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Summer Reading 2018

 

 

SCHOOL WIDE READING BOOK

All Students Must Read 

 Hiroshima by John Hersey

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hiroshima/id1237729416?mt=11

 

Class of 2019 Summer Reading

 

English IV: Students must choose one of the following books. A student who reads more than one will receive extra credit.

 

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John LeCarre

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-spy-who-came-in-from-the-cold/id483267726?mt=11

 

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

 

 https://www.amazon.com/High-Fidelity-Nick-Hornby/dp/1573225517

 

My World by David Beckham

 

  https://www.amazon.com/David-Beckham-My-World/dp/0340792701

 

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

 

 https://www.amazon.com/Little-Bee-Novel-Chris-Cleave/dp/1416589643

 

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

 

  https://www.amazon.com/Commitments-Roddy-Doyle/dp/0679721746

AP English Literature: Students must read both novels.

 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-great-gatsby/id381724898?mt=11


The Catcher on the Rye by JD Salinger
 

  https://www.amazon.com/Catcher-Rye-J-D-Salinger/dp/0316769487




Class of 2020 Summer Reading

English III: Students must choose one of the following books. A student who reads more than one will receive extra credit.

 

 The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

 

  https://www.amazon.com/Tortilla-Curtain-Penguin-Reading-Guides/dp/014023828X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525275027&sr=8-1&keywords=the+tortilla+curtain+book

 

 Kindred by Octavia Butler

 

  https://www.amazon.com/Kindred-Octavia-Butler/dp/0807083690

 

 The Road by Cormic McCarthy

 

 https://www.amazon.com/Road-Cormac-McCarthy/dp/0307387895

 

 True Grit by Charles Portis

 

  https://www.amazon.com/True-Grit-Novel-Charles-Portis/dp/159020459X

 

 Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations by John Wooden

 

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wooden-lifetime-observations-reflections-on-off-court/id498454087?mt=11

 

AP Language and Composition: Students must read both books.

 

 Animal Farm by George Orwell

 https://www.amazon.com/Animal-farm-Fairy-George-Orwell/dp/0451526341

 

They Say/I Say The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein

 https://www.amazon.com/They-Say-Matter-Academic-Writing/dp/0393617432/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=

Class of 2021 Summer Reading

 

English II: Students must choose one of the following books. A student who reads more than one will receive extra credit.

 

 Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty by Alain Mabanckou

 

  https://www.amazon.com/Tomorrow-Ill-Twenty-Alain-Mabanckou/dp/1846685842

 

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

 

  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-kite-runner/id361931306?mt=11

 

 In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

 

  https://www.amazon.com/Time-Butterflies-Julia-Alvarez/dp/1565129768




 The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

 

  https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Secret-Senses-Novel/dp/0143119087



I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

 

  https://www.amazon.com/Am-Malala-Stood-Education-Taliban/dp/0316322423/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525275862&sr=8-1&keywords=i+am+malala+book



English II Honors: Students must read both novels.

 

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

 https://www.amazon.com/Picture-Dorian-Gray-AmazonClassics-ebook/dp/B071HDXV91/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=

 

Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien  

https://itunes.apple.com/de/book/going-after-cacciato/id422524197?l=en&mt=11

Class of 2022 Summer Reading

 

English I: Students must choose one of the following books. A student who reads more than one will receive extra credit.

 

 The Runner by Cynthia Vogt

 

  https://itunes.apple.com/lu/book/the-runner/id572620841?mt=11

 

 The Adventures of Blue Avenger by Norma Howe

 

  https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/the-adventures-of-blue-avenger_norma-howe/546478/#isbn=0064472256&idiq=3492087

 

 The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

 

  https://www.amazon.com/Chocolate-War-Robert-Cormier/dp/0375829873

 

 The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

 

 https://www.amazon.com/Light-Forest-Conrad-Richter/dp/1400077885

 

 Uncommon by Tony Dungy

 

 https://www.amazon.com/Uncommon-Finding-Your-Path-Significance/dp/1414326823

 

English I Honors: Students must read the following novel.

 

Night by Elie Wiesel

 

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/night/id498300631?mt=11

SUMMER READING 2018

The Cathedral English Department is updating Summer Reading for students not in Honors or AP English classes. The new program will allow students more choice so they can more fully enjoy reading during the summer.

    For each grade level, students will choose one of five books to read during the summer. During the first few days of school in August, students will take a short test and engage in a discussion about their book. They will receive credit in their English class for reading and participating. Students may choose a second or third book to read for extra credit. Students who don’t read will begin the year with a zero because this is the first assignment of the year for each English class. Student who read one book will begin the year with a solid grade, while students who read more than one book will start the school year with a high grade in English class.

    The goal of the program is to encourage reading. To remind students that reading is valuable, the English Department has chosen a list of books that are universally appealing to teenagers. The teachers believe that all reading is worthwhile, so the summer reading books are, for the most part, contemporary and geared toward reading for enjoyment. “These book choices are not necessarily the classics that English teachers love but students find difficult. Students will read those type of books during the school year with the teachers to ensure complete understanding,” explains Ms. Susan Pennington, English Department Chair. “We want students to enjoy reading in the summer, so we have made a list of books that students can easily read and fall in love with.”

    Honors and AP English students will have a different list of books that correspond with their rigorous curriculum as they prepare for the AP tests during their junior and senior years. Even so, any honors or AP English students who would like to read one of the books on the new Summer Reading list may do so for extra credit in their English classes. They will simply have to take a test on the book in August.

    The Summer Reading program will also be enhanced by the traditional all-school summer reading book. So over the summer, each Cathedral student is required to read two books—the book he chooses from his grade level list and the all-school reading book. Student who love to read can spend their summer reading all the books on the list if they so choose. As Ms. Pennington points out, “Study after study shows that students who read get better grades in school and better scores on standardized tests. Through reading, students learn new vocabulary and new ideas. They also learn to concentrate and to make a commitment to a project that involves their minds and their hearts.”


   Here are the Summer Reading choices by grade level.


Ninth Grade:

The Runner by Cynthia Voight

The Adventures of Blue Avenger by Norma Howe

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

Uncommon by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker


Tenth Grade:

Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty by Alain Mabanckou

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb


Eleventh Grade:

The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle

Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

True Grit by Charles Portis

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations . . . by John Wooden and Steve Jamison


Twelfth Grade:

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John LeCarre

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

David Beckham – My World by David Beckham