- This I Believe-- This is a diverse collection of short American essays inspired by the NPR series of the same name. Each thought-provoking piece encourages the reader to consider his or her personal beliefs. The year will begin with an analysis of this book, so read the entire text. Take notes (in the book itself) on at least ten of the essays. Your teacher will check for this. Success in assessments and discussions during the first days of school will depend on a thorough reading of the entire book. Please contact your teacher with questions. Books will be available in May. Ask your 9th grade English teacher for a copy.
- Choose one book from the lists provided for the school summer reading (see Student Choice) to read in its entirety. Annotate and make notes about your book. You will be completing an assignment concerning the book of your choice in class.