Secondary Language Arts and Languages other than English (LOTE)
Literacy is about more than reading and writing — it is about how we communicate in society. It is about social practices and relationships, about knowledge, language, and culture. Those who use literacy take it for granted — but those who cannot use it are excluded from much communication in today’s world. Indeed, it is the excluded who can best appreciate the notion of “literacy as freedom”.
CISD highly encourages students to read books of their choice during the summer to minimize summer learning loss and help accelerate learning during the school year. We encourage students to do this by participating in summer reading programs through their campus and community libraries, by investigating topics and genres of interest to them, and by growing their critical thinking skills through conversations with others about their reading.
CISD does not require that students read specific books during the summer nor do we assign work based on summer reading.
Throughout the coming school year, students in grades 7 – 12 will read across a variety of literary genres and be asked to think critically about the meaning of a given text and the ways authors communicate their messages. Should they choose to do so, students can practice these skills this summer using the document linked below as a guide.