Summer Assignment Lists

  • Every student will have a required summer 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 2024-2025 school year.

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    English Summer Reading:

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

    Between Shades of Gray (Sepetys)

    9th Grade Literature Small Group (One required 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)

    Life of Pi (Martel)

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

    Life of Pi (Martel)   

    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 (Heinrichs)

    The Elements of Style (Strunk and White)  

    11th Grade English American Literature (Choice of ONE book with assignment)

    Choose one: Range (Epstein), David and Goliath (Gladwell), Grit (Duckworth), or Quiet (Cain)

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

    Choose one: Range (Epstein), David and Goliath (Gladwell), Grit (Duckworth), or Quiet (Cain)  

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

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Foster)

    Choose one: Range (Epstein), David and Goliath (Gladwell), Grit (Duckworth), or Quiet (Cain)     

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

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)   

    11th Grade AP Language and Composition/American Literature (Two required books with assignment)   

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)  

    Choose one: Range (Epstein), David and Goliath (Gladwell), Grit (Duckworth), or Quiet (Cain)

     

    *In addition to summer reading, all 12th graders must complete the Post-Secondary Options Packet available on the “Information” page of the School Counseling website by the end of summer. 

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

    Buried Giant (Ishiguro) 

    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) *

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)

    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) *

    The Farming of Bones (Danticat) 

     

    Social Studies Summer Reading:

    World Geography & AP Human Geography 

    No Assigned Reading, Geography will complete level specific summer assignments. 

    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

    No Assigned Reading, US History will complete a summer assignment. 

    World History

    No Assigned Reading, World History will complete a summer assignment. 

    Honors World History

    A History of the World in Six Glasses (Introduction & Chapter 1-4 ONLY) (Standage)

    AP World History 

    The AP World History summer assignment consists of five tasks. All information can be found at the following website: 

    AP World History Summer Assignment Tasks. You must be logged in to your Cobb County Microsoft account to access the site. If you have trouble accessing the site, please contact Dr. Ewalt (jessica.ewalt@cobbk12.org) or Mrs. Bond (haley.bond@cobbk12.org); allow up to one week for a response. 

    AP European History

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

     

    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 the assignment.  Students should include their name, email address and section (Regular, STEM AMS, STEM BMS, or STEM Engineering) when contacting Mr. Wolfe.

      

    Math Summer Assignment:

    All Students enrolled in Enhanced Geometry/Advanced Algebra 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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