Who is participating in the OHS Reading for a Cause?
All students entering 9th through 12th grade.
How do I participate?
OHS students read upward of 150,000 pages last summer. This year we are trying to increase that amount. If our students match last summer's 150,000 pages read, a $150 dollar donation will be made on behalf of the OHS English Department to the Book Love Foundation to help fund high school classroom libraries in financially struggling school communities. For every additional 50,000 pages read by our students an additional donation will be made (e.g. 200,000 pages read = $200 donation) with a maximum donation of $300.
Starting Monday, July 4th, students can enter the title, author, and favorite line from a book or short story that they have completed - as well as the number of pages read for that completed text. Students should make an entry for each completed text at the time of completion. Students should keep reading and keep submitting.
Consider reading the winner of our One Summer...One Book...One Oceanside! program. Or consider all three nominated title as summer reading options.
You can find Google Survey to enter your book/pages read on the tab marked "Enter Pages Read Here."
Do I have to read something specific?
No. You can read whatever interests you. The point is to read - and to read A LOT!! However, you will find some recommendations from the OHS English Department on this website. Check them out!
Also, consider reading the winner of our One Summer...One Book...One Oceanside! program - A Monster Calls - Or consider all three nominated title as summer reading options.
Where can I get books to read?
Borrow from friends, go to the Oceanside Public Library, order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, go to Turn of the Corkscrew Bookstore in RVC, or check out some iPad APPS that have a ton of free books. Here are some suggestions: Guttenberg Project, Overdrive, Free Books
Interested in Audio Books, check out this site: http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/books/ or http://www.audiobooktreasury.com/
Where can I find some suggested titles I might be interested in reading this summer?
You can check the tab on this website for OHS English Department Recommendations, research titles that might interest you on Amazon or Goodreads, or websites such as Teenreads.com or YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)
When does Reading for a Cause start? When does it end?
Reading for a Cause officially begins on Monday, July 3rd. Reading for a Cause officially ends on Monday, September 4th.
Will there be updates posted throughout the summer?
Check back right here throughout the summer to keep track of the standings!