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Summer Reading

Now celebrating its 20th year, Summer Reading for Pleasure and Credit is an optional summer reading program designed to encourage students to develop a love of reading with all of its attending benefits, both academic and personal. The books in this program have been chosen with pleasure reading in mind.

Students who choose to participate and register for the program are required to read three books (book list in right column) and complete a reading response journal. Details and directions are included below as downloads. 

Satisfactory completion of the journal will earn the students one-quarter credit. In addition, students who complete the program satisfactorily will not be required to take their midterm examination in English in January 2018. Optional discussion groups for each book are offered for those students interested in meeting in an informal setting with a teacher/moderator and other students who have read the books.

While there is a fee to cover the cost of the program, there is no fee to attend the book discussions.

Click here to register online and pay by credit card.

Questions should be directed to Ms. Karen Moynihan, Director of Summer Reading, at kmoynihan@centralcatholic.net. or Ms. Jeanne Burns, Academic Dean, at jburns@centralcatholic.net
For questions about TurnItIn.com, please contact Mrs. Jodi Kriner, Director of Technology, at jkriner@centralcatholic.net.
New Directuons & Rubrics for 2017!
Be sure to read the updated directions and grading rubric, as well as the reader's guides and sample journal.
2017 Summer Reading Dates
Summer Reading Registration Deadline
6/2/2017
Contact: Ms. Karen Moynihan
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Summer Reading Optional Discussion Group: Book #1, Nimona
6/28/2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Meet in an informal setting with a faculty/moderator and other students who are participating in the Summer Reading Program. The discussion groups are optional.
Book #1 is Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.
Contact: Ms. Karen Moynihan
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Summer Reading Optional Discussion Group: Book #2, Salt to the Sea
7/19/2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Meet in an informal setting with a faculty/moderator and other students who are participating in the Summer Reading Program. The discussion groups are optional.
Book #2 is Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Contact: Ms. Karen Moynihan
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Summer Reading Optional Discussion Group: Book #3, The ABC Murders
8/9/2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Meet in an informal setting with a faculty/moderator and other students who are participating in the Summer Reading Program. The discussion groups are optional.
Book #3 is The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie.
Contact: Ms. Karen Moynihan
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Summer Reading Journals Due
8/18/2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Response Journals for the Summer Reading Program must be submitted and checked in at the journal table between 8:00 AM and noon.  Students must also submit their journals through TurnItIn.Com according to the provided directions. 
Contact: Ms. Karen Moynihan
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Director of the Summer Reading Program
Ms. Karen Moynihan
Director of Summer Reading Program
2017 Book List
The book list for all year levels is as follows (with links to Amazon.com). Kindle books and iBooks are also acceptable. If buying via Amazon, be sure to sign up for AmazonSmile - instructions are below.
Book 1


Book 2


Book 3
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If you select Central Catholic High School as the recipient of Amazon's donation, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases year-round to CCHS.

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