Rosa Scott Summer Reading


    This assignment is optional and will be counted as extra credit in your Freshman English class.


    All students (English I and Accelerated English I) may read the following book:

    • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

    ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL students are asked to bring the following:


    -Think about the first habit of highly effective teens. As humans we have the unique ability to choose how we respond to stimulus. In other words, we can choose to be reactive to our environment, or we can choose to be proactive and use our resourcefulness to find solutions. Draw two cartoons to depict proactive and reactive behavior in regards to the same situation. One cartoon should show the character reacting proactively, while the other should show the character acting reactively.

    The cartoons must be completed on 8 1/2 x 11 unlined paper. They will be graded on originality, creativity, neatness, and the ability to illustrate proactive and reactive behavior.



    -Consider each of the seven habits presented in the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Which habit do you think is most important to your own personal success? Write a 3 paragraph reflection. The first paragraph should describe the habit using details from the text. The second paragraph should explain why it is most important to you using personal examples, and the third paragraph should describe how this habit will help you avoid possible roadblocks in life and what those roadblocks might be. Your reflection should be typed, double spaced, and printed.

    *If you have trouble printing at home, you can print your work in the library before school or during break.