Summer Reading List 2018

MOTHER SETON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

SUMMER READING LIST 2018

 

 

You are required to read the works listed under your section.  You will be tested on these works during the first two weeks of school in September.  You are required to pass this test in order to pass the first marking period in English.

 

These books are popular titles and available in paperback.  Students may obtain them in three ways:

 

  1. borrow them from the public library
  2. purchase them from bookstores
  3. purchase or borrow them from upperclassmen

FRESHMEN

 

Your letter of acceptance and/or certificate indicated whether you were enrolled in the college preparatory program or honors program.

 

SETON DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR PROGRAM AND HONORS PROGRAM

 

            To Kill a Mockingbird                                                                          Harper Lee

            A Tree Grows in Brooklyn                                                                    Betty Smith

 

            Reading Journal – read both books and respond to three of the following:

 

  1. Pretend you are Scout or Francie. Write a series of diary entries in the voice of that character (minimum of 10 entries).
  2. Write an imaginary dialogue between the main characters of the two books. What would they say to one another? (at least one page)
  1. Which character did you like the best from each novel? Why? (at least one page)
  2. If you could spend a day in the fictional world of one of these books, which book would you choose? Why?  What would you do?

            Your journal will be due the first week of classes.                

 

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COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM

 

            Students are expected to read and be prepared for tests on the following two books:

 

            To Kill a Mockingbird                                                                          Harper Lee

            The Watsons Go to Birmingham                                                        Christopher Curtis

 

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SOPHOMORES

 

HONORS I                              Oedipus the King                                                               Sophocles

                                                A Doll’s House                                                                Henrik Ibsen

                                                Things Fall Apart                                                       Chinua Achebe

 

HONORS II                             Oedipus the King                                                               Sophocles

                                                A Doll’s House                                                                Henrik Ibsen

                                                The Color of Water                                                    James McBride

 

COLLEGE PREP                   Boy in the Striped Pajamas                                            John Boyne

                                                The Secret Life of Bees                                             Sue Monk Kidd

 

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JUNIORS

 

HONORS I                              Death of a Salesman                                                      Arthur Miller

                                                Bluest Eye                                                                    Toni Morrison

                                                The Great Gatsby                                                  F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

HONORS II                             My Antonia                                                                      Willa Cather

                                                The Color Purple                                                            Alice Walker

                                                The Great Gatsby                                                  F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

COLLEGE PREP                   My Antonia                                                                      Willa Cather

                                                The Color Purple                                                            Alice Walker

                                                The Great Gatsby                                                  F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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SENIORS

 

HONORS I                              Picture of Dorian Gray                                                    Oscar Wilde

                                                Interpreter of Maladies                                                 Jhumpa Lahiri

                                                Wuthering Heights                                                         Emily Brontë

 

HONORS II                             The Importance of Being Earnest                                   Oscar Wilde

                                                Lord of the Flies                                                         William Golding

                                                Pride and Prejudice                                                        Jane Austen

 

COLLEGE PREP                   The Importance of Being Earnest                                   Oscar Wilde

                                                Lord of the Flies                                                         William Golding

                                                Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland                                Lewis Carroll