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Summer Reading and Course Work

Below are the Summer Reading lists, Reading Guides, and required summer work for some Spanish and Math courses.

When you return in the fall, you will begin working with your summer reading immediately. Within the first several days of school, you will be required to take a test or write a paper on your assigned books and to discuss or write about them in class. Your teacher in each of your courses will determine the form of assessment, and your work with your summer reading will count as part of your first quarter grade.

All-School Read

The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi (ISBN: 9781594206771)


Spanish

For Spanish required Summer Reading, please locate the course you will be enrolled in 2018-2019:

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

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

Mathematics

There is Summer Review required for students entering the following courses. Note the second row contains the answer key which you are encouraged to use.

Algebra 2 or Algebra 2H | PreCalculus H or PreCalculus Accelerated | Trig/Stats | BC Calculus

Algebra 2 Key | PreCalculus Key | Trig/Stats Key |


Grade 7

English

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

Religion

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

History

Summer Reading Guide
Great Hurricane of 1938 by Cherie Burns

Grade 8

English

Summer Reading Guide
The Pearl by Steinbeck
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
Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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
Black Boy
by Wright
Legends of the Fall by Harrison

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
The Chosen by Chaim Potok

History

MEH H (Modern European History Honors)
Summer Reading Guide
Longitude (ISBN: 978-0007790166) by Dava Sobel

Mod Eu Hist (Modern European History)
Summer Reading Guide
Longitude (ISBN: 978-0007790166) by Dava Sobel


Grade 11

English

Summer Reading Guide
Into the Wild by Krakauer

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

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 9781682404553) by Perfection Learning. This is a new edition (2016).

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

Eng 12H Honors
Summer Reading Guide
The Road by McCarthy

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 receive packet from Mr. Lynch and only read through Part Three)

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

Religion

Summer Reading Guide
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt

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