"He that I am reading seems always to have the most force." Michel de Montaigne
Dear member of the class of 2002:
Reading is one of the most important skills an individual can acquire, for both vocational and personal benefits. In an effort to encourage your individual development and to promote a lifelong love in this area, the Humanities Area offers you the opportunity to choose books of particular interest to meet the summer reading requirement. This standard applies to all upcoming seniors and invites parents/guardians to share the process by verifying successful completion. It is mandatory that this sheet be returned to the student's homeroom teacher during the first week of school, regardless of which semester English and/or social studies is to be taken.
In addition, one specific book is required or suggested, depending on level. Students will be requested to share their understanding of books read, pending individual instructors' requirements. It is our sincere desire that you enjoy this opportunity.
C 1 biography, non-fiction or fiction book of at least 250 pages OR 3 articles from one or more magazines. If you take the magazine article option, answer the questions on the back of this sheet for each article: 1 book/article set required.
A & B Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett AND 1 non-fiction book or biography of at least 250 pages: 2 books required .
World Lit. AP Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane AND The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis Sepulveda AND The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood: 3 books required. (additional verification by teacher)
World Hist. AP Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (fiction) AND Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (non-fiction): 2 books required . (additional verification by teacher)
Verification Student Name__________________________
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Fiction Book Title___________________________________Author_____________________
Non-fiction Book Title___________________________________Author_____________________
Biography Book Title___________________________________Author_____________________
Article Set Magazine and Story Titles_________________________________________________________
Additional AP requirements_________________________________________________________________
I acknowledge that my child has fulfilled the Winnacunnet Humanities Area summer reading requirement by reading the books listed above which go with his/her placement.
Signature of parent/or guardian________________________date_________