Dear Parents and Guardians,

In addition to sunny days and family trips, summer break often brings the “summer slide”--the loss of academic knowledge and skills due to lack of practice. Research shows that English Language Learners experience even greater setbacks due to decreased exposure to English and fewer opportunities to read, write, speak and listen to English. As students return to school this fall, many will begin the year with achievement levels lower than where they were the previous spring.

AST’s required summer reading assignment for high school students is designed to continue the momentum of reading and writing in English that teachers and students have built over the course of the school year. The two tasks include reading and responding in writing to a novel and to at least four news articles. Specific instructions are provided to guide students to complete the assignment. The assignment is due the first day of school and the tasks will support their first learning activities of the course.

In addition to this required reading assignment, please encourage your child to read, write, speak and listen to English as much as possible during the break to ensure he or she does not suffer from “summer slide.”

Best regards,

AST English Teachers

2020 summer reading assignments:

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Grade 9

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Grade 10

Grade 11
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Grade 12


2020 暑期閱讀作業:

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

*G9 new student

Grade 10

Grade 11
*G11 new student

Grade 12


親愛的家長與監護人您好!

暑假除了豔陽與家族旅行外, 還有所謂"暑期退步"-- 因為缺少練習而導致知識與技能減少.  研究顯示, 英語的學習者更是會因為此段時間沒有機會使用英文而使語言能力退步. 當學生八月份回到學校時, 很多人的程度比剛放假時降低了許多.

因此, AST 發與同學暑期作業, 藉此希望同學可以保持住英文程度與學習動力. 作業粗分為閱讀與心得寫作, 詳細的內容請看附上的文件, 此作業開學第一天就需要繳交, 新生亦同.

除了暑期作業外, 請鼓勵您的小孩儘量找機會使用英文, 使其不會落入"暑期退步"的情況!

感謝您的配合!

AST 英文老師