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2019 - 2020 Summer Reading Information

Summer Reading Information
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It is the expectation that all West Ashley High School students for the 2019 - 2020 school year complete the assigned summer reading for their 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 Young Adult Books
to find out what criteria are taken into account when choosing books for summer reading.




CP English I, II, III, & IV

This year there will be no assigned reading for those taking a CP English course. We are, however, partnering with the Charleston County Public Library to challenge students to read as many pages as they can.

Visit 
www.ccpl.org/summeronline to sign up, to look at the different prizes being offered, and to track your summer reading.



Honors English I

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

Summer Reading Assessments for Honors English I will be assigned to students during the first week of class.



Ho
nors English II

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

Summer Reading  Assessments for Honors English II will be assigned during the first week of class.


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
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
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

Summer Reading Assessments for Honors English III will be assigned during the first week of class.



Honors English IV

Read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte’ AND Bleachers by John Grisham.

Summer Reading Assessments for Honors English IV will be assigned during the first week of class.



Dual Credit English 101 / 102

Read Grit: The Power of Passion Perseverance by Angela Duckworth AND 1984 by George Orwell.

Summer Reading Assessments for Dual Credit English 101 / 102  are due by the first class regardless of which semester you take the course. To view the assignments, click
HERE AND HERE.



Dual Credit English 203 / 205

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

Summer Reading Assessments for Dual Credit English 203 / 205 are due by the first day of class. To view the assignments, click HERE AND HERE.



AP English Literature and Composition

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

To view the summer reading assessments for AP English Literature and Composition, please click HERE
.



AP English Language and Composition

Read Thank You For Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs AND Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream by Adam Shepard.

To view the summer reading assessments for AP English Language and Composition, please click HERE
.