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New Students - English Summer Assignments

Students entering Hannan in the fall of 2024 for English 8 or English I will read the book Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven.
Students entering Hannan in the fall of 2024 for English 1 Honors will read the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. 

Students entering Hannan in the fall of 2024 in any other English class (English II or above) will read the book The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom. 

Students should purchase their own copy of the book to bring on the selected date -  Electronic books are not acceptable. Students will meet in preassigned groups to participate in a collaborative activity involving the book. The activity will help students make connections to the lessons from the book and show their knowledge and understanding of the text.
Participation in the activity will count toward half of a 100 point test grade in their English/Literature classes. The other half of that grade will be a reflection students will write during their current English/Literature classes after the discussion takes place.
Students who are absent will need to meet individually with Mrs. Foster and discuss the book one on one at an appointed time. Any questions should be directed to English Department Chair Elizabeth Foster (