To make sure we are ready to dive into this when we begin English I your freshmen year, you will need to practice with some short stories this summer. You will need to read each story and complete the analysis for each story. Open Window The Sniper The Scarlet Ibis
During summer break, spend some time reading the books that interest you.
You are required to read one book by an American author; you can choose any book by an American author that interests you.**
Bring a print copy of the book that you chose to class on the first day. Come prepared not only to discuss but also to write about the book.
Click here for some American authors you might consider.
**Please note that we will read Fahrenheit 451, Ethan Frome, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, The Invention of Wings and A Raisin in the Sun during the year, so these works should not be considered for your summer book.