Please resist the temptation to watch a film version of the novel in place of reading it. SparkNotes are unacceptable, academically irresponsible, and should not be used without the guidance of a teacher.
Please read the attached article on marking your books. We also recommend reading with a dictionary nearby. Circle new words and then scribble their definitions into the margins. Use a small notebook or your computer to jot down important quotes as well as your own thoughts and questions, as it facilitates close reading. During the first week back some of your teachers may be checking the marks and annotations that you’ve made to your text (or the notes you took).
The summer may seem long and limitless in June, but August will be here before you know it. Set a schedule for yourself and stick with it. Don’t wait until the last week. Even if you’re scheduled for English during the second semester, take advantage of the summer. Once school starts, it’s hard to find the time.
9th To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)-Required
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Carol Dweck)-Required
The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)-Primary option-or:
The Glass Castle** (Jeannette Walls)
** While an inspiring true story of a girl’s overcoming incredible poverty and neglect through education, one
character in this book uses frequent profanity which some may find inappropriate.
10th Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
One piece of narrative nonfiction (a biography, autobiography, or memoir) about a person whom
you truly admire. It must be a book.
AP Language and Composition (10th grade) - you should be using CANVAS for this assignment; however, you may CLICK HERE for a pdf copy.
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