The following is the information that all students need for summer reading.
The primary purpose of the John Paul II summer reading program is to encourage students to read. It also provides students with a carefully selected list of books in several subject areas. These books are interesting, informative, and challenging. Students are free to select books from the list and to respond in a creative way to the books they have read. The faculty has planned this program in the hope that students will have a rewarding and enjoyable experience and that they will grow in their love and appreciation of reading.
Students: The faculty encourages you to plan your time wisely – don’t leave all reading until the last few days in August. Begin early. You might choose a book in a subject area in which you are interested; on the other hand, reading a book in an area in which you are not a strong student might be a good decision. Either way, the choice is yours, enjoy your summer reading!
Remember Summer Reading is required! Please choose two (2) books to read if you wish you may read more.
Complete one activity for each book. When choosing an activity, try to choose one that is appropriate for the book you have read. These activities will be collected by your teacher in September to be given points toward your first quarter average.
All students must complete the minimum of two books, but can read up to five books for credit. The first quarter report card will not be distributed to the student until the projects for the two books have been handed in
Summer Reading Projects:
Please make sure that all assignments are typed and presented neatly for the teacher who will be receiving these in September. The reports will be due the first Friday in September to a teacher in the subject area that you did the reading.
Integrity and honesty are important values encouraged in every aspect of the John Paul II experience. While completing your project be careful to avoid plagiarism. “Plagiarism is using another’s words or ideas as your own.” More than three words copied without quotation marks from a book, internet site or other source constitutes plagiarism. To avoid this, use quotation marks if you copy a line directly and give credit to the writer if you use his or her ideas, even if you have changed the wording.