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Summer Reading and Review - 2017-2018

The Academy requires summer reading and review to prepare students for many of its courses, especially Honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses, encouraging students to be independent learners. Students complete their specific course readings and assignments by the first day of class in the fall.

Please be certain to review the entire page and make a note of your summer assignments.

ENGLISH

Note:  for all Classes other than 9th grade there is a related journal assignment (linked in green). Please refer to this before reading the novel or play assigned for the course in question.

English 9 and Honors English 9 (all incoming students - please note that there is no related journal assignment for Freshmen)

Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees


English 10
Students should keep a reading log in a spiral notebook or composition book; please see this document (clickable link)  for information. 

Geraldine Brooks, The Year of Wonders


Honors English 10
Read one of the following novels.  While reading, students are asked to maintain a reading log; please see this document here (clickable link) for information.  

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

 

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist    

 

E.M. Forster, A Room with a View  

   

 

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart  

Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country 

 
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
 

 


English 11 (American Literature)

In preparation for an essay to be written in class, students are asked to annotate their text and take notes in a reading log; please see this document (clickable link) for information and specific prompts.

J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye


AP Language and Composition (Grade 11)

In preparation for an essay to be written in class, students are asked to annotate their text and take notes in a reading log; please see this document (clickable link)  for information and specific prompts.

Arthur Miller, The Crucible


 

IB English HL I (Grade 11)
In preparation for discussion and an essay to be written in class, students are asked keep a reading journal.  Please see this document (clickable link) for information and specific prompts.

Nathanial Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter


IB English HL II (Grade 12)
Please read one of following two novels:  Their Eyes Were Watching God OR 1984.  In preparation for discussion and an essay they will write, students are asked to annotate their text and take notes in a reading journal. Please see this document (clickable link) here for information and specific prompts.

 Zora Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God


 George Orwell1984


AP Literature (Grade 12)
Students are asked keep notes in a reading journal.  Please preview the prompts in this document (clickable link) before you begin to read. 

 Zora Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God



English 12 Electives (Fantastic Realities, Shakespeare)
In preparation for class work, students are asked to annotate their text and keep notes in a reading journal. Please see this document (clickable link) for information.

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451


Approaches to Creative Writing (Grade 12 - Marymount Course)
In preparation for class work, students are asked to annotate their text and keep notes in a reading journal. Please see this document (clickable link) for information.

  Annie LamottBird by Bird

 

 

HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES

AP US History

Read pages 1-13 in the textbook (United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination).  Create flashcards (physical or digital) of all the terms on page 14 and make sure the flashcards are organized by themes the way they are in the book. Answer the questions on pages 15-20. The work will be reviewed and collected the first day of class.


AP US Government


In preparation for class work, students are asked to read and respond to selections from The Lanahan Readings in American Polity.  Please see this document (clickable link) for information.

 

IB History HL I
IB History HL II  
IB History SL

Read the book, The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli (free download from Project Gutenberg here).  Students should download this book to their iPads and be prepared to discuss it during the first week of classes.  We will refer to this book throughout the year. 

Nicolo Machiavelli, The Prince

  

IB Economics (please note this summer reading has changed - see below)
The book initially scheduled for summer reading has recently gone out of print and is not readily available.  If you have already completed the reading, you will have the opportunity to complete the written assignment in the first two weeks of school.  If not, you will have the opportunity to complete an alternative assignment provided by Dr. Morris during the first two weeks of school.  

Read the following book and be prepared for a brief written assignment during the first two weeks of classes. 

Christopher T. Warden, Voodoo Anyone?: How to Understand Economics

 

MATH

Select the link below to download your math packet. Summer math packets are due the first day of class.
Please note: There is no summer work for AP Statistics.
Please also note:  Students in Accelerated Algebra should complete only the packet for Geometry/Honors Geometry.

Algebra IGeometry and Honors GeometryAlgebra IIHonors Algebra II
PrecalculusIB Math SL I
IB Math SL II
IB Math Studies  
Trig and Other Advanced TopicsCalculus Applications AP Calculus ABAP Calculus BC

  

SCIENCE

IB Environmental
This summer, students will read Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink, by Jane Goodall. Please refer to this document (clickable link) for a reading and note-taking guide.  

 Jane GoodallHope for Animals and Their World


AP Biology
This summer you will be reviewing the topic of ecology by reading Campbell, chapters 52-56.  These chapters will be provided to you below, together with guidelines for the reading assignment and an active-reading worksheet.  As you read, you must complete the active reading guide for each chapter.  Please follow the links below to access and download the necessary materials:

The Reading:  Chapters 52-56 (by Campbell)

Assignment Guidelines

Active Reading Worksheets

    

IB Biology HL II
Students are asked to begin the process of preparing their Internal Assessment (IA) research project.  Please see this document (clickable link) for information.   
  

THEOLOGY

Incoming Freshmen only
Please read the text below.  Students will complete a project on this text during their first three weeks of Theology class
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Mike Aquilina, The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition

 

IB World Religions II
Summer IA Assignment for IB World Religions II: Due on First Day of Class

1. Create a Draft IA as a Word Document
2. Complete the Title Page, following the example of the Samples (Question, Picture, Word Count)
3. Complete Criterion A (conduct all preliminary research and finish draft)
4. Complete Criterion B (update and revise your earlier draft)
5. Complete Works Cited for Criterion E (list all sources in correct format - imitate Samples)
6. For Criterion C, identify interviewees, schedule interviews, and draft a list of questions to ask. Ideally you will conduct interviews over the summer, but if not, you must at least have them scheduled to be completed by September 5 (one week after classes begin). Completing a draft of Criterion C is recommended but not required. If you complete Criterion C, I encourage you to draft Criterion D in accordance with the Guidelines also. You will be glad that you did!

Please submit all materials together as your IA Draft Document in Hard Copy and in the Dropbox on our First Day of Class for your Senior Year.

 

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