I will check my email periodically over the summer. If you have
questions about summer reading, 10th Grade Honors, or AP Literature and
Composition, I am happy to reply via email at Cassandra.Sherburne@tvcs.org. Please
understand that it might take a couple of days for me to respond.
Advanced Placement Literature & Composition Supply List
3-subject notebook, loose leaf college ruled paper, folder/binder to keep
handouts, blue/black pens, pencils, 500 3x5 notecards, Gmail account (Google email),
2 or 3 inch plastic 3-hole punch binder (this will stay in the classroom as a
VHS Summer Reading 2015
For students enrolled during the spring of 2015 through June 30, 2015:
To be completed before the first day of school
book according to your grade.
Keep a reading log of 3 - 4 important details
for each chapter.
Complete five hours of community service as it connects to your book.
Document your hours on the VHS Community
Examples of possible service locations: a
horse farm or the Grand Oaks Resort & Carriage Museum for the book Seabiscuit; anti-bullying programs for Hate List; soup kitchens or food banks
forThe Girls Guide to Homelessness.
enrolled after July 1, 2015:
Select a book according to your grade.
Keep a reading log of 3 – 4 important details
for each chapter.
may select either option 1 or 2:
Option 1:Complete five hours of community service and document the hours on the
VHS Community Service Log.
Option 2:Research 3-5 community service opportunities that relate to your novel.Write
a paragraph explaining how each place you researched relates to your book.Include the location and contact information for
each and explain why you choose them.
For all students:
To be completed upon the return to school (100
A visual presentation:This
is an opportunity to explain your community service hours to your peers.Possible ideas for your presentation include:
design a picture board, create an interactive presentation using Prezi, design
a web page, make a movie or video, write a song to sing, write a children’s
book and include pictures.You might
include an interview conducted with your community service person and take
pictures of the experience.Please ask for
their permission first!
A 3 - 5 speech:You
will address the novel and explain how your community service connected to the
book along with how it helped you understand the book’s overall message, theme,
completed during the classroom presentations (25 points):
Peer evaluations of your summer reading
experiences:The instruction for this will be given once
the presentation begin during the first week of school
select one book from the following list according to your grade level.
and 10th grades:
Mice and Men -
Long Way Gone
- Ismael Beah
With Morrie -
Girl’s Guide to Homelessness - Brianna Karp
Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
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 in class often. Click here to access the site.