Sophomore Summer Reading
Class of 2023


All sophomores must read regardless of English placement:

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand ISBN 9780812974492

While you read, you may wish to take notes, annotate, or use other active reading strategies. There is no formal assignment due at the beginning of the year, but you will be given an in-class writing assignment during the first full week of classes. This assignment will ask you to call upon your understanding and thinking about what you read, and to make specific references to the text as necessary.

The remaining books are assigned by course:

English 2XL

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury ISBN 1451678193 

Assignment for the Martian Chronicles

AP Seminar

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell  ISBN 978-0316017930

AP Seminar Summer Assignment

AP Biology

Campbell Biology 10th Edition Mastering Biology ISBN 978-0321775658.  It is recommended that you buy a used hard copy.  A new one is very expensive and the online book can be fickle with access.

Click here to access the assignment for AP Biology

AP Chemistry

Read chapter 1 – 3.2 in Chemistry: The Central Science 12th edition ISBN 9780321696724 OR ISBN 978132175081 by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, and Murphy.

Print out and complete the reading guides and practice problems.  Show all of your work on the practice problems.

There are also a series of videos posted on Google Classroom.  Join the class with the code: irayxx.  Watching the videos and taking notes as you watch is required.  I will collect your video notes the first day of class. The videos should be helpful as you complete the reading and practice problems.  

The reading guides and practice problems will be collected the first day of school.  There will be a test on this material during the first week of school.

If you have any questions about the summer assignment, please email Mr. Wizgall at

AP Summer Chemistry Assignment

AP Human Geography

Click here for the assignment for AP Human Geography


There is no summer reading assignment for Math.

Spanish 2XL

Click here for the reading and here for the assignment.