Summer Assignment
2017-2019 Honors Sophomore English
Updated May 13, 2017

All of this work is required and will go on your grade. I expect that everyone who shows up for class on the first day of the year will have done this work and will be prepared for a fast start to the year. If you don't want to do the work, you should not be in this class. If you have questions, please email me at Put your name at the end of the email so I know who is writing to me.  I check my email all the time.

  1. Read The Chosen, by Chaim Potok. This is the story of two Jewish boys in New York during World War 2. This books uses paired characters in a very interesting way, i.e. the boys are very different while they both come from a similar heritage.
  2. Annotate your text. It is very important that these annotations be thorough and present evidence that you have read the whole book. You will be able to use your annotated book when you write essays throughout the year.
  3. Review the essay tutorials that are found on the class web web site at These are all PDF files. 

The next part of the summer work cannot be completed until August when the classes will be listed on Canvas. Before the start of the school year on Monday, August 21st, log onto Canvas, go to the Honors English 10 course and do the following:

  1. Read the course disclosure.
  2. Download and fill out the Disclosure Contract. This is a PDF file that you can fill out online. Fill this out completely and bring it with you to class on the first day.