English I CP – choose one from 2016 list
English II CP – choose one from 2016 list
English III CP – choose one from 2016 list
English IV CP – choose one from 2016 list
English III Honors – choose one from the 2016 list plus read A Separate Peace by John Knowles.
Read all of the following novels:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by T. Foster
Complete a CPR data sheet on the books by Bronte and Kingslover. A short reading quiz and AP style writing prompt will be given in class the first week on these two novels. Complete a reading guide for the Foster work and be prepared for a reading test the first week. Materials found on Dr. Rosenberg's website.
This remarkable firsthand account shows how civil strife destroys lives. Ishmael Beah was twelve years old in 1993 when insurrection tore apart his native country of Sierra Leone. Beah became a remorseless killer. Beah writes his story with painful honesty, horrifying detail, and touches of remarkable lyricism. *Warning: mature subject matter and war violence
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harboring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect, life still continues, may be the cure for his distress.
When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, Cole, she can't believe she's found her soul mate...someone who truly loves and understands her. As the months pass, though, Alex can no longer ignore Cole's small put-downs, pinches or increasingly violent threats. She is soon forced to choose between her "true love" and herself. Warning: mature subject matter and language
Tory Tyson may only be in high school, but he knows what he wants out of life--a successful music career. And he's not going to learn about all that at school. So when school lets out next month he's not going back. He's finally ready to stop spinning old records at parties and start laying down his own beats--and the Unsigned Hype music contest is the perfect place to launch his career. But will he be able to handle the fame and fortune he seeks?
narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after
he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and
keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,"If you really
want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I
was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied
and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I
don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first
place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have
about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them." His constant wry observations about what
he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually
exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.
*mature language & situations
**recommended for Juniors and Seniors only
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey