- 2015-16 Summer Reading books for all students are up-to-date.
- **In the 2015-16 year, all sophomores and juniors will be taking either U.S. History or AP U.S. History.
- Economics (none)
- US Government (none)
- AP Government and Economics (none)
- Old School, by Tobias Wolff
- Summer reading prompt for Old School
- No summer reading.
Three academic departments (English, Social Studies, and Religious Studies) participate in the summer reading program, and students are required to read for each department. Students should expect to be assessed on their assigned books during the first week of classes in August.
SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
To be read by the beginning of the student’s Sacraments class (there is NO summer reading for History of the Catholic Church).
He Leadeth Me
by Fr. Walter Ciszek S.J. (ISBN: 0898705460)
– He Leadeth Me study guide and assignment
To be read by the beginning of the student’s Living the Paschal Mystery class (there is no summer reading for Christian Ethics and Morality)
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
by Greg Boyle, SJ (ISBN: 1439153159)
– Study Guide
– Vocabulary List
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(there is NO summer reading for other senior Religion electives)
* Students are expected to read the novel assigned to their appropriate grade. In addition to the reading, students are required to respond in short-answer format to a set of study questions specific to that book; those responses should be typed, and will be collected for credit. Teachers will integrate the summer reading and responses to study questions into the beginning of the course, so students should bring their book and responses to class when they begin in August. Furthermore, students should expect some form of assessment on the book—test or essay—during the first week of class.
Please purchase the paper book. (ISBN: 0-3160-1369-2)
– by Sherman Alexie
– by Jeannette Walls
– by J.D. Salinger
*If you have Mrs. Dunnion or Mrs. Maynard for English 3, then you must purchase PAPERBACKS (no ebooks) for all assigned novels, including the summer reading novel.
For AP English Literature:
For Hero’s Journey:
**There are no summer reading books for the English electives Creative Writing, Modern Fiction, or Writers & Current Issues