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Summer Reading List 

Georgetown County School District’s summer reading program is an integral part of the ELA curriculum in grades 9-12. The “summer effect” on student achievement is well documented. The research on reading reveals that those students who read get better at reading. They also increase their vocabulary and their fluency. Based upon these considerations, the Summer Reading Program serves as a vehicle to promote literacy.


This year, GCSD has decided that all students in Honors English I-IV, will read a memoir of their choice for summer reading. A memoir is a narrative that reveals experiences within the author’s lifetime. Unlike an autobiography, which is typically a chronological telling of one’s life experiences, a memoir captures specific experiences in a person’s life that he/she considers most significant.

Students can find the assignment in the hyperlink below.

2015-2016 GCSD Summer Reading

Please contact me through my e-mail, jpilkey@gcsd.k12.sc.us, if you have any additional questions or concerns.