Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading Requirements
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May 10, 2019

Parents and Students:

Over the summer, students who have signed up for Honors or Advanced Placement courses in English next year will be required to complete reading assignments.  It is important for students to continue to develop the literary analysis skills that they have learned during the school year. As with many skills in life, continued practice leads to continued success. Taking a break may cause students to lose ground in their learning.

The English Department at Wilson Area High School encourages students to read daily. It is our hope that students will read many more books than simply the ones that are required, which are listed below.

Summer Reading for 2019-20 School Year


 English 9 Honors: The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (This book contains occasional questionable language. If parents would like an alternative text for their child, they should contact Dr. David Wright, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at 484-373-6000.)

 English 10 Honors: The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger; Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles. Students should read the Penguin Classics version of Oedipus, translated by Robert Fagles. NOTE: This text includes three plays.  Students should only read Oedipus the King, not the other two plays.

English 11 Honors: Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini; Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury; The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Eleventh Grade Advanced Placement Composition: The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini. Additionally, by the Friday after we return to school, students should have read pages 1-80 of the AP textbook (The Language of Composition), annotated these pages (including the two glossaries) and have completed the questions on the following pages: 2,4,6,17, 20/21, 22 (refer to color insert as well) 29,30,41,43,47,56,61 (all numbered question) 68 and 69.

English 12 Honors: The Tempest, by William Shakespeare; Dracula, by Bram Stoker; 1984, by George Orwell.

Twelfth Grade Advanced Placement Literature: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley; 1984, by George Orwell; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare. Tests on these works will be on the following dates: 9/3, 9/4, and 9/5.


Jodi Guro

English Department Chairperson