Academics

Summer Reading 2020

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.

Lower School Summer Projects & Materials

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

Students Entering 4th Grade:
Summer Math Entering Grade 4
IXL Calendar, Grade 4
Summer Reading Entering Grade 4
Book Report Entering Grade 4

Students Entering 5th Grade:
Summer Math Entering Grade 5
IXL Calendar, Grade 5
Summer Reading Entering Grade 5
Book Report Entering Grade 5

Students Entering 6th Grade:
Summer Math Entering Grade 6
IXL Calendar, Grade 6
Summer Reading Entering Grade 6
Book Report Entering Grade 6

Middle School Academy and Upper School Reading List

7th grade: Perrault’s Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault

8th gradeHamlet’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
Assignment

11th gradeThe 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

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