Summer Reading and Assignments

Summer Reading and Assignments

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Students at Saint Agnes School can find their Summer work packets in the Resource Documents section of FACTS/RenWeb. 

 

Arlington Catholic believes 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 School curriculum- across disciplines- 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.  

Happy Summer Reading!  

 

Incoming Freshmen

English 1:            Down the Rabbit Hole, Peter Abrahams.  Click here for discussion questions 
Honors English 1:  Down the Rabbit Hole, Peter Abrahams. Click here for discussion questions 
 
 
Theology 1 -  Click here for assignment.   Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom, 
                                      

World HistorySugar Changed The World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos.  Click here

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


 

Incoming Sophomores

English 2:   Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds.  

Honors English 2:   Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds.  Click here for assignment.  Click here for additional assignment.                               

Honors Modern World History: Click here for assignment 

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 Chemistry:  click here 

AP Biology:  click here

English 3:  Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline 
 

Honors English 3: Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline.  Click here for the assignment. 
                                           

AP Language & Composition:  50 Essays: A Portable Anthology 6th Edition.  Click here for Assignment and additional books.  Click here for book choice list  

United States  History:  Click here for assignment.  Virtual Assignment Option:  Click here  

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 Angels, Michael Shaara.  Click here for assignment 

AP Seminar:   Summer Assignment, click here

AP Research:  Summer assignment, click here 

 


 

Incoming Seniors

 

AP Chemistry:  click here

AP Biology:  click here

English 4:  Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Students are required to read "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah and one additional novel & assignment from this Suggested Reading list   

Honors English 4:    Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Students are required to read "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah and one additional novel and assignment from this Suggested Reading list.
 
                                    

AP Language & Composition:   50 Essays: A Portable Anthology 6th Edition.  Click here for Assignment and additional books.  Click here for book choice list

AP English: Literature and Composition

You will be reading two total books (detailed below) over the summer. For each book, you will fill out an “Essential Literary Synopsis” worksheet. Your responses on the worksheet should fit within the space given. Do not add space.  Click here for assignment and choices of books and poetry assignment 

AP Psychology:  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.

AP Spanish:  See Google Classroom 

AP Latin:  See Google Classroom 

AP Seminar:   Summer Assignment, click here

AP Research:  Summer assignment, click here

 

Bridge Academy 

Bridge English Nothing But the Truth, by Avi.  Click here