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Summer Reading

This summer, we challenge you to a game of BINGO! Aim for 5 activities in a single row, column, or diagonal, or challenge yourself with a full-card blackout! See below the BINGO chart for specific course-related recommendations.

Read 3 poems in a day.

 

Titles:

 

 

 

Write down your 3 favorite lines.

Read a short story.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Read a non-fiction book /essay.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Read a news article.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Why do you find this topic important/relevant?

Listen to a podcast.

 

Title:

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Read/watch someone else’s criticism, analysis (or review) of a piece of writing, music, or art.

 

Work being analyzed:

 

 

Who analyzed it?

 

For link above

Username: d131

Password: tomcats

Read the same poem 5 days in a row.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Write down what stood out to you after each reading.

Read a novel of literary merit.

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Read a classic essay, speech, or novella.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Name 1 reason this piece may be famous.

Watch/read a production of a play by Shakespeare.

Here is The Globe’s production of Macbeth as an option.

 

Title:

 

What did you enjoy most?

 

 

Read a picture book to a child.

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

What did the child enjoy most? What did you enjoy most?

Read a long-form article/essay.

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

What’s one thing that surprised you?

 

 

Talk to an adult in your life about his/her favorite book.

 

Title:

 

 

 

When did he/she read it? Why did he/she like it so much?

Compare two works on a single subject.

 

Titles:

 

 

 

How did they differ? What did they have on common?

 

Watch an award-winning TV show or movie.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Do you think it deserved an award? Why or why not?

Read a Young Adult novel.

 

 

Title:

 

 

In what ways is it written/marketed for your age group?

 

Read an editorial or opinion column.

 

 

Title:

 

 

Do you agree? Why or why not?

Read a current best-seller.

 

 

Title:

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Listen to a critically acclaimed song.

 

Title:

 

 

Write down your favorite [appropriate] lyrics.

Watch a documentary film.

 

Title:

 

 

Was it successful? Why or why not?

 

Tips for Selecting Books You Will Enjoy

  • Aurora Public Library Students are eligible for student cards through the Aurora Public Library. The cards offer access to e-Materials and limited print materials. See aurorapubliclibrary.org.
    • With a library card, you can read e-books on the Libby or Overdrive app.
    • The public library has lots of resources for finding books or reading.
    • They also have curb-side pick up available for materials you want to check out.
  • First read a summary of a book to decide if you are interested or not.
  • Check out NoveList for recommendations (Username d131; password #1tomcat)
  • Ask friends, family, and teachers for book recommendations or if they have a book you can borrow.
  • Ask a friend or family member to read the same book as you.
  • Consider movies and TV shows you enjoy, and look for the same type of books.
  • Consider books you’ve read and enjoyed before, and look for similar books or books by the same author.
  • Share your book recommendations with friends and family.
  • Email the teachers of your class to introduce yourself and ask for additional recommendations or thoughts! (See below)

Building a Reading Habit:

  • Set a reading goal (ex. 20 minutes per day, 120 minutes per week, 30 pages per day, etc.).
  • Set “reminders” on your phone for reading time.
  • Make reading a part of your routine (ex. before bed, after dinner, before video games, etc.).
  • If you start reading a book and you lose interest in it, feel free to put the book down and start something else.

 

Freshman Honors Teachers

 

Sophomore Honors Teachers

 

Junior Honors Teachers

 

Senior Honors Teachers

 

AP Language (Junior) Teachers

 

AP Literature (Senior) Teachers

 

East High School Librarian

 

Director of English and Fine Arts

 

Pre AP 1 English (Freshman)

 

Short Stories

“The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst

“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut

“Small Avalanches” by Joyce Carol Oates

“The Night I Won The Rights to the Streets of Memphis” by Richard Wright

 

Pre AP 2 English (Sophomores)

Objective: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10 I can read and comprehend literature.
Directions: Prepare for Pre AP 2 Sophomore English by building a habit of reading over the summer. You can select books from the list below and/or choose your own books. Your goal is to find and read books you enjoy!

·       Please speak with your parent/guardian to obtain permission before starting each book and log the title/author, parent signature, and date of signature.

 

 

Book List You can choose from the below list and/or choose any book you like!
 

·       The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo

·       With the Fire on High Elizabeth Acevedo

·       Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda Becky Albertalli

·       What If It’s Us Becky Albertalli

·       Let’s Get Lost Adi Alsaid

·       Beartown Fredrik Backman

·       Far from the Tree Robin Benway

·       One Sarah Crossan

·       Words In Deep Blue Cath Crowley

·       I Will Save You Matt de la Pena

·       Girl in Pieces Kathleen Glasgow

·       Hooper Geoff Herbach

·       Let Me Hear a Rhyme Tiffany D. Jackson

·       Monday’s Not Coming Tiffany D. Jackson

·       Inside Out & Back Again Thanhha Lai

·       We Were Liars E. Lockhart

·       Sold Patricia McCormick

·       One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus

·       All We Have Left Wendy Mills

·       This is Where it Ends Marieke Nijkamp

·       Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah

 

 

·       Wonder R.J. Palacio

·       Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Benjamin Alire Saenz

·       Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, #1) Scott Reintgen

·       As Brave As You Jason Reynolds

·       Long Way Down Jason Reynolds

·       Birthday Meredith Russo

·       I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Erika L. Sanchez

·       History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera

·       They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera

·       The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

·       Dear Martin Nic Stone

·       Sadie Courtney Summers

·       On the Come Up Angie Thomas

·       The Hate U Give Angie Thomas

·       Other Words for Home Jasmine Warga

·       Everything, Everything Nicole Yoon

·       The Sun Is Also a Star Nicole Yoon

 

 

Honors American Literary Themes (Juniors)

 

SHORT STORIES—

 

POETRY & MUSIC—

 

PODCASTS–

 

NONFICTION–

 

FILM—

  • The Breakfast Club
  • Mean Girls
  • Easy A

 

 

AP English Language and Composition (Juniors)

 

RECOMMENDED NON-FICTION ESSAYS–

 

Honors British Literature (Seniors)

 

SHORT STORIES & NOVELLAS—

 

PODCASTS & TV–

  • The Twilight Zone (episodes on Netflix):
  • “Eye of the Beholder” (S2, E6)
  • “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You” (S5, E17)
  • “The Shelter” (S3, E3)
  • “The Lonely” (S1, E7)
  • “I Shot an Arrow into the Air” (S1, E15)
  • “People Are Alike All Over” (S1, E25)
  • “A Thing About Machines” (S2, E4)

 

POETRY—

 

NONFICTION–

 

AP English Literature and Composition (Seniors)

 

RECOMMENDED SHORT STORIES–

 

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Summer Reading

This summer, we challenge you to a game of BINGO! Aim for 5 activities in a single row, column, or diagonal, or challenge yourself with a full-card blackout! See below the BINGO chart for specific course-related recommendations.

Read 3 poems in a day.

 

Titles:

 

 

 

Write down your 3 favorite lines.

Read a short story.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Read a non-fiction book /essay.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Read a news article.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Why do you find this topic important/relevant?

Listen to a podcast.

 

Title:

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Read/watch someone else’s criticism, analysis (or review) of a piece of writing, music, or art.

 

Work being analyzed:

 

 

Who analyzed it?

 

For link above

Username: d131

Password: tomcats

Read the same poem 5 days in a row.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Write down what stood out to you after each reading.

Read a novel of literary merit.

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Read a classic essay, speech, or novella.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Name 1 reason this piece may be famous.

Watch/read a production of a play by Shakespeare.

Here is The Globe’s production of Macbeth as an option.

 

Title:

 

What did you enjoy most?

 

 

Read a picture book to a child.

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

What did the child enjoy most? What did you enjoy most?

Read a long-form article/essay.

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

What’s one thing that surprised you?

 

 

Talk to an adult in your life about his/her favorite book.

 

Title:

 

 

 

When did he/she read it? Why did he/she like it so much?

Compare two works on a single subject.

 

Titles:

 

 

 

How did they differ? What did they have on common?

 

Watch an award-winning TV show or movie.

 

Title:

 

 

 

Do you think it deserved an award? Why or why not?

Read a Young Adult novel.

 

 

Title:

 

 

In what ways is it written/marketed for your age group?

 

Read an editorial or opinion column.

 

 

Title:

 

 

Do you agree? Why or why not?

Read a current best-seller.

 

 

Title:

 

 

Rate it (1 is lowest):

1   2   3   4   5

 

Listen to a critically acclaimed song.

 

Title:

 

 

Write down your favorite [appropriate] lyrics.

Watch a documentary film.

 

Title:

 

 

Was it successful? Why or why not?

 

Tips for Selecting Books You Will Enjoy

  • Aurora Public Library Students are eligible for student cards through the Aurora Public Library. The cards offer access to e-Materials and limited print materials. See aurorapubliclibrary.org.
    • With a library card, you can read e-books on the Libby or Overdrive app.
    • The public library has lots of resources for finding books or reading.
    • They also have curb-side pick up available for materials you want to check out.
  • First read a summary of a book to decide if you are interested or not.
  • Check out NoveList for recommendations (Username d131; password #1tomcat)
  • Ask friends, family, and teachers for book recommendations or if they have a book you can borrow.
  • Ask a friend or family member to read the same book as you.
  • Consider movies and TV shows you enjoy, and look for the same type of books.
  • Consider books you’ve read and enjoyed before, and look for similar books or books by the same author.
  • Share your book recommendations with friends and family.
  • Email the teachers of your class to introduce yourself and ask for additional recommendations or thoughts! (See below)

Building a Reading Habit:

  • Set a reading goal (ex. 20 minutes per day, 120 minutes per week, 30 pages per day, etc.).
  • Set “reminders” on your phone for reading time.
  • Make reading a part of your routine (ex. before bed, after dinner, before video games, etc.).
  • If you start reading a book and you lose interest in it, feel free to put the book down and start something else.

 

Freshman Honors Teachers

 

Sophomore Honors Teachers

 

Junior Honors Teachers

 

Senior Honors Teachers

 

AP Language (Junior) Teachers

 

AP Literature (Senior) Teachers

 

East High School Librarian

 

Director of English and Fine Arts

 

Pre AP 1 English (Freshman)

 

Short Stories

“The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst

“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut

“Small Avalanches” by Joyce Carol Oates

“The Night I Won The Rights to the Streets of Memphis” by Richard Wright

 

Pre AP 2 English (Sophomores)

Objective: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10 I can read and comprehend literature.
Directions: Prepare for Pre AP 2 Sophomore English by building a habit of reading over the summer. You can select books from the list below and/or choose your own books. Your goal is to find and read books you enjoy!

·       Please speak with your parent/guardian to obtain permission before starting each book and log the title/author, parent signature, and date of signature.

 

 

Book List You can choose from the below list and/or choose any book you like!
 

·       The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo

·       With the Fire on High Elizabeth Acevedo

·       Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda Becky Albertalli

·       What If It’s Us Becky Albertalli

·       Let’s Get Lost Adi Alsaid

·       Beartown Fredrik Backman

·       Far from the Tree Robin Benway

·       One Sarah Crossan

·       Words In Deep Blue Cath Crowley

·       I Will Save You Matt de la Pena

·       Girl in Pieces Kathleen Glasgow

·       Hooper Geoff Herbach

·       Let Me Hear a Rhyme Tiffany D. Jackson

·       Monday’s Not Coming Tiffany D. Jackson

·       Inside Out & Back Again Thanhha Lai

·       We Were Liars E. Lockhart

·       Sold Patricia McCormick

·       One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus

·       All We Have Left Wendy Mills

·       This is Where it Ends Marieke Nijkamp

·       Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Trevor Noah

 

 

·       Wonder R.J. Palacio

·       Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Benjamin Alire Saenz

·       Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, #1) Scott Reintgen

·       As Brave As You Jason Reynolds

·       Long Way Down Jason Reynolds

·       Birthday Meredith Russo

·       I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Erika L. Sanchez

·       History Is All You Left Me Adam Silvera

·       They Both Die at the End Adam Silvera

·       The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

·       Dear Martin Nic Stone

·       Sadie Courtney Summers

·       On the Come Up Angie Thomas

·       The Hate U Give Angie Thomas

·       Other Words for Home Jasmine Warga

·       Everything, Everything Nicole Yoon

·       The Sun Is Also a Star Nicole Yoon

 

 

Honors American Literary Themes (Juniors)

 

SHORT STORIES—

 

POETRY & MUSIC—

 

PODCASTS–

 

NONFICTION–

 

FILM—

  • The Breakfast Club
  • Mean Girls
  • Easy A

 

 

AP English Language and Composition (Juniors)

 

RECOMMENDED NON-FICTION ESSAYS–

 

Honors British Literature (Seniors)

 

SHORT STORIES & NOVELLAS—

 

PODCASTS & TV–

  • The Twilight Zone (episodes on Netflix):
  • “Eye of the Beholder” (S2, E6)
  • “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You” (S5, E17)
  • “The Shelter” (S3, E3)
  • “The Lonely” (S1, E7)
  • “I Shot an Arrow into the Air” (S1, E15)
  • “People Are Alike All Over” (S1, E25)
  • “A Thing About Machines” (S2, E4)

 

POETRY—

 

NONFICTION–

 

AP English Literature and Composition (Seniors)

 

RECOMMENDED SHORT STORIES–

 

Click below to download document of content on this page (best viewed in “web layout”)

Summer Reading_2020