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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.