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    Details on required texts and related assignments for grades 9-12 for summer 2019 can be found HERE.  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.
     

    Montgomery High School English Department Summer Reading Program Overview 2019

    Questions?

    Contact Karen Stalowski, Supervisor of High School English Phone: 609-466-7602 ext.6220

    Email: kstalowski@mtsd.us



    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:

    • 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.

    9th Grade Honors
    Required Reading:

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

    2-The Namesake—Jhumpa Lahiri


    Assignment:

    • Take handwritten 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- “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich  (pdf file linked on the MHS English Department website  HERE)

    Assignment:

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

    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-Of Mice and Men—John Steinbeck


    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-Of Mice and Men—John Steinbeck


    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 Fortold—Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    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 Fortold—Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    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

    11th Grade 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 11AP Summer Reading Assignment doc HERE


    Assignment:

    • Detailed assignment requirements and expectations for both readings are outlined on the 11AP Summer Reading Assignment doc linked on the MHS English department website HERE 

    12th Grade Advanced Placement Literature & Composition
    Required Reading:

    1-Invisible Man—Ralph Ellison


    Assignment:

    • Detailed assignment requirements and expectations are outlined on the 12AP Summer Reading Assignment doc linked on the MHS English department website HERE

    GRADE 12 COLLEGE PREP AND HONORS

    12th Grade College Prep AND Honors

    In recognition of the time our seniors will be investing in college applications and essays over summer break, there is no required reading for any senior College Prep or Honors classes.  We do, however, have a recommendation:


    Recommended Reading for ALL College Prep and Honors Courses:

    1-The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth—Alexandra Robbins


    Assignment:

    • Read and Enjoy!  While this book is not required, we HIGHLY recommend all of our senior students read it nonetheless.  In a format that feels like a cross between Gossip Girl & Freaks and Geeks, the book explains how the things that set students apart in high school, the things considered "quirky" or "weird" now, are the things that help them stand out later in life.  Trust us: we think you'll love it!

    **BE SURE TO NOTE PAGE NUMBERS WHENEVER POSSIBLE WHEN TAKING NOTES

     

     
Last Modified on July 15, 2019