12th Grade Honors English
Summer Reading Requirements
The following texts are required reading. Students must read all of the selections and keep Cornell style notes with summaries throughout the texts.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
PLUS Bible readings**- important for understanding allusion in early British and American Literature: (**The King James Version of the Bible is recommended)
The Book of Genesis
The Book of Exodus (Chapters 1-20)
The Gospel According to St. John
Some advice for reading these novels/books would be for you to read them and highlight or use post-it notes. You will want to keep notes and write reflectively as you read, focus on:
- Anything you do not understand or that is questionable
- Anything you think is especially important/characters
- Anything that invokes strong feeling/emotion
- Author biographical information and time period
Upon return to school, students will be expected to turn in Cornell notes with summaries and engage in discussion and take a comprehensive exam on all novels and Biblical texts.
Some of the suggested readings may contain mature subject materials that may not be suitable for some audiences. The use of the Bible as literature in no way conveys religious beliefs shared by the teachers, school, or school district. Please be aware that in all higher level classrooms and college courses controversial materials will be covered throughout the course of the semester. It is suggested that if there is any conflict based on religious or cultural belief, please make arrangements before May 13th with the AP teacher for alternate readings.
Ms. Joanie Haynes – English Department Chair