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2020 Summer Work Assignments – 

Please read all the way to the end!

Although this work is not required, it will allow you to get ahead for the 2020-2021 school year. This work is built into the teacher’s lessons for the semester.

AP Prep English 9(Mrs. Jones) – Google Classroom Code kvim26s
AP Prep English 10 (Mrs. Solis) – Google Classroom Code innzhyf
AP English 11(Mrs. Sims) – Google Classroom Codexdb3awa
AP English 12 Literature and Composition(Mrs. Ross) – Google Codelcxpjw2 (see page below)

AP Government and Politics(Dr. Bliss) – I do not have any summer work for you to do.
We will focus heavily on 15 Supreme court cases and 9 foundational historical documents. I have included a link from Khan Academy that has some information about each of these documents and court cases. The only caveat is that I have not verified the validity of the information here; however, this is a reputable site. If you choose, peruse these documents and court cases. This is NOT a requirement. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-government-and-politics/resources-and-exam- preparation/required-documents-and-cases/a/required-primary-documents-for-ap-government-a nd-politics
AP Prep US History 10 (Mr. Fraser) – Google Classroom Codefy4ps2l
AP US History 11 (Mr. Fraser) – Google Classroom Code x4dpqqn


The following classes do not have any summer work assignments

AP Prep Algebra II w/Trig (Ms. Corker) – No Summer Work
AP Prep Biology and AP Biology(Mrs. Alexander) – No Summer Work
AP Prep Calculus and AP Calculus(Mr. Brown) – No Summer Work
AP Prep Chemistry and AP Chemistry(Mrs. McCord) – No Summer Work

AP Prep Geometry(Mrs. Tang) – No Summer Work
AP Statistics (Ms. Corker) – No Summer Work
AP Prep World History 9 (Mr. Rowe) – No Summer Work

If you have any questions, you can find the teacher’s email address on the GCHS website.page1image16544page1image16704page1image16864

AP Literature and Composition

Summer Reading Assignments 2020

Mrs. Ross

The following tasks have been formulated to better prepare you for this course and the AP Exam. Advanced Placement Literature and Composition is a rigorous, college level class that requires hard work and commitment from each student. You will be required to read numerous works including novels, plays, poems, and short stories. You will be writing essays weekly. Together, we will be picking apart literature, sharing ideas, reading closely, and becoming persuasive writers.

Below are 2 tasks that are to be completed over the summer OR during the semester. Task 1 may be hand-written in a spiral or bound notebook with your name written on the cover OR submitted digitally in a Word document with each entry labeled (you may have more than one entry per page). Task 2 must be written or typed on graphic organizer (Data Sheet). If you turn in your work in GoogleClassroom instead of in person, you may upload it here (take pictures of Data Sheet if you wrote on the organizer). Due to the unforeseen circumstances with COVID-19, for this year only, summer work may also be completed during the semester by a due date which will be set the first week of this class. You will have at least 1 month to complete the assignments as homework. Keep in mind that you will also be assigned class work and other homework during the semester; therefore, completing these tasks over the summer will benefit you by lightening the work load.

Task 1: Reading Response Journal for The Kite Runner

Read The Kite Runnerand annotate the novel, highlighting or marking significant images, symbols, passages, literary devices, etc. For each chapter, choose one sentence or passage of significance. Write the sentence/passage in your journal, numbering the entry. Write the chapter number and page number. Then, explain in a paragraph why the passage is significant in relation to characterization, theme, symbolism, foreshadowing, etc. or identify a literary device and explain its effect. You must have 25 entries, each from a different chapter. Each entry must be in order (ch. 1-25) in notebook.

Task 2: Data Sheet for The Kite Runner
Complete Data Sheet (see attached graphic organizer) as you read the novel. Be prepared for a

test and essay on this novel the first day of school. Turn this in on the first day of school.

Fill out each section of the Data Sheet in detail as you read the novel. Data Sheet answers must be hand written. Have at least 5 points for each square for following sections: Literary Era, Author Details, Genre/Era, and Setting. Make sure your handwriting is legible; you will later use all Data Sheets as study material for the AP Lit. Exam. Do your own work; any copying answers of other classmates will result in a zero for both/ all students involved. For quotations, you may select from your Reading Response Journal.


Class Information
List of Works Needed for Class

  1. How To Read Literature Like A Professor, Revised Edition by Thomas C. Foster
  2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  3. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry*
  4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  5. Macbeth by Shakespeare*
  6. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

If you decide to complete these tasks as summer work, bring your Reading Response Journal, Data Sheet, and novel to class on the first day OR upload those assignments in GoogleClassroom.

Have a great summer! I look forward to meeting you this year. Please email me if you have any questions: hross@gadsdencityschools.org.