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Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
Levittown Public Schools

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Kerin L. Slattery
Director of ELA

Summer is a time for relaxation, spending time with family, and renewing friendships. It is also a time for our students to reflect on the lessons learned throughout the school year and to renew their commitment to be lifelong learners. As each student in Levittown has made individual strides throughout the school year, it is imperative that the students remain on this learning path, especially during the summer months. Current research shows that the average student will lose approximately one month of instruction during the summer break. To avoid this loss, it is imperative that students read over the summer to maintain comprehension and vocabulary skills, as well as to strengthen their ability to analyze information and think critically.

Students entering grades 5-8 have an opportunity to creatively engage with the dynamic websites found on the home pages for each school, as well as on the links at the right of this page. It is mandatory for all students to read the book assigned to their grade level as this book will become the anchor text for the fall and will be used for lessons and activities when the students return to school on September 2, 2020.

Each student entering grades 5-9 is expected to read the book assigned to him/her. The assigned book list is as follows:

  • Entering Grade 5: The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman
  • Entering Grades 6, 7, 8: Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde (young readers edition)
  • Entering Grade 9: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak**

*Digital copies of Pay It Forward and The Book Thief can be found on the middle school and high school Follett e-book shelf in the library media section of your school's website.

Entering English Grades 10,11,12:

Students will engage in an independent reading experience where they will choose their own book to read from the suggested reading list for each grade level. The double entry journal is expected to be completed and handed into the student's English teacher upon the commencement of the 2020-21 school year. Please find the suggested reading list per grade level at the right of this page.?

*Be sure to check out the selection of e-books on your high school's Follett e-book shelf in the library media section of your school's website as well as the Levittown Public Library's virtual library .

**Students entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 are to complete the Double Entry Journal Chart

Students enrolled in AP Capstone Seminar, AP Capstone Research, AP Language, and AP Literature have specific summer assignments. Please click on the links to the right to access these assignments.

Teachers are available to answer questions regarding the summer assignments as follows:


Teachers: Kerry Lacey
Course: AP Capstone Seminar
Date and Time :
July 15 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
August 12 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Teacher: Carissa Wellenreuther
Course : AP Language and Composition
Date and Time:
July 22 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Teacher: Maureen Tonn
Course : AP Language and Composition
Date and Time:
August 26 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Teacher: Tara D'Amico
Course : 12th Grade Literature
Dates and Times:
July 13 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
August 9 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)


Teacher: Kristen Stritzl
Course : AP Literature
Dates and Times:
July 24 (10:00 PM - 12:00 PM)
August 21 (10:00 PM - 12:00 PM)

Teacher: Kristen Stritzl
Course : AP Capstone Seminar
Dates and Times:
July 24 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
August 21 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Teacher: Kim Rosenberg
Course : AP Language and Composition
Dates and Times:
August 20 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Teacher: Sean Breves
Course : AP Language and Composition
Dates and Times:
July 8 (10:00AM - 12:00 PM)

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