2012-2013 - NEW!
Required summer reading involves all English classes, Ancient History, and Renaissance Florence.
It is strongly recommended that students purchase the necessary books so that they annotate them as they read. Post-it notes are also an option if the text is borrowed.
As well, students are to bring all the books in on the first day of school and be ready to discuss the books. An assignment will be given by your teacher during the first few days of school. Summer Reading counts for 10% of your first quarter English grade, about the equivalent of a test grade. Your annotated book will be a part of that assessment.
For your convenience these texts are available from Classbook, found on the web at www.classbook.com.
Click here to download a pdf of the books list below.
• English I
Eight Plus One, Robert Cormier
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
• English II:
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
• English III:
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
• English IV:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
Little, Brown Young Readers
• Renaissance Florence:
Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture, by Ross King
** Extra Credit Summer Reading **
If you read these books your teacher will give you the opportunity for extra credit! See your teacher for details!
Ms. Arnold and Mr. Tisdale, English II:
Laughing Without an Accent, Firoozeh Dumas
Mr. Ireland and Ms. Berry, English III:
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Ms. Berry and Mr. Tisdale, English IV:
Deep River, Shusaku Endo
Mrs. Hughes-Lee, Ancient History
Bound, Donna Jo-Napoli
Ms. Hawley, U.S. History:
1776, David McCullough
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusion of Our Time, Michael Shermer
Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott
Longitude:The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Problem of His Time, Dana Sobel