New Juniors—welcome!! I hope that you have had a great summer! It’s been a fun and relaxing family time for me, filled with laughs and lots of books.
I wanted to remind you that time is short and you should be finishing up your summer reading.
To remind you:
Eng 11, you should have chosen one of the books on my list (Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Bluest Eye, Everything That Makes You, Solo, Columbine, On Writing, In the Company of Heroes, Dear Martin, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Or Winger) and think about the journey that one of the main characters is on. Think about the lessons that the character learns and what ideas he or she comes away from the experience with. There are specific questions posted on the assignment. You won’t turn these in—you’ll use them as you write about your book when we get back to school.
AP Lang, you should have read the first 14 chapters of Thank You for Arguing. Some of your parents have already commented to me that you’re putting your reading to use, so keep that up! 🤣 With that Reading, you were supposed to mark things you found interesting.
Then you were supposed to pick one of the other books (Outliers, Just Mercy, Nickel and Dimed, Evicted, Hillbilly Elegy, or the Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace) and mark 5 places where you see the author using one of the different appeals that you read about in Thank You for Arguing. Not 5 for each appeal, just 5 places where you see one of the appeals. I want you to start recognizing those as they are used in reading (and all over the place—tv, ads, speeches, etc).
Here is the full assignment page for all of high school summer reading. Juniors are on pages 4 and 5. This has been posted on the school website since May. 😊
Happy reading y’all! Teachers go back to school on Monday to prepare for a great year. We’ll be praying for you!