Summer Reading is Different This Year

Oak Ridge High School will not be requiring students to complete a traditional summer reading assignment for the upcoming summer break. We feel under the present conditions the task would be too burdensome and the logistics too difficult to overcome. Instead, this year, we are posting to the school’s website a list of recommended readings for students (HERE) in order to provide options for continued learning and to mitigate potential losses in reading skills over the summer. The list includes selected works from different disciplines and departments at the high school for students who might be interested in science, math, technology, history, social science, and classic literature. There is a mix of all nonfiction and fiction genres, and the selections range from high-interest contemporary works to traditional, canonical texts. Although we have made every effort to consider content and subject matter in order to avoid sensitive topics, controversial issues, or mature subject matter, parents or guardians are ultimately the best judges of what is suitable for their students. Therefore, we strongly suggest that parents or guardians evaluate each selected text to determine whether a work is appropriate for their students. The list also identifies if and where a text may be available online in a free eBook or audiobook format. We hope that students enjoy the works we have selected, and if there are any questions, please contact Michael Feuer, Oak Ridge High School Department of English Coordinator: mfeuer@ortn.edu

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