All texts are available in the public domain. This means that the full text of the book is available for free online. There are many sites that will have the text. However, Project Gutenberg is a reliable source and has all 20 books from the reading list available. The web address for Project Gutenberg is: http://www.gutenberg.org/
The Summer Reading Assessment will require students to identify a quote from the book. Students should be able to identify and describe the speaker, explain the connection between the main character(s) and the speaker, and discuss how the quote connects to the story as a whole (theme). Please see below for a Sample Assessment, Sample Response, and Grading Rubric.
Name: __________________________________________________ Date: ______________
Quote Identification: Read the quote from the story in the box, below. In an organized and well-developed paragraph using relevant and specific details from the story, identify and describe the speaker, explain the connection between the main character(s) and the speaker, and discuss how the quote connects to the story as a whole (theme).
from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This quote is spoken by Atticus Finch. In this book, the main character is Scout Finch. Atticus is Scout’s father. He’s is a lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama who defends a man named Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is black, and has been accused of raping a white woman. Most of the people in the town are racist, so they believe that Tom Robinson is guilty just because he is black. In this quote, Atticus is explaining to Scout that this is not the right way to think about people. He is telling Scout that you never know a person until you walk in their shoes. In other words, you shouldn’t judge someone until you get to know them and see things from their point of view.
Please e-mail Ms. Rebello at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are required to log into Google Classroom with the code: oczmy3z
All students should complete the 5 modules as assigned on Mr. Santos’ Google Classroom.
All students going into sophomore Honors United States History II are required to do the following over your summer break and the first cycle of academics:
Completion of the summer assignment determines eligibility to remain in the honors history program.
If there are any questions regarding the assignment over summer vacation email Mr. Furtado- email@example.com
The Summer Assignment will be a review of one of the important issues from last year’s Contemporary United States History Class - Civil Rights. Your assignment over the summer will be to delve deeper into Civil Rights Era, do research to improve your knowledge and prepare an essay on Civil Rights. Human rights is an essential issue all throughout the next year’s World History Honor class and a deeper look into Civil Rights in our country will assist us in understanding other cultures and communities. It will also be our first attempt at writing an essay with historical content and is a skill that we will continue to develop through the school year and every cycle.
Essay Question- What were the three most influential events during the Civil Rights Era (1945-1980) and how did they shape the movement? Your essay will include historical facts and evidence to support your ideas.
You will need to follow all the requirements listed below;
Define all of the terms, people and events (listed below)
Outline of the topic to include Thesis with Introduction, Main ideas, supporting concrete evidence for each main idea and conclusion
Parenthetical Citation – MLA will be used for all of your research.
Take Notes of all of your research including websites, textbooks, conversations with other students, etc- . We will properly cite all of your “research” information – outline form is acceptable
Vocabulary, People & Events
Definitions, Outline, All research notes are all DUE during the first week of your academic cycle. A Weeks August 31, 2017 & B Weeks – September 18, 2016
The finished essay will be due at the end of the 1st Academic week. I will review the requirements during the 1st week of academics and guide the class through writing the finished product. We will be using MLA format with parenthetical citation.
Any questions please see me before you leave for the summer. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I will be checking my email periodically over the summer. I have set up a google classroom in regards to the summer assignment- 2017-2018 Honors A & B Weeks and the password is pm9ws3y to log on.
Please note that only the AP classes have summer assignments. Other classes do not have summer work.