Woodside High School

13450 Woodside Lane     Newport News, VA 23608     Phone: (757) 886-7530     Fax: (757) 877-0480

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English Department

NNPS seeks to create a comprehensive language arts program consists of a variety of reading, writing, listening, and speaking components that foster the integration of communication, research skills, and teamwork. These components include a variety of literacy activities that progress from teacher directed, to guided practice, to independent learning and are woven into the classroom setting to create an environment that leads students to become independent readers, writers, and thinkers.  For more information regarding the NNPS English Curriculum, visit the English Department’s Website.

Reading Log

General Summer Reading      

We encourage our students to read during the summer for enjoyment, leisure, and learning. Reading is essential to critical thinking and preparation for College, Careers, and Citizenship. All high school students in NNPS are required to read ONE BOOK during the summer. NNPS has compiled a list of suggested books that are fun, engaging, mysterious, thought-provoking, informative, meaningful, inventive, inspiring, motivational, and more! The list includes award-winning books as well as others recognized by our faculty and various literary journals as meaningful reading for students of various ages.

If you have questions about Summer Reading, please email Kim Hammond, the English Department Lead Teacher.

AP Summer Reading

If you have questions about AP Summer Reading, please email the appropriate person below, and they will respond to you just as soon as they can.

For more information on Summer Reading in Newport News, please see the NNPS’s Summer Reading Page. 


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