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Summer Reading Information

Summer Reading Information
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It is the expectation that all West Ashley High School students for the 2018 - 2019 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 Young Adult Books
to find out what criteria are taken into account 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 summer reading assessments for Honors English I, please click HERE
.


Honors English II

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

To view the summer reading assessments for Honors English II, please 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 summer reading assessments for Honors English III, please click HERE
.

If you need help with annotations, view the Annotations PowerPoint by clicking HERE
.



Honors English IV

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

To view the summer reading assessments for Honors English IV, please click 
HERE.


Dual Credit English 101

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

English 101 Summer Reading Assessments are due before the first class. To view the assignments, click
HERE
.



English 203 / 205

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

English 203 / 205 Summer Reading Assessments will be given at the first class.



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
.

If you need help with annotations, view the Annotations PowerPoint by clicking HERE
.



AP English Language and Composition

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

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

If you need help with annotations, view the Annotations PowerPoint by clicking 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 AND The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

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


CP English IV

Choose 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.