Below is the summer reading information for all class levels. After you locate your class level assignment attached to the readings, please review them carefully. If you have any questions, you should contact your next year’s English teacher before school ends. Rising seniors: be aware you have been assigned a college essay to write as well.
Turnitin information will be given to you in your English classes once school begins. Your summer papers for all class levels will be due either August 19th or August 20th.
Class of 2023: English I: Instructor, Miss Bova, firstname.lastname@example.org
All incoming freshmen must read:
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
In addition, Honors incoming freshmen must also read:
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Class of 2022: American Literature
Instructor: Mrs. Bihuniak, email@example.com
All rising sophomores must read:
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8129-9297-7
In addition, college prep rising sophomores must also read:
- The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8112-1404-9
In addition, honors rising sophomores must also read:
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8479-1330-9
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Recommended edition: ISBN: 978-0-8379-0903-2
Class of 2021: World Literature
Instructor: Mr. Larsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
All rising juniors will select two (college prep) or three (IB Literature, HL year 1) works of their choice.
For both college prep and IB HL, year 1 students, one selection must be a play.
Class of 2020: British Literature
Instructor: Mrs. Bernardo, email@example.com
All rising seniors taking College Prep British Literature must read:
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
Recommended edition: ISBN #978-0-385-7271
- Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
Recommended edition: ISBN #978-0-6848-4267-7
All rising seniors taking IB Literature HL year 2 must read:
- A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
Recommended edition ISBN: 978-1-61427-993-8
- Beowulf translation by Seamus Heaney
Recommended edition ISBN: 30393-32097-9
** Copies available to be borrowed from Beaumont English Dept.
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Recommended edition ISBN: 978-0-451-53189-6
** In addition to reading the play, you may watch one of the many film adaptions.
In addtion to your summer reading assignments, you are required to write ONE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY (250 word minimun length; maximum length of 650 words) to help you begin the application process.