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SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS 
HONORS AND AP ENGLISH

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An overview of summer reading follows below.

9th Grade Honors Summer Reading Requirements

 All students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee


10th Grade Honors Summer Reading Requirements

All students are required to read The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien


11th Grade Honors English Summer Reading Requirements

All students are required to read The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


AP Language and Composition Summer Reading Requirements

All students are required to read In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote.

In addition, students are required to choose one of the following novels from below and turn in one handwritten dialectical journal. The dialectical journal is due the first day of school. 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai

A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand

Kabul Beauty School, an American woman goes beyond the veil, Deborah Rodriguez

Freakonomics, Stephen Levitt

The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger

Black Like Me, John Howard Griffith

All the President’s MenCarl Bernstein and Robert Woodward

Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival, Anderson Cooper

Fast Food NationEric Schlosser

The JungleUpton Sinclair

The OutliersMalcom Gladwell

The Thirteen American ArgumentsHoward Fineman

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat TillmanJon Krakauer

12th Grade Honors Summer Reading Requirements

All students are required to read Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley


AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading Requirements

New for 2018-2019!

All students are required to read Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas C. Foster, take a test and complete a project.


An Important Note About Plagiarism

All of the work in these assignments must be completed by YOU. Do not copy documents from the Internet and attempt to turn them in as your own. This is a direct violation of the CCHS Handbook Rule #24, which states:

Cheating includes plagiarism, copying from online or other sources without giving credit, copying someone else’s work or notes, knowingly allowing someone to copy your work or notes, and/or using unauthorized materials on a test or quiz.

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Independent Reading in English 9 and English 10

Every six weeks grading period, students must read independently at least ONE novel (separate from reading assigned in class). For Standard English, this book must be worth at least 5 Accelerated Reader points. For Honors English, the book must be worth at least 10 AR points.

Students should choose a book based on reading and interest level. 

Students may be asked to complete the following assignments each week:

  •   Daily reading log
  •   Weekly group share

At the end of each six weeks, student comprehension of the book will be assessed in the form of a test (Accelerated Reader or teacher-made), project, or presentation. 

Your teacher may also design additional assignments such as projects, discussion posts, or writing to accompany independent reading.

Students may choose to read more than one book independently to earn extra credit at the teacher’s discretion.


Summer Reading Tests for Honors and AP English students!

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Click here to TAKE AN AR TEST (only at school and during school hours)