Summer Assignments

Learning never stops. We believe it is important to keep reading, exploring, and investigating over the summer. The Bishop Dunne faculty have developed summer assignments designed to bridge the summer gap and keep skills sharp.

Middle School

English / Literature

During the summer, all students are expected to continue the habit of reading, both for enjoyment and as a supplement to their upcoming literary studies. With these goals in mind, teachers suggest the below texts as to enhance each student’s understanding of the curriculum as well as to provide a new or different reading experience.

This year, incoming students will choose any text from the below list or of comparable literary merit to read over the summer. All students must be prepared to discuss their chosen texts on the first day of school. Students will complete an in-class assignment on that day in which they will connect texts to their own lives. Please do not hesitate to contact your teacher over the summer should you have questions.

Parents: Please help your student choose his or her text. It is important that you approve both the author and the book. When you and your student have made an informed selection, please encourage the student to begin reading on a regular schedule.

Purchase your summer reading books through Amazon and help to donate back to Bishop Dunne. CLICK HERE to link your Amazon account to Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the school by Amazon.

Select one of the following books.

6th Grade Reading/Writing
Teacher: Mrs. Kathy Beattie

 
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The World from up Here by Cecilia Galante
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

 


7th & 8th Grade Literature
Teacher: Mrs. Julie Coxe

  • Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • Patina by Jason Reynolds
  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds
  • Lu by Jason Reynolds
  • Russian Fairy Tales (Illustrated) by Alexander Afanasyev, illustrated by Ivan Bilibin

Students entering 7th and 8th grades should also annotate the text and bring them to class on the first day of school. CLICK HERE for the annotation guide and rubric.

Math

The primary goal of the math department summer assignment program is to provide extra practice to keep math skills sharp over the summer break and improve retention. The recommended skills will also serve to inform new families of the content knowledge that students are expected to have upon entering a specific math course.

Students will be using the online mathematics resource Khan Academy to review and practice core concepts used in their upcoming math course. Khan Academy offers a variety of support to our students and is well-aligned to our curriculum.

Parents: You can monitor your student’s progress by visiting their Khan Academy profile and checking the Assignments tab. Please encourage students to continue practicing the assigned skills throughout the summer, and especially leading up to the start of school. The goal is not merely completion, but mastery of these skills before the beginning of the academic year.

 

Math Assignment Overview

Math 6

Math 6 Khan Academy Class Code:  QGHCYYYY

Math 6 Skill List 

  • Comparing Decimals through Thousandths
  • Order Decimals
  • Round Decimals
  • Multiply and Divide by Powers of 10
  • Adding & Subtracting Decimals Word Problems
  • Multiplying Decimals like 2.45x3.6 (Standard Algorithm)
  • Multi-Digit Division
  • Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators (No Regrouping)
  • Multiply Mixed Numbers
  • Identify Factors and Multiples​

Math 6 Study Guide

Math 7

Math 7 Khan Academy Class Code:  G4FG6UCE

Math 7 Skill List

  • Round decimals 
  • Adding & Subtracting Decimals Word Problems
  • Multiplying decimals like 0.847 x 3.54 (standard algorithm)
  • Dividing decimals: thousandths
  • Multiplying and dividing with powers of 10
  • Order of operations
  • Add and subtract fractions word problems
  • Multiply fractions word problems
  • Dividing fractions word problems
  • Relate fractions, decimals, and percents

Math 7 Study Guide

PreAlgebra

PreAlgebra Khan Academy Class Code:  CEWZD5VA

PreAlgebra Skill List

  • Round Decimals
  • Round decimals challenge
  • Multiplying decimals like 2.45x3.6 (standard algorithm)
  • Identify factors and multiples
  • Add and subtract fractions word problems
  • Multiply fractions word problems
  • Dividing fractions word problems
  • Relate fractions, decimals, and percents
  • One-step addition & subtraction equations
  • One-step multiplication & division equations

PreAlgebra Study Guide

Algebra I

Algebra I Khan Academy Class Code:  9VERAWGF

Algebra I Skill List:

  • Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators
  • Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Dividing Fractions
  • Combining Like Terms
  • Combining Like Terms with Negative Coefficients
  • One-Step Addition & Subtraction Equations
  • One-Step Multiplication & Division Equations
  • One-Step Equations with Negatives (Add & Subtract)
  • One-Step Equations with Negatives (Multiply & Divide) 

Algebra I Study Guide

High School

English

High School Summer Reading Guide

During the summer, all students are expected to continue the habit of reading, both for enjoyment and as a supplement to their upcoming literary studies. With these goals in mind, teachers choose texts to enhance each student’s understanding of the curriculum as well as to provide a new or different reading experience.

This year, incoming students will choose one text from the below list to read and annotate, using the below instructions as a guide. All students must have the annotated copy of their text as well as any notes with them on the first day of school. Students will complete an in-class assignment on that day. Please do not hesitate to contact your teacher over the summer should you have questions.

Parents: Please help your student choose his or her text. It is important that you approve both the author and the book. Some of the authors below produce novels that include adult content, and it is important that you are aware of your student’s reading choice. When you and your student have made an informed selection, please encourage the student to begin reading on a regular schedule.

Purchase your summer reading books through Amazon and help to donate back to Bishop Dunne. CLICK HERE to link your Amazon account to Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the school by Amazon.

High School English Assignment

 

English I

Select one of the following books.

  • I am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Some of these texts are graphic novels. CLICK HERE to view a Prezi with tips on how to annotate graphic novels.

Contact Mr. Damian McDonald with any questions

English II

Select one of the following books.

10th Grade College Prep

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read

10th Grade Honors

  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
  • The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin

English III

Select one of the following books.

11th Grade College Prep

  • Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky

AP Language and Composition

  • Columbine by David Cullen
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  • Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

 

English IV

Select one of the following books.

12th Grade College Prep

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
  • Station Eleven by Hilary St. John Mandel

AP Literature and Composition

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Obasan by Joy Kogawa
  • There, There by Tommy Orange

Contact Mr. Damian McDonald with any questions.

Math

The primary goal of the math department summer assignment program is to provide extra practice to keep math skills sharp over the summer break and improve retention. The recommended skills will also serve to inform new families of the content knowledge that students are expected to have upon entering a specific math course.

Students will be using the online mathematics resource Khan Academy to review and practice core concepts used in their upcoming math course. Khan Academy offers a variety of support to our students and is well-aligned to our curriculum.

Parents: You can monitor your student’s progress by visiting their Khan Academy profile and checking the Assignments tab. Please encourage students to continue practicing the assigned skills throughout the summer, and especially leading up to the start of school. The goal is not merely completion, but mastery of these skills before the beginning of the academic year.

 

Math Assignment Overview

Algebra I

Algebra I Khan Academy Class Code:  9VERAWGF

Algebra I Skill List:

  • Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators
  • Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Dividing Fractions
  • Combining Like Terms
  • Combining Like Terms with Negative Coefficients
  • One-Step Addition & Subtraction Equations
  • One-Step Multiplication & Division Equations
  • One-Step Equations with Negatives (Add & Subtract)
  • One-Step Equations with Negatives (Multiply & Divide) 

Algebra I Study Guide

Geometry

Geometry Khan Academy Class Code:  CPNGF32T

Geometry Skill List:

  • One-Step Addition & Subtraction Equations: Fractions & Decimals
  • One-Step Multiplication & Division Equations: Fractions & Decimals
  • Two-Step Equations
  • Equations with Parentheses
  • Equations with Variables on Both Sides
  • Solving Proportions
  • Factoring Quadratics Intro
  • Multiply Binomials Intro
  • Simplify Square Roots
  • Parallel & Perpendicular Lines from Equation

Geometry Study Guide

Algebra II

Algebra II Khan Academy Class Code:   VJ38J69Z

Algebra II Skill List:

  • Equivalent Expressions
  • Combining Like Terms with Negative Coefficients & Distribution
  • Equations with Variables on Both Sides: Decimals & Fractions
  • Equations with Parentheses: Decimals & Fractions
  • Graph from Slope-Intercept Form
  • Graph from Linear Standard Form
  • Slope-Intercept from Two Points
  • Intercepts from an Equation
  • Quadratics by Factoring (Intro)
  • Simplify Square Roots

Algebra II Study Guide

 

PreCalculus

PreCalculus Khan Academy Class Code:    SBVZDUFX

PreCalculus Skill List:

  • Quadratics by Factoring (Intro)
  • Quadratics by Factoring
  • Factor Quadratics by Grouping
  • Quadratics by Taking Square Roots: Strategy
  • Quadratic Formula
  • Solve Quadratic Equations: Complex Solutions
  • Graph Quadratics: Vertex Form
  • Shift Parabolas
  • Features of Quadratic Functions
  • Features of Quadratic Functions: Strategy

Precalculus Study Guide

Calculus

Calculus Khan Academy Class Code:     YPW3KN9Z

Calculus Skill List:

NOTE: The last 5 skills listed are only required for students entering AP Calculus AB. However, due to possible changes in schedule during the summer, these will be assigned to all Calculus students. Students in College Prep Calculus may ignore those 5 recommendations.

  • Find Inverse Functions
  • Transforming Functions
  • Evaluate Composite Functions
  • Evaluate Composite Functions: Graphs & Tables
  • Find Composite Functions
  • Positive and Negative Intervals
  • Increasing and Decreasing Intervals
  • Trig Unit Circle Review
  • Trig Ratios of Special Angles
  • Reciprocal trig ratios
  • Solve for a side in right triangles
  • Find trig ratios using Pythagorean Theorem
  • Right triangle word problems
  • Evaluating expressions using basic trigonometric identities
  • Graph sinusoidal functions
  • Estimating Limit Values from Graphs (** AP only **)
  • One-Sided Limits from Graphs (** AP only **)
  • Limits at Infinity of Quotients (** AP only **)
  • Limits by Factoring (** AP only **)
  • Differentiate Polynomials (** AP only **)

Calculus Study Guide

Statistics

AP Statistics Khan Academy Class Code:   Q9EKBTTC

AP Statistics Skill List:

  • Read Histograms
  • Shape of Distributions
  • Comparing Distributions
  • Comparing Data Displays
  • Reading Stem and Leaf Plots
  • Mean, Median, and Mode
  • Calculating the Mean
  • Calculating the Median
  • Calculating the Median from Data Displays
  • Effects of Shifting, Adding, & Removing a Data Point
  • Missing Value given the Mean
  • Creating Box Plots
  • Reading Box Plots
  • Interpreting Quartiles
  • Simple Probability
  • Adding Probabilities
  • Independent Probability
  • The Counting Principle
  • Permutations
  • Combinations

AP Statistics Study Guide

World Language

French

  • French 2: Summer reading Pirates Francais des Caraibes by Mira Canion & Carol Gaab
  • French 3: Summer Reading Felipe Alou l'historie d'un grand champion by Carol Gaab

These books can be purchased through TPRS Books website at https://www.tprsbooks.com/

Latin

Click on the course name to view the assignment.

Russian

Russian students in levels 2 - Advanced Russian will complete Duolingo assignments as instructed in class. Contact Ms. Dovzhanska if you have any questions.

Spanish

Click on the course name to view the assignment.

AP Studio Art

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Contact Mrs. Allison Ramirez with questions.