• Requirements for MHS English Department

    summer

    Reading

     

    summer reading

     
    Details on required texts and related assignments for grades 9-12 for summer 2020 can be found by clicking on this document: 2020 Summer Reading Assignments Grades 9-12.  PLEASE NOTE: This document is a PDF which may not render correctly if opened on a cell phone so the information has been listed below as well.
     
     

    REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND ASSIGNMENTS


    GRADE 9

    9th Grade College Prep
    Required Reading:

    1-The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian—Sherman Alexie

    Assignment:

    9th Grade Honors
    Required Reading:

    1-The Hate U Give—Angie Thomas

    2-The Namesake—Jhumpa Lahiri


    Assignment:

    • Take notes while reading the assigned texts. Notes should focus on:
      • identity (how it is shaped, impacted, changed, etc.)
      • how one’s home shapes one’s identity
      • significant quotes
      • symbolism, themes, and other notable literary devices

    GRADE 10

    10th Grade College Prep
    Required Reading:

    1- The 57 Bus—Dashka Slater

    Assignment:

    • Detailed assignment requirements and expectations are outlined on the doc found HERE

    10th Grade Honors
    Required Reading:

    1-To Kill a Mockingbird—Harper Lee


    Assignment:

    • Take notes while reading for use during class discussion.  Some items to look for might include significant quotes, evidence of symbolism or themes, notable use of literary devices, etc. 
    • Print and complete the Bank of Knowledge handout found on the English Department website HERE

    GRADE 11 COLLEGE PREP

    (Please complete the assignment for your FALL course placement)

    11th Grade Heroes, Villains & Monsters CP
    Required Reading: 

    1-Underground Railroad-Colson Whitehead


    Assignment:

    • Take notes while reading for use during class discussion.  Some items to look for might include significant quotes, evidence of symbolism or themes, notable use of literary devices, etc.

    11th Grade And Justice for All CP
    Required Reading:

    1-Underground Railroad- Colson Whitehead


    Assignment:

    • Take notes while reading for use during class discussion.  Some items to look for might include significant quotes, evidence of symbolism or themes, notable use of literary devices, etc.

    GRADE 11 HONORS

    (Please complete the assignment for your FALL course placement)

    11th Grade Heroes, Villains & Monsters Honors

    Required Reading:

    1-Chronicle of a Death Foretold—Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Recommended Reading:

    2-Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be—Frank Bruni

    Assignment:

    • Take notes while reading for use during class discussion.  Some items to look for might include significant quotes, evidence of symbolism or themes, notable use of literary devices, etc.

    11th Grade And Justice for All Honors

    Required Reading:

    1-Chronicle of a Death Foretold—Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Recommended Reading:

    2-Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be—Frank Bruni


    Assignment:

    • Take notes while reading for use during class discussion.  Some items to look for might include significant quotes, evidence of symbolism or themes, notable use of literary devices, etc.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT GRADES 11 and 12

    Advanced Placement Language & Composition
    Required Reading:

    1 - The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids - Alexandra Robbins

    2 - Choose one (1) “Required Choice Text” listed on the AP Lang Summer Reading Assignment doc HERE


    Assignment:

    • Detailed assignment requirements and expectations for both readings are outlined on the AP Lang Summer Reading Assignment doc linked on the MHS English department website HERE 

    Advanced Placement Literature & Composition
    Required Reading:

    1 - Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison

    2 - AP Literary Terms and Techniques (in AP Lit Summer Assignment doc HERE)


    Assignment:

    Detailed assignment requirements and expectations are outlined on the AP Lit Summer Reading Assignment doc HERE
Last Modified on July 1, 2020