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

2018-2019

All students enrolled in Honors English 9 for the 2018-2019 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 prepare to participate.  As a culminating activity, students write an analytical essay or complete a related project at their teacher’s direction.  In addition, students will be required to take an objective test on the novel on Thursday of 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.

Important:  Students who have not done the assigned reading may be automatically dropped from this honors class and placed in a regular English class in the fall.

 

 

Honors English 10

Summer Reading Assignment

2018-2019

All students enrolled in Honors English 10 for the 2018-2019 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 elements of story including themes, motifs, characters, setting, tone, and point of view.

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 will be automatically dropped from this honors class and placed in a regular English class in the fall.

 

 

AP English 11

Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

Summer Reading Assignment

2018-2019

 

All students enrolled in Advanced Placement English 11 for the 2018-2019 school year are required to read both of the following books during the summer prior to the opening of school:

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller

Students should take careful notes in their books examining elements of story including themes, motifs, characters, setting, tone, and point of view.

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 will be automatically dropped from this honors class and placed in a regular English class in the fall.

 

International Baccalaureate Program

IB English 11

Summer Reading Assignment

2018-2019

All students enrolled in IB English 11 for the 2018-2019 school year are required to read both of the following books during the summer prior to the opening of school:

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

Students should take careful notes in their books examining elements of story including themes, motifs, characters, setting, tone, and point of view.

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 will be automatically dropped from this honors class and placed in a regular English class in the fall.

 

 

International Baccalaureate Program

IB/AP English 12

Summer Reading Assignment

2018-2019

All students enrolled in AP/IB English 12 for the 2018-2019 school year are required to read both of the following books during the summer prior to the opening of school.

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

Tim O'Brien, In the Lake of the Woods

Students should take careful notes in their books examining elements of story including themes, motifs, characters, setting, tone, and point of view.

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.

Note:  Both of these books contain adult themes. 

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.