2020 English Summer Assignments

Incoming 9th Grade Summer Reading - 2020

Your 9th grade English teachers want you to enjoy your summer. We would also like you to read as many of these short stories as you can. When you return to school, we will be discussing what you have read; we are interested in hearing which stories you really like, and why!  You can choose from various “menu” options.

 9th Grade Summer Assignment 2020 Revised.pdf 

 9th Grade Summer Assignment Rubric 1.pdf 

 

10th Grade Summer Assignment - 2020

Your tenth-grade English teachers look forward to meeting you next year!  In preparation, this summer you will read ONE of the following books: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah or The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. 

Click here to access your 10th  grade summer assignment.  MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED INTO YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT BEFORE ACCESSING!  Make a copy of the assignment if you would like to fill in the text boxes on the document.  

English 10 Honors

Over the summer, you will read George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984.   Please complete the two assignments below to show knowledge and understanding.  We will begin the year together with a reading quiz on 1984 followed by a discussion of your responses, all of which will culminate with a literary essay.

 _English 10H 1984 Summer Project 2020.pdf 

11th Grade Summer Assignment - 2020

Hi class of 2022! We, your 11th grade teachers, know you are probably rolling your eyes at the title of this book. Please, please, don’t judge a book by its title. This book will not ask that you give up your phone all together. It will, however, encourage you to be more mindful about when and why you reach for your phone and enlighten you on the ways companies use cell phone data to market products. You may find that it is helpful in allowing you to get better sleep, be more productive, spend more quality time with friends and family, and just feel better. We want you to have a great 11th grade year, and minimizing distractions goes a long way. You may find that the book changes the way you think, or you might completely disagree with the author - that’s fine - we’ll be working on constructing arguments all year.

The activities included here will allow you to engage with the text but also to practice some skills we will be working on when you return to school.

Enjoy your summer! We are excited to meet you and hear your ideas.

11th Grade Summer Assignment 2020.pdf

Campus Summer Assignment

In preparation for the 2020-21 school year, this summer you will read ONE of the following books: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo or Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. In addition, you will complete a graphic organizer designed to prepare you for an in-class essay.

Please see the link below to access the Alternative Campus School Summer Assignment. MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED INTO YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT BEFORE ACCESSING! Make a copy of the assignment if you would like to fill in the text boxes on the document. 

Alternative Campus School Summer Assignment