The Purpose of Summer Reading
The Newington High School summer reading initiative is designed to promote the enjoyment of reading and to help students find books they will love. Our aim is to celebrate summer reading as the enjoyable activity it is meant to be and encourage students to develop the habit of lifelong reading. To that end, all NHS students are expected to read at least one book of their choice during the summer. At the beginning of the school year, students will participate in learning activities related to their summer reading.
During the summer, NHS students should:
Finding a Great Book
This page has several tools for locating titles that you may like. Please use the links on this page to access a variety of book lists and videos to help you select a title that interests you. As you look for a book, keep in mind that you may read fiction or nonfiction. This includes books of poetry or short stories, narrative nonfiction, and informational texts.
NOTE: Students taking some courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) classes have additional work assigned by their teachers.