English III (non-AP or -GT)[See further down for Gifted and AP reading list and assignments.]The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

  • There will be a test on thematic elements, characterization, setting, plot, and previously learned literary elements that will be pulled from a mixture of all of the summer reading during the first week of school.
  • Additionally, at the end of the nine weeks, students will write a critical 3-5 page essay on one of the summer reading selections.
  • Throughout the year these selections will be connected thematically and stylistically to other novels in the curriculum; therefore, each piece of literature should be read conscientiously and thoroughly before the first day of school.
  • It is advisable to take notes or keep a reading journal that can be used to study
for the test, participate in class discussions, and refer to for critical writing. Notes
will not be taken for a grade or for bonus points; they are for preparation
purposes only.

GT English III (Gifted) and AP English III

Please see separate instructions sheet for books to read and assignments to complete this summer.

  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Choice book from the following list:
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Click here for complete reading and writing assignments.--