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Scott High SchoolA School of Excellence3400 Old Taylor Mill RoadTaylor Mill, Kentucky41016Dear Students and Parents:This summer, each student at Scott High School has a reading assignment. Literacy is a key component inbeing successful in high school, and our Summer Reading Program is designed to help students maintain—and even sharpen—the skills they already possess.This summer’s assignment allows students to choose high-quality books that appeal to their interests.Inaddition to reading the book, students must prepare a presentation about the book. (Advanced studentshave additional assignments, too.) Presentations will be given the first week of English class; all otheradvanced-class assignments are due on the first day of school.The presentation assignment, rubric and list of acceptable books are available on the school’s web siteand in the school office. For Advanced, Honors and Advanced Placement students, the required texts are:Incoming Freshman Advanced English:Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, plus apresentation on a book from the A.P. listIncoming Sophomore Advanced English:To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, plus apresentation on a book from the A.P. listIncoming Junior Honors English:The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck;Death of a Salesman,by Arthur Miller; plus a presentation on a book from the A.P. listIncoming Senior Honors English:Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley,Lord of the Flies,byWilliam Golding; and a presentation on a book from the A.P. listIncoming A.P. English Literature:Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley;Their Eyes WereWatching Godby Zora Neale Hurston; andThe Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini;and a presentation on a book from the A.P. list.Incoming A.P. English Language:The Elements of Style, by Strunk & White, and a presentationon a book from the A.P. list.Students searching for a book should read the plot synopses and reviews posted at amazon.com. All ofthese books may be borrowed at local libraries or purchased at local bookstores. Many can be found atstores specializing in used books, such as The Book Rack and Half-Price Books in Florence, and the usedbook service on amazon.com. Some students may benefit from using unabridged editions of the books ontape or CD.We encourage all students to make time in their summer for these assignments. Students who fail tocomplete the work will earn a 0—which is not the best way to begin a new school year.If you havequestions regarding the assignments, please email me at [email protected]; I’ll respond asquickly as possible.Happy reading!Tom ClarkChair, English DepartmentPhone: (356) 3146Fax: (859) 356-5516
Summer Reading AssignmentsAP English Language and CompositionAll assignments will be due on the first day of the first trimester. Please place all work in a pocket folder with your name on the cover.

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