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Scott High School A School of Excellence 3400 Old Taylor Mill Road Taylor Mill, Kentucky 41016 Dear Students and Parents: This summer, each student at Scott High School has a reading assignment. Literacy is a key component in being 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. In addition to reading the book, students must prepare a presentation about the book. (Advanced students have additional assignments, too.) Presentations will be given the first week of English class; all other advanced-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 site and 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 a presentation on a book from the A.P. list Incoming Sophomore Advanced English : To Kill a Mockingbird , by Harper Lee, plus a presentation on a book from the A.P. list Incoming 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. list Incoming Senior Honors English : Brave New World , by Aldous Huxley, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding; and a presentation on a book from the A.P. list Incoming A.P. English Literature : Brave New World , by Aldous Huxley; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ; and The 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 presentation on a book from the A.P. list. Students searching for a book should read the plot synopses and reviews posted at amazon.com. All of these books may be borrowed at local libraries or purchased at local bookstores. Many can be found at stores specializing in used books, such as The Book Rack and Half-Price Books in Florence, and the used book service on amazon.com. Some students may benefit from using unabridged editions of the books on tape or CD. We encourage all students to make time in their summer for these assignments. Students who fail to complete the work will earn a 0—which is not the best way to begin a new school year. If you have questions regarding the assignments, please email me at [email protected]; I’ll respond as quickly as possible. Happy reading! Tom Clark Chair, English Department Phone: (356) 3146 Fax: (859) 356-5516
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Summer Reading Assignments AP English Language and Composition All 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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