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2018 Summer Reading Information -

Henderson County High School Summer Reading Information 2018-19:

All Courses

 

Incoming freshmen: English I and English I Advanced:
Read the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand. If you need a copy of the book there are still some located in the main office.  
Assignment: Students are responsible for reading the book before August 8, 2018. The book can be found digitally on Google Classroom. Students must finish they study guide before August 8th when they will take the test over the novel. Students must also complete one of the project options which can be found on Google Classroom.
Google Classroom Code: o8zec7 

Use your school account user name and password for Google Classroom (not a personal Google account).

Turnitin.com class ID: 17984824, Enrollment Key: Summer2018
Remind Code: @7cfcd4

 

All sophomores/incoming freshmen with a middle school English I credit: English II and English II Advanced: 
Read the novel Desert Dark by Sonja Stone.  
Assignment: Students are responsible for reading the book and completing an online assignment that will be available on June 1st. Sign up for the assignment with Google Classroom code k3djmnp.

Use your school account user name and password for Google Classroom (not a personal Google account).

 

Advanced Placement Seminar (sophomores and juniors):
Read Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner and complete TED Talk analysis assignment in Google Classroom before August 8. Use Google Classroom class code 1cesqn.

Use your school account user name and password for Google Classroom (not a personal Google account).

 

English III (juniors): Read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

Complete the assignment found on the high school webpage “Summer Reading” link; English II teachers also distributed copies to their classes in May. Books are available through the HCHS library, or you may get your own copy of the book. Students will complete an assessment over the novel within the first two weeks of class.

 

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (juniors): Refer to the handout provided to you by your sophomore English teacher. Read The Scarlet Letter in its entirety. You will take a test on the second day of school that will count as bonus only. You will be assessed with the actual novel test during the second week of school. Assignment details can be found on the high school webpage “Summer Reading” link or at the Henderson County Public Library.
You may also begin your independent reading/choice books for the year -- the first book will be assessed by the end of the first quarter. Choose one of the books from the list attached to the AP letter for your independent reading. You will be expected to choose and independently read one book for each quarter of the year. You will be assessed on the independent reading through individual tests and/or additional writing assignments or projects.

 

English IV (seniors):
Read “The Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales and two of the following four tales: “The Knight’s Tale,” “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” “The Pardoner’s Tale,” and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale.” Complete the study guide provided by your junior teacher. The study guide is also available on the high school webpage “Summer Reading” link. The study guide should be completed before school begins. You will also complete a project and an assessment on your reading during the first weeks of school.

 

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (seniors):

Enroll in the Google Classroom summer reading course with the code provided on the letter received in your English III or AP English Language and Composition class. Read Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Complete the posts in Google Classroom. You will also be assessed on your reading during the first two weeks of school.
Google Classroom summer assignment code is uwchpuh.  Use your school account user name and password for Google Classroom (not a personal Google account).