Parshat Toldot in preparation for her study of Sefer Bereishitin 9th grade. This entails learning the Hebrew peshat of all of Parshat Toldot. She is not required to learn Rashi or any other mefarshim on the parsha, but she should be fully familiar with the Hebrew peshat of the parsha.
The Pocket Book of O’ Henry Stories by O'Henry (Published by Pocket Books, NY, edited by Harry Hansen, available at both Barnes and Nobels and Amazon.)
Mishnayot Masekhet Sanhedrin, perakim 3-5 (You will be learning Masekhet Makkot during the year, but these perakim of Sanhedrin provide background information that is helpful for understanding Makkot)
1. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
2. Hawthorne’s Short Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Vintage Classic Edition—available at both Barnes and Noble and at Amazon.)
Please read the following stories in that collection:
1.“The Minister’s Black Veil”
4.“Young Goodman Brown”
5.“The Ambitious Guest”
BaMidbar Perakim 1-10
Your teachers will give you a test on these 10 perakim the first Friday of school.
Beowulf— Seamus Heaney translation. No other translation is acceptable.
Grendel by John Gardner
Mishnayot Masekhet Kiddushin, perek 1.
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck