Preparing for HS English II1. READ - Take a book with you to the beach! The more you read, the better your fluency and vocabulary will be for the start of the new year. Don't stress about reading a huge novel or some profound classic - just read. Read the newspaper, a magazine or even a graphic novel.2. WRITE - Keep a journal or diary. Write a short story about your summer vacation or a personal narrative to introduce yourself to me and bring it with you in the Fall. Writing helps you use your vocabulary and practice grammatical structures.3. Get ready for fun! I love to joke around and laugh - humor is essential to learning! Come prepared to work hard, but to have a good time in the process.