10th Grade Summer Homework

All students are asked to participate in our Pay It Forward project.

10th Grade Summer Reading

In preparation for the upcoming school year at Xavier Charter School, I would like you to choose between the following novels to read over the summer:

Taming of the Shrew  OR  Frankenstein

Choose the Shakespearean comedy about a shrewish wife or Mary Shelley’s classic monster novel. Complete at least one quality annotation per chapter for Frankenstein and 4-5 per act for the Shakespeare play (approx. 20-25 total).


All incoming new students should also read How to Read Lit Like a Professor.

XCS Summer Reading Assignment:
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
by Thomas C. Foster

Directions: Please read the assignment thoroughly.  This is meant to help you navigate the literature we read in the Rhetoric school more efficiently and effectively.

Read the book and take notes on the key concepts as you read.  After you finish a chapter please use 3×5 note cards and on one side outline all the key concepts. Discussed in that chapter.  On the backside, please add one example of your own, if you can think of one.  These will be used throughout the year.

Your note cards will be graded in the first days of school.


Enjoy your summer! I look forward to seeing you in a few months!

-Your future 10th Grade English Teacher, Mrs. Copp

10th Grade Math Practice
Choose the appropriate class you will be entering.

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