Summer Reading Requirements

Summer Reading Requirements

Summer Reading, English Department, 2021-2022 Academic Year

9th Grade—PLUS and TraditionalThe Necklace by Guy de Maupassant and The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

9th Grade—HonorsFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

10th Grade—All LevelsOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

11th Grade—Plus, Traditional, and HonorsFrankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818 edition, Signet Classics and Penguin Classics are good options)

11th Grade—AP English Language and CompositionOn Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser (accompanying assignment was given by Ms. Zeanah at the end of the school year, AP Lang will not read Frankenstein)

12th Grade—Plus, Traditional, and HonorsLife of Pi by Yann Martel

12th Grade—Dual Enrollment English (U of M)On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser (Dual Enrollment will not read Life of Pi)

12th Grade—AP LiteratureOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (accompanying assignment was given by Ms. Baker at the end of the school year, AP Lit will not read Life of Pi)

Every student will be responsible for having read their assigned book by the first day of class. The assessment will be the first week of school—most likely the second day of class. The assessment will consist of five, long answer questions. Each question will be worth 10 points each—for a total of 50 points. Questions can vary among teachers.

Other than these 50 points, the students will write a summer reading essay worth 100 points. The summer reading essay assignment will be introduced by the second week of class. Therefore, summer reading will be worth a total of 150 points.

The daily work grades and the homework grades associated with the summer reading essay (such as peer reviews and outlines and thesis statements) will assess general skills and the points associated with these assignments are not considered part of the summer reading 150 points.