Summer Reading




Required Reading Written Response Assignment

All grade levels of Honors and AP English classes are requiring students to complete dialectical journals to correspond with the reading assignments. 

Click on the highlighted links below:

--->Dialectical Journal Details and Sample

--->Dialectical Journal Rubric

  • Create handwritten dialectical journals for all books in one composition notebook.
  • Provide at least two quotes from each chapter, or a minimum of 10 quotes per novel. 
  • Provide at least two quotes from each essay in the AP Language assignment.
  • Dialectical journals should be completed as one reads each chapter.
  • All reading and dialectical journals should be completed and turned in to your English teacher on the first day of class. 
  • The dialectical journals will be either a quiz or test grade in your English class. You may also be asked to write essays, take objective tests, complete presentations/projects, and/or participate in discussion circles based on the reading. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU COMPLETE THE READING AND WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT, ON TIME. 
  • It is important that you complete the required summer reading because texts may also be used throughout the semester/year. 

Academic integrity is essential. All work should be completed by the individual student, without assistance from study aids or peers. 

In order to ensure access to the required readings, students are encouraged to visit the AHS media center, English teachers, or local public libraries for books if you do not purchase your own copy of the literary works. 

Summer reading books will count toward the Summer Reading Challenge. Click here for details about registering, logging books, and earning rewards



Required Reading Assignment

Honors English I

Book 1 (Student Choice): Students may choose a book from any genre as long as it contains a minimum of 200 pages and is appropriate for teen or young adult readers.

Book 2 (Must read text listed below):

  • 13 Reasons Why-- Jay Asher

 


 

Honors English II

Book 1 (Student Choice): Students may choose a book from any genre as long as it contains a minimum of 200 pages and is appropriate for teen or young adult readers.

Book 2 (Chooseonefrom list below):

  • Night-- Elie Wiesel
  • Fahrenheit 451-- Ray Bradbury
  • Ender's Game-- Orson Scott Card

 


 

Honors English III

Book 1 (Student Choice): Students may choose a book from any genre as long as it contains a minimum of 200 pages and is appropriate for teen or young adult readers.

Book 2 (Must read text listed below):

  • The Catcher in the Rye-- J. D. Salinger

 


 

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AP Literature (Eng IV)

AP Language Summer Reading

Part One:

AP Language and Composition Required Summer Reading Essay Links

Read the following essays that are free on the Internet. If you find that the link is no longer working, you can Google the title and find the essay in another location. These essays can also be found in 40 Model Essays: A Portable Anthology by Jane E. Aaron.

**If a student has completed any additional essay work from the prior list posted in June, he or she will receive extra credit for that work because it surpasses these new requirements.**

Essay Type

Title and Author

Link

Description

“Once More on the Lake”

E.B. White

http://wheretheclassroomends.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/White_OnceMoretotheLake1.pdf

Narrative

“Shooting an Elephant”

George Orwell

http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/887/

Cause and Effect Analysis

“Cultural Baggage”

Barbara Ehrenreich

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/05/magazine/hers-cultural-baggage.html


Part Two:

AP Language and Composition Required Summer Reading Long Works

Choose One from the Two Choices Below:

  • Outliers: The Story of Success -- Malcolm Gladwell
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America -- Barbara Ehrenreich.

You should be prepared to discuss your selection in class as well as write about it in extended writing activities.

If a student selected a book from the list posted in June, he or she may substitute that book as the one selection requirement indicated here in part 2.

Additional questions about the AP Language assignment may be directed to Mrs. Dozier 
adozier@asheboro.k12.nc.us


Book 1 (Student Choice): Students may choose a book from any genre as long as it contains a minimum of 200 pages and is appropriate for teen or young adult readers.

Book 2 (Choose one from book list below): 

  • Finding Fish: A Memoir -- Antwone Fisher
  • 1984 -- George Orwell
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban -- Malala Yousafzai
  • The Kite Runner -- Khaled Hosseini
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian -- Sherman Alexie



Books 1 and 2 (must read both):

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor -- Thomas C. Foster
  • Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley




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