English Summer Assignments

The expectation is that students read for content and style. Students should obtain a personal copy, so utilizing a note-taking strategy is essential for supporting retention (sticky notes, highlighting, writing in margins, chapter summary notes, etc). Some graphic organizers to support independent reading are also provided on our website. Students should be prepared for a major assessment (test/essay/oral exam) at the beginning of the year. This will be our first unit, so it is essential that students have read their text prior to the start of the school year.

Extra Resources for those who would like:

How to annotate in your English Class, Click HERE

T-Chart- Click HERE

How to mark a book, Click HERE

Novel Chapter Summery Worksheet, Click HERE

Reading I: Waiting for Anya

Available on Amazon HERE

Audio of text available HERE

Reading II: Where the Red Fern Grows

Available on Amazon HERE

Audio of text available HERE

Read for free online: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=Z3JlZW52aWxsZXNjaG9vbHMudXN8bXItZXxneDo3ZTQ2YWQyZDFhZDBmYjUw  


English 9 CP: Ender's Game

Available HERE on Amazon or free electronically:


English 9 H: The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

Available HERE on Amazon or free electronically: http://www.riversidelocalschools.com/Downloads/the_miracle_worker%20pdf.pdf   


English 10 CP: Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Available HERE on Amazon or free electronically here: https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/the-red-badge-of-courage-chapters-1-22.pdf


English 10 H: Huckleberry Finn

Available HERE on Amazon or free electronically here:



Lit 11/12 CP: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Available HERE on Amazon or free electronically here: https://www.secret-satire-society.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Ray-Bradbury-Fahrenheit-451.pdf  

AP Lit: Hamlet and Glass Castle

Glass Castle: Students will get an edited version of Glass Castle in their summer mailing

Hamlet: Available HERE on Amazon or free electronically here:



AP Lang: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Available HERE on Amazon or for free electronically here: http://www.capitalessence.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Moonwalking_with_Einstein_-_Foer__Joshua.pdf