English 10 College Preparatory & 10 Honors
Summer Reading for year 2013-2014
Greetings! As you know summer reading is a tradition for most high schools across the United States. This year, you too, will have a mandatory summer reading assignment.
1. All students are to choose one of three text options:
Non-Fiction Fiction Graphic NovelSpeak The Kite Runner
Jack Gantos Laurie Halse Anderson Khaled Hosseini
is available. Completing this sheet will allow you to comprehend and remember what you’ve read. It will also help you participate in the classroom activities that will occur upon the return to school. This work will be checked upon your return.
Directions for ANNOTATIONS SHEET: For this task, you must take notes while
reading your chosen text. When something stands out or seems important, record
the information on your sheet. All you need to do is mark the chapter, the page,
copy the exact passage (a few lines or so), and then state why it seems important.
*Remember, the ANNOTATIONS SHEET will be checked upon the return to school.
3. Working with the Summer Reading Upon the Return to School: When you return to school, your class will participate in activities to help you understand your chosen text. We will think about the qualities of the character(s), and the elements of the plot.
4. The last step of summer reading is an in-class composition; this will mimic the MCAS long composition prompt-- a nice little taste of what 10th grade is preparing you to complete with success.
If you have any concerns about the summer reading or the assigned ANNOTATIONS task, feel free to contact any of the tenth grade English teachers via email.