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 2019-2020 school year. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for assignment documents.

     

    Walton English Department 2019 Summer Reading Assignments

    Specific assignments will be posted on the Walton web page at the end of May.  Scroll to the bottom of the Academics tab for specific Word documents.

    9th Grade English 92 Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

    Refugee (Gratz)

    9th Grade English 91 Honors Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

    Refugee (Gratz)

    9th Grade ISA English 91 Honors Literature and Composition (One required book with assignment)

    Refugee (Gratz)

    9th Grade Literature Small Group (One required book with assignment)

    Refugee (Gratz)

    10th Grade English 102 World Literature (One required book with assignment)

                The Alchemist (Coelho)

    10th Grade English 101 Honors World Literature (One required book with assignment)

                In the Shadow of the Banyan (Ratner)

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

    The Pigman (Zindel)

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

                Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

    Required with assignment – Thank You for Arguing (Heinrichs) only chapters 1-13

    11th Grade English 112 American Literature (One required book with assignment)

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

    11th Grade English 111 Honors American Literature (Two required books)

                Required with assignment – Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Stevenson)

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass)

    11th Grade English 111 LA Honors American Literature (Two required books)

    Required with assignment – 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)

    Required with assignment – Thank You for Arguing (Heinrichs) only chapters 1-13

    12th Grade English 122 British Literature (One required book)

    Buried Giant (Ishiguro)

    12th Grade Dramatic Writing (Film, Television, and Theater)  (one book and one movie required)

                The Martian (Weir and 2015 movie)

    12th Grade English 121 Honors British Literature (Two required books)

    Buried Giant (Ishiguro)

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (author unknown)

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

    The Hound of the Baskervilles (Doyle)

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

    Required with Assignment - Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)

    Oryx and Crake (Atwood)

    Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

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

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

     

     

    Social Studies

     Social Studies Summer Reading

     

    9th  Grade:

                    Class:  World Geography

                    Reading:  Refugee by Alan Gratz

                    Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

     

                    Class:  AP Human Geography

    Reading:  Refugee by Alan Gratz and two other assignments on Ms. Cohen’s blog from Walton website

    Assessment:  3 Separate Assignments

    1. Socratic seminar over readings
    2. Quiz over the location of the world’s countries and regions

     

    10th  Grade:

                    Class:  On-level Government

                    Reading:  The United States Constitution:  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

                    Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

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

     

                    Class:  On-level Economics

                    Reading:  The United States Constitution:  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

                    Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

                                    *If you are registered for AP Economics in the fall, you need to read this book!

     

    11th Grade:

                    Class:  ALL levels of US History (on-level, honors, AP and ISA)

                    Reading:  Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

                    Assessment:  Socratic seminar

     

     

     

    12th Grade:

                    Class:  On-level World History

                    Reading:  A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

                    Assessment:  Multiple Choice Test

     

                    Class:  Honors World History

                    Reading:  A History of the World in 6 Glasses 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 five chapters.

    Assessment:  Study guide & quiz using the study guide

     

    AP Electives:

                    Class:  AP European History

                    Reading:  A World Lit Only by Fire by Williams Manchester

                    Assessment:  Graphic organizer and essay – see Walton website

     

                    Class:  AP Art History

      Reading:  A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich (illustrated version recommended)

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

     

     

     

     

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