BELLEVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUMMER READING GOALS:
Establish academic rigor and high expectations for all students
Provide a bridge from one grade to another
Form a common reference point and shared experience to build a sense of community in
Expand literary experiences for students
1. Supports district curriculum
2. Prepares students for course content
3. Engages the reader
4. Provides challenge
5. Allows for independent reading/study
6. Encourages critical reading
7. Discourages using Cliff Notes or other types of book review notes
Quality literature selections
Think About Question (same prompt grade 6 through 12)
Method for close reading
o Notes, reflection journals, graphic organizers etc.
o Summer Reading packet due the first day of school.
o Reading quiz given the first day.
o Discussion participation (teacher choice)
o Essay written in class based on the novel. Prompt will be modified appropriately
for each grade level.
*Rubrics will be created for each grade level that are specific and clear
WRITING PROMPT FOR ASSESSMENT
The prompt will be adjusted appropriately for each grade level