The CBA Summer Reading Program allows students to explore compelling and topical works associated with the various subject disciplines they will encounter during the school year.
All students will be tested on their Summer Reading books in the opening weeks of the new school year. This test grade will equal 10% of the first academic quarter grade in each of these classes. It is recommended that your son begins reading by July 1 so he can thoroughly read and prepare for his tests and classroom discussions.
Summer Reading tests include multiple-choice and short answer questions.
ISBN numbers have been provided below to help you locate the correct title. You may purchase whatever format (paperback, hardcover, e-reader, audiobook, etc.) that you prefer to use.
How To Prepare
We are confident each student can do well on his tests if he prepares accordingly:
1. Review the book list carefully and only read those books that pertain to courses you will take. 2. Get your books early!
3. Ask your son regularly about his reading progress.
4. Encourage your son to take notes for later reference. This is especially important for the first books he reads.
5. Remember that all fiction and most non-fiction can be reduced to these elements:
PLOT (what is happening?)
CHARACTER (who is making it happen?)
SETTING (where and when is it happening?)
THEME (what is the point of it all?)
Note: Students who change courses over the summer are still responsible for the summer reading for that new course.