Grade 11

2017-18 Required Textbooks & Resources

Below is a complete list of required textbooks and resources for next year.

Note: Wherever possible, we have selected digital versions of textbooks and resources for easy download. However, in some instances, publishers offer only print editions.

We have indicated which titles should be purchased in eBook format, and which should be purchased as print copies.

  • When a textbook or resource is available in eBook format, you will see the words: “to be purchased in digital format.”
  • When a textbook is only available as a hardcopy you will see the words: “to be purchased in print format.”
  • In a few cases, when we are able to offer students the opportunity to purchase textbooks and resources in either the digital or print version. In this instance, you will see the words “students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.” In these instances, students are free to select the version that they feel will work best for them.

When purchasing an eBook version of a text, it can sometimes be cheaper and easier to download the iBook version. Where the iBook version is available, we have provided you with a direct link to download the book.

Important Note: Students should feel comfortable waiting to download digital versions of any required textbook or resource until the first week of school. At that point teachers will have had an opportunity to offer additional guidance regarding the downloading process.

Refer to the Summer Enrichment Assignments page to download specific assignments which include requirements, expectations and guidelines.

If you are enrolled in a course not listed below, please don’t hesitate to contact either Mr. Ward or Ms. Piendak.

ENGLISH

Note: Students may elect to purchase all the English novels listed below in advance. It is also acceptable for students to wait until the first week of school. This will give English teachers the opportunity to outline which books are required for the first semester, and which books will be used in the second semester.

English 3: American Literature (Honors and College Prep)

  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scribner  2004. ISBN 9780743273565 To be purchased in print format.

  • The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009. ISBN 9780544309760 To be purchased in print format.  

  • Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain. Dover Publications 1999. ISBN 9780486408859 To be purchased in print format.

In addition, your instructor will select two of the following novels to read over the course of the year. These books DO Not need to be purchased over the summer. Your instructor will give you ample notice to order and purchase these books.

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Harper Perennial Modern Classics 2006. ISBN 9780061120060 To be purchased in print format.

  • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry. Vintage 2004.ISBN 9780679755333 To be purchased in print format.

  • The Awakening, Kate Chopin. Dover Publications 1993. ISBN 9780486277868 To be purchased in print format.

  • Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Dover Publications 1998. ISBN 0800759404292 To be purchased in print format.

Note: All of the titles listed above are paperbacks and, unless otherwise indicated, should be purchased in print format. The teacher, utilizing public domain, web-based sources, will make all additional poetry, short stories and readings available to students on their digital devices. Teachers in this course will furnish students with the resources they need through a selection of teacher-generated supplementary resources and packets.

AP English Language and Composition

  • American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People, Suzanne McIntire. Jossey-Bass ISBN 9780471389422 To be purchased in print format.

  • Antigone, Sophocles. (The teacher will provide a PDF of this title)

  • Julius Caeser, William Shakespeare. (Teacher will supply classroom copies)

  • Gorgias, Plato. Watchmaker Publishing. 2010. ISBN 9781603862943 To be purchased in print format.

Note: All of the titles listed above are paperbacks and, unless otherwise indicated, should be purchased in print format. The teacher, utilizing public domain, web-based sources, will make all additional poetry, short stories and readings available to students on their digital devices. Teachers in this course will furnish students with the resources they need through a selection of teacher-generated supplementary resources and packets.

THEOLOGY

Theology III (Honors and College Prep)

First semester read:

  • Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love, Brian Singer-Towns. Saint Mary’s Press. ISBN 9781599820972 (print copy). Note: Alternatively, students can purchase the eBook version through iTunes by using the following link: https://itun.es/us/mNLmR.l

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. HarperOne. ISBN 9780060652920 (print copy). Note: Students may purchase either the print or eBook version, and either can be found here on Amazon.com.

Second semester read:

  • Health Care Ethics, Panicola. Saint Mary’s Press, 2011. 2nd Edition. ISBN 9781599821030 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

  • Dead Man Walking, Helen Prejean, CSJ. Vintage Publishing. 1993. ISBN 9780679751311 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

MATH

Note: All math courses require a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator. AP Calculus is the one exception to this rule. AP Calculus students are required to have the TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator.

Algebra II (Honors and College Prep)

  • Algebra II Student Edition 2012 CCSS (hardcover), Glencoe Publishing, 2012. ISBN 9780078952654 Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download the book from the iBook Store.

  • Algebra II (Homework Practice Workbook - CCSS), Glencoe. Glencoe Publishing. 2012. ISBN 9780076602995 To be purchased in print format.

Pre-Calculus (Honors or College Prep)

  • Pre-Calculus, Glencoe Publishing, 2011. ISBN 9780076602186 To be purchased in print format.

Calculus (Honors)

  • Calculus with APPL (w/out MYMATHLAB). Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780321749000 To be purchased in print format.

AP Statistics

  • Stats: Modeling the World (AP 3rd Edition), Bock, Velleman & De Veaux. Pearson Education. ISBN 9780321570444 To be purchased in print format.

  • Cracking the AP Statistics Exam 2017, Princeton Review, Random House. ISBN 9781101920008 To be purchased in print format.

AP Calculus AB/BC

  • Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, etc. (AP Ed.), Finney. Pearson School Division (K-12) ISBN 9780133178579 To be purchased in print format.

  • Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam, 2017. Random House Information Group. ISBN  9781101919859 To be purchased in print format.

  • Cracking the AP Calculus BC Exam, 2017. Random House Information Group. ISBN 9781101919866 To be purchased in print format.

SCIENCE

Note: All science courses require a TI-84 Plus or T1-89 Titanium Graphing Calculator.

Chemistry (Honors and College Prep)

  • Matter and Change (print format), Glencoe Publishing. ISBN 9780078964053 Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download the book from the iBook Store.

Physics (Honors and College Prep)

  • Physics: Principles and Problems (Hardcover), Glencoe. Glencoe Publishing. ISBN 9780076592524 Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download the book from the iBook Store.

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Memmler’s Human Body in Health, etc. (SG) (w/BI Access). Cohen, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 13th Edition. 2013. ISBN: 9781451193480 (study guide) To be purchased in print format.

  • Memmler’s Human Body in Health, etc. (w/Bind-In Access & DVD). Cohen, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 13th Edition. 2013. ISBN: 9781451192803 (text) Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

AP Biology

  • Text: Urry, Lisa A., et.al. Campbell Biology in Focus, Pearson 2014, AP Edition. ISBN 9780133102178 To be purchased in print format.

  • Study Guide: Taylor, Martha R. Study Guide – Campbell Biology in Focus, Pearson 2014, AP Edition. ISBN 9780321864994 To be purchased in print format.

  • Note: The purchase of the text also gives you access to www.masteringbiology.com - an access code will be provided to students.

  • Highly recommended: Holtzclaw, Fred W., Holtzclaw, Theresa Knapp. Pearson Education Test Prep Series for AP Biology, Pearson 2014. ISBN 9780133458145

AP Chemistry

  • Chemistry (AP Edition), 9th Edition, Zumdahl/Zumdahl © 2014 ISBN 978-1133611103 To be purchased in print format.

SOCIAL STUDIES

United States History (Honors and College Prep)

  • The Americans (National Edition); Print version, Gerald A. Danzer, De Alva, Krieger, Woloch; Houghton Mifflen Harcourt Publishing, 2009. ISBN 9780618916290 Note: Alternatively, this text is also available as an iBook download. Click here to download the book from the iBook Store.

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass. Dover Publications, Inc., 1995. ISBN-13: 978-0486284996 To be purchased in print format.

Psychology (College Prep)

  • Understanding Psychology by Robert S. Feldman. 12th Edition. McGraw Hill Publishing, 2015. ISBN 9781259330353 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

  • Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson. Square Fish Publishing, 2011. ISBN 9780312674397 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

Economics (Honors)

  • Economics Principles and Practices, Gary Clayton. McGraw Hill Publishing, 2011. ISBN 9780078799976 To be purchased in print format.

  • Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich. Picador. 10th Edition. ISBN 9780312626686 Students may choose to purchase in print or digital format.

AP United States History

  • American Pageant: Advanced Placement (14th Edition), Ed David M.Kennedy. Cengage, 2010. ISBN 9780547166629 To be purchased in print format.

  • United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. 2017 Edition. Amsco Publications. ISBN 9780789189042 To be purchased in print format.

AP U.S. Government and Politics

  • The American Democracy (10th Edition), Thomas E. Patterson. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780073379098 To be purchased in print format.

  • United States Government & Politics: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. 2017 Edition. Amsco Publications. 9781629748559 To be purchased in print format.

  • Students will also subscribe to UpFront Magazine, for which there is a $10 fee. Subscriptions will be managed by the school.

LANGUAGE

Note: Please check back later in the summer for updated digital textbook information.

Spanish III (Honors and College Prep)

  • Avancemos Level 3. Holt McDougal Publishing. ISBN 9780547871929 (Print Copy).

  • Avancemos Cuaderno: Práctica por niveles, Level 3. Holt McDougal Publishing. ISBN 9780618782208 To be purchased in print format.

Spanish IV (College Prep)

  • Avancemos Level 3. Holt McDougal Publishing. ISBN 9780547871929 (Print Copy). 

  • Supplemental Materials will be provided by the teacher

  • Avancemos Cuaderno: Práctica por niveles, Level 3. Holt McDougal Publishing. ISBN 9780618782208 To be purchased in print format (if already purchased, do not need to re-purchase)

Spanish IV (Honors)

Latin III

  • Ecce Romani III, 4th. Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall. School Group Publishing. ISBN 9780133610901 To be purchased in print format.

  • Ecce Romani III Language Activity Book. Pearson Prentice Hall. School Group Publishing ISBN 9780133610956

  • Note: Students should plan to use their Ecce Romani II book for the first few weeks of school.

ESL I

  • American English File Level 4, by Latham-Koenig, Christina & Oxenden. Oxford University Press ISBN 9780194776189 To be purchased in print format.

ESL II

  • American English File Level 5, Shostak. Oxford-Sadler. ISBN 9780194776196 To be purchased in print format.

SAT/ACT PREP

A unique aspect of the curriculum at SJP is the inclusion of an in-house, yearlong SAT/ACT Prep course. All juniors will take this course—see below for the required texts.

  • The Official SAT Study Guide, 2016 Edition (Official Study Guide for the New SAT) ISBN 9781457304309 To be purchased in print format.

  • The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2016 - 2017 1st Edition. ISBN-13: 978-1119225416 To be purchased in print format.

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