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Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading Lists (1st - 5th)

1st and 2nd Grade Summer Reading List
  
 
3rd Grade Summer Reading List
 
 
4th and 5th Grade Summer Reading List
 
 
 Summer Reading Lists (6th - 8th) 

6th Grade Summer Reading List
 
7th Grade Summer Reading List
 
8th Grade Summer Reading List
 
 
Summer Reading Lists (9th - 12th) 

 9th through 12th Grade CP Summer Reading List
     There are no required summer reading assignments for MCHS English CP students.
  
10th Grade Advanced Summer Reading List
 

Prior to the first day of school, incoming English 10 Advanced students must read ONE of the following texts:

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse OR

Candide by Voltaire

Students are encouraged to annotate their text in preparation for an assessment upon their return.  Assessments vary based on the teacher.
 
11th Grade Honors Summer Reading List
 

Prior to the first day of school, incoming English 11 Honors students must read BOTH of the following texts:

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway AND

The Crucible by Arthur Miller 

Students are encouraged to annotate their texts in preparation for their assessments upon their return.  Common assessments include: an objective test on A Farewell to Arms, a short response assessment that involves analyzing passages from A Farewell to Arms, and an objective test on The Crucible.  Some honors teachers may do additional work with these texts beyond the common assessments.
 
12th Grade AP Summer Reading List
 

Prior to the first day of school, all incoming English 12 AP students must read BOTH of the following texts:

How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster AND

Lincoln on the Bardo by George Saunders

Prior to the first day of school, incoming English AP students are also required to answer a series of questions that require them to apply the techniques outlined in Foster’s book to the novel by Saunders. For the complete assignment, click here or on the pdf document above. This must be completed by the first day of school.  
 
 
 
 
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