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Summer Reading

Incoming 9th graders:

You will check out a copy of the mystery novel And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie during Freshman Orientation (August 19-22, 2019). 

Dialectical Journal: You will quote the text, note the page#, and write about the text to create 3 entries per chapter (including the epilogue) to note what is interesting, confusing or important.  

Essay: You will write an essay that explains why the host has invited his guests and what he has planned for each of them and why. How does the poem at the beginning of the book relate to the characters? -- write a minimum of 4 paragraphs, typed and printed. Due September 20 in class. 

9th graders: Download a packet which includes a dialectical journal and the essay prompt here. 

You will receive a printed copy of this packet when you attend orientation. 

If you would like to read the book online, a pdf can be found here:

10th, 11th, and 12th graders:

You received your reading assignments in June. Follow the link below if you need to access the summer reading packet. Enjoy your reading and writing! Be prepared to turn in your dialectical journals and essay at the start of the school year. -- HARP English Teachers

Click here to download the Paterson Summer Reading Packet.

Book Cover: Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None
Summer Reading Program