As the current global pandemic has caused so much uncertainty, many of Coe-Brown’s requirements for summer reading have become recommendations. Our two AP level English courses will still have some requirements, which will be posted on course Google Classroom pages for students enrolled in those classes. For all other classes, the CBNA English Department highly recommends as much engagement in reading and writing as possible. Some may feel that reading and writing is like riding a bicycle: you just pick up where you left off. Research shows that this idea is not true, and like any skill, consistent practice helps improve literacy. Not reading and writing causes skills to erode measurably. A list of ideas and resources follows.
Keep a journal
Write short stories
Make a short film
Write and illustrate comics
Keep a vlog
Write a blog
Create a manual or how-to guide for a home or garage project
Read a free digital book on your netbook or personal device
Look into offerings at your local library via their website or by calling.
Resources from CBNA’s library for digital and audio books (all free):