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Incoming 10th Graders

VHS has made summer reading optional this year.  This was done in part to encourage you to spend your summer reading the genres and formats that you enjoy most.  However, we have developed an incentive program alongside a recommended reading list for our students.  Below you will find a PDF  titled, "VHS Schoolwide Summer Reading" explaining the incentive program and recommended schoolwide books, as well as a list of texts that I recommend titled, "Danielson's Recommended Reading."  Please note, we encourage students to preview books with their parents/guardians to be sure the subject matter aligns with family values. 

 

Free Audiobooks for High School Students:

http://modernmrsdarcy.com/audiobooks-summer-reading/?utm_source=Modern+Mrs+Darcy+Email+List&utm_campaign=6e7ebdcc43-Blog_Post_RSS_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4d660a8654-6e7ebdcc43-36714009

 

AP Literature & Composition (12th grade)

There is a required summer reading assignment for all students enrolled in Advanced Placement Literature & Composition.  To access the assignment, please see the PDFs posted below ("Advanced Placement Literature Summer Reading").   

*If you find you have questions about summer reading, you may email me at cassandra.danielson@tvcs.org.  Please be specific about whether or not you are an in-coming freshman or an AP Literature student.  I will check my email once a week and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 

Helpful Links

  • Grammar Bytes is a good site to use to practice grammar skills
  • Sentence diagramming help with Elizabeth from Grammar Revolution
  • A sample MLA formatted paper is available to you through the following link on the VCS Media Center's page.  This sample paper was provided by Lake Sumter State College.  Please review this prior to submitting any essays. MLA format is a requirement.  
  • Another wonderful writing resource is the Purdue Online Writing Lab, also known as the Purdue OWL.  I will refer to this site often in class.  Click here to access the site. 
  • Writing Commons is another helpful writing and speaking (presentation skills) site. While the site does say it is for college level writers, there is plenty of information on the site that we review in class.  I think you will find that it is easy to understand and navigate. 
  • Access your textbook online!   Please visit Pearson EasyBridge
  • State Exam (FSA) information for students and parents/guardians can be found at this link.  This includes a training test and guide. 
  • P.E.R.T. (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) - Florida's customized common placement test - information can be found here.
  • Helpful links for prefix, suffix and root word work. 
  • Access this link for a Pronunciation Guide. This is especially helpful while working with unfamiliar vocabulary.

 

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Contact: Cassandra.Sherburne@TVCS.org

PDF documents
2016-2017 AP Literature Syllabus - Detailed description of the course
AP Lit Summer Reading - 2016
AP Literature - AP Literature Open-ended Prompts 1970-2015
AP Literature Terms - Everything you need to know
Danielson's Recommended Reading - not required texts
English 2 Overview - Policies and Procedures
School Wide Summer Reading - Summer 2016

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