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

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 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 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.
 
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 both of the following books during the summer prior to the
opening of school.
 
Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
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.

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.