Summer 2019 Assignments - Mercy High School

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Summer 2019 Assignments

Summer Reading Assignments


Read and Annotate:

In the margins or on post-it notes in the text, you should have annotations that may ask questions, make comments, and/or record thoughts/observations/connections. These notes should link to any underlining, asterisks, circles, brackets, or any other appropriately meaningful symbol to note important information about literary elements and devices.  If you need more guidance on how or what to annotate as you read consider the guidelines below.

(1)       As you read, observe the characters and the conflicts they undergo as well as the possible theme(s) they help the author create. Mark significant words and/or phrases that would help you understand and remember information about how characters act, what they say, how they look, what they think, what other characters say about them, and what the author may say about them.

(2)       Mark words/phrases that show how each author uses literary elements and devices other than characterization--setting, point of view, conflict/plot structure, stylistic elements (diction, imagery, details, syntax, personification, repetition, metaphor, irony, etc.) to create effects, ideas or convey a purpose. 

Each student is required to read the book listed for her year level.
We strongly encourage students to read many more books over the summer.

9th Grade- Language and Literature I
Lang and Lit I:
-The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Honors:
-The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd and
-Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, Edith Hamilton
10th Grade – Language and Literature II
- House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
- Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston


11th Grade – Language and Literature III
Dear Families:
In an effort to help your daughter become truly learned and increase her standing among the many students with whom she will compete for college placement, Mercy's English Department requires that she continue to read and think over the summer. As an eleventh-grade student enrolled in College Preparatory English as of September 2019, your daughter will be expected to have read, fully annotated, and to have her own copy of the following novel:
-Chronicle of a Death Foretold - Gabriel Garcia Marquez ISBN 978-1400034710

Students will begin working with their Summer Reading text upon returning to school and should be ready for both oral and written assessments. The assigned text may be purchased at most local bookstores; Greetings and Readings, Barnes and Noble and Amazon are the best sources. It is extremely important that all students have the same books (same ISBN publications) so that they can work together and with the teacher more efficiently. The learning methods involved preclude the use of any electronic “book”—like Kindle—at this point in time. Students MUST have their own paperback copies. Please ensure that your daughter has the summer reading text as soon as possible so her reading and annotations can be completed before her return to school in September. Thank you for your commitment to your daughter’s educational success.

-Summer Reading Assignment: Read and Annotate:
In the margins or on post-it notes in the text, you should have annotations that may ask questions, make comments, and/or record thoughts/observations/connections. These notes should link to any underlining, asterisks, circles, brackets, or any other appropriately meaningful symbol to note important information about literary elements and devices. If you need more guidance on how or what to annotate as you read consider the guidelines below.
(1) As you read, observe the characters and the conflicts they undergo as well as the possible theme(s) they help the author create. Mark significant words and/or phrases that would help you understand and remember information about how characters act, what they say, how they look, what they think, what other characters say about them, and what the author may say about them.
(2) Mark words/phrases that show how each author uses literary elements and devices other than characterization--setting, point of view, conflict/plot structure, stylistic elements (diction, imagery, details, syntax, personification, repetition, metaphor, irony, etc.) to create effects, ideas or convey a purpose.


11th Grade AP Language and Composition
Dear Families:
In an effort to help your daughter become truly learned and increase her standing among the many students with whom she will compete for college placement, Mercy's English Department requires that she continue to read and think over the summer. As an eleventh-grade student enrolled in AP Language and Composition as of September 2019, your daughter will be expected to have read, fully annotated, and to have her own copies of the following works:

-Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass ISBN 978-0451529947
-In Cold Blood, Truman Capote ISBN 978-0679745587

Students will begin working with their Summer Reading texts upon returning to school and should be ready for both oral and written assessments. The assigned texts may be purchased at most local bookstores; Greetings and Readings, Barnes and Noble and Amazon are the best sources. It is extremely important that all students have the same books (same ISBN publications) so that they can work together and with the teacher more efficiently. The learning methods involved preclude the use of any electronic “book”—like Kindle—at this point in time. Students MUST have their own paperback copies.
Please ensure that your daughter has the summer reading texts as soon as possible so her reading and annotations can be completed before her return to school in September. Thank you for your commitment to your daughter’s educational success.

-Summer Reading Assignment: Read, Mark, and Annotate Each Text:

In the margins or on post-it notes in each of the texts, you should have annotations that may ask questions, make comments, and/or record thoughts/observations/connections. These notes should link to any underlining, asterisks, circles, brackets, or any other appropriately meaningful symbol to note important information about literary elements and devices. If you need more guidance on how or what to annotate as you read consider the guidelines below.
(1) As you read, observe the characters and the conflicts they undergo as well as the possible theme(s) they help the author create. Mark significant words and/or phrases that would help you understand and remember information about how characters act, what they say, how they look, what they think, what other characters say about them, and what the author may say about them.
(2) Mark words/phrases that show how each author uses literary elements and devices other than characterization--setting, point of view, conflict/plot structure, stylistic elements (Diction, imagery, details, syntax, personification, repetition, metaphor, irony, etc.) to create effects, ideas or convey a purpose.


Summer Reading List for Language and Literature IV 2019
Please purchase these books and annotate in them as you read. You will be writing about these books as the year goes on.

1. Read: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
2. Choose one novel or play from the list below:

• Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
• David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
• Bleak House by Charles Dickens
• Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
• Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
• The Iliad by Homer
• The Odyssey by Homer
• A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
• A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
• Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
• Absalom, Absalom! By William Faulkner
• The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
• Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
• The Trial by Franz Kafka
• The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka
• Dracula by Bram Stoker
• Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
• The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
• The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
• The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
• Love Medicine by Louise Erdich
• Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
• Women in Love (Brandwen Family #2) by D.H. Lawrence
• The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
• The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
• Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
• Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
• The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
• The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
• The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles


Summer Reading List for AP Literature and Composition 2019

Please purchase these books and annotate in them as you read. You will be writing about these books as the year goes on.
1. Read How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
2. Choose one novel from list A. Do not select one you have read in class.
3. Choose one play from this list B. Do not select one you have read in class.
 

LIST A-- Novels
Sort by:   # of Years Cited   Title   Author
Invisible Man — Ralph Ellison (08,09,10,11,12,13,15,16)
Beloved — Toni Morrison (09,10,11,14,15,16,17)
Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte (08,10,12,15,16,17)
Great Expectations — Charles Dickens (08,10,12,13,15,17)
Their Eyes Were Watching God — Zora Neale Hurston 
(08,10,11,13,14,17)
Heart of Darkness — Joseph Conrad (09,10,11,12,15,16)
Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte (08,10,13,16,17)
The Grapes of Wrath — John Steinbeck (09,10,11,12,13)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — James Joyce 
(08,09,10,11,13)
Oryx and Crake — Margaret Atwood (12,14,16,17)
Catch-22 — Joseph Heller (08,11,15,16)
The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini (08,09,15,16)
Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen (08,11,12,16)
Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
(09,10,11,16)
Cat's Eye — Margaret Atwood (08,09,13,15)
The Poisonwood Bible — Barbara Kingsolver (10,11,12,14)
All the Pretty Horses (Border Trilogy #1) — Cormac McCarthy (08,10,11,13)
Frankenstein — Mary Shelley (08,15,17)
The Mayor of Casterbridge — Thomas Hardy (10,11,17)
Brave New World — Aldous Huxley (09,10,17)
The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2 — Henry James
(11,14,16)
The Memory Keeper's Daughter — Kim Edwards (09,14,16)
Atonement — Ian McEwan (11,13,16)
Jude the Obscure — Thomas Hardy (09,10,16)
Madame Bovary — Gustave Flaubert (09,10,16)
Never Let Me Go — Kazu Ishiguro (09,10,16)
Tess of the d'Urbervilles — Thomas Hardy (12,14,15)
Black Boy — Richard Wright (08,13,15)
Sister Carrie — Theodore Dreiser (09,10,15)
The Age of Innocence — Edith Wharton (08,12,14)
The God of Small Things — Arundhati Roy (10,11,13)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn — Mark Twain
(08,11,13)

The Namesake — Jhumpa Lahiri (09,10,13)
The House on Mango Street — Sandra Cisneros (08,10,13)
Native Son — Richard Wright (09,11,12)
My Antonia — Willa Cather (08,10,12)
Sula — Toni Morrison (08,10,12)
All the King's Men — Robert Penn Warren (08,09,11)
A Prayer for Owen Meany — John Irving (14,17)
Light in August — William Faulkner (11,17)
Tom Jones — Henry Fielding (08,17)
The Blind Assassin — Margaret Atwood (11,16)
The Bonesetter's Daughter — Amy Tan (11,16)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest — Ken Kesey (12,15)
Oliver Twist — Charles Dickens (09,15)
Sophie's Choice — William Styron (09,15)
Billy Budd — Herman Melville (08,15)
Lord of the Flies — William Golding (08,15)
The Red Badge of Courage — Stephen Crane (08,15)
A Thousand Acres — Jane Smiley (11,14)
A Tale of Two Cities — Charles Dickens (08,14)
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle — David Wroblewski (11,13)
A Thousand Splendid Suns — Khaled Hosseini (11,13)
Jasmine — Bharati Mukherjee (10,13)
Song of Solomon — Toni Morrison (10,13)
The Chosen — Chaim Potok (08,13)
The Sound and the Fury — William Faulkner (08,13)
The Woman Warrior — Maxine Hong Kingston (08,13)
Absalom, Absalom! — William Faulkner (10,12)
Another Country — James Baldwin (10,12)
Snow Falling on Cedars — David Guterson (10,12)
Ceremony — Leslie Marmon Silko (09,12)
A Passage to India — E.M. Forster (09,12)
The Plague — Albert Camus (09,12)
As I Lay Dying — William Faulkner (09,11)
Emma — Jane Austen (08,11)
Bleak House — Charles Dickens (09,10)
Wise Blood — Flannery O'Connor (09,10)
Reservation Blues — Sherman Alexie (08,09)

LIST B-- Plays
King Lear —Shakespeare (08,10,11,12,14)
A Streetcar Named Desire — Tennessee Williams (08,09,10,11,14)
Othello, the Moor of Venice —Shakespeare (11,14,15,16)
The Glass Menagerie — Tennessee Williams (08,09,10,12)
Twelfth Night —Shakespeare (11,16,17)
Waiting for Godot — Samuel Beckett (09,12,17)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — Edward Albee (11,15,16)
M. Butterfly — David Henry Hwang (11,12,16)
A Raisin in the Sun — Lorraine Hansberry (09,12,14)
Antigone — Sophocles (09,11,14)
The Piano Lesson — August Wilson (08,10,12)
Macbeth —Shakespeare (09,17)
Much Ado About Nothing —Shakespeare (14,16)
As You Like It — William Shakespeare (10,16)
A Doll's House — Henrik Ibsen (09,16)
Medea — Euripides (11,15)
The Merchant of Venice —Shakespeare (11,15)
Death of a Salesman — Arthur Miller (12,14)
Major Barbara — George Bernard Shaw (09,11)
The Cherry Orchard — Anton Chekhov (09,10)
Fences — August Wilson (09,10)
Equus — Peter Shaffer (08,09)
Master Harold...and the Boys — Athol Fugard (08,09)

Books Cited at Least Twice in the Last 10 Years. In AP® English Literature and Composition Free-Response Questions*


French 2:

Students enrolled in French 2 for the 2019-2020 school year are responsible for the following summer work:

1. Please read Petites histoires. These include: Le Club des quatre a la Maison des jeunes, L'Enquête du club des quatre, and La Disparition d’Olivier
2. Answer to the questions at the end of each section in complete sentences in French.
3. Do all of your work on your computer or iPad.
4. I will collect your questions during the first week of classes.
Your teacher will provide a copy of the work electronically. Please contact Ms. Schindler, World Language Department Chair (aschindler@mercyhighschool.com) if you need a copy.
The summer assignment is designed so that students may be more successful in their upcoming academic year and further develop their vocabulary as well as to maintain the use of the language. 

French 3 Honors:

Students enrolled in French 3 Honors for the 2019-2020 school year are responsible for the following summer work:
1. Please read Drôle de mission.
2. Answer to the questions at the end of each section in complete sentences in French.
3. Do all of your work on your computer or iPad.
4. I will collect your questions during the first week of classes.
Your teacher will provide a copy of the work electronically. Please contact Ms. Schindler, World Language Department Chair (aschindler@mercyhighschool.com) if you need a copy.
The summer assignment is designed so that students may be more successful in their upcoming academic year and further develop their vocabulary as well as to maintain the use of the language. 


French 4 Honors:

Students enrolled in French 4 Honors for the 2019-2020 school year are responsible for the following summer work:
1. Please read Drôle de mission.
2. Answer to the questions at the end of each section in complete sentences in French.
3. Do all of your work on your computer or IPad.
4. I will collect your questions during the first week of classes.
Your teacher will provide a copy of the work electronically. Please contact Ms. Schindler, World Language Department Chair (aschindler@mercyhighschool.com) if you need a copy.
The summer assignment is designed so that students may be more successful in their upcoming academic year and further develop their vocabulary as well as to maintain the use of the language. 

Spanish 2 and Spanish 2 Honors:

Students enrolled in Spanish 2 and 2 Honors for the 2019-2020 school year are responsible for the following summer work:
1. All work should be done in a separate notebook.

2. You will read a short novel titled: Los secretos de familia that will be available to you electronically. 

3. You are responsible of annotating throughout your reading. Annotating in foreign language means creating a list of words that you do not understand and writing down their meaning in English (you should have at least five (5) words for each chapter). Note: The book includes a word bank on the back, however you must still create your own list of vocabulary words. 

4. You should answer the “Preguntas” at the end of each chapter in complete sentences.

5. Finally, in the first week of classes, students will be responsible for an assessment of the novel based on comprehension. You will be able to use your notes on the assessment.

Your teacher will provide a copy of the book electronically. Please contact Ms. Schindler, World Language Department Chair (aschindler@mercyhighschool.com) if you need a copy.

The summer assignment is designed so that students may be more successful in their upcoming academic year and further develop their vocabulary as well as to maintain the use of the language. 

Spanish 3 and Spanish 3 Honors:

Students enrolled in Spanish 3 and 3 Honors for the 2019-2020 school year are responsible for the following summer work:
1. All work should be completed in a separate notebook.

2. You will read a short novel titled: Vida o muerte en el Cusco that will be available to you electronically. 

3. You are responsible of annotating throughout your reading. Annotating in foreign language means creating a list of words that you do not understand and writing down their meaning in English (you should have at least five (5) words for each chapter). 

4. At the end of each chapter, you will write a 2-4 sentence summary (depending on the length of each chapter) in Spanish of the chapter.

5. Finally, in the first week of classes, you will be responsible for an assessment of the novel based on comprehension. 

6. Your teacher will provide a copy of the book electronically. There will be an electronic copy on the Mercy High School website as well.  

7. The summer assignment is designed so that students may be more successful in their upcoming academic year and further develop their vocabulary as well as to maintain the use of the language. 

Your teacher will provide a copy of the book electronically. Please contact Ms. Schindler, World Language Department Chair (aschindler@mercyhighschool.com) if you need a copy.
The summer assignment is designed so that students may be more successful in their upcoming academic year and further develop their vocabulary as well as to maintain the use of the language. 

Spanish 4 Honors

Students enrolled in Spanish 4 Honors for the 2019-2020 school year are responsible for the following summer work:

1. All work should be completed in a separate notebook.

2. You will read a short novel titled: ‘La casa en Mango Street’ that will be available to you electronically. 

3. You are responsible of annotating throughout your reading. Annotating in foreign language means creating a list of words that you do not understand and writing down their meaning in English (you should have at least five (5) words for each chapter). 

4. At the end of each chapter, you will write a 2-4 sentence summary (depending on the length of each chapter) in Spanish of the chapter.

5. Finally, in the first week of classes, you will be responsible for an assessment of the novel based on comprehension. 

Your teacher will provide a copy of the book electronically. Please contact Ms. Schindler, World Language Department Chair (aschindler@mercyhighschool.com) if you need a copy.
The summer assignment is designed so that students may be more successful in their upcoming academic year and further develop their vocabulary as well as to maintain the use of the language. 

Spanish 5 Honors

Students enrolled in Spanish 5 Honors for the 2019-2020 school year are responsible for the following summer work:

1. You will read a shot novel titled: ‘Las cajas de carton’ that will be available to you electronically. 

2. You are responsible of annotating throughout your reading. Annotating in foreign language means creating a list of words that you do not understand and writing down their meaning in a separate notebook. Note: The book includes a work bank on the back, however you must still create your own list of vocabulary words on a separate notebook. 
3. At the end of each chapter, you will write a 2-4 sentence summary (depending on the length of each chapter) in Spanish of the chapter.

4. Finally, in the first week of classes, you will be responsible for an assessment of the novel based on comprehension. 

Your teacher will provide a copy of the book electronically. Please contact Ms. Schindler, World Language Department Chair (aschindler@mercyhighschool.com) if you need a copy.
The summer assignment is designed so that students may be more successful in their upcoming academic year and further develop their vocabulary as well as to maintain the use of the language. 

9th Grade (incoming)

Biology (H) & (CP): The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

WIM: As above

Year 1 Neumann Scholars: As above

PLTW: As Above


10th Grade

IPS & Intro to Physics (H): What If by Randall Munroe

WIM: Florence Nightengale: The Courageous Life of a Legendary Nurse by Catherine Reef

Year 2 Neumann Scholars: As above

PLTW: N/A


11th Grade

Chemistry (H) & (CP): Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson

Environmental Science: Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea by Donovan Hohn

Women in Medicine: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

PLTW: N/A


12th Grade

Chemistry: As assigned in junior year

Environmental Science: As assigned in junior year

AP Biology: AP Packet picked up before summer vacation

Biology II (H): The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic by Steven Johnson

Physics (H): What If by Randall Munroe


WIM: Senior Project


PLTW: Senior Project

Please refer to the packet you received from your teacher for your math course. PDFs will soon be available on the website.


Statistics

Geometry & Honors Geometry
Geometry
Honors Geometry

 

Algebra I & Honors Algebra I
Algebra I
Honors Algebra I

 

Algebra II & Honors Algebra II
Algebra II 

Honors Algebra II


Introductory Pre-Calculus & Honors Pre-Calculus
Introductory to Pre-Calculus
Honors Pre-Calculus

 

Finite Math

 

AP Calculus AB & AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus AB 
AP Calculus BC


AP Psychology 
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck

AP US History 
Please refer to the packet you received from your teacher. 

Summer Reading Directions

APUSH Revised Summer Reading