• Summer Reading List
    for 2012-2013

    To Whom It May Concern:

    The following is the summer reading and tone words lists that you are required to have read and studied prior to the first day of classes. The readings can be found online or in The Patriot’s Handbook compiled by Carolyn Kennedy. We have copies of the book that you may purchase at the school for $5. This book will be used from 9th through 12th grade at the school, and many colleges and universities also use readings from this work.

    We hope that you have a great summer and get plenty of rest.

    Sincerely,

    English Department

    John Ganshert,, Libby McCandless,, and Robert March


    Rising Freshmen:

    Novel - The Catcher in the Rye

    Reading from The Patriot’s Guide – “If I Had a Country, I Should Be a Patriot” by Frederick Douglass (P. 202)

    Be prepared to make connections between the two readings.

    Tone Words to Define and Memorize:

    Insolent

    Platitude

    Pragmatic

    Ardent

    Malicious

    Rising Sophomores:

    Novel – Mythology by Edith Hamilton

    Reading from The Patriot’s Guide – “Democracy in America” by Alexis De Tocqueville (P. 79)

    Tone words to define and memorize:

    Prosaic

    Glib

    Convoluted

    Blithe

    Didactic

     
     

    Rising Juniors:

    Novel – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark

    Twain

    Reading from The Patriot’s Guide – “As Regards

    Patriotism” by Mark Twain (P. 94)

    Tone Words to Define and Memorize:

    Sardonic

    Platitude

    Ephemeral

    Sanguine

    Jaded

    Rising Seniors:

    Novel – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Reading from The Patriot’s Guide – “Inaugural Address” by John F. Kennedy (P. 61)

    Tone Words to Define and Memorize:

    Wry

    Laudatory

    Indignant

    Admonition

    Antithetical