•           Summer Reading

    Your English teachers expect each of you to do some reading prior to the beginning of fall classes.


    Below you will find the summer reading assignments for incoming Milby students.  If you have any questions, please contact your teacher. 
    By completing the required summer reading assignment, we will be able to enjoy a great start to the 2016 - 2017 school year. Go Buffs!


    Grades 9th, 10th and 11th

    1.      Select a book or graphic novel on a topic of your choice. You may choose a book of fantasy, science fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery or biography.  You may also choose a book about your favorite sports figure or pop artist. 
    2.      Read the book and be prepared to give a two minute talk on your book. Be prepared to give detail in your presentation and answer questions about the book or topic you have chosen.
    3. Answer and complete the questions included in your assignment.
    Click here to view or print your Summer Reading Assignment.
     12th Grade AP English Students - Mr. B. Jackson
    All incoming 12th grade AP students will read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  It will be the basis for discussion of all the literary elements and analysis for the first six weeks grading period.  A test on the text will be administered the second week of the semester. The project is due the first week of school.
    You may purchase a copy of Gatsby at a retailer such as Barnes & Noble or you can get it online for a nominal fee.
    You can access a copy at: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/   
    You may also read it online The Great Gatsby
    Please respond to the questions.

    Click here to view or print your AP Summer Reading Assignment 


     Incoming AP English Language and Composition - Mrs. K. Kitchen

     To prepare for the exciting, rigorous, and transforming experience found in the AP English Language and Composition course, the following tasks are expected and are due on the fourth day of school, August 26, 2016.

    A.    Find, investigate, and read 3-5 books during the summer (10 weeks).   You may select books from any genre.  Use the resources and links listed through Milby’s Library webpage:  https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/126799 .  You can search for literary classics and investigate the list of books included below.  Ask questions!  Your choice!


    B.   While reading your book, maintain a Dialectical Journal (notes on your thoughts, ideas, questions, connections with quoted text).  You can follow the below template as a method for setting up your journal, or you may design one.  Just make sure you include the three parts (found text; page number and source; response).


    C.   Discuss your responses to your books during the first week of school, and submit your Dialectical Journals by August 26, 2016.

    Click here to view or print a copy of the AP English Language and Composition assignment.