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Summer Assignments

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Every student will have a required summer reading assignment in English and Social Studies. Additionally, some courses in mathematics require a summer learning assignment. These assignments along with specific instructions on the assignments will be posted to the Walton website in May. Please consider these requirements when planning your course selection for the 2019-2020 school year. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for assignment documents.

 

Walton English Department 2019 Summer Reading Assignments

Specific assignments will be posted on the Walton web page at the end of May.  Scroll to the bottom of the Academics tab for specific Word documents.

9th Grade English 92 Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

Refugee (Gratz)

9th Grade English 91 Honors Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

Refugee (Gratz)

9th Grade ISA English 91 Honors Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

Refugee (Gratz)

9th Grade Literature Small Group (One required book with assignment)

Refugee (Gratz)

10th Grade English 102 World Literature (One required book with assignment)

            The Alchemist (Coelho)

10th Grade English 101 Honors World Literature (One required book with assignment)

            In the Shadow of the Banyan (Ratner)

10th Grade World Literature Small Group (One required book with assignment)

The Pigman (Zindel)

10th Grade AP Language and Composition (Two required books with assignment)

            Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

Required with assignment – Thank You for Arguing (Heinrichs) only chapters 1-13

11th Grade English 112 American Literature (One required book with assignment)

            Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Stevenson)

11th Grade English 111 Honors American Literature (Two required books)

            Required with assignment – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Stevenson)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)

11th Grade English 111 LA Honors American Literature (Two required books)

Required with assignment – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Stevenson)

How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Foster)

11th Grade American Literature Small Group (One required book with assignment)

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Stevenson)

11th Grade AP Language and Composition/American Literature (Two required books with assignment)

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Stevenson)

Required with assignment – Thank You for Arguing (Heinrichs) only chapters 1-13

12th Grade English 122 British Literature (One required book)

Buried Giant (Ishiguro)

12th Grade Dramatic Writing (Film, Television, and Theater)  (one book and one movie required)

            The Martian (Weir and 2015 movie)

12th Grade English 121 Honors British Literature (Two required books)

Buried Giant (Ishiguro)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (author unknown)

12th Grade British Literature Small Group (One required book with assignment)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)

12th Grade AP Literature and Composition (Three required books with assignment)

Required with Assignment - Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)

Oryx and Crake (Atwood)

Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

12th Grade ISA AP Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

Required with assignment - One Hundred Years of Solitude (Garcia Marquez)

 

 

Social Studies

 Social Studies Summer Reading

 

9th  Grade:

                Class:  World Geography

                Reading:  Refugee by Alan Gratz

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

 

               Class:  AP Human Geography

Reading:  Refugee by Alan Gratz and two other assignments which can be found under “Related Files” below

Assessment:  3 Separate Assignments

  1. Socratic seminar over “Refugee”
  2. Short answer quiz over the two additional articles (Cuba & Syria)
  3. Quiz over the location of the world’s countries and regions

 

10th  Grade:

                Class:  On-level Government

                Reading:  The United States Constitution:  A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

 

                Class:  Honors Government

                Reading:  Nickel and Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

 

                Class:  AP Government

                Reading:  Nickel and Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

                                *If you are registered for AP Government in the fall, you need to read this book!

 

                Class:  On-level Economics

                Reading:  The United States Constitution:  A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

 

                Class:  Honors Economics

                Reading:  Nickel and Dimed:  On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

 

                Class:  AP Microeconomics

                Reading:  Naked Economics:  Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

                                *If you are registered for AP Economics in the fall, you need to read this book!

 

11th Grade:

                Class:  ALL levels of US History (on-level, honors, AP and ISA)

                Reading:  Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

                Assessment:  Socratic seminar

 

 

 

12th Grade:

                Class:  On-level World History

                Reading:  A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage Chapters 1-4

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

 

                Class:  Honors World History

                Reading:  A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage Chapters 1-4

                Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

 

                Class:  AP World History

Reading:  The Human Web:  A Bird’s Eye View of World History  by J.R. McNeill and William H. McNeill.  Students will only read the first four chapters.

Assessment:  Complete the guided notes (under related links) in your own handwriting (not typed).  If this is done, it may be used while taking the test for it.  If not, then no notes may be used.The remainder of this book will be used as a parallel reading for the remainder of the course throughout the year.

 

AP Ele s:

                Class:  AP European History

                Reading:  A World Lit Only by Fire by Williams Manchester

                Assessment:  Graphic organizer and essay – see Walton website

 

                Class:  AP Art History

  Reading:  A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich (illustrated version recommended)

                Assessment:  Email Jennifer.west@cobbk12.org for details.

 

AP Bio:

AP Bio students should contact Mr. Wolfe for access to canvas in order to do the required summer assignment.

Douglas.Wolfe@cobbk12.org

 

FOR AP Chemistry (non-STEM, 2nd year students):

  1. Join the class’s Schoology account (schoology.com)   
  2. Access the Summer AP Work (blue folder), and complete the AP Summer Math Packet (access code 7GVH-2R3X-S56K6)
  3. Complete Student Contact Information form
  4. Access Fall 2019 Articles Assignment (orange folder), complete the first assignment and read the provided information about this ongoing project in the course.