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Sophomore Summer Reading List

Dear Incoming Sophomores:

 

Listed below are the titles for your required summer reading assignment.    Upon your return to school in September, your teacher will require you to complete an assignment based on your reading and to write an evidence-based argumentative essay, which will count for part of your first marking period grade.  The texts may be borrowed from the public library, purchased at your local bookstore, or on the Internet.  The editorial essay and speeches are available as pdf files with a link posted on our Library web page. You must read all three texts for the class you will enter in September. 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.  Challenge yourself!

 

All Sophomores will take the PSAT exam in the Spring—the best way to prepare is to READ!

Choose 2 of the following Fictional texts:

                                         Tatiana de Rosnay                      Sarah’s Key

                                                 Jerome Lawrence                   Inherit the Wind

                  Alan Moore                 V is for Vendetta (graphic novel)

Ayn Rand                                   Anthem

                                                   Jules Verne                          The Mysterious Island

                                                Kurt Vonnegut                          Slaughter House Five

 

Choose 1 of the following Non-fiction texts:

 FDR Speech: State of the Union 1944

http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/address_text.html

 

FDR Speech: Day After Pearl Harbor

http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/fdr-infamy.htm

 

“An American Flag Stands for Tolerance”  an editorial by Ronald J. Allen

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1989-06-30/news/8902130974_1_american-flag-supreme-court-conscience

We look forward to seeing you in September.  Have a wonderful summer.

                                                                                               

Sincerely,

 

 

 

                                                                                                Virginia Izzo

                                                                                                   Assistant Principal

                                                                                                English Department

                                                                                                English Department