Due August 21 (A day) and August 22 (B day)
Beaumont Plagiarism Statement
All digital written assignments must use the student's Beaumont Google account and Google Docs to provide evidence of their ongoing writing process. Teachers must be able to access the complete version history, proper citation, and an accurate list of works cited. In the absence of any of these requirements, the student's work cannot be verified and assessed, and therefore, will receive no credit. In addition, all student work will be subjected to an originality review, including but not limited to, TurnitIn.com, Google Classroom Originality Check, and AI Content Detector.
Below is the summer reading information for all class levels. After you locate your class-level assignment attached to the readings, please review them carefully. If you have any questions, you should contact your next year's English teacher before school ends. Rising seniors: be aware you have been assigned a college essay to write as well.
Turnitin.com information will be given to you in your English classes once school begins. Your summer papers for all class levels will be due soon after we return to school, at the beginning of the second week.
August 21 (A day) and August 22 (B day)
FRESHMAN CLASS DUE: August 28 and August 29
Class of 2027: English I: Instructor, Mr. Bernardo, firstname.lastname@example.org'
All incoming freshmen must read:
- They Called Us Enemy by George Takei : ISBN: 978160309450:
A graphic novel from the perspective of the actor George Takei about growing up partially in the Japanese American Internment camps during WWII. If students are unfamiliar with graphic novels I highly recommend they read through this article (https://graphicnovels588.weebly.com/what-do-you-need-to-know.html)
In addition, Honors English incoming freshmen must read
- Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston. Recommended Edition: ISBN-13 : 978-1328742117
A memoir from the perspective of Jeanne growing up in the same camps during WWII as a young child
Class of 2026: American Literature
Instructor: Honors - Mrs. Bihuniak, email@example.com
College Prep - Mrs. Vitatoe: firstname.lastname@example.org
All rising sophomores must read:
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8129-9297-7
In addition, college prep rising sophomores must also read:
- A Raisin in the Sun by Lorrain Hansberry
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-679-75533-3
In addition, honors rising sophomores must also read:
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8479-1330-9 and
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8379-0903-2
Class of 2025: World Literature
Instructor: Mrs. Morth, email@example.com
All college prep rising juniors must read:
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseni
Recommended Edition: ISBN: 978-1594631931
All IB Literature Students must read:
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Recommended Edition: IBSN: 978-0385689243
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Recommended Edition: ISBN: 978-0553211405
Class of 2024: British Literature, IB Literature, HL-2
Instructor: Mrs. Bernardo, firstname.lastname@example.org
All rising seniors taking British Literature must read:
Beowulf Graphic Novel by Gareth Hind (available from Beaumont English Department)
Grendel by John Gardner (ISBN-10 : 0679723110)
All rising seniors taking IB Literature HL year 2 must read:
The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Recommended edition: ISBN #: 978-1-60980-719-1
Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney (available from Beaumont English Department)
ALL SENIORS: In addition to your summer reading assignments, you are required to write ONE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY (250 word minimum length; maximum length of 650 words) to help you begin the application process.