Grade 10 Summer Enrichment

The information on this page details the summer enrichment assignments for 10th grade students.

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ENGLISH

For all students taking English 2: World Literature (College Prep or Honors)

Summer Reading Tasks

  1. Read the “Stages of the Hero’s Journey” (to access, click on title of course above).
  2. Read and annotate The Odyssey graphic novel.
  3. Choose one contemporary novel that follows the hero’s journey archetype to read from the provided list.
  4. Fill out Hero’s journey graphic organizer for both The Odyssey and the other book which you have chosen (to access, click on title of course above).
  5. Write a 500 word essay using the writing prompt provided (to access, click on title of course above).
  6. Be prepared for an extended writing assignment upon return to school.

The required text:

  • The Odyssey Graphic Novel. Gareth Hind. Candlewick. ISBN: 9780763642686

Students must select ONE other novel of their choice from the following list:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K Rowling ( Scholastic. ISBN 978-0439708180)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collin (Scholastic Press. ISBN 978-0439023481)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (Ember; Reissue edition. ISBN 978-0385732550)
  • Divergent Book 1 by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegan Books. ISBN 978-0062024039)
  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 by Rick Riordin (Disney-Hyperion. ISBN 978-0786838653)
  • The House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Atheneum Books for Young Readers. ISBN 978-0689852237)
  • The Outsiders by S. E Hinton (Speak. ISBN 978-0142407332)
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0547928227)

THEOLOGY

All sophomores will read What Faith Is and What It Isn’t by Bishop Robert Barron and watch his video “Bishop Barron on Faith and Reason.”

The article can be accessed by clicking the link in the title above or here. The video is available below.

Once students have read the article and watched the video, they should write a short persuasive argument (1.5 to 2 pages in MLA format) in support of the idea that faith and reason complement each other.

MATH

Those students taking Geometry (College Prep or Honors), Pre-Calculus (College Prep or Honors) and those students who are taking the Double Math option (Geometry Honors and Algebra II Honors), can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the course titles in this paragraph.

The assignment for each course will be due on Sept. 10, 2020.

SCIENCE

Those students enrolled in Honors Chemistry are required to read Chapters 1 and 2 of the required textbook for this course: Matter and Change (print format), Glencoe Publishing. ISBN 9780078964053

Students enrolled in CP Chemistry are required to read Chapter 1 only. Students are required to complete a Summer Enrichment Packet which can be downloaded by clicking the link in the applicable course title.

Note: Alternatively, students can purchase the eBook version of the same book, Matter and Change (eBook), Glencoe Publishing. ISBN 9780076616886

For both Honors and CP Chemistry, the assignment will be due on the second full day of classes.

SPANISH

Those students taking Spanish II (College Prep or Honors), Spanish III (College Prep or Honors) can download the related summer assignment and assessment by clicking the course titles in this paragraph.

Please note that portions of the assignment will be due throughout the summer—please pay close attention to the due dates.

LATIN II

Students taking Latin II will complete a summer review packet linked to the course name in this sentence.

The assignment is due on the first day of classes.

ESL II

Students taking ESL II will write a bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) blog post (diary form) in English on Google Classroom discussing their summer days.

The assignment is due on the first day of classes.