Fordson High School Summer Reading Expectations

Reading during the summer…

  • Builds Vocabulary
  • Models Quality Sentence Structure
  • Increases Reading Stamina
  • Improves Writing
  • Prevents a Decline in Reading Level
  • Is Fun!

What will you read?

That is your decision. We have provided links to recommended books from high school students and teachers across the country to help you with your decision.  However, you don’t have to choose from this list. You can choose any book. This summer, we want you to read things that interest you; to explore careers, people, places, topics and ideas you’ve wondered about; to have a great adventure. 

How much should I read and when?

Read a minimum of two books of your choice before you return in the fall. The first full day back, you will be asked to submit the chart that is on the back of this letter.

Then, in your 9th grade Language Arts class you will complete some sort of evaluation. This could be in the form of a book talk, a one-pager, or a small project about your reading. These are generally related to characters, conflicts, plot, and lessons learned. If you have any questions, please contact Secondary Literacy Coordinator, Amy Keith-Wardlow, at

Places to go for reading recommendations

Click on this link for the SSR+ Student Log

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