Summer Reading Tests for all grade levels will be on
September 6th or 7th
depending on which day your English class meets.
Natick High School English Department
Required Summer Reading 2012
Entering 9th grade:
All incoming freshmen will read Bullyville by Francine Prose.
Students in English 10 classes (honors) will also read Lay that Trumpet in our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy .
Entering 10th grade:
All students entering sophomore year will read Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Students in English 20 classes (honors) will also read Eventide by Kent Haruf.
Students in English 21 classes (college preparatory) will also read Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland.
Entering 11th grade:
All students entering junior year will read Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town by Warren St. John
Students enrolled in English 30 (honors) will also read one of the following:
The World in 2050
Mega Change: The World in 2050
The Next 100 Million: America in 2050
Entering 12th grade:
All students entering senior year will read two books by the same author chosen from the prescribed list found below. These books will be the basis of the required Senior Literary Research Paper which will be completed first semester. Students are expected to declare their choices by Friday, July 13 by completing the form found at http://tinyurl.com/SLRP-12. Students who reconsider their choices and wish to change MUST do so no later than Wednesday, August 1 by emailing Ms. Hagemeister directly at email@example.com.
Students taking AP English in the 11-12 school year are reminded that they MUST log their SLRP author/book choices at (http://tinyurl.com/SLRP-AP) to have their choices approved, per instructions on your Summer Work Handout.
Students taking English 40 (honors) will also read How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
Students taking Advanced Placement English 50 will also read Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster. [note: matriculating AP English students should pick up a packet of summer work from outside of Ms. Hagemeister's office prior to the end of the 2011-2012 school year, including a slightly emended list of acceptable authors for the SLRP Summer work information can also be found at http://apengnhs.wikispaces.com].
Natick High School English Department: Senior Literary Research Paper (SLRP)
Approved List of Authors
(Students must choose two books by the same author for the basis of their Senior Literary Research Paper.
Books may NOT be works studied as part of the existing NHS curriculum. )
Louisa May Alcott
James Fenimore Cooper
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A. C. Clarke
H. G. Wells
E. L. Doctorow
Zora Neale Hurston
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Joyce Carol Oates
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
P. D. James
George Bernard Shaw