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

  1. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  2. A Separate Peace by John Knowles

10th grade Honors Lit/Comp

  1. Oedipus Rex/King by Sophocles
  2. Animal Farm by George Orwell

11th grade Honors American Lit.

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. Into the Wild by Jack Krakauer

11th grade AP Language

  1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. Into the Wild by Jack Krakauer

12th grade AP Literature

Please select TWO of the following by Shakespeare:

  1. King Lear
  2. Julius Caesar
  3. Twelfth Night
  4. Hamlet
  5. Macbeth