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Francis Lewis Hs Summer Assignment Lake

           
The Francis Lewis High School summer reading assignment has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their reading skills during the summer months. The assignment provides choices of fiction and nonfiction texts appropriate to the grade levels that students will be entering in the fall.


    Instructions for All Grade Levels
  1. Read one full-length work of fiction from the approved list for English Language Arts.
  2. Complete five journal entries based on the model below for fiction work.
  3. Read one full-length work of nonfiction from the approved list for Social Studies.
  4. Complete five journal entries based on the model below for nonfiction.
  5. Complete vocabulary.com list for the grade level you will be entering this Fall.


*Please submit journals to appropriate teacher the first week of class.  These journals will count as a grade in both the English Language Arts and Social Studies classes.

* Students who have been accepted into Advanced Placement and/or Gateway Honors courses in English and Social Studies should do the summer assignments for those courses in place of this assignment. Students who have been accepted into an Advanced Placement course in only one subject should do this assignment as well as the appropriate Advanced Placement summer assignment. 

* Below you can find a link to the appropriate grade level assignments.

Assignment Guidelines and Requirements
  1. All work must be your own. Do not plagiarize. You will not receive credit for the assignment if your work is copied from any source.
  2. Short stories and journal templates (with model entries) are available on the English Department website. Please visit francislewisenglish.com/summer for downloadable PDFs of the stories available for your grade level.
  3. Nonfiction articles and journal templates (with model entries) are available on the Social Studies Department website. Please visit francislewissocialstudies.com/summer for downloadable PDFs of the articles available for your grade level.
  4. The Vocabulary.com word list for incoming ninth graders can be found at http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/674097. To start playing the list, click the “Learn this List” button next to the list title. If you do not have a Vocabulary.com account, you will need to create one. Be sure to add Francis Lewis High School to the “My School” section of your profile.


Other Websites you need to visit:
Vocabulary.com
Francis Lewis English Language Arts Website
* English Language Arts summer assignment can be found on the English Language Arts website .

Assignments For Each Grade Level

Francis Lewis High School
English Language Arts

2017-18 English Language Arts/Social Studies Summer Assignment

The Francis Lewis High School summer reading assignment has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their reading and vocabulary skills during the summer months. The assignment provides choices of short stories and nonfiction articles appropriate to the grade levels that students will be entering in the fall.  It also provides access to an interactive website designed to improve your vocabulary. The short stories, nonfiction articles, journal templates (with model entries), and the Vocabulary.com word list are available through the links below.

Instructions for All Students

  1. Read ONE short story from the approved list for English Language Arts. See the grade specific menu links for short story options.
  2. Complete five journal entries in response to the short story you have chosen. (One graphic organizer only.)
  3. Read ONE nonfiction article from the approved list for Social Studies.
  4. Complete five journal entries in response to the nonfiction article you have chosen. (One graphic organizer only.)
  5. Create a Vocabulary.com account and master the list for your grade level. See the grade specific menu links for the word list link.


Visit the Social Studies website for article choices and the sample journal entries.

Submit your journals to the appropriate teacher during the first week of class.  These journals will count as grades in both the English Language Arts and Social Studies classes.

Students in Advanced Placement courses should complete the course specific summer assignments instead of this general assignment.

Most Recent Update: June 22, 2017

Assignments by Grade Level

Click on the button for the grade or course you'll be taking in the fall to access the materials you will need.