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Summer Readings

These are the required summer readings for the upcoming 2017–2018 school year.

English I

COURSE: English I

TEACHER: Mrs. Pezalski

REQUIRED READING: Lord of the Flies by William Golding; an additional nonfiction book of the student’s choice.

Pre-AP English I

COURSE: Pre-AP English I

TEACHER: Mrs. Judge

REQUIRED READING: Lord of the Flies by William Golding and a nonfiction selection of student choice

English II

COURSE: English II

TEACHER: Mrs. Matteson and Mrs. Williams

REQUIRED READING: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Pre-AP English II

COURSE: Pre-AP English II

TEACHER: Mrs. Engel

REQUIRED READING: How to Read Literature Like a Professor and The Catcher in the Rye

English III (American Literature)

COURSE:  English III (American Literature)

TEACHERS: Mrs. Matteson and Mrs. Staats

REQUIRED READING: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

AP English III (Language and Composition)

COURSE: AP English III (Language and Composition)

TEACHER NAME: Mrs. Staats

REQUIRED READING: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

English IV (English Literature)

COURSE: English IV (English Literature)

TEACHER NAME: Mrs. Engel and Ms. Pankratz

REQUIRED READING: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

AP English IV (Literature and Composition)

COURSE: AP English 4 (Literature and Composition)

TEACHER: Mrs. Judge

REQUIRED READING: Life of Pi by Yann Martel and All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

AP World History

COURSE: AP World History

TEACHER: Ms. Maguire

REQUIRED READING: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

AP US History

COURSE: AP US History

TEACHER: Ms. Collins

REQUIRED READING: excerpts from American Colonies by Alan Taylor

AP Latin

COURSE: AP Latin

TEACHER: Ms. Dowell

REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS: Students taking AP Latin in the 2017–2018 school year should complete the two assignments included over the summer.

Important Information:

  • Do not consult outside sources for most essays, no Internet sources.(each assignment is different, so check the PDF for further instructions.
  • And please remember the plagiarism policy.
  • Bring your assignments/books to first day of class and be able to access your assignments digitally through Google. (Freshmen who do not have Google accounts bring assignment.)
  • Before leaving for summer break, check with Mr. Swink whether he has your assigned book(s) available.
  • If you have any questions or anything is unclear, check with your teacher before you leave for summer break

Get your books

Check with Mr. Swink before you leave for summer break. If he doesn’t have your required book, you can go to your local library, purchase at a local book store, or you can download your books here from iBooks.

Get your reading assignments on your iPad

Reading your assignments on your iPad is just like reading from a piece of paper. Read one page at a time, or turn your iPad on its side and view two pages at once. Read everything full screen, with no distractions, or read in white-on-black nighttime mode. Alter the look by changing their text size and font. Plus, if you have it on your iPad, it’s also on your Mac, iPhone and iPod automatically.

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iPad Notes

All the highlights. And the notes. And the definitions.

Use your finger as a highlighter when you’re reading your assignment on your iOS device or Mac. Just swipe over the selected text , and it’s highlighted. Tap a highlighted section and a palette appears. Change colors, switch to underline, or add a note instantly. Then switch to the Notes view to see all your notes and highlights instantly organized in one place, making it a cinch to search or go back to the highlighted sections you have created. When you take notes or highlight passages, iCloud pushes them to all your devices automatically. And it remembers which page you’re on, so you can pick up right where you left off!

Important Information:

  • Do not consult outside sources for most essays, no Internet sources.(each assignment is different, so check the PDF for further instructions.
  • And please remember the plagiarism policy.
  • Bring your assignments/books to first day of class and be able to access your assignments digitally through Google. (freshmen who do not have Google accounts bring assignment.)
  • Before leaving for summer break, check with Mr. Swink to see if he has your assigned book(s) available.
  • If you have any questions or anything is unclear, check with your teacher before you leave for summer break