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Summer Reading 2015


summer reading list with a book
Smoky Hill High School believes in the importance of summer reading to ensure the success of all its students. 

Studies have shown that students who participate in summer reading programs enter the school year 52 Lexile points ahead of their peers with significantly lower “learning loss” from the summer gap. Additionally, high ACT scores are directly proportionate to the number of words a child reads in his lifetime. 

​ Therefore, every incoming student at Smoky Hill High School will read one book from the attached lists, based on his incoming grade level. There are five different titles for each grade from which most students can choose.

It is each student’s responsibility to choose one of the books to have completed the reading by the time school starts.

During the first few weeks of school, each student will work on a project- based assessment for the book which he will then turn in to his teacher and present to his class.

You will have three projects from which to choose. The summaries of those choices are listed here, but your English teacher will provide more instruction 


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