1 M u n s t e r H i g h S c h o o l 9 Summer Reading Policy 201 : Indiana State Academic Standards for critical reading . Through summer reading, students The summer reading program at Munster High School Purpose meets the improve their ability to read and comprehend complex texts independently and proficiently. General Requirements : English students enrolled for the 201 9 - 2020 school year will read two (2) . All summer reading books All students enrolled in English 9i, English 9, English 10i, English 10, English 1 1B, English 11, English 12B, English Literature , or o will choose 2 books to read from lists assigned to each class. Students in non - honors /AP classes may choose texts from Composition in the same grade level. the honors/AP lists with , and AP English Language All s English 10, AP English Literature & Composition English 9, Honors & o tudents enrolled in Honors will read ONE required book . That title has been selected by the department and will not change. Composition Honors English Honors English 10 , AP English Literature & Composition and AP English Language & Composition students will read o 9, book of choice (for a total of 2 books) . ONE in addition to the required book Both summer reading test scores will be averaged together. Th e average d score will count ten percent (10%) of the first quarter’s grade. as Both tests weigh equally in the computation of the grade . There will be no summer test dates. the assigned dates at the start of the school year. All tests MUST be taken on All students enrolled in English 9i, English 9, English 10i, English 10, English 1 English Literature , or 1B, English 11, English 12B, o will take one test on Monday , A ugust 2 6 , 201 9 Composition test on Wednesday , August 28 , 201 9 . There will be two , and the second Monday ” version and a “ Wednesday ” version . different forms of tests: a “ 9, Honors English o 10 , and AP English students, t he required book test date is Monday , August 2 6 , 201 9 . For Honors English Wednesday, August 28 Honors English 9 , Honors English 1 0 , and AP English students, t he second book test date will be o , 201 9 . For All summer reading tests will consist of objective selected response questions , and each student’s English teacher will administer all o tests. o If for any reason a student is absent during summer reading testing, he/she will take an alternate test. Students should contact their English teachers to make arrangements. o If a student does not make arrangement s with his/her teacher, that student will receive a zero (0%) for any missing tests. is the responsibility of each student. The completion of this testing All non AP English seniors will be scheduled in Composition first semester. Therefore, all seniors wi ll take the summer reading tests on o - th th 6 and Wednesday , August 28 . The test scores will , August 2 be included and count in the first quarter Composition grade. Monday , ONLY in the Students graduating early will take English Literature and Composition in the fall. The summer reading test scores will count Composition grade. Summer reading tests may only be Students may NOT take tests earlier than the prescribed o taken during the required testing period. dates. Specific Rules: Students who have attend ed Munster Schools for all or part of the previous school year are responsible for reading the requisite numbe 1. r of books. 2. If a student who ha s not attended Munster Schools the previous year enroll s in the district in June , that student must follow the summer reading for ONE book policy. However, a student who enrolls in July will receive a waiver . A student who enrolls in August will be waived from BOTH books for AP and Honors English students. AP and Honors English students enrolled after June must read the required text for that class. EXCEPT If a student enrolls in June: Read both books. a. b. If a student enr olls in July: Read ONE book only (AP and honors students are required to read the required text.) c. and Honors English: The student must read the required text. If a student enrolls in August: Both books waived EXCEPT in AP Students who are waived from one o d. r both books will receive an exemption in the grade book. Expulsion does not exempt students from the tests . The tests must be taken within the first week of the student’s return to school . Students 3. reading expulsion/suspension will take an alternate test form for any missing summer reading tests. returning from an 4. Students who add, drop or switch courses PRIOR to the first day of the school year must read and test from the summer reading list for the class in which they will begin the school year. follow the reading list and policy outlined above . Students adding AP English must 5. Students who add, drop, or switch courses WITHIN THE DROP - ADD PERIOD at the beginning of the first semester may test from the summer reading list for the class in which they be gan t he school year, EXCEPT AP English. All AP English students must read from the AP reading list. 6. Students retaking English 9, 10, or 11 only need to read the books required for their primary English class (in other words, they do not have to double the numbe r of books to read). However, seniors retaking Composition in the spring will receive their original summer reading test scores from the fall . Failure of Composition in the fall semester does NOT exempt student s from the summer reading test score s’ counting toward their grade in the spring semester. 7. Students from surrounding schools (including private) who have received the summer reading policy will follow rules for Schoo l Town of Munster students. 8. Students may be required to show a school or equiv alent picture ID before taking the tests. [email protected] 9. If you have any questions, please email English Department Chair, Thomas Barnes: .
2 Summer Reading Lists 201 9 If You Are You Must Read This AND ... Taking ... s Choice Book CHOOSE TWO Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) English 9i Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths (Bernard Evslin) N/A English 9 Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou) Anderson ) (Laurie Halse Speak CHOOSE ONE Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) Fahrenheit 451 Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths (Bernard Evslin) Honors English 9 (Ray Bradbury) Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou) Speak ( Laurie Hals e Anderson ) CHOOSE TWO The Count of Monte Cristo [abridged] (Alexandre Dumas)** English 10i (Gerda Weissmann Klein) All But My Life N/A English 10 The Secret Life of Bees ) ( Sue Monk Kidd A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) Black like Me (John Howard Griffin) CHOOSE ONE Cristo [abridged] (Alexandre Dumas)** The Count of Monte Cry, the Beloved All But My Life (Gerda Weissmann Klein) Honors English 10 Country (Alan Paton) Sue Monk Kidd ) The Secret Life of Bees ( A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) Black like Me (John Howard Griffin) CHOOSE TWO (Mark Twain)** The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn English 11 , Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer) N/A English 11B Rocket Boys (Homer Hickam) Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston) (Dave Pelzer) The Lost Boy ONE CHOOSE (Henry James)** The Turn of the Screw How to Read Literature AP English Literature )** Thomas Hardy ( Jude, the Obscure like a Professor & Composition Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston) th (11 grade) (Thomas Foster) The Dante Club (Matthew Pearl) (Barbara Kingsolver) The Poisonwood Bible TWO CHOOSE (Oscar Wilde)** The Importance of Being Earnest th 12 Composition Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe) N/A th 12 Composition B Three Cups of Tea g Mortenson and David Oliver Relin) (Gre (Richard Wright) Black Boy Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) ONE CHOOSE (James McBride) The Color of Water AP English (Rachel Carson) Silent Spring Language & In Cold Blood Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women ) ( Truman Capote Composition Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (Margot Lee Shetterly) th (12 grade) Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Amy Chua) The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X and Alex Haley) N/A=Non Applicable **Denotes titles available free online