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American Literature Summer Reading (10th Grade)
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dear Parents/Students:

At CCI we believe that learning should take place all year. We think that in order for students to be at their personal best they should challenge themselves during the school year and during the summer. For the 2018-2019 school year, all students will be required to participate in summer reading. The summer reading assignments are listed below. All summer reading assignments should be completed by the first day of school which is Wednesday, August 08, 2018. Summer reading will be 5% of each student’s grade, so failing to complete the assignment can be harmful to a student’s grade. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the school over the summer.

American Literature Students:

All students taking American Literature class will need to complete THREE Newsela assignments and read a novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Newsela assignments will be assigned to their Newsela class account. For each assignment, the student must read the Newsela article, complete the multiple choice quiz, and complete the writing assignment. Students will have to visit the website and create an account if they do not already have one. They should use their first and last name as their username, not a nickname or username that the teacher will not recognize. They should also choose a password that they will remember, such as their DCSS computer password or their birth date. After creating their user profile, the students can then enter the class code to access the articles the teacher has assigned. The class code for 2018-2019 American Literature Summer Reading class is YWM992.

There will be six total assignments in the Newsela class. Students are only required to complete THREE of the six assignments. If the student does not do well on one of their chosen assignments, they can choose one of the other assignments to take the place of the one they did poorly on. The three highest grades will be averaged to determine their summer reading grade. There will be a test over the summer reading novel, To Kill a Mockingbird on Friday, August 10, 2018.

**Newsela is a program that is designed to help students increase their reading level and learn to enjoy reading. Students will be assigned six articles, of which they must complete THREE. They must be a part of their Newsela summer reading class in order to complete the assignments, so they should make sure they use the class code provided above.**

Teacher Information: Mrs. Erica J. Berry Email: Phone: 770-651-2218

Use the email to contact me during the summer. I can be reached via phone before/after summer break. I am also attaching information about Remind. Please sign up using the American Literature Summer Reading code (instructions attached) and you will receive reminders about summer reading over the summer.


I have read and understand the expectations for the summer 2018 reading assignments. I understand that the reading assignments need to be completed by the first day of school, August 08, 2018. I also understand that the summer reading assignment counts as 5% of my student’s grade in American Literature for the 2018-2019 School year. Please sign, detach, and return to the teacher.


Parent Signature ___________________________________________ Date:________________________


Student Signature: __________________________________________ Date:________________________


Student Name (Printed) ______________________________________

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