Avon Middle High School  - Avon, MA

Summer Reading   

 Three Cups of Tea

Our One School / One Book Summer Reading for 2011

Three Cups of Tea

One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time.
www.threecupsoftea.com/  -


Younger family members may be interested in Listen To The Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea, (Children's book).

One School / One Book

Everyone at AMHS is reading Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson. Middle school students will read the "young readers" edition.  Freshmen will have their choice of either edition.

 

What is the Book About?

In 1993 Greg Mortenson, attempted  to climb K2, the world’s second tallest mountain,  to  honor his deceased sister . After helping to rescue a fellow climber, Mortenson lost his way, became ill and  eventually found his way to a remote Pakistani village named Korphe, where the villagers cared for him. To show his gratitude, Mortenson promised to build the first school for the impoverished village. Eventually his work led to the start of the Central Asia Institute and the building of more than 50 schools in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan.

 http://www.accessola2.com/superconference2009/thu/624/tea.pdf

 

Read the Book: 

Be a thoughtful reader. Here are some Discussion questions to think about for  September.  (You do not have to complete this booklet, however some folks may find that the booklet helps them to focus)  Be prepared to discuss concepts mentioned in the booklet on when you return in September. 

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Complete the 54321 activity sheet
(Due the first day of school)

Videos

Three Cups of Tea

A video made by a Christian school to introduce the book to their school community.

 

 

Greg Mortenson

15 min - Apr 17, 2011 - Uploaded by CBSNewsOnline
He has written inspiring best sellers, including "Three Cups of Tea," but are the stories all true? Steve Kroft investigates .

 

Additional Summer Reading

Each student at Avon Middle High School is required to read Three Cups of Tea  and complete the 5-4-3-2-1 worksheet.  Additional requirements for various grades and classes are listed below:

 

Grades 7 & 8

In addition to Three Cups of Tea (The young readers version) students should choose two books, one from the bullying list and the other from 100 Books to Read in Middle School and complete the activities


 

Freshmen

(Freshmen have the option of reading the junior version or the adult version of Three Cups of Tea)

All students entering grade 9 must also read and complete an assignment on Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. See below for additional requirements. 

All written work should be a minimum of two pages typed, doubled spaced and 12 point font. Choose a different assignment for each book. Your summer reading will be counted as a quiz grade.  For each additional book you read and assignment you complete, you will receive an additional extra credit quiz grade to be averaged into your Term One grade. There are many possibilities, so take some time and choose books that interest you!  All assignments must be turned in on Tuesday, September 6th (no exceptions or extensions).
 

Additional Requirements – Honors Level:You will be expected to pass in a writing assignment for two additional books from the summer reading listFailure to complete summer reading will result in removal from Honors English.
 

Additional Requirements – College Level:You will be expected to pass in a writing assignment for one additional book from the summer reading list.

 

Sophomore

Junior

  • Additional Huck Finn Assignment.doc -
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  • Download the free audiobook  for your ipod  (two different versions - See which reader you like better)

    LoudLit.org: Collection: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    LibriVox » Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

     

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  e-book You'll need to register for a free BPL e-card  (using your Avon, Randolph or Brockton  card) to borrow this book. 

     

    Senior

    Applied Communication

    Students entering Applied Communications are required to read two additional books from the summer reading list, and complete a different assignment for each book.  There are many possibilities, so you should take some time and choose books that interest you!  All assignments must be turned in on Tuesday, September 6th (no exceptions or extensions). 

    All written work should be typed, doubled spaced and 12 point font. Your summer reading will be counted as a quiz grade. For each additional book you read and assignment you complete, you will receive an additional extra credit quiz grade to be averaged into your Term One grade.

     

    British Literature

    AP English

  • AP English Summer Reading 2011.doc
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    Websites of Interest for Three Cups of Tea

    Links to Afghanistan Art  (scroll down the page)

     

  • Three Cups of Tea at Google Books
  • Pennies for Peace
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    NH Serving Three Cups of Tea

  • Teachers' Companion - Three Cups of Tea:

    A Guide to Three Cups of Tea and Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson

    Enjoying Three Cups of Tea

    NH Serving Three Cups of Tea

    Three Cups of Tea and Activism

    For Educators - Three Cups of Tea - LibGuides at The Fenn School

    Three Cups of Tea Lesson Plan

    Lesson Plan | In Service of the Story? Exploring Questions of Truth

    Three Cups of Tea [SMART Notebook lesson I]

    Three Cups of Tea [SMART Notebook lesson II

     

    K-12 Guide - Maroon Edition 2010: Three Cups of Tea - Research

    6 Q's About the News | Questions About 'Three Cups of Tea

    Afghanistan and Pakistan interactive maps and statistics:

     www.nationmaster.com/country/pk-pakistan 

     www.nationmaster.com/country/af-afghanistan

     

     

     


     

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