• Eleanor Roosevelt High School


    Honors Summer Reading: Language Arts 2 HONORS for Incoming Honors Sophomores





    Incoming Honors Sophomores who are taking Language Arts 2 HONORS will be expected to be able to read text that is considered challenging for tenth graders. Sophomores will read three core works during the school year, books that all sophomores read, discuss, and analyze in discussions and writing. Also, sophomores will be expected to read several different pieces of literature during the school year, called Outside Reading, books that they choose to read independently and will analyze closely in written analysis in preparation for the AP Literature test they are expected to take as seniors.


    The SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT is found on the accompanying link page.  However, there are two ways to fulfill the SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT, so we want to be sure to list them here:


    1)    Attend the ERHS AP/HONORS SUMMER INSTITUTE where the summer reading will be included.  The institute will be held at ERHS from June 4th-7th, 2018.  If you are not already signed up for the Summer Institute, then you will need to complete the summer reading. To attend the Summer Instittue, go to www.MustangEnglish.com.

    -       OR    -

    2)   Read The House on Mango Streeet and complete the Summer Reading Assignment.

                                        Click HERE for Assignment




    Extra-Curricular Reading:
    Many times parents and students ask what else they can do to prepare for Language Arts 2 Honors.  The following list of books is only suggested further reading for this summer, BEYOND THE REQUIRED SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT. Students will be better prepared to read and analyze literature when school starts in August if they have taken the time to read. We have included a list of titles that will give students a greater background in reading challenging, nuanced text that will help prepare them for both AP Language and AP Literature courses in their junior and senior school years.



    Suggested 10th Grade Summer Reading:

    Persuasion                                          Jane Austen

    Wuthering Heights                              Emily Bronte

    Tale of Two Cities                               Charles Dickens

    Silas Marner                                       George Eliot

    Julius Caesar                                   William Shakespeare

    Twelfth Night                                       William Shakespeare

    The Picture of Dorian Gray                Oscar Wilde

    The Scarlet Letter                               Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Invisible Man                                       Ralph Ellison

    Their Eyes Were Watching God        Zora Neale Hurston

    East of Eden                                       John Steinbeck

    Uncle Tom's Cabin                             Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Native Son                                          Richard Wright

    Things Fall Apart                                 Chinua Achebe

    Medea                                                 Euripides