|Posted by Danice H. Wilson on July 11, 2011 at 4:17 PM|
SCHOLARSHIP: FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ATTEND OSBORNE HIGH SCHOOL (Cobb County High Schools)- MARIETTA DISTRICT SCHOOL STUDENTS-will need to contact me to let me know if you are having a similar activity at your school and if you need to participate in this scholarship as well.
Parents received a message from school a few days ago. "I wouldn't be Mama D if I didn't tell you". I'm very passionate about obtaining knowledge through literature, learning words randomly through the dictionary and playing word games. All of you have a responsibility this summer and I want to help make it successful. You guys have "suggestive" summer reading to do. I am sure that some of your teachers will require you to do some form of test or essay regarding the books of choice. I am ordering books now (assuming that the choices will be limited at the library). I will purchase 1 copy of the least expensive book of your choice (it will be purchased online and used) provided that you contact me and explain why you are unable to to get the book. *This is a sponsored event from me since you are a member of Saving Generations. If their is anyone interested in this sponsorship, they must register to be members of Saving Generations and follow the same instructions. THERE IS A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS so this is a first come first serve.
Dear Osborne Parents and Students,
The English Department hopes you are enjoying a fun-filled summer. Of course, among all the summer activities, we encourage you to READ.
According to the Cobb County’s standard for Reading across the Curriculum, students are required to read a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books (approximately 1 million words per year). Therefore, summer reading is recommended to achieve this goal. We strongly suggest and encourage all students to read at least one book from the Summer Reading List based upon your grade level prior to returning to school on August 15. Students will complete activities that demonstrate their knowledge of the chosen novel (s) upon their return to school. Be prepared to discuss your analysis of your chosen novel(s) with your English teacher. The Osborne family strives to improve literacy, stimulates imagination, improves thinking skills, enhances vocabulary development and promotes lifelong readers.
The novel(s) of your choice may be found at the local library or you may purchase one for your own pleasure. Enjoy, Relax and Read!
Slam by Walter Dean Meyers
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
First Part Last by Angela Johnson
Dead Connection by Charlie Price
Feed by M.T. Anderson
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Honors American Literature
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Outcasts United by Warren St. John
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
It by Stephen King
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
Interview with the vampire by Ann Rice
As I Lay Dying by Faulkner
Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time by Mark Haddon
The Color of Water by James McBride
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
AP Literature and AP Language
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot