The TKA faculty and administration firmly believe that reading is an integral part of an educational institution. On a daily basis reading is promoted and assigned to expose the student to various styles of authors as we endeavor to promote a well rounded student. Outside the classroom we also would like to encourage and develop a love of reading by allowing the student more flexible choices as they engage in the reading culture.
We believe that summer reading:
Develops habits and skills that may increase an active imagination, a sustained attention span and the capacity for logical analysis and critical thinking.
Stimulates the brain in more complex ways than images on television, videos or social media.
Strengthens vocabulary and ultimately strengthens writing capabilities.
Generates interest and pleasure in reading which will enrich their literary experience.
Strengthens the bond between parent and child with meaningful conversations that may ensue.
We encourage students to develop a love of reading by allowing the student more flexible choices as they
engage in the reading culture. Your child has chosen to take a regular English class this year so we would
like them to choose their own book for summer reading. We do ask that the student reads a book that they
have never read before. The book choice must have at least one hundred pages and be appropriate to present
on in class following summer break. Please have a parent sign the authorization form and take to your teacher on arrival
back to school.