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Summer Reading 2016

Below is a list of required Summer Reading. Please note that for some books, there may also be a Summer Reading Guide, which is in PDF form.

While many of the Summer Reading Guides suggest completing written responses--whether for character identifications or for more general reflection questions--teachers are not expecting written responses when classes begin. The Summer Reading Guides are there to help direct students in their reading and to help encourage students to examine critically and creatively the texts they read. While students may find it beneficial to their understanding of a given book to draft written responses, and while we encourage all students to develop their writing skills as they read (taking notes, making annotations, etc.), written responses for the Summer Reading Guides are not required.

All-School Read

Brave Companions: Portraits in History by David McCullough


Spanish

For Spanish required summer reading, please locate the course you will be enrolled in 2016-2017:

Spanish 1B | Spanish 2 | Spanish 3 | Spanish 4 | Spanish 5

Spanish 4AP, Spanish 5AP and Spanish 6H students will receive their readings from Mrs. Schwimmer and Mr. Moore.

Grade 7

English

Summer Reading Guide
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Holes by Louis Sachar

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
The Power of the Powerless by Christopher De Vinck

History

Summer Reading Guide
Great Hurricane 1938 by Cherie Burns

Grade 8

English

Summer Reading Guide
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

History

Summer Reading Guide
Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

Grade 9

English

Summer Reading Guide
Farenheit 451 by Bradbury

Freshman Writing

Summer Reading Guide
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay (Young Readers Edition, Delacorte)

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
Season of Life by Jeffrey Marx

Grade 10

English

Summer Reading Guide
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

In addition, choose one of the following:
Catcher in the Rye
by Salinger
The Natural
by Malamud
This Side of Paradise
by Fitzgerald
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Haddon
A Gathering of Old Men by Gaines
The Education of Little Tree by Carter
Black Boy
by Wright

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
The Chosen by Chaim Potok

History

MEH H (Modern European History Honors)
Summer Reading Guide
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Mod Eu Hist (Modern European History)
Summer Reading Guide
All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque

Grade 11

English

Summer Reading Guide
Into the Wild by Krakauer

In addition, choose one of the following:
Townie by Dubus
This Boy's Life by Wolff
Killing Yourself to Live by Klosterman

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

History

U.S. History & U.S. History Honors
Summer Reading Guide
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

U.S. History AP
Summer Reading Guide
April 1865 by Jay Winik
U.S. History Preparing for the AP Exam (ISBN 9780789189042).

1. "Period 1 (1491-1607), pages 1-20 – summer reading test questions will be derived from pages 14-20.

2. "Period 2 (1607-1754), pages 23-62 – summer reading test questions will come from pages 39-44 (Chapter 2) and pages 56-62 (Chapter 3)

Grade 12

English

English 12
Summer Reading Guide
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Eng 12H Honors
Summer Reading Guide
One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest by Kesey

Eng Lng AP (AP Language & Composition)
Summer Reading Guide
Growing Up by Russell Baker

Eng CW AP (AP Creative Writing)
Summer Reading Guide
Moveable Feast by Hemingway

Eng Lit AP (AP Literature & Composition)
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
(Students should only read through Part Three)

Senior Writing
Summer Reading Guide
Outliers: Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Shakespeare 12H (choose 1 of the 5)
Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury
Mousetrap & Selected Plays – Christie
Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
In Cold Blood - Capote

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

History

Gov't AP (U.S. Government AP)
Summer Reading Guide
The Nine by J. Toobin

Adv. Hist H (Advanced Topics: US and the World in the 20th Century)
Summer Reading Guide
One Minute to Midnight by Michael Dobbs

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