AP Language and CompositionSummer Reading Assignments 2014Due: First Day of SchoolINSTRUCTORS:Ms. Steinbrink, Mr. Mommaerts, Mrs. OrthKUSD EMAIL:[email protected][email protected][email protected]KUSD GMAIL:[email protected][email protected][email protected]There isNO EXCUSEto have not read and/or completed this summer reading assignment.There will beNO DISCUSSIONof the summer reading assignment until all assignments arecollected.•First day of school:Summer reading assignment due, bring additional books (seebelow).•Second day of school:Summer reading essay test.*** Everyone will take the essay test on the above date. No Excuses.*** If you transfer into the class during the summer (from another class or another school)you are still required to complete the summer work by the first day of school. Specialcircumstances will need authorization of your counselor.As preparation for the rigorous effort required in an Advanced Placement Language andComposition course, you will be required not only to read this summer reading book but alsoto articulate thoughtful responses to ideas in this book.START THIS ASSIGNMENTSEARLY!This assignment is your first impression as an AP English student. These are also thefirst few grades for the semester.This nonfiction book is worthy of college-level study. Please remember, this is a college-levelcourse. Therefore, your responses should be appropriate for a college-level course: no oneword answers, no incomplete sentences, etc.The purpose of our study of nonfiction books is threefold:1.To become more familiar with nonfiction texts. This course is based on a nonfictionmodel.2.To become more comfortable articulating thoughtful responses to literature.3.To expand our thinking in order to view familiar topics in new ways.If studying fictionwas your expectation, Honors English might be a better fit foryou.Additional books that MUST be purchased for the school year AND brought toclass the first day of school:1.Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of EverythingbySteven D.Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner2.Eats Shoots and Leaves: The Zero-Tolerance Approach to Punctuationby Lynne TrussMaterials needed for the summer reading assignment:Composition notebook(bound), novel, pen.