Summerreading
  • All Grimsley students are expected to read 30 minutes a day (2.5 hrs a week) and record their reading on the GCS Reading Log.  You will turn this log into your English teacher when you return to school.  Everyone who does so correctly gets coupons for free Wendy’s and Kersey Valley!

     

    In addition to the GCS Reading Log, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade honors students are also expected to complete a Major Works Data Sheet on a book of his or her choice.  Look for suggested reading material for teens below, or at your public library

      

    9th Honors and Standard English: Self-selected material: Fiction and nonfiction books, ebooks, magazine articles, online texts, etc.  Just read!  At least 30 minutes a day or 2.5 hours per week. Look for suggested reading material for teens on the Grimsley Summer Reading website, or at your public library.

    10th Honors and Standard English: Self-selected reading material. At least 30 minutes a day or 2.5 hours per week. Look for suggested reading material for teens on the Grimsley Summer Reading website, or at your public library.

    11th Honors and Standard English: Self-selected reading material. At least 30 minutes a day or 2.5 hours per week. Look for suggested reading material for teens on the Grimsley Summer Reading website, or at your public library.

     

    12th Honors and Standard English: Self-selected reading material. At least 30 minutes a day or 2.5 hours per week. Look for suggested reading material for teens on the Grimsley Summer Reading website, or at your public library.

     

    AP English 11:

    Complete the Major Works Data Sheet on one of the following titles:

    Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan

    Stiff by Mary Roach

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

    Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

     

    IB English 11:

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

    The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende

    AP English 12:

    Must read myths, bible stories, allusions

    Potential Sources: 

    Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton,

    The Greek Myths by Robert Graves

    Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece by W.H.D. Rouse

    Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green

    The Egyptian Book of the Dead

    One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights)

    Norse Mythology by Neil Giaman

    Bibles (NIV, NRSV, JPS TanakhThe Noble Qur’an 

     

    IB English 12:

    Hamlet by William Shakespeare - the Folger Library edition by Washington Square Press

    Beloved by Toni Morrison

    Honors Business & Marketing:

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

    AP World History - Pick One

    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford.

    The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) 1st Edition,  by James A. Millward

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