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Why Do We Read?

There are as many answers to this question as there are readers. But one thing is certain: when we read, we connect ourselves invisibly, and for a brief time, to a world beyond our own doorstep. As F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
At Proctor, we believe in the value of immersing ourselves in the written word as we expand worldviews, reflect on our own life, and immerse ourselves in new worlds that speak vividly to our shared experiences and, as a result, illuminate our shared humanity. Proctor's Summer Literacy Program asks students to use those idyllic days of June, July, and August to complete both Parts A and B outlined below. 

Summer Literacy 2019: Embracing Mental Health and Wellness

Part A: Required Reading 
Every student must choose to read either Turtles all the Way Down or Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. These books will be assessed in English classes at the start of the Fall Term. Students entering AP English should read Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance for Part A.

Part B: Sponsored Book or Wellness Activity 
Incoming Students will complete a wellness journaling activity. Please see instructions HEREReturning Students: In addition to the book in Part A above, returning students must choose a second sponsored book or wellness activity. A list of choices is available HERE. If a student wishes to design an independent wellness activity, they should find a campus sponsor and download THIS form to complete and submit prior to May 10th. Coordinators are happy to assist in finding sponsors. Please stop by the library or email for more information. 

* Students enrolled in AP courses for the Fall Term should substitute Part B with the assigned reading linked to the right. 

**Ocean Classroom students should complete the linked readings to the right in lieu of both Parts A and B.

Summer Literacy Coordinator

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Located in  Andover, NH,  Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 912. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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