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Thursday, July 16, 2015

English Honors and AP Summer Reading Reminder

All English Honors and AP students are expected to select a book from our school wide summer reading list in addition to their assigned class reading. Students are encouraged to purchase copies of books and to highlight and/or annotate significant passages as they read. Students will be assessed on their summer reading at the beginning of the Fall Semester. For more information, students should go the the following website, http://goo.gl/jtXq5M, or contact their respective teacher. For the following classes, students are expected to choose one novel to read and take notes on so they are prepared for class discussions and assessments when school begins in August.

Freshmen Honors
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Sophomore Honors
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Postoevsky
Master Harold...and the Boys by Athol Fugard
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Plague by Albert Camus
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Junior Honors
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (This book is highly suggested)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women by Jay Allison
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

For the following classes, students are expected to read and take notes on all listed books and essays. Students must also answer all questions at the end of each essay. All reading materials will be discussed and assessed when school begins in August.

AP Language (Junior English)
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Great Gasby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
50 Essays (3rd Edition)
"Turkeys in the Kitchen" by Dave Barry
"The Declaration of Independence" by Thomas Jefferson
"Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"In Search of our Mother's Gardens" by Alice Walker

AP Literature (Senior English)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte