Summer Reading 2016

Honors 8th Grade Language Arts (Students will be given a skills­-based test given within first two weeks of school.)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

  

Regular 8th Grade Language Arts  (Students will complete a skills­-based assessment within first two weeks of school.)

*Choose two fiction selections AND two nonfiction selections.  Click on the links to access the selections.

Fiction Selections

"The Lady or the Tiger?" by  Frank Stockton

"The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry  

"There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury

Nonfiction Selections 

"Generation Z Teens Stereotyped As 'Lazy And Unaware'" by Julianne Micoleta

"For The Tablet Generation, A Lesson In Digital Citizenship" by Eric Westervelt

"Identifying Teenage Cyberbullying Behavior" by Suren Ramasubbu

 

 

Honors 7th Grade Language Arts (Students will compose a skills­-based essay within the first two weeks of school.)

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

 

 Regular 7th Grade Language Arts (Students will complete a skills­-based test within the first two weeks of school.)

*Choose two fiction selections AND two nonfiction selections.  Click on the links to access the selections.

Fiction Selections

"A Retrieved Reformation by O. Henry

"Rikki­Tikki­Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling

"The Fog Horn" by Ray Bradbury


Nonfiction Selections (from Newsela)

"Referees get less respect, so youth sports run short of officials"

"White House tells states to give students fewer tests"

"Face value: Emojis spell out emotions in texts, emails

 

 

SUMMER READING LIST JAMES CLEMENS HIGH SCHOOL

  • ALL STUDENTS &FACULTY WILL READ A RAISIN IN THE SUN, A PLAY BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY.
  • In addition, students in Pre-AP or AP courses will read the following:

PRE-AP ENGLISH 9 / Animal Farm, by George Orwell