Summer is a time for students to refresh and recharge. Summer is also a time to prepare for the coming school year. Selwyn summer reading, math and other assigned work helps each class start on the same footing, providing a unifying start to the new school year.
For each grade, all assignments should be completed before the start of the school year.
Students Entering Kindergarten:
No summer reading assigned, but we encourage family reading time.
Students Entering 1st Grade:
Summer Reading, Entering Grade 1
Students Entering 2nd Grade:
Summer Reading Entering Grade 2
Students Entering 3rd Grade:
Summer Reading Entering Grade 3
7th grade: Perrault’s Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
8th grade: Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers
9th grade: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
Choose one person from “Behind the Beautiful Forever” and create a 1-2 min speech from their prospection telling the story of their life. Include in your speech what living in Annawadi is like for you. What is your daily routine? What is your home like? Describe your family and the culture you are a part of. Also, you are to bring with you one “artifact” from your life and describe its importance.
Speeches will be presented the first week of school.
10th grade: Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks
11th grade: The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos and How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster
12th grade: How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster and Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya