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2021-2022 Summer Reading / Assignments

SPHS English 2 Honors Summer Reading List

English 2 Honors (Class of 2024)

Required novel:  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

 

Note: Honors students are also required to write a two to three page paper analyzing one aspect of The Hobbit, which will be due the first week of school. Choose one of the following four prompts on which to write your paper.

 

1. Examine the ways in which the battle between good and evil / light and darkness is fought in The Hobbit and discuss what is communicated about human nature through this struggle.

 

2. The Hobbit is largely about a quest for treasure, an actual treasure guarded by Smaug and won back with the help of Bilbo. Yet Bilbo has also gained some “spiritual” treasures throughout the course of his journey. Discuss the other “treasures” Bilbo has gained and how he has gained them.
 
3. Having experienced the adventure to the full, Bilbo is not only “glad” for all the pain and sorrow but feels himself unworthy to have been blessed with such suffering. What does Bilbo’s gratitude for suffering say about the overarching moral of The Hobbit? How does such gratitude harmonize with Christianity?
 
4. What attitudes about war are communicated in The Hobbit? Where do Thorin, Bilbo, and the Elven King stand on the subject of war? What does Tolkien suggest about war in his description of the Battle of the Five Armies?

 

5. Discuss Tolkien’s use of song in The Hobbit. What purpose do they serve in the story? What do the songs reveal about the characters who sing them?

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

Summer Reading Assignment 2021

Mrs. Annesley: jannesley@stpaulhs.org

 

Text: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (ISBN 978-0679732761)

Assignment Title: Motive in Ellision’s Invisible Man

Assignment Length: Between two to three typed MLA formatted pages

Assignment Due Date : The first day of the SECOND week of class

Assignment Description:

 

  Read and annotate the text. Your annotations will not be graded, but they will serve you well in the completion of this assignment. Annotating is a form of recording your questions, observations, insights, and other reactions you develop while reading. Annotations are a way of “talking back” to the text while you read it, and they provide a roadmap to your initial response to the text. You may later review these notes and find they form a goldmine for essay material! A highlighter, a pencil, and some Post-its may be of use to you for this part of the assignment.

  Next, in a thoughtfully written college-length essay, clearly state your claims regarding Ellison’s intent in composing Invisible Man and support your claims with evidence from the text. What are his motives, and how does he illustrate them for us in this work of fiction? What is Ellison trying to show or teach us, his readers? Do you think he successfully communicates this/these message(s)?

  While supporting your claims, you must carefully select and share different passages from the text to show you’ve completed the reading. Please include an in-text citation for every passage you refer to in your essay, whether you are quoting or merely paraphrasing a section of the text. Do not merely summarize the text; instead, weave parts of the novel into your essay. You are using the plot of the novel as support for your claims about the author’s worldview and motives for writing such a novel.

 

  Please only use your own understanding of the novel, and the novel itself to complete this assignment.

 

MLA format resource: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html

 

Definitions provided by the Merriam-Webster dictionary

Annotation: a note added by way of comment or explanation

Claim: to assert in the face of possible contradiction

TO: Incoming AP English Literature Students

FROM: Miss Frausto

DATE: May 2021


Dear St. Paul Senior:


Here we go with your last year. As you move in the direction of your Life After St. Paul, I know that you are serious about what you need to accomplish by next May. And I couldn’t be more serious about AP English Literature.


I teach the AP English Literature course in the belief that there are some students who are well prepared for greater depth to their studies—not just AP credit on their transcripts. I love literature deeply. I want you to feel the same awe about what the greatest writers can do with words and ideas. I am serious about teaching, and I want my students to be serious about learning. I believe in academic rigor. Please think carefully about everything I have said in this paragraph.


It is my hope that you have already gone through that important transformation that changes students from ordinary readers who understand English into informed, experienced, critical readers, people whose understanding of a text derives from their sensitivity to its art and their ability to deal intelligently with all its elements.


It is important to me (and I hope to you) that you succeed in AP English Literature. Yes, you should be ready for college-level work in the study of literature, but that is not all. First, you will find it extremely difficult to succeed if you have poor attendance. I need my AP students in class every day. If it is your habit to miss a lot of school or you casually take days off whenever you like, you had better think twice before taking this class. I cannot stress this enough.  Secondly, you’re going to have to make time in your life to READ. The key to success on the AP exam is how much you have read and understood a wide range of all types of literature. And finally, I expect your writing skills to be well above average. You should already have a firm grasp on the skills I teach in Essay-Term Paper.


I want to know that each of you has read this letter carefully and thoughtfully. So I am requiring you to write me a reply. Please email me at jfrausto@stpaulhs.org no later than July 1, 2020. Also, if you have any questions about the class or your summer reading assignment, please feel free to email me any time during the summer. I will be happy to answer any questions you have.


And finally, here is your summer reading requirement:


How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Revised Edition) Thomas C. Foster

Don Quixote de la Mancha Miguel de Cervantes


Be prepared to discuss both works when school begins. Also, please make sure you read the revised edition of Foster’s book, not the earlier one.  And yes, you must read both parts of Don Quixote.


God Bless You

Happy Reading!

TO:        A.P. US HISTORY STUDENTS

FROM:  MR. SCHRADER

RE:        SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS/REQUIREMENTS


Due to the intensity of AP courses and the sheer volume of material to be covered, it is necessary that students order/purchase their books ASAP and complete the following requirements by the first day of school.  A test covering the unit will be administered on the second week of school.

 

Guidebook assignments will be turned in for grading on the first day of class FULLY COMPLETED.

 
1) Read chapters 1 through 6.
2) Complete the guidebook Sections B and C for chapters 1 through 6.

*Assignments are to be completed in pen only.

3) Prepare for the map of the US test to be given the second day of school.
4) Prepare for an exam covering chapters 1 through 6 to be administered the second week of school.  

Textbook: The American Pageant AP Edition (15th Edition) (ISBN – 13: 978-1-111-83106-6)

Guidebook: A Manual for Students for the Advanced Placement Program to accompany the American Pageant (ISBN – 13:978-0-8400-2904-1)


Failure to meet the expectations stated above will result in the removal of the student from the AP course and transfer into the college prep US History course.


We understand the requirements for this course and acknowledge that the requirements must be met for the student to continue enrollment in the A.P. US History course in the 2021-2022 school year. In addition, students enrolled in the AP course are REQUIRED to take the AP Exam given by the College Board in May 2022.

TO:        A.P. Government STUDENTS

FROM:  MR. MCNEIL

RE:        SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS/REQUIREMENTS


The book we will be using is American Government: Stories of a Nation by

Scott Abernathy and Karen Waples. (AP edition)

The ISBN number is:  978-1-319-19536-6

2019, Bedford/St. Martin's Press


You will need to subscribe to the NY Times.  (Try to get if for $4.00/month, or less).  Your subscription should begin when we return in August, if not sooner.


I didn't mention this, but you will also need to watch "Meet The Press", every Sunday, on NBC.  You can go to their site, or Youtube, and watch it when you have time.  However, you will frequently be quizzed on "Meet the Press" on Monday's.  So, be sure to watch it.  You can start this week.  It has a moderator, Chuck Todd, a group of reporters, and usually an assortment of political leaders from Washington and around the country.


Finally, the College Board would like you to become part of a campaign.  Due to the circumstances this year, all campaigns are likely to be different.  However, they will all need lots of energetic and enthusiastic workers.  As I mentioned while we were Zooming, you don't need to work on a national campaign.  There are many other important races that are local.  From your Congressman to the Mayor, or City Council, or perhaps a proposition that will be on the ballot that you feel strongly about.  At this point, all you need to do is think about what you'd like to do.  I'll know more about the guidelines that the College Board wants us to follow when we return.

Summer Reading Assignment 2021
Mrs. Annesley: jannesley@stpaulhs.org
Text: Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Chris Hayes
Assignment Title: Reflection on Hayes’ Twilight of the Elites
Assignment Length: 1.5 MLA formatted typed pages, or 2 hand-written pages, single spaced
Assignment Due Date: The first day of the SECOND week of class
Assignment Description: 50 point reflection on Twilight of the Elites…
 
Read and annotate the text. Your annotations will eventually count for a participation grade, and they will serve you well in the completion of this assignment. Annotating is a form of recording your questions, observations, insights, and other reactions you develop while reading. Annotations are a way of “talking back” to the text while you read it, and they provide a roadmap to your initial response to the text. You may later review these notes and find they form a goldmine for essay material! A highlighter, a pencil, and some Post-It notes may be of use to you for this part of the assignment.
 
Next, in a thoughtfully written college-length essay (four to five paragraphs), clearly state the most striking information presented in the text. Then, add your reflection upon the information and arguments presented. Cite the text at least twice throughout your presentation of the material and your reflections. Above all—read and annotate the text! You will be required to bring it to class the first two weeks of school.
 
Please only use your own understanding of the text while completing this assignment. This assignment DOES require a Works Cited page. You may complete one using easybib.com.
 

AP Spanish Language and Culture Summer Work


Srta. Rayas


¡Goza de tu verano, y de tu español!


¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! I am glad you have chosen to continue your study of Spanish into the AP level. The AP Spanish Language and Culture is designed to test your skills in order to see how well they compare to abilities found in a third year college course. The exam will test all of the major language skills: listening and reading comprehension as well as your speaking ability and writing skills in addition to general cultural knowledge of the Hispanic world. Therefore, you will need to continue your practice in your skill areas this summer.


These summer assignments will not take too much time each week, but the work should be spread out throughout the summer rather than trying to cram everything into a few days. CRAMMING doesn't work with a language! Please make every effort to submit the assignments on time. *Please let me know if you have any extenuating circumstances along with the submission of your work.


Students are required to abide by code that forbids them from cheating and lying within the academic standards at ST. Paul. I expect this commitment from you. What this means is that you are expected to complete all assignments on your own, without consulting anyone or abusing the use of a translator. Your work should represent what you are capable of doing using resources such as resources, your knowledge, grammar books, and notes from previous study. 


TRANSLATION DEVICES: May be used as resources (FOR SUMMER WORK ONLY) but are not to be abused. Entering the entire text into a translator and expecting a true representation in Spanish of a desired rendering is a very dangerous election. Translators, while they are capable of producing a measure of accuracy, may not offer an accurate translation. Please be careful and prudent in your use of a translator! GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please do all activities completely and to the best of your ability. I will be using this work to assess your skills upon starting the new school year. You will receive a grade for each single assignment you will be doing during the summer.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me nrayas@stpaulhs.org


Textebooks


You will be required to have all textbooks on the first day of class. You can check on the school website for the list of books needed for the class.


Google Classroom


Please make sure you sign in into google classroom to turn in your work. Once you enter there, you will see the different assignets you need to do and when they will be due. Here it’s the link below and the class code. 


https://classroom.google.com/c/MzU1OTAxNzA0NDA1?cjc=vzen77r


Class Code:  vzen77r


ASSIGNMENTS


ASSIGNMENT #1:  Familiarize yourself with the exam.

Become familiar with theExam. Go to the website below and read about the exam. 


https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-spanish-language-and-culture/assessment?spanlang

Look at the tipsthatthe College Board suggests for you: 


https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-spanish-language/exam-tips


 After you have read through everything, write a short summary (+/-100 words) in ENGLISH of what you have learned about the exam. Include some ideas of how you will be able to best study over the course of the year. You can include your hopes, plans, areas of concern, etc. 


Themes for AP. Spanish Language and Culture 


  1. Beauty and Aesthetics 
  2. Global Challenges 3. Science and Technology 
  3. Families and Communities
  4. Personal and Public Identities 
  5. Contemporary Life.

ASSIGNMENT #2:   Journals


You will write 5 journal entries in Spanish. You may not get help from a friend or website but

you may use a dictionary if needed. You should be creative and your information does not have to be true, but your writing should be organized and make sense to the reader. You must use the ideas below for your journal entries:


When you write your journal entries YOU MUST have a detailed description. Having 5 to 8 sentences will not give me the complete information. Remember this is an AP CLASS.


  1. ) Escribe una autobiografía de tu familia y cuál es la tradición más importante para ustedes.

2.) ¿Cómo influye el idioma en la identidad de una persona? 

3.) ¿Explica cómo el arte se refleja en la cultura de un pueblo?

4.) Describe una biografía de un superhéroe hispanoamericano y por qué lo o la  consideras un superhéroe

5.) Compara y contrasta las costumbres de una familia americana con una familia hispana.


ASSIGNMENT#3: Comparaciones


Contesta las siguientes preguntas haciendo una comparación con Estados Unidos y con otro país de Hispanoamérica. Para esta parte deberás de buscar información para poder desarrollar estos temas. Al escribir deberás los links que usaste para contestar las preguntas.


Las respuestas deberán de estar bien redactadas. Al igual no se aceptarán un párrafo con 5 oraciones. Necesitan todas las respuestas deben de contar con suficiente información.


  1. ¿Describe cómo se celebra la independencia el día de la independencia en Estados Unidos y en otro país de Hispanoamérica (México, El Salvador, Honduras, España, Argentina, etc...?
  2. ¿Qué sabes del trabajo voluntario de los países de Hispanoamérica? Escoge un país y escribe qué tan importante es. 
  3. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos sobre la educación en tu país?
  4. ¿Qué desafíos enfrentan los inmigrantes en tu comunidad?