Summer Reading List

Lower School

Lower School
2nd: Magic Treehouse: Day of the Dragon King by Mary Pope Osborne
3rd: The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
4th: Students need to select one of the following novels to read:  The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands, Book 1 The Shadow Cipher York, by Laura Ruby, or Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

If you need a packet, the packets are available for pick up in the main office.

Middle School

Middle School
5th: A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
6th: Holes by Louis Sachar
7th: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
8th: The Island of Doctor Moreau  by HG Wells

High School

High School
9th Grade: The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway with a guide for annotating the novel

10th Grade: Night by Elie Wiesel with a guide for annotating the novel

11th Grade:  1.  Preparation for College Entrance Exams (online websites, Princeton Review, Sylvan, practice books)  2.  Read Educated by Tara Westover or  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi or The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls.  You will have a test over the book you select Tuesday, August 27.   3.  Choose a topic related to something in the book you have read and look up the topic on at least two of the databases posted on Google Classroom and one other source.  Find two different articles from two different databases and one normal search engine search and fill out the document created for you on Google Classroom about the topic.  This is due the first day of school.   4.  Explore College Board and ACT websites to get ready for the College Testing Season.  Pay attention to activity schedules so you can sign up for the SAT and/or ACT exams.

AP Capstone Seminar:  1.  Read The Outliersby Malcolm Gladwell  2.  Watch at least two Ted Talks.  The second week of school you will do oral reports to your classmates.  3.  Explore the world of podcasts.  4.  Write a list of possible research topics (at least 10).  5.  Join Mrs. Ryan’s media connections.   (Go by Mrs. Belk’s office for the detailed handouts.)

12th Grade:

English 4: Read Beowulf, the oldest English epic narrative and England’s national epic and complete the handout.

Books and guides/information sheets for High School may be picked up at All Saints outside Mrs. Belk’s office.