2015-2016 Honors/Advanced Placement English Summer Reading

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RIVERSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
2951 JACKSON STREET, RIVERSIDE, CA 92503
Telephone (951) 352-8316
2015-2016 Honors/Advanced Placement English Summer Reading
Honors/AP English students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to read selected books during the
summer. At the beginning of the school year, these readings will be formally assigned, and
eventually students will be assessed on the assignments. During the summer, incoming 9th grade
honors students will be given an OPTIONAL comprehensive journal assignment, which is
designed to help prepare students for greater success in high school. (Additional information
regarding this assignment is given to students during 9th-grade registration). The purposes for
these assignments are to increase academic rigor by:
 improving reading fluency and comprehension;
 exercising critical thinking skills;
 fostering self-motivation;
 honing study habits; and,
 sharpening communication skills.
We recommend that you purchase copies of the books so that you can underline significant
passages related to conflict, theme, climax, irony, characterization, etc. If you prefer not to buy
the books, check them out, either from AHS’s library, or from the public library. Here are the
titles:
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE/COMPOSITION (9th GRADE)
Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury
The Color of Water by McBride
HONORS WORLD LITERATURE/COMPOSITION (10th GRADE)*
Lord of the Flies by Golding
A Separate Peace by Knowles
HONORS AMERICAN LITERATURE/COMPOSITION (11th GRADE)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain
Catcher in the Rye by Salinger
ADVANCED PLACEMENT LANGUAGE/COMPOSITION (11TH GRADE)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain
Catcher in the Rye by Salinger
ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH/COMPOSITION (12th GRADE)
Pride and Prejudice by Austen
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Wilde
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Stephanie Niechayev, English
Department Chairperson, in Room F7, or at (951) 352-8316, ext.61014.
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