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2017 Summer Reading

​​East Mecklenburg High School Summer Reading List 2017

AP US History Summer Reading Assignment


You will need to complete a series of reading assignments prior to the start of the school year.  Completing the readings will be vital because you will have a test on the 2nd day of class on the first unit.  It will be very difficult to read this material, study and prepare for exam in just two days.  You can certainly try, but it will likely not lead to success. 

All of the readings are posted on the school website.  On the homepage you will see a tab on the left hand side that says "Summer Reading".  Click on that link and scroll down until you find the list of attachments for this course.  Your readings are listed below:

  1. Textbook Readings-All these pages, including images, have been imported into a word document.
    1. Unit 1 Textbook Pages(roughly 30 pages)
    2. Unit 2 Textbook Pages(roughly 65 pages)   
  2. APUSH Unit 1 Articles Reading Guides-This contains reading guides and the links to three articles that you need to read for the unit test.  The constructed response questions for the unit test are based solely on the articles and make up over a third of the test. 
  3. APUSH Unit 1 Reading Guide and APUSH Unit 2 Reading Guide-These should be used when reading the textbook.  They provide questions that go along with the textbook and are designed to help you get a fuller understanding of your readings and should be used on the reading quizzes. 

Important Dates First Unit:

  • 8/28-Reading Quiz for Unit 1-Posted on Google 
  • 8/30-Quizlet Assignment Due(See Below)
  • 8/30(A Day)/8/31(B Day)-Unit 1 Test
  • 9/1-Chapter 2 Reading Quiz

In order help you process and learn the massive amounts of new terminology in each unit I have created Quizlets that includes all the key terms and a separate one for the key people.  You will need to take a test on Quizlet, including all the terms, score a 95% and then upload a print screen to Edmodo.  I will make this available to you on the first day of class.  The website will allow you to take the test multiple times until you are able to score high enough, but it also has features where you can practice/play games to help you learn the material. 

Reading Materials:

I will distribute a textbook a review book on the first day of class and those will be the primary texts for this course.  However, the review book is school property and cannot be written in.  If you want the ability to mark, annotate or writing in the review book then I recommend you buy one for yourself.  The information is below.    

United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination by AMSCO Publishing. 

Contact Information:

DO NOT COME IN ON THE FIRST DAY AND SAY YOU COULD NOT FIND THE SUMMER ASSIGNMENT INFO!!!!!! That will not absolve you of the work.  If you have any questions or problems accessing the material you can email during the summer at the following address:

AP US History Summer Reading Assignment.docx
APUSH Unit 1 Article Reading Guides.docx
APUSH Unit 1 Reading Guide.docx
APUSH Unit 2 Reading Guide.docx
Unit 1 Textbook Pages.docx
Unit 2 Textbook Pages.docx

Please fill out the  Google Form​ (click to link the form)​


English Courses​
***Students must use their CMS Email address to access all Google Documents.




ALL 9th and 10th grade MYP/Honors students are expected to read ONE of the books from their grade-level list and submit a reflection journal by September 29th. The completion of this activity will be worth a formal grade.


You may find this document online at


9th Grade


   1.  A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (930 lexile)

   2.  Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (1100 lexile)

   3.  Looking for Alaska by John Green (930 lexile)

   4.  Life of Pi by Yan Martel (830 lexile)


10th Grade


   1.  Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (1270 lexile)

   2.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (1160 lexile)

   3.   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (1070 lexile)

   4.  1984 by George Orwell (950 lexile)

   5.   The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (730 lexile)

    6.  Virals by Kathy and Brendan Reichs (480 lexile)  *Charlotte, NC authors


ALL OTHER 9th and 10th grade students will complete the following assignment for their respective grade level


You must read one book from the list below. As you read, select 20 quotes and explain their significance (Your quotes should demonstrate that you’ve read the entire novel, not just the beginning).  Include the page number that you found your quotes on. You may record your quotes and reflections either on paper or as a Google Doc.

9th Grade


  1.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


  2.  Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

  3.  Foul Trouble by John Feinstein


10th Grade


  You may find your list of books by clicking on the following link:




11th Grade

Standard: A Lesson Before Dying

AP students:

  Your assignment can be found at the following link:


IB students:

  Your assignment can be found at the following link:



12th Grade


     1.   How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster

     2.   A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams


  Your assignment can be found at the following link:


AP students:

    1.   How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster

     2.   A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams


  You will need to annotate the entire book and be prepared for an oral and video test on the first day of school on both books.


IB students:

     1.  Fences by August Wilson


     2.  The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

East Mecklenburg High School contract for AP Language and Composition 11

Please return contract on or before the first day of school.

AP Language Summer Reading Assignment.docx
AP Language Summer Reading Assignment.pdf

All students and their parent/guardian(s) sign this contract to acknowledge that students and parents are making an informed decision regarding enrollment in AP English.

Summer Reading 2017

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.


Welcome to Advanced Placement Language and Composition 11. The focus of Advanced Placement Language and Composition 11 is understanding, analyzing, and writing non-­‐fiction prose, connecting fiction prose (drama and novels) to rhetoric and argumentation, and using multiple sources to develop and support your own arguments. The required preparatory reading and assignments for AP Language and Composition 11 includes reading two books on understanding and crafting arguments and reading selections from a newspaper or magazine.


  1. Obtain a copy of Thank You For Arguing by Jay Heinrichs (Second Edition, ISBN:978d 0d 385d 34775d 4). You must get a copy of the *second* edition. Used copies are available from Amazon or other booksellers like Alibris. The free, pdf, online version is the FIRST addition, which is not acceptable.

​World Language - Edgenuity Program

Click on the link to find the WL Edgenuity Parent info letter.docx about logging into Edgenuity and other resources for Worlld Languages.


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