Summer Reading for Fall 2015

Summer Reading List 2015-2016
Students: All students must read their grade-level text prior to the beginning of the new academic school year. Students will be assessed within the first two weeks on their reading, and scores will be included as part of the first term grades.

BE PREPARED TO BE TESTED ON SUMMER READING BOOKS!
9th Grade—A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

10th Grade—Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

11th Grade—The Help by Kathryn Stockett

12th Grade—The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon

Summer Reading 2014-2015

Galileo Academy of Science & Technology 

Summer Reading List 2014-2015

Students: All students must read their grade-level text prior to the beginning of the new academic school year.  Students will be assessed within the first two weeks on their reading, and scores will be included as part of the first term grades.

 

BE PREPARED TO BE TESTED ON SUMMER READING BOOKS!

9th Grade—A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

10th Grade—Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

11th Grade—The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

12th Grade—The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

by Mark Haddon

Summer Reading 2013

Students should be prepared for an assessment on the summer reading book when school starts in August.

9th Grade:  A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
10th Grade: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
11th Grade: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
12th Grade: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

Summer Reading 2012

Galileo Academy’s SUMMER READING LIST

You received Summer Reading information in your English classes before the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Be prepared to be tested on Summer Reading Books in the Fall of 2012!

 9th Grade    – A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

10th Grade   – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

11th Grade  –  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

12th Grade  – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

In text citations

In MLA, you need to cite quotes in two different ways. The first way is “In Text Citation” and the other way is the “Works Cited” page.

In -Text Citations (also called “Parenthetical Citations”)

These citations appear in the body of your essay.

When quoting or paraphrasing a text, you need to include the author’s name and page number(s) from which the quote was taken.

The author’s name must either appear in the sentence itself or in the parentheses.

Here’s what In-Text Citations look like:

Author mentioned in sentence:

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (263).

Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).

Author NOT mentioned in the sentence:

Romantic poetry is characterized by the “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (Wordsworth 263).

Author Unknown

If the work has no known author, use the title instead of the author’s name.

An anonymous Wordsworth critic once argued that his poems were too emotional (“Wordsworth is a Loser” 100).

Multiple Works with Same Author

If you cite more than one work by an author, use a shortened title instead of the author.

Smith argued that computers are not good for small children (“Computronics” 38) but acknowledged that older children may benefit from computing (“Binary Youth” 44).

When Referencing Only One Text in an Essay

There is no need to keep repeating the author’s name in the cites. Do so the first time only. Thereafter, just use page numbers in the parentheses.

She said, “Too much fun can ruin a good time.” (73).

‘Works cited’ instructions

Works Cited Page Instructions

Books (One Author)

Format:

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name, Middle Initial (if known). Book Title (italicize or underline title). Place of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Page numbers.

Example:

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Doubleday, 1937. 35-87.

Books (Anthologies)

Format:

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name, Middle Initial (if known). Story Title (put quotation marks around article, story, or poetry titles). Title of Anthology.  Ed. (followed by editors’ name(s)). Place of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Page numbers.

Tan, Amy. “Fish Cheeks.”  Stories in English. Ed. David Jones. New York: Scribners, 1987. 35-

37.

Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

Format:

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name, Middle Initial (if known). Story Title (put quotation marks around article, story, or poetry titles). Title of Journal (underline or italicize). Volume number (in journal only) Date of Publication (for journal, only put year): Page numbers.

Example:

Smith, Tommy. “Why Today’s Teenagers Are So Lame.” New York Times. 15 March 1995:

12-13.

Internet

Format:

(Cite all information that is available…not all websites have all the following information.)

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name.  Article (put in quotation marks). Title of Website (italicize or underline). Place of Publication: Date of Publication, Year of Publication. Date of Access. URL.

Example:

Andreadis, Athena.  “The Enterprise Finds Twin Earths Everywhere It Goes, But Future

Colonizers of Distant Planets Won’t Be So Lucky.”  Astronomy. Brookville, NY., 1999.

May 2008. www.web.lexis-nexis.com.
This page should be in alphabetical order!