"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
Dr. Seuss might not have been thinking about the 21st Century when he made this statement about reading, but as teachers we know that we need to continuously prepare our students at St. Dominic for all the "places" they will go after graduation. Literacy has been defined as someone who can read with a pencil in his hand, explain what he read, and finally, write about it. In an effort to continue work on literacy, the English Language Arts Department, along with the Librarian has designed a school-wide Summer Reading Program.
2012 Summer Reading Letter (May 2012)
There is one assigned book and writing assignment for each grade level.
Freshmen (Class of 2016)
The Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings
Sophomores (Class of 2015)
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper
Juniors (Class of 2014)
Into the Wild by John Krakauer
Seniors (Class of 2013)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon