Summer Reading Lists

RHS Summer Reading

Honors English courses are rigorous. Students are required to produce research assignments, projects, and several performance tasks in order to receive credit for the course. Outside reading is required including summer reading. Homework/class work includes written assignments, note taking, quizzes, worksheets, peer-editing teams, individual and team presentations, skits, SAT vocabulary preparation, essay construction, library research, grammar review, SSR daily reading, etc. Participating in daily class discussions is expected and required. The curriculum covers a variety of literary and writing genres. Additional studies include vocabulary, grammar, presentation skills, the writing process, research skills, outside reading, and answering open-ended questions.


English Course

Summer Reading for Honors English

9th grade Honors Lit/Comp

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

10th grade Honors Lit/Comp

Please read both of the following: 
 Oedipus Rex/King 
by Sophocles AND 
Animal Farm by George Orwell

 Summer Reading for AP English

11th grade AP Language

Please read both of the following: 
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman AND The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson


12th grade AP Literature

Please select ONE of the following by Shakespeare:

  1. King Lear
  2. Hamlet