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Summer Reading

2022-2023 Freshman English Summer Reading

English I and Advanced English I:

Please pick a book from the below list.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens                                                 Lexile 1090

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Moonlight by Mark Haddon      Lexile 1090

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston                            Lexile 1050

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank                                               Lexile 950

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett                                  Lexile 970

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen                                                         Lexile 850

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt                                                        Lexile 770

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak                                                           Lexile 730

Speak by Larie Halse Anderson                                                             Lexile 690

Of Mice and Men by Job Steinbeck                                                       Lexile 630

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie      Lexile 600

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley                 Lexile 580

Due the first week of school will be your chapter breakdown (bring your notebook to class).

Chapter Breakdown: in a notebook of your choice labeled “ENGLISH READING”: 

label the top of pages with the title & author of your book. with chapter title and chapter number, and/or section; plus page number. Then answer the W’s: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How in complete sentences; also include personal thoughts and questions you have about that section.


(top of page) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

Chapter 1, pages 1-15

(answer these questions for each chapter or group of pages - if no chapters are listed)

Who is in this chapter?

What are they doing?

Where are they? City, house, park, list all locations.    

When are they in time? Year and time of day.

Why are they doing what they’re doing? 

How are they doing the action?

Add any personal thoughts, comments, or concerns about this chapter.


2022-2023 Sophomore English Summer Reading

English II and Advanced English II:

All students are required to read the following book:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot



A quiz and a writing assignment will be given on the novel when school resumes.



2022-2023 Junior English III Summer Reading

English III and Advanced English III:

All students are required to read the following book:

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup



A quiz and a writing assignment will be given on the autobiography

when school resumes.


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