English Language Arts

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Below is an overview of the summer reading requirements for the 2017-2018 school year. You may download the complete reading assignments and tasks for all students by clicking "Summer Reading 2017" on the English page menu. 

Summer Reading Summary

Summer reading is mandatory for all students at Neville High School
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Students need to read the assigned novel over the summer and complete the annotation project that was distributed in English classrooms in May and is available on the Neville English Department and Library websites. 

Assignments are due the first full day of school, Tuesday, August 15.
Entering 9th grade:
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros: Read and complete the attached assignment.
 
Entering 10th grade:
A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines: Read and complete the attached assignment.
 
Entering 11th grade:
Regular:                       Read ONLY:             Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Read and complete the attached assignment.

Honors, GT, and AP:  Read BOTH:             5 chapters excerpted from How To Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Read and complete the attached assignment
 
Entering 12th grade:
Regular:                       Read BOTH:             I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

AND
6 “This I Believe” essays, available in guidance or online, linked to  English Dept and library websites.

Honors, Gifted, AP,  and Dual Enrollment:  Read BOTH:             Choice of one memoir from the attached list.

AND

6 “This I Believe” essays, available in guidance or online, linked to  English Dept and library websites.

Complete the assignment distributed in English classes in May.  If you wish to download the file with the assignments, click on "Summer Reading 2017" on the left menu. This assignment is also available on all English teachers’ websites, the English Department website, and the library website.  Extra copies are also available in the guidance office over the summer. 

Katherine D. Sandifer
English Department
Neville High School