Entering 10th grade:  Frankenstein, Mary Shelley.  Students must have a hard copy the first day of class with them and you will take a test on the book.    Honors 10th grade: Read:  Frankenstein,  Mary Shelley and Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis.   Honors students must complete typewritten "letter" assignment to be turned in the first day of class.   English II Summer Reading

Entering 11th grade: Read: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury.  Assessments will follow upon return to school.   Be sure to have a physical copy of the book in hand.  Honors 11th:  Read: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury and The Pearl by John Steinbeck and complete the summer reading assignment. Assessment will follow upon return to school.  Honors English III Summer reading assignment.

Entering 12th grade:  Howard’s End, E. M. Foster.  Assessment will be upon return to school.  AP English: Read  Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte and The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde and complete the summer packet.  Please note, if you are not already enrolled in the AP English class, you must contact Mrs. Breeden to be added to the roster.  Email address:



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