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Summer Reading and Assignments


St. Joseph Catholic School

Summer Reading List 2019


7th: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers – Summer assignment. (enclosed)


8th: The Giver by Lois Lowry – Students will have a test when they return from summer break.


9th: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - Summer assignment includes an argumentative essay.  (enclosed)


10th:The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – Students will have a reading check when they return from the Summer Break.


11th: HonorsThe Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne – Summer   assignment (enclosed)

       Regular - The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane – Summer assignment (enclosed)

        Honors and Regular: How to Write Any High School Essay by Jesse Liebman – Summer assignment (enclosed)


11th: AP Language and Composition

Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food by Charles Wilson and Eric Schlosser (assignment enclosed)

They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, 3rd Edition by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein (assignment enclosed)


12th: HonorsThe Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare and watch the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.  Summer Assignment includes comparison/contrast essay.  (assignment enclosed)

Regular Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and watch the movie of the same name.  Summer assignment includes comparison/contrast essay. (assignment enclosed)


12th: AP Literature and Composition

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (assignment enclosed)

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (assignment enclosed)

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