2015 First-Year Summer Reading Essay Contest
Summer Reading essay - by As200821 - Anti Essays
Entering the class, students interested in pursuing the honors option are expected to have read one of the novels on the standard summer reading list and The Kite Runner, which will take the place of the choice book. In addition, honors option students are required to view the 2007 film version of The Kite Runner. When school starts in September, students who read The Kite Runner will hand in a persuasive essay arguing which is better, the film or novel version of The Kite Runner. In addition, their standard summer reading essay should meet higher standards of quality, development, and insight. Students who do not come in having completed the honors summer reading assignment, can still pursue the honors option, but they must read The Kite Runner, as it ties into to a thematic unit during the year.
SUMMER READING ESSAY RESPONSE - UMassD Web Site
Sixteen students participated in the Frost Summer Reading Essay Contest after being part of a group of over 50 that did outstanding work on their Summer Reading assignment. The 5 and 6th graders were asked "What special places have books brought you while reading?" and 7th and 8th graders were asked "If you could only recommend one book to someone, what would it be?"