"He that I am reading seems always to have the most force." Michel de Montaigne
Dear member of the class of 2005:
Reading is one of the most important skills an individual can acquire, for both vocational and personal benefits. In an effort to encourage your individual development and to promote a lifelong love in this area, the Humanities Area offers you the opportunity to choose books of particular interest to meet the summer reading requirement. This standard applies to all incoming freshmen and invites parents/guardians to share the process by verifying successful completion. It is mandatory that this sheet be returned to the student's homeroom teacher during the first week of school, regardless of which semester English and/or social studies is to be taken.
In addition, one specific book is required or suggested, depending on level. Students will be requested to share their understanding of books read, pending individual instructors' requirements. It is our sincere desire that you enjoy this opportunity.
C Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman OR The King's Shadow by Elizabeth Alder OR another fiction, non-fiction, or biography book, OR 3 articles from one or more magazine(s). If you take the magazine article option, answer the questions on the back of this sheet for each article: 1 book/set of articles required.
A & B Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman OR The King's Shadow by Elizabeth Alder AND 1 non-fiction or biography book of at least 200 pages: 2 books required.
H Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, AND Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman OR The King's Shadow by Elizabeth Alder, AND 1 biography: 3 books required.
Verification Student Name__________________________
Non-fiction Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom
Other Non-fiction Book Title__________________________________Author______________________
Fiction Catherine, Called Birdy by Cushman OR The King's Shadow by Alder
Other Fiction Book Title__________________________________Author______________________
Biography Book Title__________________________________Author______________________
Article Set-Magazine(s) and Story Titles_______________________________________________________
I acknowledge that my child has fulfilled the Winnacunnet Humanities Area summer reading requirement by reading the books listed above which go with his/her placement.
Signature of parent/or guardian____________________________date________