Please keep after them on their reading. It IS important!
Students are now reading the novel Frankenstein and having written assignments that will encourage learning of the 12th-grade state standards in English Literature. This is a somewhat difficult read, so talk with them () about what they are reading and or comprehending. It's a classic and a great read.
The students are also working on memorizing "The Calf Path" and have set spot check dates to make sure they will be ready for the BIG day when it will be recited in FULL. Have them recite it to you and the family--I know they will be thrilled to do it for you!