HIGH SCHOOL HONORS SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Students enrolled in honors level English courses should read the following novels critically over the summer in preparation for the class they are about to take.
|COURSE||TITLE & AUTHOR|
|English 1 Honors||The Pearl, John Steinbeck||and||novel of your choice|
|English 2 Honors||A Separate Peace, John Knowles||and||novel of your choice|
|English 3 Honors||The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne||and||novel of your choice|
|English 4 Honors/AP/IB||Lord of the Flies, William Golding||and||novel of your choice|
|IB English||Oedipus Rex, Sophocles||and||Poetics, Aristotle|
As students read each book, they are expected to annotate the text. If the book was borrowed from the library or read using an electronic device, the student should keep a double-entry journal or reader’s notebook while reading. Annotating texts is an expectation of college and career ready students.
Upon returning to school, students should be prepared to discuss the required and choice texts. Students’ comprehension of the required reading will be assessed through the composition of an essay. Students should refer to their annotations while crafting the essay. Teachers will continue to incorporate themes and topics from these novels throughout the course.
Current for the 2017-18 school year.
Summer Reading List and Guides