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Summer Reading 2014

Summer Reading 2014
 
 

DOCTORS CHARTER SCHOOL
Language Arts Department
2014-2015 Reading List

DCS students will be responsible for reading their book(s) on the “Summer Required Reading List” for their incoming grade level by the start of the 2014-2015 school year.  Parents (of middle school students especially) are welcome to read and discuss the books with their child.  Students must be prepared for class discussions, critical analysis, comprehension and vocabulary quizzes, critical essays, and final tests for their novel(s).  THE NOVEL MAY BE TESTED BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.
    
See below for all requirements on novel annotations, due the first week of school.
    
Due dates and other requirements (such as specific editions) for books on the “In-Class Novels List” will be determined and announced by each Language Arts instructor.  Additional novels, literature, drama, etc., may be required by individual teachers.

Summer Required Reading List In-Class Novels List
6th
The River, by Gary Paulsen
(Gifted: add) Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
 
 
The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of Greek Myths, by Bernard Evslin
Gifted, add: The Odyssey, by Homer (Robert Fagles Translation)
7th
Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare edition)
7th Gifted
Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare edition)
 
8th
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
(Gifted: add) Animal Farm, by George Orwell
 
Hamlet, Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare edition)
9th
Anthem, by Ayn Rand
(Honors: add) Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
 
The Odyssey, by Homer (Robert Fagles translation)
Macbeth, by Shakespeare (Oxford School Sh. edition)
10th
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry
(Honors: add) Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat
 
Othello, by Shakespeare (Oxford School Shakespeare edition)
11th
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
 
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
AP Literature
Reservation Blues, by Sherman Alexie
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
 
Announced in Class
12th
1984, by George Orwell
(Honors: add) Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
The Tempest, by Shakespeare, Oxford School Sh.edition)

 

SUMMER NOVEL REQUIREMENTS

 

You must have your own personal copy your Summer Reading Novel(s) for several reasons— most importantly, so that you can annotate and interact with the text.  These are the requirements for all DCS students in all grades:

  1. Have your own personal copy of your required novel(s)
  2. Put your name—in marker or ink—on the inside front cover and around the edges of the novel(s)
  3. ANNOTATE the novel as you read; see below for an excellent example of an annotated page

 

By the first day of school, BE READY for annotated book checks, tests, and possible essays and/or projects at your teacher’s discretion.