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Assignments - English I(Archived)
Summer Reading
Due Date: 8/16/2017
Subject: English I




DIRECTIONS:   Find the English course you will be taking next year (2017-2018) to find your assigned reading for the summer. All students will complete journals to hand in on the first day of class in August. These books may be purchased at the book store of any mall or ordered on line through Amazon. A few will be in the town library and a few are available at the WHHS Library.


Honors English IV and English 430 CP


            Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Honors journal given in class)


Honors English III

            To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee


Eleventh Grade English (English III CP):

            The Pigman by Paul Zindel


Tenth Grade English (English II Honors, English II CP):


            And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie



Ninth Grade English (English I) (at North District Middle School and Wade Hampton):

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson

After being convicted of viciously beating a classmate, Cole Matthews elects to participate in Circle Justice, an alternative sentencing program based on traditional Native American practices that results in his being banished to a remote Alaskan island where he is left to survive for a year. He has an encounter with the Spirit Bear that leaves him wounded and gives him six months of healing time to reconsider his options. While trying to accept responsibility for what he has done, his pride, pain, and anger get the best of him, and he knows that he has to learn to control his anger before it destroys him.



DUE: First day of class

College Prep Journals will include      

·         Two – Three sentences of overview (summary) for each chapter

·         Three – five sentences in a reflective response to each chapter (What connections did you make or what inferences do you draw from this chapter?)


            Chapter One of Animal Farm introduces the animals and their lives on the farm. Old Major gives his speech urging the animals to rise up against man who has them in slavery. Also, the animals learn the song “Beasts of England.”

            I thought reading about animals was pretty neat but also funny with animals talking and hating man. I felt sorry for the poor treatment they were given by Mr. Jones. His forgetting to feed them and forgetting to milk the cows was inexcusable.   Even though the story is about animals wanting to revolt, the author made the story very real because the animals have human characteristics. This realness makes the story even more interesting.