ü Summer Reading: Your Vote Counts!
As citizens in a democratic society, we are given voice through the votes we cast on Election Day. In the spirit of this practice, on Tuesday, April 17, the English Department will ask your children to help in selecting one summer reading book for all students who will be entering their current grade level in the fall. Students will be given a five-minute survey (ballot) in their English classes that first asks them to rate the books they read as part of the last summer’s reading requirement. Then, students will be asked to recommend, or “write in”, other favorites that they feel should be required or included on the 2011-2012 summer list. Student ballots will be collected, and votes will be counted. Finally, teachers, supervisors, and principals will review the winning choices to ensure that the selections are appropriate in terms of content and difficulty.
As vital stakeholders in your children’s education, please discuss the many books they have read this year to help them with their recommendations. For your review, attached please find the ballots that students will complete and the 2010-2011 Summer Reading List. Most important, please remind your children that their vote counts!
Diann Bertucci, Supervisor of English
(John P. Stevens H.S., Woodrow Wilson M.S., John Adams M.S)
Lisa Dunn, Supervisor of English (South)
(Edison H.S., Thomas Jefferson M.S., Herbert Hoover M.S.)