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Miranda Torres

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HARVEST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

High School Required Summer Readings 2016

 

Research has proven that summer reading for students is equivalent to a month of instruction. Students that read advance and students that don’t get behind. This creates what’s called a reading gap. Summer reading improves students’ overall test scores and writing abilities. This summer take the time to read the following novels and complete the following assignments.

 

Novels and Assignments:

English I Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare(No Fear Shakespeare Version Recommended), To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Assignment:

  1. Keep a Bible Journal for one novel. (See Attachment for details.)
  2. Complete an essay for the other novel. Essay Prompt: Choose a major character from the novel and explain how their surroundings have influenced their perspective. Compare their view of life with your own.
  3. Complete a “Major Works Sheet” for each novel.

English II- The Chosen Chaim Potok, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Assignment:

  1. Keep a Bible Journal for one novel. (See Attachment for details.)
  2. Complete an essay for the other novel. Essay Prompt: Discuss the actions of a major character in the novel and explain why you believe his/her actions were right or wrong.
  3.  Complete a “Major Works Sheet” for each novel.

English III- Daisy Miller by Henry James, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Assignment:

  1. Keep a Bible Journal for one novel. (See Attachment for details.)
  2. Complete an essay for the other novel. Essay Prompt: Define what it means to be an American, and discuss whether a major character from the novel fits your definition.
  3. Complete a “Major Works Sheet” for each novel.

English IV- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Burton Raffel, Hamlet by Shakespeare (No Fear Shakespeare Version is Recommended)

Assignment:

  1. Keep a Bible Journal for one novel. (See Attachment for details.)
  2. Complete an essay for the other novel. Essay Prompt: Write an essay in which you use a major character from this novel to discuss the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own actions.
  3. Complete a “Major Works Sheet” for each novel.

 

Accountability:

You are expected to have the above assignments complete by the end of the first week of school. Late and/or incomplete assignments may not be accepted.  You will be tested on the novels by the third week of school, and the summer assignments will be graded based on the quality of your work. All assignments are expected to be submitted in a professional manner.  Refrain from using Spark Notes, Cliffs Notes etc. (I’ll know.) You are strongly advised not to procrastinate. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy the readings. I look forward to working with you this new school year.

Contact Information:

Mrs. Miranda Torres

E-mail: mirannt1@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Central Question:

How do our surroundings (family, society, geographical location, economic status etc.) influence our view of life (perspective)?

  1. Keep a Bible Journal for one novel. (See Attachment for details.)
  2. Complete an essay for the other novel. Essay Prompt: Choose a major character from the novel and explain how their surroundings have influenced their perspective. Compare their view of life with your own.

Central Question:

How does one determine right from wrong?

  1. Keep a Bible Journal for one novel. (See Attachment for details.)
  2. Complete an essay for the other novel. Essay Prompt: Discuss the actions of a major character in the novel and explain why you believe his/her actions were right or wrong.

Central Question:

What does it mean to be American?

  1. Keep a Bible Journal for one novel. (See Attachment for details.)
  2. Complete an essay for the other novel. Essay Prompt: Define what it means to be an American, and discuss whether a major character from the novel fits your definition.

Central Question:

Why is it important to take responsibility for our actions?

  1. Keep a Bible Journal for one novel. (See Attachment for details.)
  2. Complete an essay for the other novel. Essay Prompt: Write an essay in which you use a major character from this novel to discuss the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own actions.

 

Formal Assessment of Summer Reading will take place the first week of school.

 

 

                                                          Harvest Christian Academy High School Supply List  2016-2017


All High School Students

3– Tissue Boxes

1– Clorox Wipe Container   large

2– Paper Towel  Rolls

1– Package blue or black pens

1—Package red pens

Several Packages index cards 3x5

Several packages loose notebook paper

4-  Folders with out brads

1– box quart size Ziploc bags

1– Planner

 

Bible 9-12

1– New  King James Bible

1–  1  in.  Binder

1-  divider pocket inserts

2—Spirals

 

English  9-12

1– 3 ring binder 1 1/2 “

1—divider pocket inserts

Laptop


Math 9-12

1– package of eraser tops

Several packages of pencils

2– single subject spirals

1– Binder w/ pocket folder insert

1– Graphing calculator

 

History 9-12

2– single subject spirals

Index card  holder

 

Spanish I, II

2—Single subject Spiral

1-  Spanish  / English  Dictionary

 2-folders with brackets   

Highlighters

 

Science 9-12, Electives 

Supply list will be given 1st week of school

 

Appreciated Class Donations

Glue  Sticks/ Glue

Crayons

Markers

Scissors

White poster boards

Colored paper

Color pencils