SAA Summer Reading & Assignments 2024

Published on: 5/24/2024

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​AP Drawing Summer Assignment Link
AP 2D Summer Assignment Link
​AP 3D Summer Assignment Link​

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ELA

​9th and 10th Grade Composition and Literature Link​

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Advanced Composition
Read Don't Believe Everything You Think by Thomas Kida
American Literature

All students taking American Literature should read the following two texts.

  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Pay close attention to character and theme development. Students will complete an in-class writing assignment within the first two weeks of school.

AP English Language and Composition

AP Language students must read the required texts over the summer, and ideally should have their own copy of the books to bring to class. Students will write an in-class essay upon their return to school in August.

Read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Read Maus l by Art Spiegelman
Read Maus ll by Art Spiegelman

AP English Literature and Composition

AP English Literature is an upper-level course, and the expectations are greater than in other non-AP English classes. This course requires summer reading.

The texts are:

All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy

Klara and the Sun, by Kazuro Ishiguro​

Since we will use these works in class, it is recommended you have your own copy. The expectations are the works will be read and considered before the first day of class.

AP Research Summer Assignment Link​
AP Research Summer Assignment Answer Form Link​
AP Seminar Summer Assignment Link​
British Literature

Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

Both works are expected to be read and considered by the first day of school.

Dramatic Writing

Required:

The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller (a graphic novel)

The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett ​

Recommended: 

Screenwriting: The Foundations of Screenwriting, by Syd Field

Both required works are expected to be read and considered by the first day of school.



FOREIGN LANGUAGE

French l & 2
Each student is recommended to acquire a copy of Barron's 501 French Verbs. 
​French 3
The purchase of the following book is optional, and the book does not have to be read prior to August. However, if you wish to start early, read Le Petit Nicolas  (French Edition) by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé.
AP French
Required: Read Ourika by Claire de Duras (The Original French Text) and take detailed notes highlighting your observation of the following themes: public and private identity, family bonds, culture shock, power structures, and the effects of the French Revolution.
​Italian 1
Each student is recommended to acquire a copy of Barron's 501 Italian Verbs. 
​Italian 2 & 3

English Grammar for Students of Italian
Read Chapters 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 33, 40, and 41
Link to Book

AP Spanish Summer Assignment Link​
Spanish Level 4 Summer Assignment Link​
Spanish Level 1
1000 points in​ Duolingo


HISTORY
AP African American Studies

Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America by Michael Harriot
Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi

AP European History Summer Reading Assignment Link​
AP Government Summer Assignment Link​
AP Macroeconomics Summer Reading Assignment

Freakonomics, A Rouge Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (2009).  Harper Collins.   Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner explores the unexpected, hidden side of economics. Through data analysis, it uncovers surprising insights into the motives behind human behavior in everyday contexts.

This is due on the first day of class and will count as a test grade.

  1.  For each chapter, summarize the economic problem being explored and the findings of the economist data analysis. 
AP Psychology Syllabus Link​
AP Psychology Summer Assignment Link​
AP US History (APUSH) Summer Assignment Link​
AP World History Summer Assignment Link​


MATH
​​AB/BC Calculus Summer Assignment Link for Mr. Lindroos' Class​
​AP Calculus AB Summer Assignment Link for Mrs. Chow's Class​
Students, please make sure you work out each problem and get them done before the 1st day of school.  We will have an assessment on these materials and skills, which are the pre-requisite for the AP Cal AB
AP Statistics Summer Assignment Link​
AP Computer Science Summer Assignment Link​


SCIENCE
AP Chemistry Summer Assignment Link​
AP Computer Science Link​​

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