9th Grade Summer Homework

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

9th 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:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


The Diary of Anne Frank

Choose one of these tragic holocaust novels about the experiences of children during WWII.  Fill out the Major Works Data Sheet and be ready for to turn it in at the beginning of the school year.

Please find your own copy. These books are available at the library and any bookstore.


In addition, Read: How to Read Literature Like a Professor and Complete the following assignment:

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 9th Grade English Teacher, Mrs. Loosli

9th Grade Math Practice
Choose the appropriate class you will be entering.

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