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
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