Honors Literature of Western Civilization ONLY:
You will be reading two books this summer – C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces and your choice of one of the following: The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas), Les Miserables (Hugo), Pride and Prejudice (Austen), OR A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens).
Reading due dates:
Honors Literature of Western Civilization (Gifted Section)
This assignment is slightly different from the Honors assignment. The 19th century novel selection has been changed. Your assignment is as follows:
You will be reading TWO books this summer – C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces and your choice of one of the following: The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas), Les Miserables (Hugo), OR Pride and Prejudice (Austen).
Reading due dates:
Literature of Western Civilization Regular and Honors:
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Why are you reading this book?
What to read BEFORE school starts?
How will you be assessed on what you understood from this book when you return?
Essay Assignment: There will be an essay assigned after reading part two of the book (Part two will be read after school starts). The more annotations you can make as you read this summer, the more prepared you will be for supporting the arguments that you will be making in the essay.
Note: You are NOT required to read Book II (the last four chapters of the entire book) this summer; we will read it together at the beginning of the school year. Simply read Book I (chapters 1-21) by August 15.
As pioneers of Westminster’s iPad program, we know that our 10th grade class is full of iPad experts. So why is the iPad no longer required for 10th grade students? That’s a great question, and one we apologize for not addressing sooner. It’s important that you know the iPad is encouraged in the 10th grade. It is just no longer the only utilized device.
At Westminster, we believe student learning is enhanced when we harness the best tools at our disposal. Because the internet is one of these tools and there are multiple devices that access it, we have chosen the iPad as the common means to do this in grades 7-9. As students move on to the upper grades, we will give families the freedom to choose devices that will allow their students to interact with the requirements of the classrooms they are in, while also not being tied to any one single piece of hardware.
Moving forward, our teachers will continue to work within some primary applications such as Showbie and Google Classroom. Our teachers will continue to learn how to better harness the power of the devices that students bring into the classroom. They will also operate from the standpoint of “digital first, paper second,” while understanding that neither are mutually exclusive. The right tool at the right time is the mindset we are after. So sophomores, please bring the right tool for you.