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 5th-6th, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are not already signed up for the Summer Institute, then you will need to complete the summer reading.
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2) Read The House on Mango Streeet and complete the Summer Reading 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