Summer Reading Lists

2019 Summer Reading Assignments

Each student is required to read Click and Mend, graphic novels by Zuiker Press AND the books required for the English class he/she will be taking for the 2019-20 school year (see below).

Common Reading:

The practice of assigning students “common reading”—asking them to read the same book simultaneously—has gained popularity in recent years as secondary schools, colleges, and universities have sought new ways to enrich the campus experience. Common reading programs rest on a simple idea: that reading the same book brings people closer together as a community.

As the whole school is taking part in this "common read," we thought we would make it a little more interesting!

English 9- Regents & Honors

All students must read Click and Mend, graphic novels by Zuiker Press

In addition to these novels, 9 Regents must read:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird  (Harper Lee)

 

In addition to Click and Mend, 9 Honors must read:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird  (Harper Lee) AND
  • Alas Babylon (Pat Frank)

 

Assignment(s):

  1.  An assessment will be given upon return on key items in the books.
English 10- Regents and Honors

All students must read Click and Mend, graphic novels by Zuiker Press

In addition to these novels, 10 Regents must read:

  • Looking for Alaska (John Green)

 

In addition to Click and Mend, 10 Honors must read:

  • Looking for Alaska (John Green) AND
  • Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)

 

ASSIGNMENT:

  1. Assessment will be given upon return to school on key elements within each book.
English 11- Regents

All students must read Click and Mend, graphic novels by Zuiker Press

In addition to these novels, English 11 Regents must read:

  • The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)

 

ASSIGNMENT:

  1. An assessment will be given upon return to school on key elements within the books.
English 11- AP English Language and Composition

All students must read Click and Mend, graphic novels by Zuiker Press

In addition to this book, AP English Lang and Comp must read:

  • On Writing (Stephen King) AND
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)

 

ASSIGNMENT:

  1. An assessment will be given upon return to school on key elements within the books.
English 12- College Writing

All students must read Click and Mend, graphic novels by Zuiker Press

In addition to this book, English 12 must read:

  1. Into the Wild (John Krakauer)

Assignment:

  1. An assessment will be given upon return to school on key elements within the book.
English 12- AP English Literature and Composition

All students must read Click and Mend, graphic novels by Zuiker Press

In addition to this book, AP English Lit and Comp must read:

  • The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams) AND
  • Mansfield Park (Jane Austen)

ASSIGNMENT:

  1. An assessment will be given upon return to school on key elements within the books.