Summer Assignments 2020

Summer Assignments and reading 2020

Summer Work

Some courses require additional work in the summer in order to prepare for the course.  The teachers of these courses have submitted this material which has been approved by their respective department chairs. 

The following courses have submitted summer work for 2020:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP French Language
  • AP Latin
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP US History

Please use the following link to access the documents for your respective course: Summer Assignments 2020

Summer Reading

We are excited about our summer book choices and hope you will be, too. While you do not need to keep a journal or write an essay on these books, you should read the books actively and attentively. When you return to school in the fall, your teachers will lead activities to assess your completion and measure your comprehension of these works.

Please note that, beginning Tuesday, May 30, these books may be ordered directly from our online bookstore, MBS Direct. Click on Order Your Books and follow the easy instructions to make your selections. We also encourage you to read for pleasure during the summer. Reading good books is the best way to improve your reading comprehension, reading rate, and vocabulary.

[Books may be purchased from sources other than MBS Direct, but be sure to obtain the edition with the correct ISBN number.]

7th Grade - English 7 (EN001)

Lightning Thief

Author: Riordan, Rick
ISBN 13: 978-0-7868-3865-3
ISBN 10: 0-7868-3865-5
MBS Direct SKU #: 775276
Publisher: Ingram Book Co.
Publisher Imprint: Miramax Books

 

Sea of Monsters

Author: Riordan, Rick
ISBN 13: 978-1-4231-0334-9
ISBN 10: 1-4231-0334-3
MBS Direct SKU #: 815100
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Publisher Imprint: Miramax Books

 

Titan's Curse

Author: Riordan, Rick
ISBN 13: 978-1-4231-0148-2
ISBN 10: 1-4231-0148-0
MBS Direct SKU #: 883348
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Publisher Imprint: Disney Press
 

8th Grade - English 8 (EN050)

Enders Game

Author: Card, Orson Scott
ISBN 13: 978-0-8125-5070-2
ISBN 10: 0-8125-5070-6
MBS Direct SKU #: 142013
Publisher: MacMillan Higher Education
Publisher Imprint: Tor Books
 

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Author: Kamkwamba, William / Mealer, Bryan
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-173033-7
ISBN 10: 0-06-173033-5
MBS Direct SKU #: 1008438
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
 

9th Grade - English 9 (EN101) and Advanced English 9 (EN103)

The Book Thief

Author: Zusak, Markus
ISBN 13: 978-0-375-84220-7
ISBN 10: 0-375-84220-9
MBS Direct SKU #: 848361
Publisher: Penguin Random House Llc
Publisher Imprint: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
 

10th Grade - English 10 (EN201) and AP English Language and Composition 10 (EN605)

Angela's Ashes

Author: McCourt, Frank
ISBN 13: 978-0-684-84267-7
ISBN 10: 0-684-84267-X
MBS Direct SKU #: 755457
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Publisher Imprint: Touchstone Books
 

11th Grade - English 11 (EN301)

the Old Man and the Sea

Author: Hemingway, Ernest
ISBN 13: 978-0-684-80122-3
ISBN 10: 0-684-80122-1
MBS Direct SKU #: 21161
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publisher Imprint: Charles Scribner's & Sons
 

When Breath Becomes Air

Author: Kalanithi, Paul
ISBN 13: 978-0-8129-8840-6
ISBN 10: 0-8129-8840-X
MBS Direct SKU #: 1870593
Publisher: Penguin Random House Llc
Publisher Imprint: Random House, Inc.
 

11th Grade - AP English Language and Composition 11 (EN605)

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Author: Foster, Thomas C.
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-230167-3
ISBN 10: 0-06-230167-5
MBS Direct SKU #: 1489738
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
 

the Old Man and the Sea

Author: Hemingway, Ernest
ISBN 13: 978-0-684-80122-3
ISBN 10: 0-684-80122-1
MBS Direct SKU #: 21161
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publisher Imprint: Charles Scribner's & Sons
 

When Breath Becomes Air

Author: Kalanithi, Paul
ISBN 13: 978-0-8129-8840-6
ISBN 10: 0-8129-8840-X
MBS Direct SKU #: 1870593
Publisher: Penguin Random House Llc
Publisher Imprint: Random House, Inc.
 

11th Grade - AP English Literature and Composition 11 (EN602)

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Author: Foster, Thomas C.
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-230167-3
ISBN 10: 0-06-230167-5
MBS Direct SKU #: 1489738
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
 

the Old Man and the Sea

Author: Hemingway, Ernest
ISBN 13: 978-0-684-80122-3
ISBN 10: 0-684-80122-1
MBS Direct SKU #: 21161
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publisher Imprint: Charles Scribner's & Sons
 

GILEAD

Author: Robinson, Marilynne
ISBN 13: 978-0-312-42440-4
ISBN 10: 0-312-42440-X
MBS Direct SKU #: 723500
Publisher: MacMillan Higher Education
Publisher Imprint: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Inc.
 

12th Grade - English 12 (EN401)

The Lovely Bones

Author: Sebold, Alice
ISBN 13: 978-0-316-16881-6
ISBN 10: 0-316-16881-5
MBS Direct SKU #: 644624
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Publisher Imprint: Backbay Books
 
 
12th Grade - AP English Literature and Composition 12 (EN602)
 

The things they carried

Author: O'Brien, Tim
ISBN 13: 978-0-547-42029-5
ISBN 10: 0-547-42029-3
MBS Direct SKU #: 2006572
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
 

Dien cai dau

Author: Komunyakaa, Yusef
ISBN 13: 978-0-8195-1164-5
ISBN 10: 0-8195-1164-1
MBS Direct SKU #: 159503
Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Services
Publisher Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
 

The Round House

Author: Erdich, Louise
ISBN 13: 9780062065254
ISBN 10: 978-0062065254
MBS Direct SKU #: 
Publisher: Harper Perennial, Reprint edition (September 24, 2013)
 

12th Grade - Shakespeare (EN701)

SHAkespeare in a divided america

Author: Shapiro, James
ISBN 13: 978-0525522298
ISBN 10: 0525522298
MBS Direct SKU #: 
Publisher: Penguin Press
 

year of lear: shakespeare in 1606

Author: Shapiro, James
ISBN 13: 978-1-4165-4165-3
ISBN 10: 1-4165-4165-9
MBS Direct SKU #: 1915857
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.