May 12, 2017
You will be assessed on these novel(s) sometime during the first two weeks of school. Please have your books read before school starts. If you enrolled at the beginning of the school year, a testing date will be set by your teacher.
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English I – Choose ONE of the following novels:
1. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
2. Uglies by Scott Westerfield
3. Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin
4. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
5. Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal
English I Honors – Read #1, #2, and #3 of the English I novels.
English II – Choose ONE of the following novels:
1. Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
2. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
3. Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron
English II Honors –Read ALL of the following novels (4 total). ENGLISH II HONORS STUDENTS MUST join the English II Remind page. Text 81010 and enter @grammarluv in the message box. You will be updated with specific selections for book #3.
1. Eat, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
2. Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
3. Mythology by Edith Hamilton – see Remind messages for English II Honors for specific selections
4. Choose 1 of the regular English II novels
English III – Choose ONE of the following novels:
1. Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
2. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
3. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
AP Language – Read ALL of the following novels:
1. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
2. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
3. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
English IV – Choose ONE of the following novels:
1. Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
2. Columbine by Dave Cullen
3. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
English IV AP – Read ALL of the assigned novels and view the film
1. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
2. About a Boy by Nick Hornby
3. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
4. Movie: Much Ado About Nothing – Kenneth Branagh or Joss Whedon version
Dual Enrollment – Read the following:
1. Reign of Error by Diane Ravitch
2. Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year by Esme Cadell