English

DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT:

 

Our goal is to create student autonomy by producing active readers who connect to various texts through their personal experiences, and express themselves effectively through writing.


 

 SUMMER WORK:

EHTHS SUMMER READING 2017-2018

CP English I : CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

CHOOSE ONE:

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol PlumbyUcci

ADV English ICLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

CHOOSE ONE:

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

HN English ICLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

REQUIRED READING:

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Choose ONE:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

CP English IICLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

CHOOSE ONE:

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

I am Malala by Malala Yousafazi *

I’ve Lived a Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust by Livia BittonbyJackson *

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson *

Sold by Patricia McCormick

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

*nonfiction

ADV English IICLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

CHOOSE ONE:

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden *

I am Malala by Malala Yousafazi *

I’ve Lived a Thousand Years: Growing up in the Holocaust by Livia BittonbyJackson *

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson *

Sold by Patricia McCormick

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander*

 

*nonfiction

 

HN English IICLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

 

 

To Kill a Mockingbird Assignment

REQUIRED:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)

CHOOSE ONE:

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)

Fahrenheit 451by Ray Bradbury (1953)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (2010)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014)

CP/ADV English IIICLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

CHOOSE ONE:

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman

Money Hungry by Sharon Flake

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

Freedom by Johnathan Franzen

Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Differentby Karen Blumenthal

HN English IIICLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

 

NOVEL #1

 

NOVEL #2

Select one novel from each list:

List #1

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

List #2:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Native Son by Richard Wright

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

 

 

 

 

 

AP English IIICLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

REQUIRED: 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

CHOOSE ANY TWO of the following:

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Omnivore’s Dilemma  by Michael Pollan

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowel        

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

In Cold Blood  by Truman Capote                 

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll  by Greil Marcus

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

CP/ADV English IVCLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

 

 

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow

HN English IV: CLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

 

Choice Novel Assignment

REQUIRED:

 The Stranger, Albert Camus

CHOOSE ONE:

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato

 

With teacher approval, students may select a novel by one of the following authors or another World author: Kōbō Abe, Chinua Achebe, Edwidge Danticat, Simone de Beauvoir, Jhumpa Lahiri, Zadie Smith, and Virginia Woolf

AP English IVCLICK HERE FOR ASSIGNMENT

REQUIRED:

The Stranger by Albert Camus

CHOOSE THREE:

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Five Quarters of the Orange Joanne Harris

The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro          

No Exit by Jean Paul Satre

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

 

 

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PARCC RESOURCES

 

Literacy Newsletter September/October

 

Literacy Newsletter November/December

 

VIRTUAL LITERARY JOURNALS:

 

IRIS 2017, Volume I

 

IRIS 2016

 

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