Dear Incoming Honors Junior:
Listed below are the titles for your required summer reading. Upon your return to school in September, your teacher will require you to complete an assignment based on your reading and to write an argumentative essay supported with textual evidence, which will count for part of your first marking period grade. All books may be borrowed from the public library, purchased at your local bookstore, or on the Internet. Instructions for completing a DEJ as you read, are listed on the flip side of this list. Teachers will work with you in September to use your textual evidence and assist you to write a highly effective essay. We encourage you to read independently. Extra credit will be given to those students who show evidence of reading more than the required three texts. Challenge yourself!
All Juniors will take the SAT exam for college entrance in the Spring, and the Common Core ELA Regents in January—the best way to prepare is to READ!
We look forward to seeing you in September. Have a wonderful summer.