Sophomore Summer Reading
Class of 2024

Resource

All sophomores must read regardless of English placement:

Please Note:  Double check each ISBN to ensure that you have purchased the correct paper version of each text (no eBook or PDF allowed). 

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe ISBN 9780385474542

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

Please Note:  Double check each ISBN to ensure that you have purchased the correct paper version of each text (no eBook or PDF allowed). 

AP Seminar

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner ISBN 9780060731335

Procrastinate on Purpose Podcast

Please join Google Classroom page (join code: 6mxw4td) for the assignment. Questions should be directed to Ms. Heather McLean-Morris at heather.mclean-morris@jesuithighschool.org. 

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.

Click here to see the assignment.  If you have any questions about the summer assignment, please email Mr. Wizgall at witzgallt@faculty.jhs.net.

AP Human Geography

Click here for the assignment for AP Human Geography

Math

There is no summer reading assignment for Math.

Spanish 2XL

Click here for the reading and here for the assignment.