For Students taking LA2HN in the 17-18 SY
A list of the choices for freshmen students planning to take LA2HN next school year
Here is a copy of the pages from this year's summer reading packet that describe your assignment and available extra credit for the 17-18 school year. The list of titles from which to choose your summer reading is also included (and you'll find links to find out more about each title below).
All these titles connect to our novel study, which will be our 4th unit in Language Arts 2 HN. The purpose of this unit is to broaden your understanding of your own personal world and the world around you by reading literature from across the globe and from different periods of time.
You can find out more information about Unit 4 and the books currently* available here. (This will open a new window to DonorsChoose.org; this project has been fully funded -- I am NOT looking for monetary donations at this time.)
*See the extra credit opportunity in the summer reading packet pages. The more students that donate books, the MORE CHOICES there will be available for our novel unit!
Novel Choices (links go to Amazon.com):
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Martin Ganda and Caitlin Alifirenka
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, and Alephonsian Deng
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince
Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton and Herman Viola
Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine by Ibtisim Barakat
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali, Delphine Minou, and Linda Coverdale
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jiang
The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande
As outlined in the information sheet, students taking Language Arts 2 HN with Miss Muhlbaier in the fall semester must bring their work to class with them on the first day of school. Students taking Language Arts 1 HN in the spring must drop off their work in the appropriately labeled bin in the Main Office on the first day of school. Work not received at this time will be marked late. Each day your assignment is late it will lose 5 points. If the assignment is not received by the end of the first school week, you will not receive credit for the assignment.
One final note: Please complete your double-entry journals in BLUE or BLACK ink or type them using 12-point Times New Roman. DO NOT USE PENCIL.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.