S9GS Summer Reading Requirements

**Updated for Fall 2021- Spring 2022

Students should be finished reading their books by the first day of school!

Dear English 9 Students:

If you choose this option, be prepared to write about Fahrenheit 451 during the first few days of class. We recommend that you annotate for literary elements, plot development, and theme while you are reading. Bring your annotations to class at the beginning of the semester. We also recommend that you note the page numbers of the annotations.

Thanks! S9GS English Department

Dear Honors (CP) English 9 Students:

All CP English students entering S9GS should read both Fahrenheit 451 and To Kill a Mockingbird prior to the first day of school. You will have multiple assessments on these books during the first few weeks of the semester. These assessments will include tests, quizzes, and writing assignments. You will have a test on these books just after the semester begins. After each unit is complete, you will have a test that counts twice. We highly recommend that you annotate as you read for literary elements, plot development, and theme. Bring your annotations to class at the beginning of the semester.

Thanks! S9GS English Department

Summer Reading Assessments

Project, Quiz, Essay, & Test

Students may be asked to complete a project, quiz, essay, and test on all of the summer reading material. All students will be working with Fahrenheit 451, examining the literary elements, characterization, and writing techniques of the novel. CP English 9 students will do this for both novels. It is important that students spend some time with novel and not consider watching the movie a replacement for reading.

Online Resources:

Fahrenheit 451

You can do a Google search for audiobooks which should give you several options. As of now, these links work for free audiobooks.

https://audiobookslab.com/fahrenheit-451-audiobook/

OR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjXbGfnvm4w&app=desktop

(updated April 2020)

To Kill a Mockingbird

You can do a Google search for audiobooks which should give you several options. As of now, these links work for parts one and two of the audiobook. However, a search on YouTube will give you chapter by chapter results which many of our students prefer.

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmiGDSCW9Ag&t=2201s

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MiIk9Wj0R4

(updated April 2020)

S9GS English Department

Beth Knight, Department Chairperson

Celina Frizzell

Christina McBeth

Trey Standeffer