Summer Reading and Assignments

Summer Reading and Assignments

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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 1:           Down the Rabbit Hole, Peter Abrahams
                                   

Honors English 1:      Down the Rabbit Hole, Peter Abrahams
                                      

Western CivilizationSugar 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:  Sugar Changed The World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos.  Click here for assignments and click here for the resource to complete your assignment. 

Theology 1Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom, Click here for assignment

 


 

Incoming Sophomores

English 2:                  The Lord of the Flies, William Golding

Honors English 2:    The Lord of the Flies, William Golding.  Click here for assignment                                     

Honors Modern World History: Click here for assignment                                          

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

AP Seminar:   Summer Assignment, click here 

 


 

Incoming Juniors

AP Calculus AB:  Please join Google Classroom Class Code: wwibp2.  Read all the assignments and announcements.

AP Chemistry:  click here 

AP Biology:  click here

English 3:           The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger 
                                             

Honors English 3:    The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger.  Click here for assignment 
                                           

AP Language & Composition:       The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain,  On Writing, Stephen King. Click here  for assignment 

United States  History:  Click here for assignment 

Honors US HistoryAmerican Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic, Joseph J. Ellis.  Click here for assignment 

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

Honors Anatomy and Physiology:  Click here for assignment

Honors Chemistry 2:  Click here for assignment  

AP Seminar:    Summer assignment, click here 

 

 


 

Incoming Seniors

AP Calculus AB:  Please join Google Classroom Class Code: wwibp2.  Read all the assignments and announcements.

AP Chemistry:  click here

AP Biology:  click  here

English 4:  1984, George Orwell
                                                                             

Honors English 4:    1984, George Orwell
                                              

AP Language & Composition:   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, On Writing, Stephen King  - click here  for assignment 

AP Literature & Composition:    Click here for assignment and book choice 

AP Psychology:  Click here for assignment 

Honors Anatomy and Physiology:  Click here for assignment

Honors Chemistry 2:   Click here for assignment  

Theology 4 and all Senior Theology Classes:  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.

Law and Society:  Click here for Summer Assignment