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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ACADEMY

June, 2013

SUMMER READING REQUIREMENT for FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES-

JUNIORS-SENIORS

Dear Parents/Guardians and Rising Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores & Freshmen,

Summer reading is required by the English Department. It is an essential part of the curriculum and of each student's education. Completion of the summer reading is evaluated when the student returns to school in August, and it constitutes a significant part of the student's first quarter grade in all English classes. Please be responsible for seeing that this requirement is met.

Used books may be purchased from older students, or used book sellers (bookstore or online), or obtained from the public library. Taking notes as you read is

strongly encouraged

in order to review before summer reading tests.

ENGLISH IV

Choose one book from the following titles:

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

In the Time of the Butterflies

by Julia Alvarez

The Bean Trees

by Barbara Kingsolver

A test and/or project on the novel you choose will be assigned during the first two weeks of school.

ENGLISH III

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

by Mark Haddon

A test and/or project on this novel will be given during the first two weeks of school.

ENGLISH III Honors

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

by Mark Haddon

The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

A test and/or paper will be assigned on these novels during the first two weeks of school.

ENGLISH II

The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson

A test and/or paper on this play will be given during the first two weeks of school

ENGLISH I

Children of the River

by Linda Crew (A Laurel Leaf Book by Bantam Doubleday

Publishing Group, Inc., 1989)

A test and/or project on this novel will be given during the first two weeks of school.

AP English Literature

Summer Reading, 2013

Three summer reading books are required of AP English students. They are:

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Sula

by Toni Morrison

These novels may be obtained used from graduating AP students or a used bookstore or website, or new through any regular or online bookstore, or from the public library.

There will be reading tests on all three novels during the first two weeks of school, after you have had an opportunity to ask questions and discuss them. Do not even

think

of substituting

Cliff’s Notes or Spark Notes

for your reading because you will be miserable if you do. All three of these novels will be used during the year, as the basis of papers, discussions and A.P. practice questions.

Taking notes as you read is strongly encouraged in order to review before summer reading tests.

If you do not/cannot pass all three tests on the summer reading books, you may be asked to transfer out of A.P. English.

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