In our constant effort to improve education and reading at Evangel, we will continue our summer reading program.
Elementary Summer Reading List
In our constant effort to improve education and reading at Evangel, we will continue our summer reading program. It is vital that you, as parents and students, 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 the student look over the reading guides, which include plot summaries of the stories as well as the questions to be answered BEFORE he or she begins to read.
We hope that summer reading not only introduces our students to classic novels but also supplements their personal reading. With this goal in mind, we offer a program of reading that allows our students some personal choices in their book selection through the Christian fiction choices (grade 9), nonfiction choices (grades 10 & 11), and a required classic novel (see list below).
With each book, a required reading guide is assigned. You will find the reading guides by selecting the books below or in the main office at the high school. Please make sure you are using the current reading guides listed on the website. The requirements for the reading guide are as follows:
A list of the books will be given to local bookstores; however, we cannot guarantee that they will always be in stock. Please consider checking early in the summer just in case they need to be ordered. We also recommend checking online bookstores for better bargains or for hard-to-find books.
Each student enrolled 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.
The Black Pearl- Scott O’Dell
Schooled- Gordon Korman
HONORS: The Bronze Bow -Elizabeth George Speare
Rumble Fish -S.E. Hinton
My Louisiana Sky- Kimberly Willis Holt
HONORS: The Hiding Place -Corrie ten Boom
The Pearl -John Steinbeck
A Christian fiction novel from the list below.
HONORS: The Good Thief – Hannah Tinti
Animal Farm -George Orwell
A nonfiction book from the list below.
HONORS: 1984- George Orwell
The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
HONORS: Night- Elie Wiesel
Senior Project Instruction Guide
Pay College Athletes
Facebook and Elections
Sample Resume of John Q. student
Sample Resume Krysten
Pilgrim’s Progress- John Bunyan in Modern English edited by L. Edward Hazelbaker
Required Reading for Honors & Dual Enrollment Students: The Great Divorce
Christian fiction (9th): Choose any of the following titles:
Download Reading Guide
*Ted Dekker Series: The Lost Books
*James Byron Huggins
A Wolf Story
This Present Darkness
Piercing the Darkness
The Screwtape Letters
WM (William) Paul Young
The Last Sin Eater
The Atonement Child
*Robert Whitlow: The Tides of Truth Series:
*Boys may enjoy these authors
Same Kind of Different as Me- Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
What Difference Do It Make? - Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent
Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood- Jeffrey Marx
Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence- Dr. Ben Carson
Gifted Hands- Ben Carson, M.D. & Cecil Murphey
The Battlefield of the Mind for Teens- Joyce Meyer
Bait of Satan-- John Bevere
90 minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life and Death- Don Piper
Quiet Strength- Tony Dungy
The Ragamuffin Gospel- Brennan Manning
The Dream Giver for Teens- Bruce Wilkinson
Don’t Waste Your Life- John Piper
Crazy Love- Francis Chan
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion against Low Expectations- Alex and Brett Harris
Soul Seekers - Judah Smith
Kissed the Girls and Made them Cry- Lisa Bevere
Heaven is For Real- Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
2012 Summer Reading Summary:
POLICY FOR ENGLISH HONORS
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.