• MHS SUMMER 2019 READING LIST

     

     

    GRADE 9 COURSES

     

    **PLEASE NOTE: endangered will be sold at arcola from May 6th – may 31st. See Mrs. Yost to place an order

     

    INCOMING 9TH GRADe students are responsible for obtaining any additional Summer Reading books on their own**

     

     

    HONORS ENGLISH 9

     

    Students must read all three of the following books:

    *Please note that students will need the books throughout the school year.

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                        ISBN: 978-0545165778

     

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

    Night  by Elie Wiesel                                             ISBN# 978-0374500016                                                                                     

     Purpose Statement: The two novels revolve around human morality and the question of what is right and what is wrong.  After reading, you will demonstrate through both a performance task and a project-based assessment your understanding of the themes that are common to both novels.  In addition, you will analyze the plot, paying specific attention to elements of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

     

    Whirligig  by Fleischman                                      ISBN# 978-0312629113

    Purpose Statement:  Brent is on the journey of his life.  His experiences become his “second education.”  Pay attention to what he has learned from each of those experiences.  You will be tested on the details from the novel and expected to present information that will support this idea of his “second education.

    You must complete the Location and Effects of Whirligigs Graphic Organizer. There is a separate link to access that graphic organizer on the Summer Reading page. The graphic organizer can also be found at the bottom of this document.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9

     

    Students must read:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                        ISBN: 978-0545165778

                                                

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

     

     

    GRADE 10 COURSES

     

    AP CAPSTONE SEMINAR

     

    Students must read all of the following:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                        ISBN: 978-0545165778

     

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.


    Frankenstein  by Mary Shelley                      ISBN: 978-0486282114

     

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot    ISBN: 978-1400052172

     

    Article: McNamee, M. J., and S. D. Edwards. “Transhumanism, Medical Technology and Slippery Slopes.” Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 32, no. 9, 2006, pp. 513–518. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/27719694 (PDF Will be on Mr. Foley’s website as well).

     

    Purpose Statement:. As you read the novels Frankenstein and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, as well as the journal article, “Transhumanism, Medical Technology, and Slippery Slopes,” be prepared to discuss each readings’ main point and identify multiple themes that connect these works. There will be reading checks when you return to school in September, and the texts will be used throughout the year in connection with further reading, research, and writing assignments.

     

    HONORS ENGLISH 10

     

    Students must read:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                        ISBN: 978-0545165778

     

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

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    Students MUST also read Books I through IV of the following book:

     

    The Odyssey by Homer                                         ISBN# 978-0451530684                    

    (***MUST READ THE W.H.D. ROUSE TRANSLATION***)

    Purpose Statement:  As you read Books 1 through IV (ONLY), be aware of the signs of maturation in Telemachos as he progresses through his journey.  You will demonstrate through both objective and project-based assessments an understanding of his growth.

     

    Students should anticipate an objective test or a written performance task during the 1st week of school to demonstrate understanding of their reading.

     

     

    ENGLISH 10 WORLD LITERATURE

                                                                 

    Students must read:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                        ISBN: 978-0545165778

     

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

     

     

    GRADE 11 COURSES

     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT 11

     

    Students must read the following books:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                        ISBN: 978-0545165778

                                                          

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

     

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley                      ISBN# 978-0060850524

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte                                ISBN# 978-0451530912                      

     

    Purpose Statement: There will be reading checks on the summer reading when you return to school in September. Furthermore, the texts will be used throughout the year as a basis for essays and skill building activities.

     

    Instructions for Book Notes for Brave New World and Jane Eyre

     


     

     

    HONORS ENGLISH 11

     

    Students must read:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                        ISBN: 978-0545165778

                                                            

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

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    Students must also read TWO of the following titles:

     


    The Awakening by Kate Chopin                                            ISBN# 978-0451524485                   

    The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan                                            ISBN# 978-0143038092             

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald                              ISBN# 978-0743273565                                        

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger                               ISBN# 978-0316769174                      

    Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.                                      ISBN# 978-0385333481   

    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway                 ISBN# 978-0684801223

     

    Purpose Statement:  Characterization is a multifaceted element in literature. After reading three selections you will be asked to compare and contrast the static or dynamic nature of each book’s main characters.


    ACADEMIC ENGLISH 11

     

    Students must read:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                   ISBN: 978-0545165778

     

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his

    fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s

    stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military

    conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous

    challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

     

     

    GRADE 12 COURSES

     

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT 12

     

    Students must read ALL three of the following books:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                 ISBN: 978-0545165778

     

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

    The Night Country by Loren Eiseley                              ISBN  0-8032-6735-5

    Purpose Statement: What distinguishes a writer is not only what is said, but how it is said.  As you

    read Eiseley’s essays, pay attention to how he utilizes rhetorical devices (structure and style) to

    convey his purpose.  After reading his essays, you will write about Eiseley’s use of rhetorical

    devices. ​

    For this work, please read the introduction as well.  You DO NOT have to read the essays entitled

    "The Chresmologue", "Strangeness in the Proportion", "The Creature from the Marsh" or "The

    Mind as Nature." ​

     

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding                      ISBN#: 978-0399501487    

    Purpose Statement:  William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, published in 1954, is a dystopian novel about a group of school-age boys who end up marooned on a tropical island.  After reading, be prepared to write about what the novel’s outcome may say about Golding’s views of humanity following WWII.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    HONORS ENGLISH 12

     

    Students must read:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                  ISBN: 978-0545165778

     

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his

    fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s

    stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military

    conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous

    challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.

     

    1984 by George Orwell                                                         ISBN# 978-0451524935    

    Purpose Statement:  Authors very often use events of plot to develop a theme.  After reading the novel, you will demonstrate your understanding of the author's use of these devices.

     

     

     

    ACADEMIC ENGLISH 12

     

    Students must read:

     

    Endangered by Eliot Schrefer                  ISBN: 978-0545165778

     

    Purpose Statement: In the words of Paul McCartney, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his

    fellow animals.” While reading Endangered,” students should pay close attention to the profound effect of Sophie’s

    stay at her mother’s wild life preserve. Like many teens, Sophie’s life is complicated; however, the setting of a military

    conflict in the Congo and Sophie’s commitment to helping to save Otto and his fellow bonobos present enormous

    challenges for her to overcome. The book deals with major themes like cultural conflict, maturity, tragedy, and triumph.