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Summer Reading Success & Support Website!  
  


    Summer reading is an important part of your progress as a reader.  If you are enrolled in SCHS for the 2018-2019 school year, please join us in reading the titles we have selected.  Summer reading and writing are required for Standard English III, Honors English I-IV, and Advanced Placement English III & IV classes and strongly encouraged for all levels.  This website is designed to provide you with the list of titles and assignments for this summer, tell you a little about the selections, and to give you some ideas about how to take notes to help you comprehend and retain what you read.  Click on your grade level in the left hand margin to get started.  Happy reading!  

There are many places where you can purchase or borrow your summer reading.  Click 
Book Access for details on where to find your book(s).  


2019-2020 SCHS Summer Reading At-a-Glance


Honors English I (1 book and a writing assignment)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

OR The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

OR Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Honors English II (1 book, related readings, and a writing assignment)

When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi

English III

Standard (1 book and a writing assignment)

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

OR The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


Honors (2 books and a writing assignment)

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

AND The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


AP Language & Composition/AP III (3 books and a writing assignment)

A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel

AND Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

AND EITHER Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt OR The Color of Water by James McBride

English IV

Honors (2 books, 1 movie, related readings, and a writing assignment)

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (text version and movie) AND

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


AP Literature & Composition/AP IV (3 books and a writing assignment)

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

AND 1984 by George Orwell   

AND EITHER Frankenstein by Mary Shelley OR Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


Click on your course in the left margin for details on corresponding writing assignments and related readings.