Walton High School

Walton High School

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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 Requirements

    English 92 Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

    Things Fall Apart (Achebe)

    English 91 Honors Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

    Things Fall Apart (Achebe)

    ISA English 91 Honors Literature and Composition (Two required books)

    Required with assignment - Things Fall Apart (Achebe)

    La Gran Aventura de Alejandro (Kanter)

    Ninth Literature Small Group (One required book with assignment)

    Things Fall Apart (Achebe)

    English 102 World Literature (One required book with assignment)

    The Alchemist (Coelho)

    English 101 Honors World Literature (Choice of one book with assignment)

    All The Light We Cannot See (Doerr)

    The Kite Runner (Hosseini)

    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (See)

    World Literature Small Group (One required book with assignment)

    The Pigman (Zindel)

    AP Language and Composition – 10th grade (Two required books)

    Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

    Required with assignment – Class Matters (The New York Times)

    English 112 American Literature (One required book with assignment)

    Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)

    English 111 Honors American Literature (Two required books)

    Required with assignment-Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Foster)

    English 111 LA Honors American Literature (Two required books)

    Required with assignment-Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Foster)

    American Literature Small Group (One required book with assignment)

    Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)

    AP Language and Composition/American Literature – 11th grade (Two required books)

    Narrative in the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)

    Required with assignment – David and Goliath (Gladwell)

    English 122 British Literature (One required book with assignment)

    Buried Giant (Ishiguro)

    English 121 Honors British Literature (One required books with assignment)

    Required with assignment -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:

    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

    Class: AP Human Geography Reading:

    Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    2 other assignments that can be found by visiting Mrs. Cohen’s blog on the Walton webpage

    Assessment: 3 Separate Assignments: 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

    All levels of US History– college prep, honors, AP and ISA Reading:

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

    Assessment: Multiple Choice Test

    Twelfth Grade: World History Summer Reading

    Class: On-Level World History Reading:

    SALT by Mark Kurlansky

    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 World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester

    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 details

     

     

    Mathematics

    Students registered for Accelerated Geom/Alg II will have a summer packet to complete. This will be available on the Mathematics Department page of the Walton website at the end of this school year.

     

     

     

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