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Tenth Grade Summer Reading


Incoming Honors Sophomores who are taking Language Arts 2 HONORS will be expected to be able to read text that is considered challenging for tenth graders. Sophomores will read three core works during the school year, books that all sophomores read, discuss, and analyze in discussions and writing. Also, sophomores will be expected to read several different pieces of literature during the school year, called Outside Reading, books that they choose to read independently and will analyze closely in written analysis in preparation for the AP Literature test they are expected to take as seniors.

The SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT is found on the accompanying link page. However, there are two ways to fulfill the SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT, so we want to be sure to list them here:

1) Attend the ERHS AP/HONORS SUMMER INSTITUTE where the summer reading will be included. The institute will be held at ERHS from June 4th-7th, 2018. If you are not already signed up for the Summer Institute, then you will need to complete the summer reading. To attend the Summer Instittue, go to

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2) Read The House on Mango Streeet and complete the Summer Reading Assignment.

Click HERE for Assignment

Extra-Curricular Reading:

Many times parents and students ask what else they can do to prepare for Language Arts 2 Honors. The following list of books is only suggested further reading for this summer, BEYOND THE REQUIRED SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT. Students will be better prepared to read and analyze literature when school starts in August if they have taken the time to read. We have included a list of titles that will give students a greater background in reading challenging, nuanced text that will help prepare them for both AP Language and AP Literature courses in their junior and senior school years.

Suggested 10th Grade Summer Reading:


Wuthering Heights

Tale of Two Cities

Silas Marner

Julius Caesar

Twelfth Night

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Scarlet Letter

Invisible Man

Their Eyes Were Watching God

East of Eden

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Native Son

Things Fall Apart


Jane Austen

Emily Bronte

Charles Dickens

George Eliot

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Oscar Wilde

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ralph Ellison

Zora Neale Hurston

John Steinbeck

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Richard Wright

Chinua Achebe


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