Antelope Valley School District

Summer Reading Lists

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN HONORS, IB or AP ENGLISH CLASSES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE SUMMER READING BEFORE THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

 

Honors English 9
Summer Reading Assignment

2020-2021

All students enrolled in Honors English 9 for the 2020-2021 school year are required to read the following book during the summer prior to the opening of school.

Greek Gods and Heroes, Robert Graves

During the first few weeks of school, teachers will be holding class discussion on the reading; therefore, it is important that students are prepared to participate.  As a culminating activity, students will write an analytical essay at their teacher’s direction.  In addition, students will be required to take an objective test on the novel the first week of school.

Students are encouraged to purchase their own copies of these books so they can highlight and take notes as they read.  Books are available at Barnes and Noble or online.

Contact Mr. Mahady at kmahady@avhsd.org if you have questions or concerns.

Important: Students who have not done the assigned reading are subject to
being dropped from this honors class and placed in a regular English class in the
fall.

 
 
 
 

Honors English 10

Summer Reading Assignment

2020-2021

 

All students enrolled in Honors English 10 for the 2020-2021 school year are required to read both of the following books during the summer prior to the opening of school.

Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air

Yann Martel, Life of Pi 

Assignment: Students should take careful notes in their books examining literary elements including, but not limited to: themes, motifs, characters, setting, tone, and point of view. These are terms students should be conversant with as they enter the sophomore year honors classroom.

During the first few weeks of school, teachers will be focusing on these novels in class discussion; therefore, it is important that students are prepared.  As a culminating activity, students will write an analytical essay at their teacher’s direction. In addition, students will be required to take objective tests on both books during the first weeks of the school year. 

Students are encouraged to purchase their own copies of these books so they can highlight and take notes as they read.  Books are available at any online book site or Barnes and Noble.

Contact Mr. Mahady at kmahady@avhsd.org if you have questions or concerns.
 
Important: Students who have not done the assigned reading are subject to
being dropped from this honors class and placed in a regular English class in the
fall.
 
 
 

AP/IB English 11

Summer Reading Assignment

2020-2021

All students enrolled in IB English 11 or Advanced Placement English 11 for the 2020-2021 school year are required to read the following books during the summer prior to the opening of school: 

AP/English 11

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller 

IB English 11

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

Students should take careful notes in their books examining literary elements including, but not limited to: themes, motifs, characters, setting, tone, and point of view. These are terms students should be conversant with as they enter the junior year honors classroom. 

During the first few weeks of school, teachers will be focusing on these novels in class discussion; therefore, it is important that students are prepared.  As a culminating activity, students will write an analytical essay at their teacher’s direction. In addition, students should prepare to take objective tests on both books during the first weeks of the school year.  

Students are encouraged to purchase their own copies of these books so they can highlight and take notes as they read.  Books are available at any online book site or Barnes and Noble. 

Important:  Students who have not done the assigned reading are subject to being dropped from this honors class and placed in a regular English class in the fall.

Contact Mr. Mahady at kmahady@avhsd.org if you have questions or concerns.
 
During the first few weeks of school, teachers will be focusing on these novels in
class discussion; therefore, it is important that students are prepared. As a
culminating activity, students will write an analytical essay at their teacher’s
direction. In addition, students will be required to take objective tests on both
books during the first weeks of the school year.

Students are encouraged to purchase their own copies of these books so they
can highlight and take notes as they read. Books are available at any online
book site or Barnes and Noble.

Important: Students who have not done the assigned reading are subject to
being dropped from this honors class and placed in a regular English class in the
fall.
 
 
 

International Baccalaureate Program
Advanced Placement

IB/AP English 12

Summer Reading Assignment

2020-2021

All students enrolled in AP/IB English 12 for the 2020-2021 school year are required to read the following books during the summer prior to the opening of school.

AP/English 12

Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

O'Brien, In the Lake of the Woods

IB/English 12

Bui, The Best That We Could Do

O'Brien, In the Lake of the Woods

Students should take careful notes in their books examining literary elements including, but not limited to: themes, motifs, characters, setting, tone, and point of view. These are terms students should be conversant with as they enter the senior year honors classroom.

During the first few weeks of school, teachers will be focusing on these novels in class discussion; therefore, it is important that students are prepared.  As a culminating activity, students will write an analytical essay at their teacher’s direction.

Contact Mr. Mahady at kmahady@avhsd.org if you have questions or concerns.
Students are encouraged to purchase their own copies of these books so they
can highlight and take notes as they read. Books are available at Barnes and
Noble or any online site.