Summer Assignment Lists

  • Every student will have a required summer reading assignment in English and Social Studies.  Additionally, some courses in mathematics and science 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 2021-2022 school year.

    English Summer Reading:

    9th Grade English Literature and Composition (All levels – one book with assignment)

    Refugee (Gratz)

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

     The Alchemist (Coelho) 

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

     In the Shadow of the Banyan (Ratner)

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

     Bless Me, Ultima (Anaya)  

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

    Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck) 

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

    Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition (Heinrichs) 

    The Elements of Style (Strunk and White)  

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

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

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

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

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

    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)  

    Outliers (Gladwell) 

     

    *In addition to summer reading, all 12th graders must complete the College Recommendation Packet available on the School Counseling page on the Walton website

     

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

    Brave New World (Huxley) 

    12th Grade Dramatic Writing (one book and one movie required) *

    The Martian (Weir – novel) and The Martian (film, 2015) 

    12th Grade English Honors British Literature (One required book with assignment) *

    Buried Giant (Ishiguro) 

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

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Stevenson) 

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

    Grendel (Gardner)

    Oryx and Crake (Atwood) 

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

    One Hundred Years of Solitude (Garcia Marquez) 

     

    Social Studies Summer Reading:

    World Geography & AP Human Geography

    Refugee (Gratz)

    Economics, Honors Economics, & AP Microeconomics

    How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes (Schiff and Schiff)

    Government

    The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation (Hennessey)

    Honors Government & AP Government

    Nickel & Dimed (Ehrenreich)

    U.S. History, Honors U.S. History & AP U.S. History

    Just Mercy (Stevenson)

    World History & Honors World History

    A History of the World in Six Glasses  read Part 1 and 2 (Chapter 1-4 ONLY) (Standage)

    AP World History

    The Human WEB (Chapters 1-4 only) (J.R. and Williams McNeill)

    AP European History

    Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture (King)

     

    ISA Spanish 2

    9th Grade ISA Spanish 2 (One book with assignment)

    Las aventuras de Isabela (Karen Rowan)

     

    Science Summer Assignment:

    All students enrolled in AP Biology will have a summer assignment.  Students should contact Mr. Wolfe at douglas.wolfe@cobbk12.org for access to Canvas and the assignment.  Students should include their name, email address and section (Regular, STEM AMS or STEM Biomed) when contacting Mr. Wolfe.

     

    Math Summer Assignment:

    All Students enrolled in Accelerated Geometry/Algebra 2 will have a summer packet to complete.  The packet will be available on the Mathematics Department page of the Walton website in May. 

     

     

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