10th Grade

Incoming Academic 10 Summer Reading

Summer Reading is required for students taking Academic English 10.

Students are required to acquire their own book and bring it with them, annotated, on the first day of class.

If borrowing a book, or using an audio book, bring double entry notes on separate paper, including page numbers.

Students need to read the following book:

Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television 'family'. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people did not live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
    • It is essential that students annotate the book while reading.
    • On the first day of class:
      • Annotations will be collected for 30 formative points
      • There will be a multiple-choice reading quiz worth 20 summative points
      • Other writings based on the novel will occur throughout the first marking period.

INCOMING HONORS 10 SUMMER READING

Students are required to acquire their own books and bring them with them, annotated, on the first day of class.

If borrowing a book, bring double entry notes on separate paper including page numbers.

HONORS: Students will read TWO books.

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell 

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Students will choose any 5 chapters of this book to read and annotate. 

David and Goliath changes the perspective through which we see strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages, blessing and misfortune. In many cases in life and work, what we think of as misfortune is the best thing that can happen to us, and what we think of as an advantage can lead to the worst outcome.
 

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
It is essential that students annotate the book while reading.  On the first day of class:
  • Annotations will be collected for 30 formative points
  • Students will compose a discussion post based on the chapters they chose to read.
  • Other writings based on the novel will occur throughout the first marking period.

AND 


Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.

Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television 'family'. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people did not live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

 

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES
It is essential that students annotate the book while reading. 


On the first day of class:

  • Annotations will be collected for 30 formative points
  • There will be a multiple-choice reading quiz worth 20 summative points
  • Other writings based on the novel will occur throughout the first marking period.