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Hutch Tech Summer Reading List 2021

All students entering grades 9-12 at Hutch Tech should complete the assignments below. The work you submit will receive a grade for marking period one. Summer Reading assignments provide your teachers with a first impression of your work habits and your skills, so it is important to complete these assignments thoroughly and start your school year off right!



Students in all grades should prepare their assigned summer reading for the fall of 2021 according tothe specific directions provided for each grade level below.  As well, students in all grade levels are also encouraged to view the attached for more independent reading opportunities and suggestions.




For instructions for The Summer Reading Assignment for INCOMING Freshmen, click the link below:

Summer Reading Information - Incoming Freshmen






Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Students should read the book and complete the reading guide.

Click to get the summer reading assignment:   Symbolism Guide




Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Attention AP Language and Composition Students:
To download a free pdf version of Tuesdays with Morrie, click HERE
Please download the assignment by clicking HERE



The following assignment is to be completed before returning to school.  The texts around which the assignment centers will be referred to and studied further in the first quarter, so it is expected that all students familiar with these text and can discuss them in the capacity dictated by the assignment criteria.  The assignment will be graded and count towards the overall grade in the first quarter.
  1. Read the Four Essays (links are at the bottom of these directions)
  2. Select ONE of the four texts and write a well-developed, text-based response of two to three paragraphs.  In your response, identify a central idea in the text and analyze how the author's use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea.  Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis.  Do not simply summarize the text.
  3. Write an informal, personal response of two to three paragraphs that addresses the following question and all its qualifications:​
  • What was your favoite of the four texts and why?
    • Discuss what you liked about that text compared to the same aspects of ALL THREE OF THE OTHER TEXTS.
      (For example: If you liked the ideas in one, what were the ideas in the others that your didn't like as much and why?)

​​* Please Note: This response requires you to discuss ALL FOUR texts and thus, necessitates the thorough reading of all four texts.


**Also Note: You DO NOT have to answer any questions that appear on the pages of the provided texts; the only things you need to write are for items #2 and #3 above.


The Elusive Theory of Everything

The Story of Bottled Water

How I Learned to Read

Advice to Youth





For AP Lit Students:  Please download the Summer Packet by clicking here

          Please download the reading for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest here

For Non-AP English IV Students:  Please download the Summer Packet by clicking here

Here are the URL's For the Short Story and Poems:

Short Story: www.vcu.edu/engweb/webtexts/hour/

Poem 1:http://cocostudio.tumblr.com/post/8522166977/poem-for-flight-by-becky-birtha

Poem 2:http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177017 

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