I. Each eighth-grader is required to read the two books below. These novels will be quizzed the first week of school (no written report required). Additionally, we will discuss these texts in class; those discussions will form the basis of our first tests and writing assignments of the year. While reading, jot down character and place names, the key events in each chapter, and, if you own the book, underline passages that you think are essential to character and thematic development.
Robert Lipsyte The Contender
Agatha Christie And Then There Were None
II. Each boy in grades seven through twelve will read our All School Read, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyange, by Alfred Lansing. All students will finish a project related to this book due on Monday, August 19th, to each student’s advisor (not English teacher, though they might be the same teacher). Use the following link for instructions regarding the project: https://libguides.
*Note: You have only one report due for summer reading, the one on the All School Read. You will be quizzed on And Then There Were None and The Contender during the first days of class.