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Monday, May 28, 2012

Sync YA = free audiobooks 2 KEEP 4ever!


SYNC YA Literature into Your Earphones
2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week
June 14 - August 22, 2012

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer.   Each week  from June 14 - August 22, 2012, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular YA title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a student's summer reading lists.  For example, Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, the first book in a new series about a girl who opens a door to two otherworldly cities at war, will be paired with Charles Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities.

To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827.  
SYNC Titles
Summer 2012
06/14/12-06/20/12
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch, Read by Dan Bittner (Scholastic Audiobooks)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Frank Galati [Adapt.], Read by Shirley Knight, Jeffrey Donovan, and a Full Cast (L.A. Theatre Works) 

06/21/12-06/27/12
Irises by Francisco X. Stork, Read by Carrington MacDuffie (Listening Library)
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Read by Wanda McCaddon (Tantor Media)

06/28/12-07/04/12
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud, Read by Simon Jones 
(Listening Library)
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang, Read by Toby Stephens 
(Naxos AudioBooks)

07/05/12-07/11/12
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, Read by August Ross (AudioGO)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Read by Ian Holm (AudioGO)

07/12/12-07/18/12
Guys Read: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka [Ed.] et al., Read by Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, Jon Scieszka, Bronson Pinchot (Harper Audio)
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories by Mark Twain, Read by Norman Dietz (Recorded Books)

07/19/12-07/25/12
Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, Read by Kirsten Potter (Oasis Audio)
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, Read by a Full Cast (AudioGO)

07/26/12-08/01/12
Pinned by Alfred C. Martino, Read by Mark Shanahan (Listen & Live Audio)
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Brilliance Audio)

08/02/12-08/08/12
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Read by Khristine Hvam (Hachette Audio)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Read by Simon Prebble (Blackstone Audio)

08/09/12-08/15/12
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, Read by Rupert Degas (Harper Audio)
Dead Men Kill by L. Ron Hubbard, Read by Jennifer Aspen and a Full Cast 
(Galaxy Press)

08/16/12-08/22/12
The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera, Read by Jay Laga'aia (Bolinda Audio)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Read by William Roberts (Naxos AudioBooks)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Teen Summer Reading 2012


















The SCPL is hosting an awesome TSR (Teen Summer Reading) from May 24th until July 31st. Read and attend teen events to complete game cards. For your first card, you receive a TSR t-shirt. Both game cards and book reviews are entered into weekly drawings for awesome prizes!  Game cards are put into grand prize drawings for your choice of an iPad or an iPod Touch.  Be sure to drop by SCPL over the summer and do some reading!

Drop by your Cavaliers Library to pick up a flier or business card that has more info!

Official SCPL Details here!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rock the Drop @ Dorman

Wanted a memorable and punchy way to kick off summer reading, and so we shamelessly borrowed this idea from friend and school librarian Jen Chesney from Powdersville High School, who took it and ran with it from Readergirlz.  If you find one of our free books, bring it by the library to get into a drawing for a Barnes and Noble gift card.


Friday, May 4, 2012

2012 Summer Reading 

English 10 College Prep and English 10
Summer Reading is a required assignment in English 10 College Prep and is an extra credit assignment in English 10. Students must complete the Reading Log and the Analysis of Fiction Chart to receive credit for summer reading.

  • The Battle of Jericho, Sharon Draper
  • Killing Mr. Griffin, Lois Duncan  

English 11 College Prep and English 11
Summer Reading is a required assignment in English 11 College Prep and is an extra credit assignment in English 11. Students should choose one of the texts listed below and be prepared on the first day of class, whether first or second semester, to discuss the text and to write critically about it.

  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
  • Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, John G. Neihardt
  • Saints at the River, Ron Rash
  • The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan 

English 12 College Prep and English 12
Summer Reading is a required assignment in English 12 College Prep and is an extra credit assignment in English 12. Students should choose one of the texts listed below and be prepared on the first day of class, whether first or second semester, to discuss the text and to write critically about it.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
  • V for Vendetta (graphic novel), Alan Moore and David Lloyd 

World Literature
Summer reading is a required assignment. Students should choose one of the texts listed below and be prepared on the first day of class, whether first or second semester, to discuss the text and to write critically about it.

  • An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography, Paul Rusesabagina and Tom Zoellner
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin 

English 10 Honors/Pre-AP
The required works for English 10 Honors are listed below. The texts should be purchased so that you may annotate them. Students in English 10 Honors must be prepared on the first day of class, whether first or second semester, to:
--Write critically about the works during class.
--Discuss the works analytically.
  • The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane 
  • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry English 
11 Honors
Students in English 11 Honors are required to read the tests listed below. Be prepared on the first day of class, whether first or second semester, to:
--Write critically about the works during class.
--Discuss the works analytically in class.

  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte 

AP Language and Composition
The following readings are required for Advanced Placement English Language and Composition. Be prepared for an assignment on them on the first day of class. The texts should be purchased so that you may annotate them. You may order them online, or purchase them at a local bookstore. Call the store to be sure the texts are available.

  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
    • Mark what you find most significant or provocative in the book. 
  • Language in Thought and Action, S. I. and Alan R. Hayakawa 
    • Read Chapters 1-4. Other chapters will be assigned during the course. 

AP Literature and Composition
Students in Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition must complete all three reading requirements below. The texts should be purchased so that you may annotate them. You may order the texts online, or you may purchase them at a local bookstore. Call the store to be sure the texts are available.

Be prepared to:
--Take a comprehension test.
--Write critically about the works during class.
--Discuss the works analytically.

  • 1984, George Orwell 
  • Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
  • Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe