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ERIC Number: ED048256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 5
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"Summer Is Icumen In..."
Cameron, John
Leaflet, v69 n4 p24-8 Nov 1970
Students need proper guidelines in their summer programs of reading and writing. In this secondary school summer reading program, at the Holderness School for Boys in Plymouth, New Hampshire, teachers decided to assign 16 books--four books to be read by students in each of the 4 years of English. Two criteria were established for book selection: (1) each book must be capable of being handled by students without outside help; and (2) each book must be enjoyable and challenging. Teachers compiled a study guide for each book, containing an introduction, writing topics, and a list of recommended books dealing with the same subject covered in the book being read. One fourth of the student's grade for the Fall Term was based on the four essays which he wrote on his summer reading. The program resulted in improved class discussion during the early weeks of school and students' increased capacity to understand literature on their own. (A sample reading list and study guide are included.) (DD)
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Authoring Institution: New England Association of Teachers of English.