Our school year is coming to a close and summer is fast approaching, even though in Chicago the weather is still quite brisk. I have been schooling hard this year with my daughters and my son will be finishing up his freshman year at the Science, Math & Engineering Academy. My daughters are completely under my curriculum charge and I ca say their literature intake was great this year. I personally don't think my son read enough this year (for my personal satisfaction), but I can not get him to read additional books for me during the school year.
During the long, summer months of summer I have always incorporated a summer reading schedule for all of my children. Last summer, I had my son reading (high school) Senior level AP literature. He didn't enjoy the books I assigned him, but the point was to enrich his literature palate. My daughters were also assigned enriching literature and we also created a lap book and complected some comprehensive workbooks.