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Summer Reading & Assignments 
Lutheran West aims to establish a reading habit in the busy lives of our students. We want to develop reading fluency and stamina, which result in increased reading rates. This will help students develop confidence, build vocabulary, and improve writing. It is our hope that we can work together with parents to ignite and sustain the pleasure and passion of young readers as well as to instill a confidence in students as they build stamina for reading to prepare for college and careers. Because reading for an hour or two in one sitting is a basic expectation in college and is often required in any workforce-training program, we need to exercise these muscles to prepare our students to become competitive and successful in high school, college, and beyond. The Summer Reading program is designed to connect students with an engaging, entertaining and enriching reading experience. 

Where to Find Summer Reading Books:
Most students prefer to purchase their own copies of the book(s). We recommend:
- Half Price Books near Great Northern Mall (4687 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted)
- Amazon (see links in list below)

If you prefer free options for acquiring the book(s):
- Try you local public library
- Use your SORA account (must have Lutheran West email address)
- Borrow from a friend who owns the book
- As a last resort, email your teacher for help acquiring your book(s)

Summer Reading Expectations:
All students must read the summer reading novel and complete all assignments before the first day of school in August. Teachers will be going over the summer reading and assignments the first week of school.

Please read the selections and complete any associated assignments for the class that you will be in for the 2022 - 2023 school year. 
Late Enrollment Expectations:
If a student enrolls into Lutheran West after August 1st, the student will have the first three weeks of the first quarter to read and complete the assignments for the summer reading in that class. If a student does not complete this requirement, they will receive a zero on the assignment. If a student enrolls into Lutheran West after the 2022-2023 school year starts, he/she must acquire the novel and then will have three weeks to read the novel and complete the work for the summer assignment; if not completed within three weeks, he/she will receive a zero for the assignment.

Reading and Assignments by Class:
CourseAssignment(s) and Study Guides (click link)
Calculus See communication(s) from your teacher. 

English Skills 1

Read That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton
Click here for assignment

English 1

Read The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neal Shusterman
Click here for assignment

Honors English 1

Read The Hobbitt by J.R.R. Tolkien

English Skills 2

Read That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton

English 2

Read Educated by Tara Westover
Purchase on Amazon
Click here for assignment

Honors English 2 

Read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Click here for assignment

English 3

Read Into the Wild by John Krakauer

AP English

Read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzenitsynn
Click here for assignment

English 4 

Read 1984 by George Orwell

CCP EnglishNo summer reading assignment.

CCP GovernmentSee communication(s) from your teacher.
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