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2016-2017 Summer Reading

Jacobs families,

The Jacobs High School English Department is dedicated to increasing appreciation, independence, and critical thinking while reading.  Therefore, your child will be responsible for completing a summer reading assignment. The purpose of this assignment is to encourage skill retention and to prepare students for the rigor of the upcoming school year. 

Your child is required to read the novel listed for the English course that he/she will be enrolled in this fall. 

For all classes, your child's comprehension and analysis of the novel will be evaluated through an assignment due on the first day of school.

Summer reading assignments will be distributed during the students’ current English classes.  Please ensure that your student reads the novel and completes the assignment that matches his or her class number. 

Books will be available for check out at the Dundee Township Library, the Randall Oaks Branch Library, Eastgate Branch, and the Algonquin Main Library.  In addition, books can be purchased at the Spring Hill Mall Barnes and Noble, Algonquin Half Price Books, and/or online. 

The summer reading letter and accompanying assignments can be found below.  

Summer Reading Letter and Reading List

9th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

10th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

11th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

12th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

AP Language Summer Reading Assignment

AP Literature Summer Reading Assignment

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2601 Bunker Hill Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
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