What are Canterbury School students reading this summer? Each school division has published its own Summer Reading list (just click on the PDF links below).
Suggested places to purchase these books include Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. We have linked to Amazon here so you may research a book that sounds interesting before you head off to the book store or to the library. Click here to research a book.
Early Childhood Reading List (age 2 through K-Prep)
Lower School Summer Reading 2015 (K-4)
Grade 5 Reading List
Grade 6 Reading
Grade 7 Reading List
Grade 8 Reading List
High School Reading List (also see the reading assignments below)
High School Assignments to be completed over summer:
English 9 - Introduction to Genres
Guiding Questions and Note Taking
CLICK TO PRINT FARENHEIT 451 QUESTIONS
CLICK TO PRINT ENDURANCE QUESTIONS
All incoming freshmen are required to read two books during the summer, one a novel and the other a non- fiction adventure story, and to complete written work, which will be graded, in preparation for the start of the course. Address these guiding questions as you read, before the beginning of school in August. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers, but written responses should show that you have read the work closely and thoughtfully. You will take a gobbet test and write your first essay on this novel during the first two weeks of the term. You may use your notes and responses on that test.
Typed responses are strongly recommended. You may hand-write your answers, but be prepared to transfer your writing to an electronic document for submission to Turnitin.com in August (new students will learn about this at the start of school).
English 10 - Summer Notes and Responses
This assignment includes note taking questions and response prompts related to Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Carson McCullers Member of the Wedding. You are required to submit written responses to the questions and prompts listed, due on the second day of classes in August.
- You may answer these questions in full sentences or in note form; they need to be saved so that you can submit them to Turnitin. You may abbreviate quotes, but be sure to include a page number.
- This is a graded assignment, and you will be able to use these as notes on future assessments.
- It makes most sense to read Huckleberry Finn first, followed by Member of the Wedding.
World Literature and Composition
Summer Reading Questions and Responses
CLICK TO PRINT DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE AND SIDDARTHA QUESTIONS
These need to be submitted to Turn-it-In on Friday, 21 August (new students will receive tablets and instructions at he start of school). You will be able to use them when you write your in-class essay that day. You are expected to work independently on these questions; do not use the Internet. If you cannot answer a question, leave it blank, and you can ask about it in August. In addition to these questions and responses, feel free to take other notes that you will also be able to use. When you are asked for specific passages, you may abbreviate the passage and use a page number.
Grade 12 English Summer Assignment
Guided Questions and Responses
CLICK FOR THE QUIET AMERICAN NOTETAKING ASSIGNMENT
CLICK FOR BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS QUESTIONS
All incoming seniors are required to read two novels during the summer, and to complete written work, which will be graded, in preparation for the start of the course. Address these guiding questions as you read, before the beginning of school in August. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers, but your written responses should show that you have read the novel closely and thoughtfully, and that you’ll be entering the classroom with a good grip on the ideas it contains. Plan to give each numbered question set below between 200 and 300 words, and use the text to prove your points where quotations are appropriate. It will help you a great deal if you include the book’s introduction as you get started, particularly with the ideas contained in question 1.
Typed responses are strongly recommended. You may hand-write your answers, but be prepared to transfer your writing to an electronic document for submission to Turnitin.com in August.
AP English Literature and Composition
CLICK FOR REGENERATION and HANDMAID'S TALE ASSIGNMENT
For each of these novels, you will create a typed notebook in which you record your thoughts. These notes can be used on the gobbet test for each novel and for the writing. Certain elements outlined below must be included in the notes on each novel. Aside from that, you may record anything you deem significant as you read and study the novels.