Summer Reading

Please purchase your summer reading books from your favorite bookseller

Freshman - Class of 2022


ENGLISH:
Students must read both: 
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon) 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES:
Students must read and view both:
Read:The Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola  Click here to read.
View this video: https://vimeo.com/89352277
Student will need the password to view the video. Password: Manresa

SOCIAL SCIENCE:
Students must read all three books: 
March, Book One (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell) 
March, Book Two (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell) 
March, Book Three (John Lewis, Andres Aydin, Nate Powell) 
https://www.amazon.com/March-Issues-3-Book-Series/dp/B01JM9RVII/ref=sr_1_1 

LANGUAGE:
Freshmen who are enrolled in Level 1 of any language are not required to do summer work in Language.  
Freshmen placed into other levels should click here to view your summer language assignments.  

Sophomores - Class of 2021  

ENGLISH:
Students must read both and view the film:

  • Lord of the Flies (William Golding) 
  • The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak)
  • Students are to view the following film:  "Stand By Me" - directed by Rob Reiner 

SOCIAL SCIENCE:   
MODERN WORLD HISTORY -- Students are to read one of the following:

  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (Barbara Demick)
  • In the Shadow of the Banyan (Vaddey Ratner)
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Ishmael Beah)
  • City of Thieves (David Benioff)
  • The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey (Ernesto Che Guevara and Cintio Vitier) 

SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading for AP Biology. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading.

LANGUAGE:  Click here for your summer language assignments.

Juniors - Class of 2020 

ENGLISH:  
Students are to read two of the following:

  • American Meteor (Norman Lock) 
  • Flight (Sherman Alexie) 
  • Ragtime (E.L. Doctorow) 

SOCIAL SCIENCE:  
US HISTORIES AND CULTURES -- Students are to read one of the following:

  • Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
  • Enrique's Journey (Sonia Nazario)
  • The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
  • Out of the Shadow (Rose Cohen)
  • China Boy (Gus Lee)
  • On Gold Mountain (Lisa See)

Economics:  Only for students who are enrolled in honors: Read Economics: The User's Guide (Ha-Joon Chang) and create an annotated timeline using the guidelines listed on Canvas. Click here for the summer assignment.

Social Cognitive Psychology:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 12. 

Behavioral Neuroscience:  
All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 12.  


SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading for AP Biology. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE:  Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading.  

LANGUAGE: Click here for your summer language assignments.

Seniors - Class of 2019  

ENGLISH: 
Students are to read the one appropriate to the class(es) they are signed up to take:

  • Eng. 403AP:  The Color Purple (Alice Walker) ISBN: 9780156028356 AND The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen) ISBN: 978-0802124944
  • Eng. 430: Modern American Authors:  Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)
  • Eng. 440: Shakespeare:  View the film “MacBeth” with Ian McKellen
  • Eng. 450: Mythology:  Home Fire (Kamila Shamsie) ISBN: 978-1408886793
  • Eng. 460: Fiction into Film:  Read the screenplay AND view the film “La La Land” (directed by Damien Chazelle) Summit Entertainment (2016)   www.la-screenwriter.com/2017/02/10/la-la-land-script
  • Eng. 473: Burning Illusions: The Other West Moore: One Name, Two Fates (Wes Moore) https://www.amazon.com/Other-Wes-Moore-Name-Fates/dp/0385528205
    • ISBN-10: 0385528205
    • ISBN-13: 978-0385528207 
  • Eng. 482: Literature and Composition:  Nonfiction: No Summer Reading
  • Eng. 492: Poetry and Dramatic Literature:   A Man for All Seasons (Robert Bolt)  -- 2nd semester only

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE:
Students are to read the one appropriate to the class they are signed up to take:

  • The Black Experience:  For ALL students:  Watch all of  When the Levees Broke (Spike Lee) before the first day of class. Note: If you have HBO, you can also watch at HBOGo.
  • Constitutional Law:  For ALL students:  Watch Divided States of America (Frontline) before the first day of class. Note: be sure to watch both Part I and Part II.
  • Criminal Justice:  For ALL students:  Listen to all of Season One of Serial before the first day of class.
  • San Francisco Politics:  For ALL students:  Read 1906 (James Dalessandro) before the first day of class.  
  • Social Movements and Government:  Only for students who are enrolled in honors:  Watch The Choice (Frontline) before the first day of class. As students watch it, they should examine how race, gender, class affected the candidates' opinions and experiences in the race.
  • Economics:  Only for students who are enrolled in honors: Read Economics: The User's Guide (Ha-Joon Chang) and create an annotated timeline using the guidelines listed on Canvas.  Click here for the summer assignment.
  • Social Cognitive Psychology:  All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 12. 
    All students must see 'Summer Assignment' in Preface module on Canvas after June 12. 
  • Behavioral Neuroscience:  

 

SCIENCE:  Scroll down for Science Summer Reading for AP Biology.

COMPUTER SCIENCE:  Scroll down for AP Computer Science Summer Reading.

LANGUAGE: Click here for your summer language assignments.

Language Summer Reading 

Freshmen who are enrolled in Level 1 of any language are NOT required to do summer work in Language.

Students entering other classes: Click here for your summer language assignments.

Science Summer Reading 

AP Biology: The summer assignment is posted on Canvas. It will be accessible starting June 15.

NOTE:  No Summer Assignment for AP Chemistry and AP Physics. 

AP Computer Science Summer Reading

Please go to the following link https://codehs.com/go/2CBDC  sign up for CodeHS, join our class: "AP Computer Science in Java" (class code = 5DB1C), and be careful to complete the correct course.  CodeHS has a number of different courses and you do not want to incorrectly complete the "Intro to Computer Science" course which is in a different programming language.

Once you have signed up for the course, complete the first two modules "Introduction to Programming in Java with Karel the Dog" and "Basic Java."  There will be a test on these materials during our first week of classes.

Schedules will be mailed June 23 for continuing students.  Freshmen schedules will be mailed August 1, 2018.

SI Bookstore Pickup & Pay service will be the only way to purchase textbooks on-campus for Fall 2018 - Spring 2019.
Details will be posted later this summer at www.siprep.org/bookstore and mailed with student class schedules during the summer.