Summer Reading

Summer Reading Requirements for Masconomet Regional Schools for 

Fall 2013


Grade 7

Read at least two of the following:

The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Kick by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai


 

Be prepared for an assessment on these books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first trimester grade.

 

 

 

 

Grade 8

Read at least two of the following:

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

Out of the Dust by K. Hesse

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Shakespeare’s Scribe by Gary Blackwood

Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

Shooting the Moon by Francis O'Roark Dowell

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

 

Be prepared for an assessment on these books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first trimester grade.

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 9

Each student will read two books for the summer.

College Prep and College Prep 2 students should read one book from the required list and one book of his or her own choice: 


Required List:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Haddon)

Long Way Gone (Beah)

The Help (Stockett)

 

 

Be prepared for an assessment on these two books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first quarter grade.

 

 

Honors students should read one book from the required list and one book of his or her own choice:


Required List:

Catch-22 (Heller)

The Color of Water (McBride)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Foer)

 


 

Be prepared for an assessment on these two books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first quarter grade.

 

 

Grade 10

College Prep and College Prep 2 students should read one book from the required list and one book of his or her own choice: 


Required List:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Alexie)

The Art of Racing in the Rain (Stein)

The Book Thief (Zusak)

 


Be prepared for an assessment on these two books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first quarter grade.

 

 

Honors students should read one book from the required list and one book of his or her own choice: 


Required List:

The Life of Pi (Martel)

The Kite Runner (Hosseini)

Slaughter House Five (Vonnegut)

 


 

Be prepared for an assessment on these two books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first quarter grade.



Grade 11 

College Prep and College Prep 2 students should read one book from the required list: 


Required List:

Goodbye, Columbus (Roth)

Ishmael (Quinn)

Revolutionary Road (Yates)

Sailing Alone Around the Room (Collins)

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Alexie)

Feed (Anderson)

A Hope in the Unseen (Suskind)

Nickeled and Dimed (Ehrenreich)

 

Click here for the Sticky Note assignment.  This will be due on the first day of school. 

 

Honors students will read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn and one book from the required list: 


Required:

Ishmael (Quinn)


Click here for the Ishmael assignment and Sticky Note assignment.


And read one book from this required list:

The House of the Seven Gables (Hawthorne)

Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Stowe)

Age of Innocence (Wharton)

As I Lay Dying (Faulkner)

A Farewell to Arms (Hemingway)

Ceremony (Silko)

Selected Poems (DickinsonDover Thrift Ed.)

100 Selected Poems (cummings)

Everything That Rises Must Converge (O’Connor)

 

Click here for the Sticky Note assignment.  This will be due on the first day of school. 

 

Grade 12

 

Grade 12 Global Literature


Honors students pick two and College Prep students pick one of the following required list:


Required List:

White Tiger (Adiga)

Things Fall Apart (Achebe)

Nervous Conditions (Dangarembga)

A Thousand Splendid Sons (Hosseini)

 

Be prepared for an assessment on these books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first quarter grade.

 

 

Grade 12 Gothic Literature


Read the required title The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and choose one title from the list of choice books:


Required

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde)


Choice Books 

The Turn of the Screw (James)

Rebecca (du Maurier)

Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)

Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

The Time Machine (Wells)

The Haunting of Hill House (Jackson)

The Shining (King)

It (King)

 

Be prepared for an assessment on these books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your quarter 1 grade

 

 

Grade 12 Graphic Novel


Required

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative (Eisner)


Choose Two:

The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Chabon)

Watchmen (Moore and Gibbons)

Ghost World (Clowes)

Blankets (Thompson)

American Splendor (Pekar)

The 911 Report (Jacobson and Colon)

The Diary of Anne Frank (Jacobson and Colon)

Asterios Polyp (Muzzuchelli)

Stitches (Small)

Pride of Baghdad (Vaughan)

How I Made It to Eighteen (White)

The Best American Comic Series 2010 (GaimanAbel and Madden, eds.)

Sandman, (any book in the series) (Gaiman)

Palestine (Sacco)

Jar of Fools (Lutes)

 

Be prepared for an assessment on these books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your quarter 1 grade

 

 

Grade 12 Poetry


Required

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Collins)


Honors For those seeking Honors credits, choose also one of the following:

Ariel (Plath)

Leaves of Grass, the First (1855) Edition (Whitmaned. Cowley)

Selected Poems (Millay)

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats (Yeats)

Poems to Read:  A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology (Pinsky and Dietz, eds.)

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Strand and Boland)

 

Be prepared for an assessment on these books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first quarter grade.

 

 

Grade 12 Advanced Placement

Required

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Strand and Boland)

The Poisonwood Bible (Kingsolver)


Also required is that you choose one book from this list:

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Hurston)

Emma (Austen)

No Country for Old Men (McCarthy)

All the King’s Men (Warren)

Corelli’s Mandolin (DeBernieres)

The Bell Jar (Plath)

Moby Dick (Melville)

Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)

Robinson Crusoe (Defoe)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez)


Be prepared for an assessment on these books during the first week of school.  This will count as part of your first quarter grade.



 OBTAINING BOOKS:

 

The following places have copies of our Summer Reading Books:

 

Flint Public Library

Boxford Town Libraries

Topsfield Town Library

The Gift Horse

Borders Books

Barnes & Noble

Annie’s Bookstop

Walden Books

 

 

A SUGGESTION FOR ALL STUDENTS:

 

To help you with the September assessments, you might want to keep a 1-2 page freewrite about the characters, themes, and situations of the works.  Be certain to list the authors’ names and main characters’ names as well.

 

 

 

RESOURCES TO HELP CHOOSE A BOOK

 

The Internet Public Library:

<http://www.ipl.org/>

 

Reading Rants! Out of the ordinary teen book lists:

<http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/>

 

 

Genre fiction links:

www.mancon.com/genre/links/html>

 

The Mysterious Homepage:

<http://www.webfic.com/mysthome/>

 

Romance Writers of America

<http://www.rwanational.com/>

 

Soon’s Historical Fiction Site:

<http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~soon/histfiction/index.html>

 

Hall of Multiculturalism:

<http://www.tenet.edu/academia/multi.html>

 

The Rhino Seekers Multicultural Education Link: <http://www.coe.usu.edu/seced/graceweb/index.htm>

 

Santa Clara (CA) University Diversity Site: <http://www.scu.edu/diversity/esources.html>