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Junior Honors Summer Reading List

Dear Incoming Honors Junior:


Listed below are the titles for your required summer reading.    Upon your return to school in September, your teacher will require you to complete an assignment based on your reading and to write an argumentative essay supported with textual evidence, which will count for part of your first marking period grade.    All books may be borrowed from the public library, purchased at your local bookstore, or on the Internet. Instructions for completing a DEJ as you read, are listed on the flip side of this list.  Teachers will work with you in September to use your textual evidence and assist you to write a highly effective essay.  We encourage you to read independently. Extra credit will be given to those students who show evidence of reading more than the required three texts.  Challenge yourself!



All Juniors will take the SAT exam for college entrance in the Spring, and the Common Core ELA Regents in January—the best way to prepare is to READ!


Grade 11- Advanced Placement Language-E5X and Honors Literature E5H

            Haddon                                   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time                           Morrison                                 The Bluest Eye 


In addition to the above literature, please choose at least one of the following:

Gillon                                                  Ten Days that Unexpectedly Changed America and/or

            Ellis                                                     Founding Brothers


***Check with your Social Studies teacher for additional assigned summer reading for Honors and AP level classes














We look forward to seeing you in September.  Have a wonderful summer.






                                                                                                                        Virginia Izzo

                                                                                                                        Assistant Principal

                                                                                                                        English Department   ~Helen Exley