Summer Reading List

Reading Book List for all Classes & Requirements for Honors and AP Classes

2015-16 CMHS English Supplemental Reading List – Grade 9

# Summer reading
* Taught in all classes
Other novels – teacher’s discretion

English 9

 

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Fallen Angels – William Dean Myers

Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

The Giver – Lois Lowry

# Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Never Cry Wolf – Farley Mowat

#Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

*Romeo and Juliet (textbook) – William Shakespeare

The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

West Side Story – Arthur Laurents

               

Honors English 9

 

* A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

Fallen Angels – William Dean Myers

#Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

* Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

* Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of Greek Myths

– Bernard Esvlin

# Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Never Cry Wolf – Farley Mowat

*Romeo and Juliet (textbook) – William Shakespeare

#The Diary of A Young Girl: Anne Frank – Anne Frank

The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare

War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells

West Side Story – Arthur Laurents

               

CMHS English Supplemental Reading List – Grade 10

# Summer reading
* Taught in all classes
Other novels – teacher’s discretion

English 10

 

A Doll’s House (text) – Henrik Ibsen

Diamonds In the Shadow – Caroline B. Cooney

*Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare

Night – Elie Wiesel

Oedipus Rex – Sophocles

Readings in World Literature

Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution – Ji-Li Jiang

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy

# Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

The Pearl – John Steinbeck

#Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

Warriors In The Crossfire – Nancy Bo Flood

 

Honors English 10

 

A Doll’s House (text) – Henrik Ibsen

*Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare

* The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Night – Elie Wiesel

*Oedipus Rex – Sophocles

Readings in World Literature

#Red Scard Girl – Jili Jiang

# Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

The PearlJohn Steinbeck

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy

# Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

Warriors In The Crossfire – Nancy Bo Flood

 

CMHS English Supplemental Reading List – Grade 11

 

# Summer reading
* Taught in all classes
Other novels – teacher’s discretion

 

English 11

 

* A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

# The Crucible – Arthur Miller

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

# The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

Ordinary People – Judith Guest

# To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

A Stillness at Appomattox – Bruce Catton

 

Honors English 11

* A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

# The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

# The Crucible – Arthur Miller

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

* The Laramie Project – Moises Kaufman

* The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

# Ordinary People – Judith Guest

* Separate Peace – John Knowles

# To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

A Stillness at Appomattox – Bruce Catton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition I

 

* A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

   A Stillness at Appomattox – Bruce Catton

# A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams

* The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

# The Crucible – Arthur Miller

* Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller

# The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

* The Laramie Project – Moises Kaufman

* Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

# Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston         

# To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

 

 

 

CMHS English Supplemental Reading List – Grade 12

 

# Summer reading
* Taught in all classes
Other novels – teacher’s discretion

English 12

 

Dracula – Bram Stoker

*Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

   Heart of Darkness/ Secret Sharer – Joseph Conrad

# Lord of the Flies – William Golding

*Macbeth (text) – William Shakespeare

A Man for All Seasons – Robert Bolt

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

 

 

Honors English 12

 

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

Dracula – Bram Stoker

*Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

*Hamlet – William Shakespeare

# Heart of Darkness/Secret Sharer – Joseph Conrad 

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

# Lord of the Flies – William Golding

* Macbeth (text) – William Shakespeare

# A Man for All Seasons – Robert Bolt

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

Wit – Margaret Edson

 

 

 

Advanced Placement Literature and Composition II

 

#A Man for All Seasons – Robert Bolt

Dracula – Bram Stoker

*Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

* Hamlet – William Shakespeare

# Heart of Darkness/Secret Sharer – Joseph Conrad

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

# Lord of the Flies – William Golding

# Macbeth – William Shakespeare

Othello – William Shakespeare

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – Tom Stoppard

# Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw

* Wit – Margaret Edson

 

 

 

 

Reading I:

 

*A Long Walk to Water – Linda Sue Park

*The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cineros

*Z for Zachariah – Robert C. O’Brien

 

 

 

Reading II:

 

*Monster – Walter Dean Myers

 

 

Summer Preparation for AP 12 for 2015-2016

Mastro Nard – Room 140

Please read the following books and instructions: If you are in a position to purchase the books, please do, and while reading under the dangerous UV rays on some remote beach with your family, highlight significant areas; it makes reading and reflection so much easier.

 

  1. Secret Sharer/Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad. Read SS first, then tackle Heart or Darkness, which is very descriptive. Find 2 literary criticisms for each; copy them and have them available the first day of class.   You may want to use “guides” to accompany the reading for Heart of Darkness. (Library or internet) While “Cliff/Monarch Notes” are helpful, they are not acceptable as resource material for documentation. Please keep that in mind. However, you may want to reference the bibliography section for further literary criticisms!    Submit – 2 Literary Criticisms (not summaries)
  2. Macbeth/Hamlet – Will Shakespeare Please listen to an audio tape or watch a Film found in the public library for Macbeth . View Mel” Gibson’s Hamlet on DVD, as Shakespeare’s plays are meant to be read aloud or watched! (Note as concisely as you can the plot, characterization, and symbols. Please locate and copy 2 literary criticisms (essays) that discuss various themes or concepts in Macbeth. Read and Highlight some important literary criticisms.              Submit- 2 literary criticisms
  3. The Lord of the Flies- William Golding – Please locate and highlight two literary criticisms that address Golding’s theme or symbolism. (DVD): Black & White version is great.

 

 

 

 

  1. 4. Revise Your Resume

The resume will serve as a personal summary for teachers who write your college recommendations and for references in seeking scholarship, employment, and/or media releases. The resume will be collected and evaluated the first day of class! Please use a format from Word. Aesthetically, it should be attractive and balanced. Go to . . . Word: File: New, Template (on the left), scroll to Resumes and CV’s, then Basic Resume, select a form that accommodates your talents. You can add, delete….Do not incorporate an objective. You may want to incorporate a memorable quotation that reflects your “spirit”  Have you saved the resume from Communications?                                                         Submit – Resume

 

  1. Find a literary quotation that represents you or your philosophy of life for your portfolio cover. Create a cover. Be sure to note the author and information about that author.                Submit – Cover
  2. Suggestions for AP!
  1. Be prepared the first day of school with these supplies:

 

I know this is a great demand, but you are great people! Having these requirements complete will lighten your burden throughout the whole semester, heighten your test scores, provide incentives for literary competitions, obtain “sustenance” for college essays, improve concentration, and refine your creative and analytical skills. Organize your senior English schedule ASAP. Work with friends. Count on having this class 1st Semester. BTW, work will be checked he first day of class; evaluations of plays/novels will precede discussion in class.

2015-2016 Summer Preparation for Grade 12: Honors English

  1. Mastro Nard – Room 140

 

Please read the following books and instructions: If you are in a position to purchase the books, please do, and while reading under the dangerous UV rays on some remote beach with your family, highlight significant areas; it makes reading and reflection so much easier. This novel will be available to you on-line. .

 

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                                                                                                Submit – Drama Analysis (sheet provided)

 

Secret Sharer/Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – Read/ Notes on Imperialism: Research on –line for greater understanding.                                    Submit – 1 page notes on Imperialism/ 1 Literary                                                                                                   Critique on Heart of Darkness(highlighted)

 

 

 

 

  1. The resume will serve as a personal summary for teachers who write your college recommendations and for references in seeking scholarship, employment, and/or media releases. The resume will be collected and evaluated the first day of class! Please use a format from Word. Aesthetically, it should be attractive and balanced. Go to . . . Word: File: New, Template (on the left), scroll to Resumes and CV’s, then Basic Resume, select a form that accommodates your talents. You can add, delete….Do not incorporate an objective. You may want to incorporate a memorable quotation that reflects your “spirit”   Have you saved the resume from Communications?
  2.  Find a literary quotation that represents you or your philosophy of life for your portfolio cover. Be sure to note the author and information about that author. Create a cover page that is attractive and colorful. Sample provided
  3.  
  4.                                                                                                                 Submit – 1 Title Page
  5. Be prepared the first day of school with the above and these supplies:

 

      I know this is a great demand, but you are great people! Having these requirements complete will lighten your burden throughout the whole semester, raise your test scores, provide incentives for literary competitions, obtain “sustenance” for college essays, improve concentration, and refine your creative and analytical skills. Organize your senior English schedule ASAP. Work with friends. Count on having this class 1st Semester. BTW, work will be checked the first day of class; evaluations of plays/novels will precede discussion in class.