WALNUT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS: 2013-14

 

·        student workshop day to discuss books and assignments: THURSDAY, AUGUST 15: 10 AM to 11 AM in English classrooms; all are welcome

·        NOTE: if assigned, students must check the library website for any specific writing assignments.  Otherwise, students are to take notes or annotate their text to prepare for the objective and written assessments that will be given during the first two weeks of school.

·        all readings and assignments are due on the first day of school—no excuses will be accepted!

·        all books are readily available through the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

 

7TH GRADE ENGLISH

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS   BOYNE – take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes ready the first day of school.

 

8TH GRADE ENGLISH          

CHEW ON THIS   SCHLOSSER and WILSON – take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

 

8TH GRADE ENGLISH HONORS

TOM SAWYER   TWAIN – take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

 

9TH GRADE ENGLISH

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS   SIMON - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

 

9TH GRADE ENGLISH AA/Honors     

THE ODYSSEY   (FITZGERALD translation) – Click HERE for the assignment.  It is due the first day of class.

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS   SIMON – take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

 

10TH GRADE ENGLISH

THE COLOR OF WATER   McBRIDE - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

 

10TH GRADE ENGLISH AA

THE COLOR OF WATER   McBRIDE - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

OF MICE AND MEN   STEINBECK - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

PURCHASE TO USE IN CLASS; A WRITER’S REFERENCE   HACKER (any edition; Bedford/St Martins)

 

 

11TH GRADE ENGLISH

DRACULA   STOKER   or   FRANKENSTEIN   SHELLEY - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

 

 

11TH GRADE ENGLISH AA  

DRACULA   STOKER   or   FRANKENSTEIN   SHELLEY - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

LORD OF THE FLIES   GOLDING - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

 

11TH GRADE ENGLISH AP LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION 

DRACULA   STOKER   or   FRANKENSTEIN   SHELLEY - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

INTO THE WILD   KRAKAUER - complete a SOAPSTONE for this reading.  The chart is available on the library website.

PURCHASE: 50 ESSAYS: A PORTABLE ANTHOLOGY (any edition)   COHEN and read for the first day of class: "Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan & "Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood" by Richard Rodriguez - take notes or annotate in the text.  Have your notes prepared for the first day of school.

 

12TH GRADE ENGLISH AA

Students read both titles and take notes.  Your notes will be helpful in preparing for the objective and written assessments that will be given the first week of school.

KAFFIR BOY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY   MATHABANE

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS  HOSSEINI (The author will speak at the downtown main public library on May 31 at 7 PM – you are not required to attend, but encouraged)

 

12TH GRADE ENGLISH AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

Students read all titles -Click HERE for the assignment:

POETICS   ARISTOTLE (Malcolm Heath translation recommended)

MADAME BOVARY   FLAUBERT (Lydia Davis translation recommended)

THE STRANGER   CAMUS (Matthew Ward translation recommended)

ANTIGONE   SOPHOCLES (Robert Fagles translation recommended)

OEDIPUS REX   SOPHOCLES (Robert Fagles translation recommended)

NOTE:  All the books for the 12AP assignment are widely available from bookstores and libraries.  Four of the five books/selections (all except The Stranger) are available as free e-texts from Amazon.com and Project Gutenberg.  You will need to download the free Kindle or Project Gutenberg app for your phone, iPod, iPad, laptop, or eReader to read it online. If you use the Kindle/Amazon version, you will also need to set up an Amazon.com account.