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Summer Assignments 2020: Home

This guide contains summer assignments for the following classes:

English: Entering Grade 9 (All Students)

Summer English Assignments

Two Part Assignment: 

undefined1.  All entering freshmen will read "The Pantheon" of Greek Gods and Goddesses AND Percy Jackson's Greek Gods.

2.  All entering freshmen will complete the worksheet.  To view the worksheet, click on this Google Doc.  To make a copy, click here.

Both texts are available online using the links provided.  You can listen to "The Pantheon" by going to the website and using the Read Aloud extension on your Chrome browser.  For installation instructions, click here. 

 

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You can listen to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods on a YouTube Channel.  You may also read Percy Jackson's Greek Gods on Archive.org.  If you would like to read Percy Jackson's Greek Gods in print, it is available at your public library upon reopening.

English: Entering Grade 10 (All Students)

All entering sophomores will read the following works and complete the worksheet:

To view the worksheet, click on this Google Doc 
To make a copy, click here.


All texts are available online using the links provided.  You can listen to "The Bleeder" and the nonfiction articles by going to the website and using the Read Aloud extension on your Chrome browser.  For installation instructions, click here. 

Note: You may listen to "The Most Dangerous Game" from this YouTube video.

 

 

English: Entering Grade 11 (All Students)

Entering CP4 Juniors (EN372): Read all of the documents below and complete the worksheet: 
To view the worksheet, click on the Google Doc.
To make a copy, click here.


Entering CP2 Juniors (EN331): Read all of the documents below and complete the worksheet: 
To view the worksheet, click on the Google Doc.
To make a copy, click here.


All texts are available online using the links provided.   You can listen to the nonfiction articles by going to the website and using the  Read Aloud  extension on your  Chrome  browser.   For installation instructions, click here. 

All Entering Honors Juniors (EN390) : Complete Assignment

Part 1: Nonfiction Reading: 
Select One Book:
undefinedRead and annotate (or explicate) M.K. Asante’s Buck: A Memoir.  Your annotations should be a combination of your personal reactions, definitions, comments about the meaning of each section, the organization/structure, perspective, tone and other rhetorical strategies used.  MATURE CONTENT WARNING: This is not the selection for you if you find foul language and violence offensive.  

OR

undefinedRead and annotate (or explicate) Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Your annotations should be a combination of your personal reactions, definitions, comments about the meaning of each section, the organization/structure, perspective, tone and other rhetorical strategies used.
NOTE:  You must read the original version of the book NOT the "young adult" version.

*We will use your summer reading for the first several assignments during weeks 1-2 of academics. 


 

Part 2: *Optional/Recommended Preparation Work*

A.  Learning About Your World (Current Events)
Throughout the summer, you should read pertinent news articles on current events.  The purpose of this activity is for you to read and become informed about the world outside of yourselves. Having more background knowledge on contemporary issues will make you a better AP Language student and a better citizen.

B. Watch documentaries and listen to podcasts.  

AP Language and Composition: Complete Assignment

Part 1: Nonfiction Reading: 
Select One Book:
undefinedRead and annotate (or explicate) M.K. Asante’s Buck: A Memoir. Your annotations should be a combination of your personal reactions, definitions, comments about the meaning of each section, the organization/structure, perspective, tone and other rhetorical strategies used.  MATURE CONTENT WARNING: This is not the selection for you if you find foul language and violence offensive.  

OR

undefinedRead and annotate (or explicate) Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Your annotations should be a combination of your personal reactions, definitions, comments about the meaning of each section, the organization/structure, perspective, tone and other rhetorical strategies used.  NOTE:  You must read the original version of the book NOT the "young adult" version.

*We will use your summer reading for the first several assignments during weeks 1-2 of academics. 


Part 2: Get Acquainted with AP Language:  Study the terminology on Quizlet. 
https://quizlet.com/18951185/all-ap-language-and-composition-terms-flash-cards/ 

*There will be an assessment week 1 of class. 


Part 3: *Optional/Recommended Preparation Work*

A.  Learning About Your World (Current Events)
Throughout the summer, you should read pertinent news articles on current events.  The purpose of this activity is for you to read and become informed about the world outside of yourselves. Having more background knowledge on contemporary issues will make you a better AP Language student and a better citizen.

B. We highly recommend that you are familiar with the following charters of freedom: 
The Declaration of Independence
The U.S. Constitution
The Bill of Rights

C. Watch documentaries and listen to podcasts.  

English: Entering Grade 12 (All Students)

All Entering CP2 Seniors (EN431) and CP4 Seniors (EN472) must:  read the Google Doc below and write a memorable college essay which follows the suggestions outlined in the articles and videos linked at the bottom.  This essay is due the first day of academics.

Google Doc with links at the bottom

Entering Honors Seniors (EN490): Summer Reading Handout and Description:  Please click on this Google Doc and read the instructions for summer reading.  Note that there are TWO assignments.


Assignment #1: Read at Least ONE novel of literary merit below. Although we highly recommend you read as many books as you can this summer, you are required to read at least one of your choosing from the list below. You must obtain your own hard copy of the book, as you must actively read and annotate the novel (directly on the page or by using post-it notes). Bring your annotated copy of the book on the first day of academics. 

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Assignment #2: Read and takes notes on How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. You may purchase your own copy or click on this link to view the PDF.

Apply Foster’s concepts to your summer reading. Click on this Google Doc for the assignment. To make a copy, click here.

Summer Reading Handout and Description:  Please click on this Google Doc and read the instructions for summer reading.  Note that there are TWO assignments.

Assignment #1: Read at Least ONE novel of literary merit below. Although we highly recommend you read as many books as you can this summer, you are required to read at least one of your choosing from the list below. You must obtain your own hard copy of the book, as you must actively read and annotate the novel (directly on the page or by using post-it notes). Bring your annotated copy of the book on the first day of academics. 

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Kindred by Octavia Butler
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Assignment #2: Read and takes notes on How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. You may purchase your own copy or click on this link to view the PDF.

Apply Foster’s concepts to your summer reading. Click on this Google Doc for the assignment. To make a copy, click here.

Math: Entering Grade 9 (All Students)

Summer Math Assignments 

All entering freshmen must complete this summer math assignment.  The purpose of these assignments is to:
 - keep math skills fresh over the summer months.
 - better prepare students to be successful in their next level of math.
 - provide teachers with a “math profile” of each student in order to provide support.

Will the assignments be graded?  Yes. These assignments will be graded for effort only, meaning that 100% completion means a grade of 100%! Grades on individual assignments will be used only to address any gaps in math skills.

How do I access the assignments? All assignments will be accessed and completed online using a free computer-based tutoring program called ASSISTments. You will need to create an ASSISTments account if you don’t already have one.

How do I register with ASSISTments? Go to the following website for directions.  If you have an account from grade 8, scroll to the bottom of the site for directions.

What do I do after I have registered my account?  After you’ve logged into your ASSISTments account, click on the folder titled “ALL Freshmen Required Math Assignments”, you should see 12 assignments. ALL freshmen must complete these 12 Assignments! Make sure to complete #11 and #10 first, in order to know how use the system. See the Monty Tech ASSISTments Help Site (bit.ly/mt-assistments) for additional guidance including a video explanation of Lessons #11 and #10, as well as some tech help with other lessons.

If you are an Honors (MA192) student, the assignments in the second folder titled “Only Freshmen entering Algebra II Additional Summer Math Assignments” must be completed in addition to the first. Complete the “All freshman” assignments first.

All assignments must be completed by 9/3/19.

What else do I need to know about Monty Tech summer math?
Each assignment consists of a math topic skill builder. These skill builders require students to complete 3 problems correct in a row in order to be able to move onto the next assignment. If you are experiencing difficulty, there are hints and breaking it into steps features provide assistance. The system shuts off after 10 incorrect answers in a row and will not open up again until the next day for students to try again.

Each assignment will show a grade when completed, but this grade will only be used to address skill gaps and provide support. When all assignments are completed, students will receive a grade of 100% when beginning their math class in the fall. You may return to the list of
assignments at any time by clicking on the “assignments” tab in the upper left-hand corner.

Upon completion of the summer math, please fill out a brief survey located at: bit.ly/mt-assistments

Problems or Questions?
Contacts:

Mrs. Trundy, trundy-alethea@montytech.net
Mrs. Hall, hall-melissa@montytech.net
Christina Favreau, Director of Academic Programs, 978-345-9200 ext. 5421 or favreau-christina@montytech.net

Math: Advanced Placement Calculus Summer Assignment

Only Grade 12 Calculus:  

  • Click on this link to view the full PDF of the assignment with problems to solve.
  • Download the file, print it, and then attempt to solve all of the problems on the sheet.  
  • The class will go over the problems on the first day of class when the assignment is due.

Math: Advanced Placement Statistics Summer Assignment

Only Grade 12 AP Statistics:  Steps for the Assignment:

  1. Click on the full PDF of the assignment, resources, supplies, due dates, academic honesty, and grading.  
  2. Follow the instructions on the PDF and in Schoology.  Complete the assignment. 
  3. This assignment will count as a quiz grade.  Please review the rubric to understand how it will be graded.
  4. Please email: trundy-alethea@montytech.net if you have questions.

Advanced Placement Environmental Science Summer Assignment

Only Grade 11 AP Environmental Science:  
Click to view the FULL PDF of the assignment, resources, review sheets, and questions. There are 4 parts to the summer assignment:

  • ASSIGNMENT #1: Current Events: Environmental Articles Summaries & Reflections (20 points)
  • ASSIGNMENT #2: Be Aware of and Enjoy Nature (20 points)
  • ASSIGNMENT #3: AP Environmental Science Math Review (20 points)
  • ASSIGNMENT #4: Home Movie Questions (5 points)