MONSIGNOR FARRELL HS

Summer Reading


2020


 Sophomores                                  

English 10 Scholars

1. Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
Karen Blumenthal

2. Death Be Not Proud
John Gunther

Assignment:
You are responsible for annotating in your books. There will be an exam during the first week of classes.

 

English 10 Honors

1. Dracula
Bram Stoker
Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN-13: 9780486411095

2. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN-13: 978-0486266886

Assignment:
As you are reading these classic works of fiction, please take note of the prominent themes, conflicts, symbols, and narrative style for each work. Please annotate as you are reading, in addition to keeping separate notes. You will be tested on each work upon your arrival at school in September.

 

English 10 Regents
 
1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
 
2. Death Be Not Proud 
John Gunther
 
Assignment:
Please read the following works before school begins in September.  Annotate /take notes in preparation for an in-class written response and a test.
 

 Juniors                                             

 English 11 AP
 

1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster

2. Great Expectations
Charles Dickens

Assignment:
You are responsible for annotating in your books. There will be an exam during the first week of classes.

 

English 11 Honors
 

1. The Lord of the Flies
William Golding

2. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
 
Assignment:
You are responsible for annotating in your books. There will be an exam during the first week of classes.
 
English 11 Regents
 
1. The Things They Carried
Tim O’Brien
 
2. The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
 
Assignment:
You are responsible for annotating in your books. There will be an exam during the first week of classes.
 

 Seniors                                        

English 12 AP
 

1. The Stranger
Albert Camus

2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

Assignment:
Argumentative Essay (50 points)/DUE DATE: FIRST DAY OF CLASSES In both works, although completely different regarding content, share the common theme of struggle and hardship. Choose one out of the two works and determine whether or not the protagonist is able to overcome the obstacle(s) faced. You must choose one position and argue adamantly. You also must include 6-8 citations. This essay should be approximately 500 words. Please note that this essay is not only preparing you for senior year writing, but also for the upcoming AP Language exam. *Notes will also be checked*
 
English 12 Honors
 

1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

Assignment:
You are responsible for annotating in your books. Henrietta Lacks suffered not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. You are required to reflect on the hardships that she had suffered and analyze how she coped with her horrific predicament. This essay should be approximately 500 words, typed, and double-spaced. This essay is due the first day of school.
 
English 12 Regents
 

1. The Bear and the Nightingale
Katherine Arden

ISBN-13: 978-1101885956 
 
Assignment:
Students will be expected to write an in-class critical analysis essay upon returning to school. Furthermore, they will take an exam during the first week of classes. 

 

If you have questions regarding the summer reading, please email Ms. Marchese. 

Summer reading books are not available for purchase through Monsignor Farrell High Schoool.