Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading 2021!

Dear Caregivers,

     Summer is almost here and summer reading is the expectation for all Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School students, including incoming freshmen.  This year, all students are required to read at least two books.  

     BOOK #1: The first book is an open-choice book and can be fiction or nonfiction, but must be written for young adults or adults.  

     BOOK #2: Incoming freshman class: Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven, Grades 10 through 12: The Other Wes Moore, One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

     When students return to school, each English teacher will assign a Summer Reading Project for BOTH books.  Past assignments have included book talks, Goodreads book reviews, and creative projects based on the books such as movie trailers, children’s book adaptations, sculptures, music playlists, and more. As we did last year, we are hoping to have a featured speaker talk to us, either in person or remotely, and share thoughts with students and staff about one of the books. 

     Please note that students next year taking either A.P. English Language and Composition in grade 11 or A.P. English Literature and Composition in grade 12, you have a separate summer reading assignment, but all students, including those in these A.P. classes, will be expected to read their class read.  Students who are enrolled in these courses will be given the additional A.P. summer reading assignment before the end of the school year by their respective teacher.

     For all students with Google school logins and passwords (this excludes incoming freshmen), you may download The Other Wes Moore, One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore by checking it out online using SORA.  Please consider choosing your optional online book from the SORA collection and/or EBSCO eBooks collection both located on our library website  Here you can download a “great read” to any device.  For students with access to Learning Ally, you can download audio books. Our goal for summer reading is to keep students reading throughout the summer and to unite the school through a book about qualities or strengths that inspire us and that we think are important to talk about when students return in August.

    If you have any questions about summer reading, please contact Dr. O’Toole, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment, at [email protected] Mrs. Garron, our school Media Specialist, at [email protected].

     Thank you and read on!