Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)

DEAR is a silent reading program that is required for all students. Four days a week, the entire school spends 30 minutes reading their DEAR books and magazines. (Students also have opportunities to read their DEAR books during Humanities, WAM, and other classes.) Students may bring a healthy snack from the approved list (see below) to eat during DEAR so long as it doesn't distract from their reading concentration.

At the start of each year, all students take a reading diagnostic test to match them with the appropriate difficulty level for the DEAR books they choose from our libraries. When a student finishes a DEAR book, he/she must write a short review before choosing a new book. Students are also asked to spend at least 30 minutes each night reading from their DEAR books.

Information about DEAR reading levels and book selection

Approved snack list

The CCSC Library is open from 9:45 am to 2:45 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and during lunch period on Wednesdays. Contact Librarian Barbara Post with any questions (ext. 108 or bpost@ccscambridge.org)