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Summer Reading Lists

for the 2013-14 school year

SOCIAL STUDIES

Freshmen:        
Left to Tell, by Immaculee Ilibagiza
(Any student in Track 1, World History I, Course #211)

 

ENGLISH

The English Department of Cardinal O’Hara offers a summer reading program that focuses on contemporary literary merit.

The titles were chosen based on this literary merit as well as their entertainment value; the emphasis being: motivate students to read. The classics have not been discarded.  They will be taught in class, under the teachers’ guidance, throughout the school year.  

Every student must read the work assigned to his/her  grade for the 2013-2014 school year.  During the second and third weeks of September, English teachers will administer assessments, traditional and/or alternative, based on each of the works.  The grade for the assessment will then be applied to the student’s first-quarter average.  All students, regardless of registration dates, must fulfill the summer reading requirements.

Freshmen:
         All Tracks:       Heaven is For Real   
                                   Todd Burpo

Sophomores:
         All Tracks:    Tooth and Nail   
                                Kaplan SAT version
                                Elster and Eliot

Juniors:
         All Tracks:     Life as We Knew It
                                 Susan Pfeffer


Seniors:
         All Tracks:    Same Kind of Different as Me
                                Ron Hall
                                Denver Moore
                   

AP English
    
Required:
        The Awakening     Kate Chopin (copy provided)
        Bluebeard              Kurt Vonnegut
        Ethan Frome          Edith Wharton

Additionally, students in AP English must choose one contemporary work of fiction which has been awarded a major literary prize (Pulitzer, Mann-Booker, Orange, Nobel, Penn-Faulkner, or National Book Award) within the last 20 years.
         

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