Research is clear—summer reading is a benefit to the continued academic achievement of students. Therefore, the teachers at Bishop McCort Catholic High School are encouraging students to take time over the summer to read at every opportunity!
Summer Reading 2021-2022
In addition to books of personal choice that students may select to read on their own, students are required to read over the summer as a part of their English Language Arts classes. All students will complete an Accelerated Reading (AR) test on their two Summer Reading books during the first week of school. The AR test scores (20 points per test) will be recorded in the first quarter marking period. Summer Reading books may also be used by classroom teachers for a class project or other assignment any time during the academic year.
The Summer Reading book selections for 2021-2022 are listed on the attached page for each grade level. A short synopsis of each book has been included for preview purposes. Please note: Students may read a book and test on it through AR only once. If students have previously read and completed an AR test for a book on the Summer Reading list, please contact Miss Rice by email as soon as possible. Students should check their personal AR book list early in the summer. If a student has already completed an AR test on a Summer Reading-assigned book, the department will provide an alternate, comparable title.
Students are responsible for obtaining the Summer Reading book they need to read for their grade. These books are available at most bookstores, public libraries, the school library, online sources (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.), and for download to e-readers. In addition, most books are available in audio format (Audible, etc.), which can aid a reader who is following along with a print format. The school has ordered 5 copies of each Summer Reading book. When the books arrive and are available, we will send an email with information regarding how to borrow.
Furthermore, all students will be participating in the AR program throughout the school year. Each quarter, students will be required to read two books independently and complete tests online through the AR platform. The AR test scores will be part of each student’s grade for the marking period during which the books are read. These tests also equal 40 points per quarter. These selections are made by the student but are subject to teacher approval.
Thank you for your partnership in helping BMCHS students become Crusher Readers for Life!
On behalf of the English Department,
Laura Rice, Chair