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Summer Reading and Assignments

2017

The members of the English Department believe that the truth and beauty found in language can inspire students to become life-long learners.  We believe that reading deepens students’ understanding of ideas, provides an opportunity for reflection and self-discovery, and broadens perspectives.  With that in mind, we have long supported a summer reading program that encourages students to read for pleasure as well as enlightenment.   Summer reading is an integral part of the English curriculum, providing an opportunity to foster imagination, and enhance critical reading skills.

Please read the books listed and bring them to school with you on the first day of classes.  For some courses, you are asked to complete an accompanying exercise, thinking guide or dialectical journal.  Bring those assignments to school with you on the first day of classes as well.  

We look forward to exploring these texts with you in the fall.

Happy Summer Reading!  

 

Incoming Freshmen

English I (010):           Down the Rabbit Hole, Peter Abrahams
                                   

Honors English I (011):      Down the Rabbit Hole, Peter Abrahams
                                      

Western Civilization (112)Sugar Changed The World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos.  Click  here for assignment

Honors World History (111):  Sugar Changed The World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos.  Click here for assignment

Theology I (510)Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom, Click here for assignment

Spanish 2 (420), or Honors Spanish 2 (421) - Please read Un Mundo Lejano.  Click here for assignment 

French 2 (422), or Honors French 2(423) - Please read Le Champion.  Click  here for assignment 


 

Incoming Sophomores

English II (020):                  The Lord of the Flies, William Golding

Honors English II (021):    The Lord of the Flies, William Golding.  Click here for assignment                                          
                                          

AP World History (125):   Guns, Germs and Steel, The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond.   Click here for assignment

AP Seminar (160):   Summer Assignment, click here 

Spanish 2 (420), or Honors Spanish 2 (421) - Please read Un Mundo Lejano.  Click here for assignment 

French 2 (422), or Honors French 2(423) - Please read Le Champion.  Click  here for assignment 

 


 

Incoming Juniors

AP Calculus AB (240) - click here

AP Chemistry (354) - click here 

AP Biology (344) - click here

English III (030):             The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain 
                                             

Honors English III (031):    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
                                           

AP Language & Composition(049):       The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain,
                                                                   Click here for assignment
                                                                  The Elements of Style - click here 
 

United States  History (150):  Click here for Summer Assignment

Honors US History (151)Killer Angles, Michael Shaara.  Click here for assignment 

AP United States History (152):  Killer Angles, Michael Shaara.  Click here for assignment 

Honors Anatomy and Physiology (346):  Click here for assignment

Honors Chemistry 2 (353) - Click here for assignment  

AP Seminar (160):    Summer Assignment, click here 

Spanish 2 (420), or Honors Spanish 2 (421) - Please read Un Mundo Lejano.  Click here for assignment 

French 2 (422), or Honors French 2(423) - Please read Le Champion.  Click  here for assignment 

 


 

Incoming Seniors

AP Calculus AB (240) - click here

AP Chemistry (354) - click here

AP Biology (344) - click  here

English IV (040):  1984, George Orwell
                                                                             

Honors English IV (041):    1984, George Orwell
                                              

AP Language & Composition(049) :   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 
                                                               Click 
here for assignment
                                                               The Elements of Style - click 
here 

AP Literature & Composition(050):    A Prayer For Owen Meany,  (John Irving)
The Awakening, Kate Chopin.  Click here for assignment  

AP Psychology (147):  Click here for Summer Assignment

Honors Anatomy and Physiology (346):  Click here for assignment

Honors Chemistry 2 (353) - Click here for assignment  

AP Seminar (160):    Summer Assignment, click here 

Theology IV ( 541, 543, 544):  Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl.  Click here for assignment.  Note: 
For "Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor Frankl:
Students are required to read the first half of the book on Frankl's experience in a concentration camp. The second half of the book on "logotherapy" is not required but highly recommended.

Spanish 2 (420), or Honors Spanish 2 (421) - Please read Un Mundo Lejano.  Click here for assignment 

French 2 (422), or Honors French 2(423) - Please read Le Champion.  Click  here for assignment