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    Pre-AP English I--Summer Reading: 

    All students must read 2 books:
     
    1. Animal Farm--George Orwell
         You may check this out from the high school English Dept.--see your English teacher.
     
    AND CHOOSE ONE BOOK FROM THE LIST BELOW:
     
    1. The Iliad--Homer
    2. Pride and Prejudice--Jane Austen
    3. A Catcher in the Rye *--J.D. Salinger
    4. The Martian Chronicles--Ray Bradbury
     
    * Contains adult language/situations.
     
    See the Summer Reading page for more information about each book. 


    Pre-AP English II--Summer Reading: 

    All students must read Frankenstein by Mary Shelly 

    AND ONE of the following:  A Prayer for Owen Meany—John Irving OR 1984—George Orwell

    For Frankenstein, students should make notes of words they do not know and look them up, etc. Students should also annotate/ take notes over major literary elements like plot, theme, character, symbolism, etc.

    AP Summer Reading Lists (11th and 12th grades) can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

    KEEP YOUR MIND ACTIVE! READ A BOOK FOR FUN! 


    Here is some information about English class:

     

    1. There will be some homework, though not every night.  
    1. I give out grade sheets often and post grades in class on a regular basis. Your student should always be aware of his/her grade.  
    1. I encourage you to sign up for the Parent Portal where you can check the grades and attendance of your student online, and get emails if he or she misses class or receives a failing grade. You can sign up through the school’s website—elginisd.net.  
    1. The best way to contact me is by email. If you call, please do so before or after school, or during my conference time (3rd period). If I'm not in my room, (as I am often not during my conference) please leave me a message on voicemail, or you can leave a message with the front office.