I hope that you have had a wonderful summer break so far. I have spent the last month camping, going to concerts, hanging out with friends and family, and of course - reading! I'm excited to hear about what you've been doing and what you've been reading this summer. And I'm looking for a few book recommendations. I'm nearly finished with The Hate U Give and looking for my next book to read. If you've read any great books this summer, let us know by posting a link HERE or by sharing recommendations on social media using #IoniaReads.
Don't forget that as an honors English student, you have at least two books to read this summer. The first is a book of your choice, and the second book must be one from our required reading list (see below). I would highly recommend checking out your local library's website. If you have a library card, you can easily check out books digitally to read on your e-reader or phone. You'll want to come to class the first week with your summer reading summaries completed.
I'm looking forward to meeting you in a little over a month. In the meantime, enjoy your summer and happy reading!
Summer Reading for 10th grade IHS Students
An interest in helping young people discover and define their writing voice and reading interests drives Ms. Jennifer Ward to cultivate a student-centered learning environment, one that supports individual learning goals and incorporates purposeful use of technology. In March 2016, she was named a TED-Ed Innovative Educator and is also a Google Certified Innovator, National Writing Project Fellow, and a 2014 PASCD Emerging Leader. She is active in NCTE, the Flipped Learning Network, and an organizer with Edcamp. Jen taught for 13 years in a Philadelphia suburban district and returned to her home state to teach high school English at Ionia High School in 2015. This year, she is excited to join the Grandville High School bulldogs!