THS Summer Reading 2016
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Make reading something you do this summer! Why? Because the more you read, the better you get at it. Reading is necessary for success in all subject areas as it is one of the primary ways we learn. Research shows that there are many benefits, educationally, to reading over the summer. Among the findings:
- Reading just 5 books over the summer can prevent summer learning loss.
- Students who read recreationally out-perform those who do not.
- Reading empowers critical thinking skills.
- Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.
With that in mind, the THS Summer Reading Program is again all about choice. Here are some suggestions in different genres, but you can read anything of interest – just read! You can ask friends and relatives for suggestions or visit a library or bookstore. Check out the books nominated for the CT Nutmeg Book Award at: https://sites.google.com/site/nutmegbookaward/high-school
Many AP classes, UCONN ECE classes and Honors English classes have a separate reading assignment. Contact the school, your teacher or check the summer reading assignment links listed to the left for information about specific classes.