2014 SUMMER reading
Listed below are the summer reading assignments by grade and/or placement level for English. 

Students are responsible for reading the book(s) and having an individual copy of that book(s) for assessment at the beginning of the school year.

Students will not be required to take notes on their summer reading this year.

The list below can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.

GRADE 9 - Class of 2018
All freshmen CP1 students will read ONE of the following, and all honors students will read TWO:
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein
Hole in My Life - Jack Gantos
Armageddon Summer - Jane Yolen & Bruce Coville

All freshmen CP students will read ONE of the following:
The Shakespeare Stealer - Gary Blackwood
The Art of Keeping Cool - Janet Lisle

GRADE 10 - Class of 2017
All sophomore CP1 students will read ONE of the following, and all honors students will read TWO:
Everything is Illuminated  - Jonathan Safran Foer
Monster - Walter Dean Myers
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
The Maze Runner - James Dashner

Grammar Assignment for Sophomores Taking Honors English in 2014-15 

All sophomore CP students will read ONE of the following:
The Burning Bridge (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2) - John Flanagan
Tangerine - Edward Bloor
Kit's Wilderness - David Almond
Dogsong - Gary Paulsen

GRADE 11 - Class of 2016
All junior CP1 students will read ONE of the following, and all honors students will read TWO:
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Watership Down - Richard Adams

All junior CP students will read ONE of the following:
Shadow Divers - Robert Kurston
Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson

All junior Advanced Placement students will read TWO of the following:
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology - ed. Louis Fischer
The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston

GRADE 12 - Class of 2015
All senior CP1 students will read ONE of the following, and all honors students will read TWO:
The Good Earth - Pearl Buck
Siddhartha - Herman Hess
The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston

All senior CP students will read ONE of the following:
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

All senior Advanced Placement students will read BOTH of the following:
Beowulf - Seamus Heaney (translator)
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift

AP English Summer Literature Assignment for Class of 2015

 

 


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