Summer Reading

2019 Summer Reading Assignments

Summer Reading Assignments for Stevenson Students


All students are expected to complete assigned summer reading for their Communication Arts (English) class and level. There also will be summer reading assignments in other academic areas. All assignments will be listed on this page as they become available.

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Freshmen

Accelerated English - Choose One
• A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman, et al. | Annotation Guide
• Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Annotation Guide
• I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez | Annotation Guide
• The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri | Annotation Guide
• Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz | Annotation Guide
• You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins | Annotation Guide
• Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram | Annotation Guide
• The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez | Annotation Guide
• The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande | Annotation Guide

College Prep English and Academic Literacy 1 - Choose One
• The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson | Annotation Guide
• Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin | Annotation Guide
• Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer | Annotation Guide
• Rash by Pete Hautman | Annotation Guide
• Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi | Annotation Guide

Instructional English
• Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer | No Guiding Questions
• The Maze Runner by James Dashner | No Guiding Questions

Sophomores

Accelerated English
Choose your own book:
• It must be a book you have not read before.
• It can be fiction or nonfiction.
• It must be a book that is not a movie.
• It must be a book that you have not read for another class, or will not read in the upcoming year. Books for the upcoming year include Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451, Macbeth, Jane Eyre and When the Emperor Was Divine.

Here is a link to a list of possible choices for those who prefer to choose from a list. However, you are not required to choose a book from this list.

Whether you pick a book from the list or not, please fill out this Google form.

College Prep English - Choose One
Choose your own book:
• It can be fiction or nonfiction.
• It must be grade-appropriate.
• It must be a book that you have not read for another class, or will not read in the upcoming year. Books for the upcoming year include Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451, A Raisin in the Sun, When the Emperor Was DivineMacbeth and Persepolis.

Here is a link to a list of possible choices compiled by Mrs. Gorman and Mrs. Lopez, the SHS librarians. However, you are not required to choose a book from this list.

Whether you pick a book from the list or not, please fill out this Google form.

Instructional English
• Divergent by Veronica Roth | No Guiding Questions

Juniors

Advanced Placement English
• The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde | Annotation Guide

AP American Studies
Click here to read the assignment, which includes reading suggestions.

Accelerated English - Choose One
• Kindred by Octavia E. Butler | Annotation Guide
• The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson | Annotation Guide
• The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd | Annotation Guide
• This Boy’s Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff | Annotation Guide

College Prep English - Choose One
Choose your own book. We expect that you will choose a book that meets the following criteria:
• It can be fiction or nonfiction.
• It must be a book that you have not read for another class.

Here is a link to a list of possible choices compiled by Mrs. Gorman and Mrs. Lopez, the SHS librarians. However, you are not required to choose a book from this list.

Instructional English
Choose your own book:
• It must be written by an American author (any time period or setting).
• It can be fiction or nonfiction.
• It must be a book that is not a movie.
• It must be a book that you have not read for another class, or will not read in the upcoming year. Books for the upcoming year include The Great Gatsby, The Things They Carried and The President Has Been Shot.

Here is a link to a list of possible choices compiled by Mrs. Gorman and Mrs. Lopez, the SHS librarians. However, you are not required to choose a book from this list.

Whether you pick a book from the list or not, please fill out this Google form.

Seniors

AP Themes and World Masterpieces
• Life of Pi by Yann Martel | Annotation Guide

Writing for College, Media Analysis, Text Exploration and Analysis
Creative Writing, Public Speaking and Political Thought  - Choose One

Choose your own book:
• It can be fiction or nonfiction.
• It must be a book that you have not read for another class, or will not read in the upcoming year. Books for the upcoming year include The Road, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, Johnny Got His Gun, Black Hawk Down, House to House, Slaughterhouse Five, Into the Wild and City of Conversation.

Here is a link to a list of possible choices for those who prefer to choose from a list. The list is organized by genre, and was compiled by Mrs. Gorman and Mrs. Lopez, the SHS librarians. However, you are not required to choose a book from this list.

After looking at the list of book choices, please fill out this Google form.

Instructional English - Choose One
Here is a link to the book choices for this course.

Other Summer Assignments

Mathematics
AP Calculus AB Packet
AP Calculus BC Packet
PreCalculus Honors Packet

Social Studies
AP U.S. History Assignment
AP U.S. History Supplemental Reading
AP European History

Taking AP Human Geography?
Once registered, students should receive access to AP Human Geography in their Canvas LMS account. Information on the summer assignment is in Canvas. Students will not know their teacher yet, but if they have questions related to the assignment, they should contact AP Human Geography Team Leader Mr. Dzialo at jdzialo@d125.org.