9th Grade

9th Grade Academic Summer Reading (Optional)

Expectations

    • BEFORE reading the novel, students should read the important information on the HOME page of this site regarding annotating.
    • Each student is responsible for purchasing his/her books.
    • Read, annotate (rubric/model) and take notes on text prior to the first day of class.
    • Book and notes will be collected on the first day of class.
    • Prepare for a brief objective evaluation on the first day of class worth 30 points.

    Optional Texts

    Anthem
    By Ayn Rand

    Anthem is written as the diary of Equality 7-2521, a young man living in a future in which people have lost all knowledge of individualism, to the point of not even knowing words like "I" or "mine." Everyone lives and works in collective groups, with all aspects of daily life dictated by "councils" -- the Council of Vocations, the Council of Scholars, etc. His curiosity leads him to forbidden discoveries and eventually to exile, where he makes the greatest discovery of all.

    9th Grade Honors Summer Reading Requirements

    Expectations

    • Each student is responsible for purchasing his/her books.
    • Read, annotate (see rubric below) and take notes on BOTH texts prior to the first day of class.
    • Books and notes will be collected on the first day of class.
    • Prepare for a brief objective evaluation on the first day of class.

Required Texts

    Anthem by Ayn Rand

    Anthem is written as the diary of Equality 7-2521, a young man living in a future in which people have lost all knowledge of individualism, to the point of not even knowing words like "I" or "mine." Everyone lives and works in collective groups, with all aspects of daily life dictated by "councils" -- the Council of Vocations, the Council of Scholars, etc. His curiosity leads him to forbidden discoveries and eventually to exile, where he makes the greatest discovery of all.

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