THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234 OFFICE OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT Room 320 EB, Albany, New York 12234 (518) 474-5922; FAX: (518) 473-4884 The Commissioner of Education has addressed several issues relating to locally required summer reading assignments.This document sets forth guidance and suggestions to assist administrators and teachers in developing acceptable required summer reading assignments.
Please click on the name of your school to access the required summer assignment handouts for your school and course.
Completion time for the English summer assignments will vary according to the individual student's reading level and speed, as well as the depth and thoughtfulness of the responses provided to the written component of the assignment.
For the middle school advanced English summer assignment, students may average an estimated 8-10 hours to read the book and complete the graphic organizer.
For the high school summer assignment, students may average an estimated 30 hours to complete the assignment.
Additionally, the division has compiled a list of high-interest, age-appropriate books identified for middle and high school students.
The lists are available by clicking on the appropriate links below.Summer Reading For All In the York County School Division, we believe summer reading should empower students to develop an appreciation for reading and enable them to become lifelong readers and learners.Beginning in 2018, YCSD expanded summer reading expectations for students entering grades 6-12.In September, students will complete an activity related to their summer reading.To help students and their parents with this new requirement, schools are sending home information to parents, and teachers are reviewing expectations with students in class.Advanced/AP English All students entering Advanced or AP English classes will read the book(s) selected by each school for specific courses and complete the assigned coursework for that class.Reading lists for each school and class, along with the accompanying assignment, are available by clicking on the school links below.Students are required to read regularly throughout the summer, with a weekly goal of 2 hours Books can be read by students on their own or with a partner during the summer.Partners for reading out loud can be parents, guardians, brothers, sisters or other interested caregivers.If students have general questions about the summer assignments, they should contact the coordinator for the specific content area.This is a secure Staff Intranet content page and cannot be viewed by the public.