2018 ELA Summer Work

Read one book from the list below:

Incoming Freshman:

Read one book from the list below:

  •  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  •  The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  •  Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems & Lyrics by Alicia Keys

Incoming Sophomores:

  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Greene
  • The Playbook by Kwame Alexander
  • The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems by Billy Collins

Incoming Juniors:

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Disclaimer: Some Profanity)
  • Origins by Dan Brown
  • Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States edited by Lori Carlson

Incoming Seniors:

  • Station Eleven by Emil St. John Mandel
  • Boxers & Saints (graphic novel set) by Gene Luen Yang
  • Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy Smith

Assignment for all grades:

Consider the world around you – your local community and national news,

current social or psychological trends, new scientific discoveries, or global events. Find and

print an article that connects to the book you read.

For more info about your summer work assignment, view the presentation.

Summer Work Presentation

During the first week of school you will discuss and write about the book and article.

Be sure to bring the article to class the first day of school.

AP Language and AP Literature students have specific summer reading assignments.

Please see your AP teacher for your summer reading.