Summer Reading


What do I do?

Read as many books as you like, but be sure to follow the instructions for the English class you are enrolled in for the 2017-2018 school year. All courses except E208, E319, E336 and E419 will have free choice. When school starts, your English teacher will assess your knowledge of the book.

What is a course level?

Check your class schedule to identify which class you will take next year. Books are identified by these course levels.

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Fremd English Ning Recommendations

Where can I find these books?

Local Libraries

  • Arlington Heights
  • Barrington
  • Palatine
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Schaumburg

Online Retailers

  • …and more!

Local Bookstores

Barnes & Noble

  • Arlington Heights
  • Deer Park
  • Schaumburg

Active Reading Strategies

Ask questions

Active readers question anything they wonder about or don’t understand. Then they are on the lookout for clues to answer those questions.

Make predictions

Active readers predict what might happen based on the information in the story.


Active readers look for answers to their questions to clarify and gain a better understanding of the text.

Make connections

Active readers relate what they are reading to their own knowledge and experience, as well as to other texts.


Active readers draw conclusions about what they have read. By evaluating a selection, active readers are able to form their own opinions about characters, actions and the selection as a whole.

Determine the meanings of new words

Active readers try to figure out what new words mean. They may look in a dictionary, examine the different parts of the word or read surrounding text for clues.

React personally

Active readers comment on different aspects of the text according to their own beliefs and attitudes.