• Dear Parents,

    Remember that as students mature, they will encounter more adult themes and situations in the literature they read. You are strongly encouraged to read and discuss the books your child is reading. These discussions provide great opportunities to help your child make sense of these themes and how they relate to his/her world. Again, novels can be checked out at the school during July with a $10 deposit. See Ms. Elizabeth Chambers for more information.                                    

    Just a few sites to help with additional reading selections:

     http://www.nationalbook.org/

     http://www.nutmegaward.org/ (High School titles)

     www.houstonisd.org/northforesthigh

     Entering Grade 9

    Students entering grade 9 are required to read the following novel:

     ·        The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

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     Questions to consider….

     What theme or central idea is introduced in the story, and how does it evolve and develop?

     
    Entering Grade 10

    Students entering grade 10 are required to read the following novel:

    ·        Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

     Questions to consider…..

     1.      What character has multiple or conflicting motivations? How does the character development and interactions with other characters help advance the plot or develop the theme?

     Entering Grade 11

     Students entering grade 11 are required to read the following  novel:

     ·        A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer

     Questions to consider….

     1.      What quotation from the novel illustrates the author’s theme or message for the book?

     

     Entering Grade 12

     Students entering grade 12 are required to read the following novel:

     ·        The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

      Questions to consider……

     1.      What character has multiple or conflicting motivations? How does the character development and interactions with other characters help advance the plot or develop the theme?

     

     

     

    Why should your child read over the summer?

     

    North Forest High School believes success in academics and in life is gained through reading proficiency. We require that all students read one novel during the summer and complete a homework assignment. Guided questions have been provided in order to prepare students for their teachers’ graded activities at the beginning of the school year. Students must create a brochure for the text read during the summer.  Be sure to include a brief summary of the text in the brochure. The completed and signed Summer Required Reading Verification form located on this form is part of the graded activities, as well. Novels may be checked out during July for a $10 deposit. The deposit will be returned once the novel is returned to the school in good condition.