SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS
Your summer reading assignment is the John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath. You won't be reading the entire book...only the opening chapter and the chapters involving the Joad family. You can find the actual assignments on the Airline High School Home Page.
Sarah C. Stevenson, NBCT
Airline High School
Pre-AP English II / English II Honors
LITERARY TERMS HELP
Below is a link to a website with a VERY extensive list of literary terms. This is a great resource for your annotation assignments.
SUPPLIES FOR CLASS
Binder with four dividers: vocabulary, grammar/writing, research, and literature
loose leaf paper (COLLEGE RULED)
1 Composition notebook (not spiral bound, COLLEGE RULED) for daily writing/annotating
blue or black pens
colored pencils / markers for annotation
Class novels as assigned
index cards as needed
poster board as needed
pocket folders as needed
Post-It notes/stickies as needed
*There may be other materials needed for various projects and assignments, but these are the materials that we use either daily or very often. I do not require supplies of Kleenex or paper towels, but it would sure be a wonderfully kind surprise if you'd like to donate them!
ENGLISH II Pre-AP and HONORS READING LIST
Honors students will need to either purchase, borrow, or check out the following titles. I do recommend purchasing through Amazon.com since it is usually cheaper and the books are delivered very quickly. If you can find the books, the Thrifty Peanut on Benton Road is a wonderful used bookstore that is also a more cost effective option. Kindle versions of books are absolutely acceptable as well. Parents are encouraged to read the books as well and email me if there are any questions about how I will approach a text.
1. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Pre-AP students will begin reading this book in mid August. Honors will need the book by the end of August. Concrete dates will be posted later. I have several that are available for checkout.
2. Macbeth by William Shakespeare Please purchase the blue "No Fear Shakespeare" version or any other version that includes a side by side contemporary "translation." NO GRAPHIC NOVELS!!!! I have several that can be checked out from me.
3. Pre-AP only: Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. This is a different text from previous years, so you will have to purchase a copy of this book.
4. Inferno by Dante Alighieri PLEASE PURCHASE THE JOHN CIARDI TRANSLATION!! I do have many of these books that can be checked out from me on a first come, first served basis.
anomaly (n), carte blanche (n), caustic (adj)
ennui (n), esoteric (adj), opulent (adj)
red herring (n), resiliency (n)
stigma (n), sycophant (n)