"Lighting a Pathway to the Future" June 2012
I am inviting students to engage in reading experiences that will provide them with a firm foundation for the 2012-2013 school year.
There is no question that one of the most valuable components to your student's academic success is reading. Students who are strong, avid readers are generally good students and competent test-takers. Mrs. Ferdjani is committed to doing all she can to develop her students’ reading skills and help them discover the life-long pleasure reading can bring to their lives.
Each student in grade 6 – 11 is required to read a total of three books during their summer break.
Students and parents are required to sign the honour statement at the bottom of each report to receive credit for the summaries.
Students and parents are encouraged to establish individual reading goals to aid students in their time management. Both reports, with signatures, will be due the first week of school.
The success of any program is the direct result of parental support and involvement.
I encourage you to look over the book list and help your child get started on their summer reading in July. I realize this program requires extra effort from both you and your child. It is just such effort that will reap academic benefits in the life of your student.
I look forward to the continued partnering with you in this effort to help your student reach his/her given potential.
Students will be expected to turn in their 3 summer reading reports/forms during the first week of school, Sept. 10-12.
List of Books
1. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
2. A Thousand Never Evers by Burg Shana
3. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Stone Tanya Lee
4. Counting on Grace by Winthrop Elizabeth
5. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
6. Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan McCarthy
7. Tangerine by Edward Bloor
8. The Secret Life of Bees by Kidd, Sue Monk
9. Buddha Boy by Koja Kathe
10. HOOP DREAMS: A TRUE STORY OF HARDSHIP AND TRIUMPH BY BEN JORAVSKY
11. The Joy Luck Club by Tan Amy
12. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
13. On The Devil's Court by Deuker Carl
14. Rebecca by DuMaurier Daphne
15. Beanball by Fehler Gene
16. The Greatest Muhammad Ali by Myers Walter Dean
17. Sunrise over Fallujah by Myers Walter Dean
18. Begging for Change by Sharon G. Flake
19. Chains by Anderson Laurie Halse
20. The Keepers' Tattoo by Arbuthnott Gill
21. The Guinea Pig Scientists : Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine by Dendy Leslie .A
22. Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Dionne Erin
23. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Doyle Arthur Conan Sir
24. Fire from the Rock by Draper Sharon M.
25. The Red Necklace : A Story of the French Revolution by Gardner Sally
26. Once by Gleitzman Morris
27. The Absolute True Diary of a Part -Time Indian by Alexie Sherman
28. Thirteen reasons Why: A Novel by Asher Jay
29. Proof: A Play by Auburn David
30. Charles and Emma : The Darwin's Leap of Faith by Heiligman Deborah
31. The HouseKeeper and the Professor by Ogawa Yoko
32. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Beah Ishmael
33. Zeitoun by Eggers Dave
34. City of Veils by Ferraris Zoe
35. Fall of Giants by Follett Ken
36. Chronicle of Death Foretold by Garcia Marquez Gabriel
37. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hosseini Khaled
38. Unaccustomed Earth by Lahiri Jhumpa
39. Atonement : A Novel by McEwan Ian
40. Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin by Sides Hampton
41. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloot Rebecca
42. The Book Thief by Zusak Markus
43. Cutting for Stone by Verghese AbrahamSTUDENT READING FORM (Three Books)
TITLE:_____________________________________ NUMBER OF PAGES:________
1. Summarize the story (plot) in one or two paragraphs (100 words minimum).
2. What is the theme or purpose of the book? In one or two sentences discuss the main point (lesson, moral) of the book.