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Winter Break begins on Saturday, December 16th. Campus will reopen on Monday, January 8th and classes will resume on Tuesday, January 9th.

Summer Assignments - 2017

 
Incoming Grades 9-11:
 
1. Math Task: Complete 5 Math Practice Exercises on www.khanacademy.org for the math course that you were enrolled in this past school year (i.e. 9th grade should select Algebra and so forth)
 
Steps:
1) Create a Kahn Academy Log In
2) Log In and select the math course that you were enrolled in this past school year. (i.e. 9th grade should select Algebra and so forth)
3) Select "Practice" under the Subject Title
4) Complete the "Practice" portion for 5 Sections under your subject (If you get stuck complete the tutorials)
5) Print/Screenshot confirmation of your completion (you will turn this into your period 1 teacher on August 18th.
 
2. Reading and Writing Task: Read the following novel and respond to the prompt (based on your incoming grade)
 
Incoming 9th Grade:
Read: Monster by Walter Dean Meyers
Prompt: Using specific textual examples, describe and contextualize the way Walter Dean Myers uses the word "monster" in this book. Be sure to consider how the author means it literally as well as metaphorically or symbolically, and be sure to discuss to which character(s) this word applies.
Write: A one-page, double spaced, times new roman essay addressing the prompt above. Make sure that your essay has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
 
Incoming 10th Grade:
Read: Of Mice and Men by Jon Steinbeck
Prompt: Hopes and dreams help people to survive, even if they can never become real. How true is this for characters in Of Mice and Men?
Write: A two-page, double spaced, times new roman essay addressing the prompt above. Make sure that your essay has an introduction, multiple body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
 
Incoming 11th Grade:
Read: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Prompt: Compare and contrast your own life, experience or viewpoint to either Krakauer’s or Christopher McCandless’s. Go beyond simply not getting along with parents, do you relate to Chris in other ways? Do you feel that you understand him and what he did? Do you admire him for his goals? Have you had any experiences that you think help you better understand him (as for example Krakauer did or I mentioned in class)? You must use specific examples showing your experience and how it connects to the text; focus on several passages in your comparison. The passages from the text must be embedded clearly and explained effectively to reflect your understanding of author’s purpose. Do not oversimplify the text in your comparison; to do so would reflect an incomplete understanding of the text. If the situations are radically different, then that must be explained and acknowledged; if the feelings/emotions are similar, then you must show this similarity with examples, details, and anecdotes—don’t simply “tell” your reader. Your thesis should clearly address the prompt and explain the comparison in the intro; the conclusion should also address the implications to the comparison.
Write: A three-page, double spaced, times new roman essay addressing the prompt above. Make sure that your essay has an introduction, multiple body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
 
Incoming 12th Grade (Class of 2018)
Complete the following Packet: (Click into this note to see the assignment)
A.P English Literature Assignment for Senior AP students