10th Grade Summer ReadingAll that is expected of you is to read the book critically. When you enter class at the beginning of the year there will be an assessment to determine the depth of your reading and the critical thinking used to connect to the author's purpose and style, themes, characters, setting, and Point of View
STUDENTS: Why we do summer reading (besides ensuring we cover all material necessary for next year and beyond)… What Research Says About Reading:
The following points are from Reading In and Out of Schools, a publication prepared by the Educational Testing Service for the US Department of Education, and Patterns of Reading Practice, a publication of The Institute for Academic Excellence.
The Kite Runnerby Khaled HosseiniThe unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
- The amount of reading that students do for school, and do out of school are both positively related to their reading achievement.
- Students who reported discussing their reading had higher average reading achievement than students who reported never having this opportunity,
- When ranked according to the amount of reading they do, students in the top 5 percent read 144 times more that students in the bottom 5 percent.
A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.