Summer Reading for Sophomores
"He that I am reading seems always to have the most force." Michel de Montaigne
Dear member of the class of 2004:
Reading is one of the most important skills an individual can acquire, for both vocational and personal benefits. In an effort to encourage your individual development and to promote a lifelong love in this area, the Humanities Area offers you the opportunity to choose books of particular interest to meet the summer reading requirement. This standard applies to all upcoming sophomores and invites parents/guardians to share the process by verifying successful completion. It is mandatory that this sheet be returned to the student's homeroom teacher during the first week of school, regardless of which semester English and/or social studies is to be taken.
In addition, one specific book is required or suggested, depending on level. Students will be requested to share their understanding of books read, pending individual instructors' requirements. It is our sincere desire that you enjoy this opportunity.
C Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass OR another biography, fiction or non-fiction book of at least 200 pages OR 3 articles from one or more magazine(s). If you take the magazine article option, answer the questions on the back of this sheet for each article: 1 book/set of articles required.
A & B Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass..., (biography) AND 1 fiction or non-fiction book of at least 200 pages: 2 books required.
Eng. H Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ...,1 non-fiction book of at least 200 pages, AND 1 fiction book of at least 200 pages: 3 books required.
US Hist. H Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ..., AND The Confessions of Nat Turner (non-fiction) by Wm. Styron (separate verification sheet for history books).
Verification Student Name__________________________
Biography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Other biography Book Title___________________________________Author_____________________
Non-fiction Book Title___________________________________Author_____________________
Fiction Book Title___________________________________Author_____________________
Article Set-Magazine(s) and Story Titles_______________________________________________________
I acknowledge that my child has fulfilled the Winnacunnet Humanities Area summer reading requirement by reading the books listed above which go with his/her placement.
Signature of parent/or guardian___________________________date_____________