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Summer Assignment Lists

  •  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 2016-2017 school year. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for assignment documents.

    English Requirements

    English 92 Literature and Composition

    (One required book with assignment)

    Animal Farm (Orwell)

     

    English 91 Honors Literature and Composition

    (Two required books)

    Required with assignment - Animal Farm (Orwell)

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Ford)

     

     ISA English 91 Honors Literature and Composition

    (Two required books)

    Required with assignment - Animal Farm (Orwell)

    La Gran Aventura de Alejandro (Kanter)

     

     Ninth Literature Small Group

    (One required book with assignment)

    Speak (Anderson)

     

     English 102 World Literature

    (One required book with assignment)

    The Alchemist (Coelho)

     

    English 101 Honors World Literature

    (Three required books)

    Required with assignment – The Alchemist (Coehlo)

    Between Shades of Gray (Sepetys)

    Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

     

    World Literature Small Group

    (One required book with assignment)

    The Pigman (Zindel)

     AP Language and Composition – 10th grade

    (Three required books)

    Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

    Breaking Night 

    Required with assignment – Class Matters

    (The New York Times)

     

    English 112 American Literature

    (One required book with assignment)

    The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)

     

    English 111 Honors American Literature

    (Three required books)

    Required with assignment-How to Read Literature   Like a Professor (Foster)

    Required with assignment-Orphan Train (Kline)

    The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)

     

    English 111 LA Honors American Literature

    (Three required books)

                     Required with assignment– Orphan Train (Kline)

    The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)

    Required with assignment—How to Read Literature                                                    Like a Professor (Foster)

     

    American Literature Small Group

    (One required book with assignment)

    The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)

     

    AP Language and Composition/American Literature – 11th grade

    (Three required books)

    Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

    The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)

    Required with assignment – David and Goliath (Gladwell)

     

    English 122 British Literature

    (One required book with assignment)

    Brave New World (Huxley)

     

    English 121 Honors British Literature

    (Two required books)

    Required with assignment – Brave New World (Huxley)

    Buried Giant (Ishiguro)

     

    British Literature Small Group

    (One required book with assignment)

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)

     

    AP Literature and Composition – 12th grade

    (Two required books)

    Required with Assignment - Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)

    Oryx and Crake (Atwood)

     

    ISA AP Literature and Composition – 12th grade

    (Two required books)

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

    The Farming of Bones (Danticat)

     

     Social Studies

     Ninth Grade: Geography Summer Reading:

    Class:  World Geography 92

    Reading: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

     

    Class: AP Human Geography

    Reading: They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky by B. Ajak, B. Deng, and A. Deng. 2 other assignments that can be found by visiting Mrs. Cohen’s blog on the Walton webpage

    Assessment: 3 Separate Assignments:- See link and assignment below

    1. Multiple Choice & Short Answer Test over reading
    2. Quiz over the location of the world’s countries and regions
    3. Quiz over the location of the world’s physical features

     

    Tenth Grade:

    Government Summer Reading:

    Class: On-Level Government

    Reading: The United States: 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

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

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

     

    Economics Summer Reading:

    Class: On-Level Economics

    Reading: The United States: 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

    **If you registered for AP Econ in the fall, you need to read this book.

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

     

    Eleventh Grade: U.S. History Summer Reading

    Class: On-Level U.S. History

    Reading: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph Ellis

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

     

    Class: Honors U.S. History

    Reading: Rachel Calof's Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains by Rachel Colof.

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

     

    Class: AP U.S. History: Choose one of the following books

    Reading:

    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann

    Mayflower by N. Philbrick

    American Lion by J. Meachem

    Undaunted Courage by S. Ambrose

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

     

    Class: ISA AP U.S. History

    Reading: 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann.

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test 

     

    Twelfth Grade: World History Summer Reading

     

    Class: On-Level World History

    Reading: A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

     

    Class: Honors World History

    Reading: An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage

    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 3 chapters.

    Assessment: Study guide & quiz using the study guide

     

    AP Electives:

    Class: AP European History

    Reading: A Distant Mirror by B. Tuchman

    Assessment: Graphic organizer and essay – see Walton webpage for details.

     

    Class: AP Art History

    Reading: A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich

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

     

    Alternate summer assignments are available upon request.

     

    What summer math packet should I do?

     

                                                                             

       

    Course you    are taking next year at Walton    

       

    Title of    Summer Packet to Complete:    

       

    Algebra    1 93 w/ Algebra 1 Foundations    

    Algebra    1 w/ Support    

    Algebra    1    

    Algebra    1 Enriched    

       

    “Summer    Packet for Algebra 1”    

       

    Geometry    93    

    Geometry    w/ Support    

    Geometry    

    Honors    Geometry    

       

    “Summer    Packet for Geometry”    

       

    Accelerated    Geometry B/Algebra 2    

       

    “Summer    Packet for Acc Geo-A2”    

       

    Algebra    2 w/ Support    

    Algebra    2    

    Honors    Algebra 2    

         

       

    “Summer    Packet for Algebra 2”    

       

    PreCalculus    

         

       

    “Summer    Packet for PreCalc”    

       

    Accelerated    PreCalculus AB    

       

    “Summer    Packet for Acc PreCalc AB”    

       

    Accelerated    PreCalculus BC    

       

    “Summer    Packet for Acc PreCalc BC”    

       

    AP    Calculus AB    

       

    “Summer    Packet for AP Calc AB”    

     
    ***All packets are in PDF format.  If you are having trouble printing the packet, you may need to update your Adobe Acrobat Reader. 

     

    ***Printed packets are available in the guidance department for anyone with difficulty printing.

     

    ***Statistical Reasoning, College Readiness Math, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics and Multivariable Calculus do NOT have a summer packet.

     

    AP French Summer Assignment

    Please see the link below for information about the AP French summer assignment.

     

    AP Biology Assignment

    Please see the link below for information about the AP Biology Summer assignment.

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