Evangel Summer Reading Program 2015
Elementary School Reference Below:
Middle & High School Reference Below:
In our constant effort to improve education and reading scores at Evangel, we will continue our summer reading program. It is vital that you know that we select books based on research of other top schools, college reading requirements, and classic books or authors who are often referenced in secondary schools or society.
We strongly suggest that BEFORE the student begins to read that he or she look over the reading guides at www.evangelacademy.com, which include plot summaries of the novels as well as the questions to be answered. Special Note: We do not endorse the movie versions of these books. Please have your child READ the book.
We hope that summer reading not only introduces our students to classic novels but also supplements their personal reading. Please consider purchasing your books early in the summer just in case they need to be ordered. We also recommend checking online bookstores or libraries.
MIDDLE SCHOOL (7-8)
Each middle school student must read TWO books (according to upcoming grade level). For each middle school book, a test or writing assignment will be given the first week of school. Please see study guide questions on the website to prepare. You do not have to turn in the reading guide questions. You will not turn anything in the first day of school. They are simply for use as a study guide.
7th Graders- GENERAL CLASS
7th Graders- HONORS CLASS
8th Graders- GENERAL and HONORS CLASS
HIGH SCHOOL (9-11)
With each 9-11 gradebook, a required reading guide is assigned. You will find the reading guides on our website (www.evangelacademy.com) under the summer reading tab or in the main office at the high school. Please make sure you are using the current reading guides listed on the website. You may also have a test/quiz on the first day of school, so be prepared! The requirements for the reading guide are as follows:
- For BOTH books, students should answer each question neatly and in full-sentence responses. The responses should be no more than a paragraph in length (unless otherwise stated) and should include thoughtful reflection and references to the book. It is graded for content!
- It must be the student’s own work and words. DO NOT TYPE ANSWERS. We will give zeros for cheating or the appearance of cheating.
- The questions are due the first half day of the 2015-2016 school year even if you will not have an English class term 1, and they count as two 50 point test grades. There is a 3rd book for honors classes. It counts as a 50 point test grade. Be prepared for a TEST/QUIZ also!
Each student enrolled in a general class must read TWO books (according to upcoming grade level) and answer the reading guide questions. Students enrolled in Honors must read the 3rd HONORS novel.
A Christian fiction novel from the list below.
A nonfiction book from the list below.
The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald (we do NOT endorse the movie)
A nonfiction book from the list below.
Christian fiction (9th): Choose any of the following titles:
|Nonfiction (10th or 11th): Choose any of the following titles:|
Ted Dekker Series: The Lost Books
James Byron Huggins
A Wolf Story
This Present Darkness
Piercing the Darkness
WM (William) Paul Young
The Last Sin Eater
The Atonement Child
The Dreamhouse Kings
The 13th Tribe
The Patmos Deception
The Sign Painter
The Screwtape Letters
You Have a Brain...a teen guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.- Dr. Ben Carson
Live Original- Sadie Robertson
Winning Everyday- Lou Holtz
Training Camp- Jon Gordon
Mindset- Carol Dweck
David and Goliath- Malcolm Gladwell
Im No Angel: From Victoria's Secret to Role Model- Kylie Bisutti
Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood- Jeffrey Marx
The Battlefield of the Mind for Teens- Joyce Meyer
Bait of Satan-- John Bevere
Kissed the Girls and Made them Cry- Lisa Bevere
Don’t Waste Your Life- John Piper
Crazy Love- Francis Chan
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion against Low Expectations- Alex and Brett Harris
2015 Summer Reading Summary:
Summer Reading Policies:
English honors summer reading policy: It is a privilege to be in an honors class. These classes are preferably smaller in number and contain students who really wish to learn, who push themselves to become stronger, and who want to be challenged. Ideally these classes would utilize class discussions more than a general class. Honors classes would have more “at home” reading assignments and higher standards for writing and research.
In an effort to take our honors classes to a stronger level, we implemented a 3rd summer reading book for prospective honors students. The additional book will be on the summer reading list. This book will also have questions to be answered and a possible quiz on the first half day of school. If a student does not do the additional reading or any of the required reading, he/she will immediately be moved to a regular class for the remainder of the school year.
Policy for late enrollees: All new students who were not officially enrolled at Evangel Christian Academy during the previous school year and who enroll after August 1st will still be required to read the classic novel on the appropriate summer reading list. These students will take a test over the novel during the 3rd week of school. Individual teachers will administer the test and choose the exact test date. The students will not complete the reading guides for credit. The other novel(s) will be excused. This includes foreign exchange students who are new to Evangel.
Foreign Exchange students: Returning foreign exchange students from Evangel are required to do the summer reading assignments.