DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Reading throughout the summer builds important literacy strategies and helps students continue to develop as lifelong readers. Since research on adolescent literacy repeatedly emphasizes the importance of choice in motivating students to read, BCIT will be initiating a voluntary summer reading program this year.
Students are encouraged to choose ‘parent-approved’ young adult books to read and write about via online book reviews found under the Summer Reading link on your school’s website. Students can visit their local libraries and returning students in grades 10-12 may sign out summer reading books from BCIT school media centers by June 9, 2017. Use the Summer Reading link to find popular teen reading sites and teacher suggestions.
Two credit points will be earned towards the first English test for each book review signed and submitted, regardless of which semester English is scheduled. A maximum of ten points are possible! Students will also earn a Pride card for each review signed/submitted for a special summer reading prize drawing in September.
Book reviews will be open for submission beginning June 25 and will run through September 8. Please note that a parent/guardian’s electronic signature will be required for each book review submitted and students MUST complete all sections to obtain credit.