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    Summer Reading 2020

    Rising Standard 9th grade students: Read (1) the NY Times article "Competitive Marble Racing Finds Fans in a World Missing Sports" by Mariel Padilla, (2) the NY Times article "'Murder Hornets' in the US" by Mike Baker and (3) the short story  "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury.  *Take notes on the readings and bring them to school.

    Rising Honors 9th grade students: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. *Take notes in your novel or on notebook paper. 

    Rising Standard 10th grade students: Read (1) the NY Times article “A Kiss Deferred by Civil War” by Nikolina Kulidzan, (2) the short story “How Much Land Does a Man Need” by Leo Tolstoy, and  (3) choose an article to read from one of the following sources: Sports Illustrated, Politico, Our State, Forbes, Time, Popular Science, The Atlantic  *Print out the article you choose, read it, take notes on it, and bring it to school with you.

    Rising Honors 10th grade studentsBetween Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.  *Take notes in your novel or on notebook paper

    Rising Standard 11th grade students: Read (1) the Newsela article “Is It Time for America to Allow Prisoners the Right to Vote?” and write a one-paragraph response giving your opinion on the issue, and (2) choose an article to read from one of the following sources: Sports Illustrated, Politico, Our State, Forbes, Time, Popular Science, The Atlantic  *Print out the article you choose, read it, complete the *SPACECAT analysis organizer: read each description and fill in the boxes based on your article, and bring it all to school with you the first week. *Check out the PPT on SPACECAT for more information.

    Rising Honors 11th grade studentsInto Thin Air by Jon Krakauer  *Take notes in your book or on notebook paper

    Rising AP 11th grade studentsOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey  *Take notes in your novel or on notebook paper

    Rising Standard 12th grade students: Read (1) the Quartz article “The Two Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make” by Benjamin P Hardy, (2) the NY Times articleOut of High School Into Real Life” by Jack Healy, (3) choose an article to read from one of the following sources: Sports Illustrated, Politico, Our State, Forbes, Time, Popular Science, The Atlantic  *Print out the article you choose, read it, take notes on it, and bring it to school with you the first week.

    Rising Honors 12th grade studentsFrankenstein by Mary Shelley. As you read, complete the Quote Journal --file access below. Due the first week.

     Rising AP 12th grade students: Read (1) How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, (2) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and (3) a choice novel from Novel Choice List and Quote Journals--file access below. Due the first week.