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WAHS Summer Reading Information

WAHS Summer Reading Information
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WAHS Summer Reading
2017 - 2018


It is the expectation that all West Ashley High School students for the 2017-2018 school year complete the assigned summer reading for each grade level. The reading selections are to be completed by the beginning of the first quarter (if you are taking an English class first semester) or the third quarter (if you are taking an English class second semester). Due dates for assessments will be shared with students during the first week of classes.

Please read about the
Characteristics of a Young Adult Book to find out what criteria are taken into accounting when choosing books for summer reading.

Honors English I

Read Eli the Good by Silas House OR A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

To view the assessments for and to find out more about Honors English I, click
HERE.

Honors English II

Read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe AND Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya.

To view the assessments for and to find out more about Honors English II, click
HERE.

Honors English III

Read House of Mirth by Edith Wharton AND one book from the list.

Book of Choice - Choose One.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Take One by Karen Kingsbury
The Color of Water by James McBride
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin\
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Calico Joe by John Grisham

To view the assessments for and to find out more about Honors English III, click
HERE.

Honors English IV

Read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte’ AND Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

To view the assessments for and to find out more about Honors English IV, click
HERE.

Dual Credit English

English 101 - Assignments are due before the first class (See class Ms. Jickling’s webpage for details.) Click HERE for more information.

Read
1984 by George Orwell AND The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman.

English 203 / 205
- Assignments will be given on the first day of class.

Read
The Awakening by Kate Chopin AND The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

To view the assessments for and to find out more about Dual Credit English, click
HERE.

AP English Literature and Composition

Read both works.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

To view the assessments for and to find out more about AP English Literature and Composition, click
HERE.

AP English Language and Composition

Read both works.
Thank You For Arguing by Jay Heinrichs
Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard

To view the assessments for and to find out more about AP English Language and Composition, click
HERE.


CP English I

Read Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper OR Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Assessments for CP English I will be assigned on the first day of class.

CP English II

Read Copper Sun by Sharon Draper OR The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Assessments for CP English II will be assigned on the first day of class.

CP English III

Read Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton OR The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

Assessments for CP English III will be assigned on the first day of class.

CP English IV

Read one of the following.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Bleachers by John Grisham
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Fences by August Wilson

Assessments for CP English IV will be assigned on the first day of class.


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