Summer Reading Lists / Assignments

Summer Reading 2017

All students will read Lightningstruck, by Ashley Mace Havird as part of our one school read for the Mary Jane Malone lectures series. The author will visit our campus and speak to the students during October 2017. Stay tuned for writing contest prompts!

There will be lessons and assessments the first week of school on these books; therefore, each book should be read conscientiously and thoroughly before the first day of school. Keeping a reading journal or some sort of notes on the characters, plot, themes, etc. will help you do well on the tests and class discussions and activities on these books. Thorough reading will help make the opening of the school year successful!

Below is a link to the web site with specific assignments, where applicable.

https://caddomagnethighsummerreading.wikispaces.com/

Please contact Mrs. Kim Handrop @ khandrop@caddoschools.org with any questions you may have.

Find your appropriate class and phase below:

English I G, E, H 

*Lightningstruck, Ashley Mace Havird

*Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford

English I GATEWAY/GT

*Lightningstruck, Ashley Mace Havird

*To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Choose ONE of the following:

*Alas, Babylon, Pat Frank

*Tears of the Giraffe, Alexander McCall Smith

*A Separate Peace, John Knowles

*Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

*All the Light I Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

 

English II (G, E, H)

*To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

*Lightningstruck, Ashley Mace Havird

*The Heartmender, Andy Andrews

 

English II GT

*Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

*Lightningstruck, Ashley Mace Havird

Choose ONE of the following:

*The Survivor’s Club, Ben Sherwood

*Left to Tell, Immaculee Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin

NOTE: Project/Assignments for each book will be given to 9th grade GT students before the end of the school year. Instructions and grading rubrics can also be found by following the link at the top of this page.

 

English III (G, E, H)

*Lightningstruck, Ashley Mace Havird

*Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

*The Crucible, Arthur Miller

 

English III AP Language and Composition (GT AND NON-GT)

*Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

*In Cold Blood, Truman Capote

*Lightningstruck, Ashley Mace Havird

NOTE: Project/Assignments for each book will be given to 11th grade GT students before the end of the school year. Instructions and grading rubrics can also be found by following the link at the top of this page.

 

English IV G & E

*Lightningstruck, Ashley Mace Havird

*A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

*Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

English IV H & AP—In addition to the novels above, read and do the assignment on the following:

*The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

*English IV AP—In addition to the novels for G, E, and H, read ONE of the following:

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

NOTE: Project/Assignments for each book will be given to 11th grade students before the end of the school year. Instructions and grading rubrics can also be found by following the link at the top of this page.

 

English IV GT

*Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

* Lightningstruck by Ashley Mace Havird

* Choice of ONE Shakespearean play:

(comedy) Much Ado About Nothing, (tragedy) Othello, OR (history) Richard III

* Choice of ONE 20th/21st Century “classic”:

The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseinii OR

A Thousand Splendid Suns

The Handmaid’s Tale-Margaret Atwood

Invisible Man-Ralph Ellison

The Poisonwood Bible-Barbara Kingsolver

Obasan-Joy Kogawa

Beloved-Toni Morrison

The Namesake-Jhumpa Lahiri

Life of Pi-Yann Martel

All the Light We Cannot See-Anthony Doerr

Slaughterhouse Five-Kurt Vonnegut

The Shadow of the Wind-Carlos Ruiz Zafon

One Hundred Years of Solitude-Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Alchemist-Paulo Coelho

The Road-Cormac McCarthy

NOTE: Project/Assignments for each book will be given to 11th grade GT students before the end of the school year. Instructions and grading rubrics can also be found by following the link at the top of this page.