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2017 HS Required Summer Reading

High School Directions: Students will read the assigned book(s) for their grade level and complete the summer reading guide for each book. Completed assignments should be brought back the first week of school in August.

Summer reading guide (PDF)
Summer reading guide (Word doc)


For English I (incoming 9th graders):

  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

For English I Pre-AP (incoming 9th graders who have signed up for the advanced class):

  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
    AND
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

For English II (incoming 10th graders):

  • I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

For English II Pre-AP (incoming 10th graders who have signed up for the advanced class):

  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
    AND
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

For English III Academics (incoming 11th graders):

  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller

For English III Honors (incoming 11th graders):

  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
    AND
  • My Antonia by Willa Cather

For English III AP Language and Composition (incoming 11th graders who have signed up for the AP course):

Complete the given questions for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (in place of the summer reading guide). Click here for the questions.

  • The Damned Human Race: an essay by Mark Twain (link to essay)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

For English IV Academic (incoming 12th graders):

  • The Sword and the Stone by T.H. White

For English IV Honors(incoming 12th graders):

  • The Sword and the Stone by T.H. White
    AND
  • Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney (it must be this version)

For English IV AP Literature and Composition (incoming 12th graders who have signed up for the AP course):

Complete the summer reading guides for both novels. 

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • 1984 by George Orwell
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