So you can’t go to school…
Each summer, we publish enrichment for our clients so that they do not get behind in the learning, can actually move ahead, and so that we can preview some of the things they will need to know for college admissions that they likely will not receive.
In light of the recent happenings with the global pandemic, we have decided to release this curriculum early and make it publicly available. For those of us on the VHC team who are parents, we can understand the anxiety that comes with having to essentially homeschool young people without notice, especially at a time of year that is critical for their learning. We are hoping this series addresses most of these concerns.
While we are hoping this curricula can stand on its own, if you are a VHC client, please feel free to work on this with your tutor. For everyone else, you can also become a client or you can work on this alone, with young people in your neighborhood (if you are not in self-quarantine), and with a teacher or tutor who is also staying home.
Stay healthy and as always, let us know if you have questions.
Vielka and the VHC Team
VHC Spring/Summer Reading List 2020
Reading outside of what you are assigned in your classes is essential for a number of reasons:
- You learn to love reading because you want to, not because you have to.
- You can work on language skills in more in-depth ways.
- You learn to interpret people’s words in a variety of contexts.
There are also a lot of curricular tangibles that come with reading at home:
- There are a lot of items in your regular coursework that cannot be mastered without reading on your own.
- There are quite a few sections on the SAT that cannot be taught in a short period of time as they assume you are reading on your own.
And in most college applications, you will find a question about something you’ve read recently and you need to have a legitimate answer. 🙂
The list that we’ve put together includes books that you will likely read in the following academic year, books that are new and you might enjoy, and books that help you to work on your interpretative skills. And we’ve read them all; they are really good books.
We recommend that you select one book from each category to start with first. If you can, we recommend that you use one of the books as a family read.
For clients, let us know what you have selected as we will provide these for you, if you like.
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