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Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2021
Today Is: Day 1
Levittown Public Schools
Summer Reading Program

Kerin L. Slattery
Director of ELA

Summer is a time for relaxation, spending time with family, and renewing friendships. It is also a time for our students to reflect on the lessons learned throughout the school year and to renew their commitment to be lifelong learners. As each student in Levittown has made individual strides throughout the school year, it is imperative that the students remain on this learning path, especially during the summer months. Current research shows that the average student will lose approximately one month of instruction during the summer break. To avoid this loss, it is imperative that students read over the summer to maintain comprehension and vocabulary skills, as well as to strengthen their ability to analyze information and think critically.

Students entering grades 5-8 have an opportunity to creatively engage with the dynamic websites found on the home pages for each school as well as on the links at the right of this page.

It is mandatory for all students to read the book assigned to their grade level as this book will become the anchor text for the fall and will be used for lessons and activities when the students return to school on September 2, 2021.

Each student entering grades 5-12 is expected to read the book assigned to him/her. The assigned book list is as follows:

Entering Grade 5: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

Entering Grades 6, 7, 8: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Entering Grade 9: Refugee by Allan Gratz

Entering Grade 10 Pre AP: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Entering English Grades 10 and 11:

Students are expected to engage in an independent reading experience where they choose their own book to read from the reading list for their incoming grade level. The Double Entry Chart is expected to be completed and handed into the student's English teacher upon the commencement of the 2021-22 school year. Please find the reading list per grade level at the right of this page.

*Be sure to check out the selection of e-books on your high school's Follett e-book shelf in the Library Media section of your high school's website as well as the Levittown Public Library's virtual library.

** If students would like to purchase their own copy of the book they choose from the 10th or 11th grade reading lists, they can purchase it through Book Revue www.bookrevue.com. Use the code LEVITTOWN at checkout to get a 10% discount off of the book they choose from the summer reading lists.

Entering Grade 12:

Monsters and Heroes in Literature course: Monsters: A Bedford Spotlight Reader by Andrew J. Hoffman

The College Writer course: When I Was Your Age-Original Stories about Growing Up edited by Amy Ehrlich

Additional IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

*Students entering grade 5 are invited to explore the interactive website found on the link to the right.

**Students entering grades 6, 7 ,8 are invited to explore the interactive website found by clicking the link to the right.

***Students entering grade 9 are expected to complete the 9th Grade Graphic Organizer found by clicking the link to the right.

***Students entering grade 10, 10 Pre AP and 11 are expected to complete the 10th and 11th Grade Double Entry Chart found by clicking the link to the right.

****Students enrolled in AP Capstone Seminar, AP Language, AP Literature, or the 12th Grade courses have specific books to read with an alternate assignment. Please click on the links to the right to access these assignments.

PLEASE NOTE:
Levittown Schools will be running maintenance on Google Classroom from August 14-25. Students' Levittown Google account may not work during this window of time.



Teachers are available to answer questions via EMAIL regarding the summer assignments as follows:

DIVISION

AP Literature


Teacher: Kristen Stritzl
Dates and Times:
July 23 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
August 20 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

AP Capstone Seminar


Teacher: Kristen Stritzl
Dates and Times:
July 23 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
August 20 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

AP Language and Composition


Teacher: S. Breves
Dates and Times:
July 12 (9:00 - 11:00 AM)

Teacher: Kim Rosenberg
Dates and Times:
August 17 (5:00- 7:00 PM)

12th Grade College Writing


Teacher: M. Murphy
Dates and Times:
July 6 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
August 3 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

12th Grade Literature
(Monsters and Heroes)


Teacher: D. Goldman
Dates and Times:
July 13 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
August 9 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

MACARTHUR

AP Literature


Teacher: T. D'Amico
Date and Time:
July 14 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
August 10 (9:00 - 11:00 AM)

AP Capstone Seminar


Teacher: Kerry Lacey
Date and Time:
July 7 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
August 17 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

AP Language and Composition


Teacher: Carissa Wellenreuther
Date and Time:
July 19 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Teacher: M. Tonn
August 23 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

12th Grade College Writing


Teacher: Bryan-Porcella
Date and Time:
July 12 (12:00 PM -2:00 PM)
August 17 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

12th Grade Literature
(Monsters and Heroes)


Teacher: T. D'Amico
Date and Time:
July 13 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
August 9 (9:00 - 11:00 AM)

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