DIRECTIONS: Find the English course you will be taking next year (2010-2011) to find your assigned reading for the summer. All students will complete journals to hand in on the first day of class in August.. These books may be purchased at the book store of any mall or ordered on line through Amazon. A few will be in the town library and a few are available at the WHHS Library.
Honors English IV and English 430 CP
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Honors journal given in class)
Honors English III
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Eleventh Grade English (English III CP):
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Tenth Grade English (English II Honors, English II CP):
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Ninth Grade English (at
Hit the Road by Caroline B. Cooney
Sixteen-year-old Brit is illegally driving her grandmother Nannie and two other elderly women to their 65th college reunion. To arrive at their destination, Brit has to improve her driving, keep her parents from finding out what she and Nannie are up to, and give constant updates on her cell phone to her various friends and Coop, the boy she has loved for ages but who has blatantly snubbed her. Coop becomes suddenly interested in Brit and her cross-country caper involving a kidnapping of one of the elderly women. Brit has to confront the grown son of the kidnapped woman in a final showdown, but along the way she learns some valuable lessons about growing up and growing older.
or Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SUMMER
College Prep Journals will include
· Two – Three sentences of overview for each chapter
· Three – five sentences in a response to each chapter
Chapter One of Animal Farm introduces the animals and their lives on the farm. Old Major gives his speech urging the animals to rise up against man who has them in slavery. Also, the animals learn the song “Beasts of England.”
I thought reading about animals was pretty neat but also funny with animals talking and hating man. I felt sorry for the poor treatment they were given by Mr. Jones. His forgetting to feed them and forgetting to milk the cows was inexcusable. Even though the story is about animals wanting to revolt, the author made the story very real because the animals have human characteristics. This realness makes the story even more interesting.