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SUMMER READING 2021


LOWER SCHOOL:

Assignments

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Please CLICK HERE to view the summer reading assigment.

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Upper School:


Summer reading is designed to be a reinforcement and extension of the work that is done during the school year in the English classroom. We have found that the more students read, the better prepared they are for higher education in addition to their other academic classes. All learning is impacted by a student’s reading ability. With this in mind, the MJCA English Department assigns a reading assignment to be completed over the summer.

Students in grades 6th-12th are expected to read an assigned novel and complete an assignment. This assignment is worth a test grade and will be due the first day you have English class (school starts August 11, 2021). The grade will be reduced a complete letter grade for each day it is late.

If you have questions regarding summer reading, you may contact your English teacher.

Assignments

6th Grade:

Students entering the 6th grade should read Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell.

7th Grade:

Students entering the 7th grade should read The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

8th Grade:

Students entering the 8th grade should read Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor.

6TH - 8TH GRADE INSTRUCTIONS AND RUBRIC

Students entering the 9th grade are required to read two books for summer reading.

Book #1 (Pick one of the following):

  • Beowulf – storybook version by Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


Book #2 (Book of Choice)

9TH GRADE INSTRUCTIONS AND RUBRIC

Students entering the 10th grade are required to read two books for summer reading.

Book #1 (Pick one of the following):

  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder


Book #2 (Book of Choice)

10TH GRADE INSTRUCTIONS AND RUBRIC

Students entering the 11th grade are required to read two books for summer reading.

Book #1 (Pick one of the following):

  • Twelfth Night by Shakespeare
  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


Book #2 (Book of Choice)

11TH GRADE INSTRUCTIONS AND RUBRIC

Students entering the 12th grade are required to read two books for summer reading.

Book #1 (Pick one of the following):

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Animal Farm George Orwell
  • The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane
  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


Book #2 (Book of Choice)

12TH GRADE INSTRUCTIONS AND RUBRIC