• Summer Reading List
     

    Below you will find the summer reading list. Students are to acquire the novels, read them, and take detailed notes before the first day of the semester in which they are taking English.  The historical document readings can be found online or in The Patriot’s Handbook compiled by Carolyn Kennedy. Students will have homework assigned on readings which can be found in the book or online.  This book will be used from9th through 12th grade at the school, and many colleges and universities use readings from this work.  We strongly recommend that students have their own copy of the book or printed documents from online so they can reference at home and in class. 

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

    Sincerely,

    The English Department

     
     Rising Freshmen:

    Novel – Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    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 Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

     

    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