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WVHS Summer 2019 Assignments

AP Biology Summer Assignment 

Students: Ms. Touw mailed a letter home in early August with information on your summer assignment. You can access the link to the assignment information here. 

 

Calculus AB and BC Summer Assignments

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

 

ELA Summer Reading Assignments

Reading Assignment for WVHS English 9 Honors

Read your assigned text – “Feed” by M.T. Anderson

  • Please have the book finished by the first day of school.
  • Be prepared to discuss the book with your teacher and classmates.
  • Be prepared to write about it.
  • Be prepared to present your opinion about some aspect of the book to a group of classmates or to your class.
  • Jotting down notes about “stand out” moments and important thoughts as you read is recommended, but not required.

Copies of this book have been provided to the Warwick Middle School Guidance Department to distribute to their students taking English 9H next year. Greenwood Lake Middle School students taking Eng 9H next year can stop by the WVHS Guidance Office over the summer to borrow a copy, or they can pick up their own copy from the library, bookstore, etc.

This book contains some adult language. While we believe that a mature, well-read high school student should be able to be exposed to such content without mistaking the presence of such language as a signal that it is appropriate to use in everyday communication, we understand that some parents may prefer their children not read this selection.

If your parents or guardians feel strongly that you not read this text, please ask that they contact our English Department Chair to let her know: mbrozycki@wvcsd.org.  The alternative assignment for those objecting to the language is George Orwell’s “1984.”

Reading Assignment for  WVHS English 10H, 11H, AP Lang, AP Lit.

Read a good book!

Those students taking Eng 10H, Eng 11H, AP lang & Comp, and AP Lit & Comp are all being asked to choose their own book to read:

  • You must choose a work of literature that you will be reading independently in its entirety.
  • It should be relatively new (published within the last 10 years or so), or at least new to you (something you have not read before).
  • It should be a text that you would feel comfortable speaking and writing about in September.
  • It should not be overtly pornographic (chances are, if the thought of speaking about it with your teacher is enough to make you blush, it is probably not an appropriate choice).
  • Look for award winning authors, titles that have made bestseller lists, and books that your local librarian or bookworm friends would recommend.
  • When choosing your book, consider the following:

– Is this book something that interests me?
– Is this book one that will probably teach me something?
– Have I read this before? (If the answer to this question is yes, pick another book!)
– Can I read the entire thing in my spare time in about a month?
– Is the topic something I can write and speak about without feeling uncomfortable?

Please have your book finished by the first day of school. Be prepared to discuss your book with your teacher and classmates. Be prepared to write about it. Be prepared to present your opinion about some aspect of the book to a group of classmates or to your class.  Jotting down notes about “stand out” moments and important thoughts as you read is recommended, but not required. Not sure about a book? Email the WVHS English Dept. Chairperson, Ms. Brozycki: mbrozycki@wvcsd.org.