Honors English 11

Reading American Literature

In addition to the Honors English Summer Reading texts, students will provide evidence of reading which is ongoing and continuous throughout each semester. This will be reflected in authentic, original, and thoughtful reader's responses which will be recorded in each student's OneNote digital notebook. This is also a significant component of the capstone for each semester - the semester portfolio.

To create this evidence, students will engage in independent and book-group reading which must include at least one of these texts each semester:

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

My Antonia by Willa Cather

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

October Sky by Homer Hickam

The Natural by Bernard Malamud

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Whole-class texts will also provide students with opportunities to develop evidence of reading which is ongoing and continuous.

Fall Semester Whole-Class Texts:


Spring Semester Whole-Class Texts: