Staying Sharp Over the Summer
Studies show that summer reading loss is a reality that has a profound impact on student learning. The ability to read well affects learning in all subject areas. Research points to several important considerations when making decisions about summer reading. One consideration is the need for practice of this critical academic skill. Practice builds fluency and speed, both of which are critical for comprehension. Furthermore, numerous studies have shown that students begin to lose higher level math skills when not practiced over a series of months. In order to avoid this and keep the student prepared for the next school year, the Archbishop Hannan Math Department assigns course specific worksheets.
With these considerations in mind, we have established the following procedure for summer assignments at Archbishop Hannan High School:
- Follow guidelines specified by English, Theology, and Math departments for turning in completed work, as listed in their respective pages on this site.
- All students will read the required book for the English course in which the student is enrolled.
- Students enrolled in a Theology course must also complete the work assigned under the Theology department's summer work page.
- Complete the Math worksheets as designated on the Math Summer Assignments tab. These must be printed and completed to be turned in on the first day of class to your Math teacher.
We invite parents to be involved in reading with their children this summer. The discussion and closeness this engenders are priceless. If you have any questions, contact Ashley Puntila (English Department Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org, Laura Lowe (Math Department Chair) at email@example.com, or Sandi Johnson (Theology Department Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.