2016 Summer Reading

2016 SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

LITERATURE

All incoming FRESHMAN – Survey of Literature, Honors Survey of Literature, Exemplar Scholar Fine Arts Survey of Literature, Exemplar Scholar Fine Arts Honors Survey of Literature

Sophomore – World Literature

Sophomore – Honors World Literature, Exemplar Scholar Fine Arts World Literature and Exemplar Scholar Fine Arts Honors World Literature

Junior – British Literature

Junior – Honors British Literature

Senior – American Literature

Senior – Honors American Literature

AP English Language & Composition (junior or senior) – Click here for the summer research assignment

AP English Literature & Composition (senior) – Click here for assignments

WORLD LANGUAGES

Honors French III – Click here for the assignments

Honors & AP French IV – Click here to view assignment sheet

AP Spanish Language and Culture – Students enrolled in the AP Spanish Language and Culture class will have a series of readings and comprehension questions to complete during the summer.  These readings will be accompanied by an extensive list of new vocabulary in Spanish which students will translate into English.  They will also be expected to complete a grammar packet that will serve as a review of verb tenses.

SOCIAL STUDIES

AP Psychology - Click here for the summer assignment details

AP US History – Click here for the summer assignment details

AP US Government - Click here for the summer assignment details

AP World History – Click here for the summer assignment details

SCIENCE

AP Environmental Science – Buy and read the first five chapters of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.  You must have the book as it will be used for discussion during the year.  Buy, read, and answer the questions supplied for Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan.  Click here for the assignments associated with this book.
Come to the first day of class with two assignments completed:
1.    The Omnivore’s Dilemma questions finished (on a separate piece of paper).
2.    A three to five page paper, in MLA style, comparing and contrasting Rachel Carson and Michael Pollan.  In the comparison, discuss their respective roles in the environmental movement and their perceived and real impact on society.  Include in the paper a short (paragraph) biography of each person.  At least one passage from each book must be correctly cited in the paper.

ART

AP Art – Click here for the summer assignment details

Honors Art – Click here for the summer assignment details