Central Middle School
Summer Reading 2018-2019
Principal: Mrs. Munoz
Congratulations on enrolling in an Advanced English class. This type of class has greater demand on the student and will give you greater knowledge. One of the methods of acquiring said knowledge is through reading. That is why we are asking you, the students, who have enrolled in an advanced class to read the designated book for your grade level. When reading the book, please take notes. The book that you need to read will have a required assignment. Your assignment is included on this sheet. During the first week of school your teacher will give you a Pre AP contract for you and your parents to read and sign. The contract will explain the rigor and expectations of the advanced course and the repercussions if you do not do your part.
All students planning to take English 1 Pre AP need to purchase Bulfinch’s Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch and complete the assignment included in this packet. The assignment will consist of summarizing the stories and providing your analysis backed by text evidence. Students are not required to read the entire book, but students may choose to do so.
An incoming 8th grader who has been accepted into English I Pre-Advanced
Placement, will be required to read the following sections of the collection:
— Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable byThomasBulfinch
Required Reading form Bulfinch’s Greek and Roman Mythology:
Perseus and Medusa
The Golden Fleece
Summarize each story and give your analysis on each, write a full page on each story. The summary will be half a page and the analysis will be half a page for a total of one page. Text evidence must be included and used to back up your opinion and make sure the text is in quotes. You will be turning in a total of three pages on the first week of school. The assignment will be accepted hand written or typed.
Note: All assignments must be submitted by 4:00 pm at the end of the first week of school. Any students who fail to submit their work will receive zeros for all assigned portions of their summer reading.
FYI The following locations can be contacted to order the book.
The Story Garden at (956) 968-7323
260 S. Texas Blvd #106, Weslaco, TX 78596
Barnes and Noble
4005 N. 10th Street
*Amazon online is also a great source