2017 Summer Reading
These books are required reading prior to entrance in the following English classes:

 

ENGLISH IV:
          Lord of the Flies - William Golding
          Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
 
ENGLISH IV BASIC:
          The Contender - Robert Lipsyte
          The Wave - Todd Strasser
 

ENGLISH III:

          The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
          The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitsgerald (preface by Matthew J. Bruccoli)
 
ENGLISH III BASIC:
          The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
          Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
 
ENGLISH II:
          Our Town - Thornton Wilder
          To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
 
ENGLISH I:
          The Miracle Worker - William Gibson
          A Separate Peace - John Knowles
 

8th ENGLISH:

          Good Old Boy - Willie Morris    (ISBN 0-916242-68-4)
          Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain  (ISBN 0-486-40077-8)
 
7th ENGLISH:
          Choose 2 AR books on grade level, excluding Kavik, The Hiding Place, and
          No Promises in the Wind and take the tests earning a minimum of 8 points.
 
6th ENGLISH:
          Choose 2 AR books on grade level and take the AR tests. Excluding the following:
           Among the Hidden, The Giver, Number the Stars, Where the Red Fern Grows,
           The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
  1. The summer reading program operates with adminstrative approval.
  2. All of the above books are available unabridged in paperback. Most are available in local libraries.
  3. Class discussion, writing assignments, and tasks during the first quarter of fall semester will involve the books. In English III the entire first quarter focuses on the summer reading works in two units of study: the modern American novel and modern American drama.
  4. A cursory reading of the book is not adequate preparation for the book test. The following are suggestions for the study of summer reading books:

A. As students read, they should make notes about content; underlining and writing in the margins (in personal copies) is another way to note significant material.

B. Students should write a brief summary of each chapter and make a list identifying major characters, places, and events.

C. Students should make a vocabulary list with definitions of new words. Looking up such words aids in comprehension.

D. The final test on summer reading is usually objective and frequently standardized. The goal of this test is simply to determine the student's knowledge of content; the focus of the questions, thus, is on details.