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Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2018

Welcome to a leisurely summer of reading! This year you will be reading two books: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, and one book selected for your grade level. When you return to school in the fall you will participate in a graded discussion for The Boys in the Boat and you will have a multiple choice test on your grade-level book.

The links below will lead you to information about summer reading books as well as to note-taking guidelines:

Freshmen: Students who will be freshmen in the 2018-2019 school year will read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Click here for an overview of summer reading, including how you will be tested on the books and a Freshman Literature Review chart to help you organize your thoughts. Click here for a Study Guide for The Secret Life of Bees.

Sophomores: Students who will be sophomores in the 2018-2019 school year will read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Click here for an overview of summer reading, including how you will be tested on the books. Click here for a Literature Review Chart to help you organize your thoughts for the graded discussion on The Boys in the Boat. Click here for a Study Guide for The Kite Runner.

Juniors: Students who will be juniors in the 2018-2019 school year will read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. Click here for an overview of summer reading, including how you will be tested on the books. Click here for a Literature Review Chart to help you organize your thoughts for the graded discussion on The Boys in the Boat Click here for a Study Guide for Mudbound.

Seniors: Students who will be seniors in the 2018-2019 school year, including those taking AP English Literature, will read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Click here for an overview of summer reading, including how you will be tested on the books. Click here for a Literature Review Chart to help you organize your thoughts for the graded discussion on The Boys in the Boat. Click here for a Study Guide for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Note: seniors taking AP English Literature next year will not have any additional reading.

Study Guides and Review Charts
Study Guide for The Secret Life of Bees (freshmen)
Study Guide for The Kite Runner (sophomores)
Study Guide for Mudbound (juniors)
Study Guide for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (seniors)
Freshman Literature Review Chart (scroll to second page)
Literature Review Chart (sophomores, juniors, and seniors)