Baltimore City College High School Welcome to City and your first chance to show that you’re ready to
be a City Knight! All 9th grade students entering City College must
Grade 9 Summer Reading
complete summer reading assignments. Bring your books and
MYP English I, MYP Humanities and MYP Biology I drafts of these assignments to Summer Bridge.
Should you have any questions or concerns, there are two resources available to guide you.
1. Email questions to Ms. Jeanblanc at SJeanblanc@bcps.k12.md.us
2. Visit the school’s website www.baltimorecitycollege.us and click on the Summer Reading link for clarification of terms and ideas.
1) For MYP English I and MYP Biology I, all students must read the book below and complete the assignment:
Book Description Assignment
The inspiring story of a young man in Africa who used Read your chosen work and in paragraph form
The Boy Who the only resources available to him to build a windmill answer the two questions below.
Harnessed the and generate power for his rural village. In the
Wind: Creating process, he elevates the lives and spirits of those in his Each response should be a minimum of one page in
Currents of community and shows us all that we can tackle any length and typed in 12 point, Times Roman font.
Electricity and crisis we may face. Bring your book and essays to the first day of
Hope school. You will turn in your essays for a grade and
be expected to discuss the content of your essay in
by William class.
and Bryan Mealer For MYP English I:
1. Compare your own culture to the culture in
the book. To support your statements, use
at least one specific experience that you have
had or witnessed and one specific quote
from the text.
For MYP Biology I:
2. Explain how the young man in the book
uses the scientific method to design and
implement a solution to his village’s
problem. Use specific details from the book
in your explanation.
2) For MYP English I and MYP Humanities, all students must read the book below and complete all three assignments.
Book Description Assignment
The Curious The novel follows the story of 1. For MYP English I, all students must text-mark or write notes in the
Incident of the Christopher Boone, a teenage boy margins of his or her copy of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
Dog in the Night- with autism. Intelligent and Nighttime. As you read the novel, underline examples (at least 10 to
Time extremely talented in math, 15) of when Christopher demonstrates a characteristic of the IB
Christopher investigates the death Learner Profile. You can find the IB Learner Profile on page 4 of your
by Mark Haddon of his neighbor’s dog. In the City College Planner or at http://www.ibo.org/programmes/profile/.
course of the investigation, Label and explain, in the margin of your book, the characteristic being
Christopher discovers some truths demonstrated. This writing in the margin will be a graded assignment
about his own life that challenge in your English class and be a basis for your first discussion this year.
his ability to cope with the world
2. For Humanities, all students must write a 200 to 300 word essay that
evaluates how Christopher’s autism impacts the way he understands
his world. In your essay, you need to make sure that you describe the
ways in which Christopher’s autism affects how he interacts with
people, develops relationships, and deals with new situations. Use at
least 5 specific examples from the text in your description.
Your response should be at least one page in length, typed, double-spaced,
and written in 12 point, Times Roman font. Bring your book and essay to the
first day of MYP English I and MYP Humanities class. You will turn in your
essay for a grade and be expected to discuss the content of your essay in