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  • CEP Summer Reading Assignments for High School

    9th Grade

    Animal Farm (required)

    Lord of the Flies (required)

    Plus choose ONE book from this list:

    The Glory Field

    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    Jane Eyre

    Treasure Island

    10th Grade

    Life of Pi (required)

    The Scarlett Letter (required)

    Plus select ONE book from this list:

    A Separate Peace


    The Great Gatsby

    A Farewell to Arms

    11th Grade

    The Grapes of Wrath (required)

    Plus select TWO books from this list:

    Catcher in the Rye

    East of Eden


    Of Mice and Men

    12th Grade

    Pride and Prejudice (required)

    Plus TWO selections of your choice from the AP Book List (attached)


    For each grade level, there are three books

    being read. Assignments are as follows:

    1. First Required Book: a dialectical journal

    (see attached directions) is due on the first

    day of school, and will be used to write an

    in-class theme. You will also take an AR test

    on the book.

    2. Second Required Book: AR Test or

    written test to confirm comprehension.

    (Plus in-class writing assignmentsee


    3. Third Required Book: AR Test or written

    test to confirm comprehension. In addition,

    you will write a paper comparing books 2

    and 3 with regard to characterization,

    theme, or plot.

    A fre A friendly word of advice:

    Do NOT try to get by with SparkNotesyou

    have to spend the time actively reading and

    comprehending these books in order to pass

    the AR or written tests, and to do well on

    the compositions.

    Please email Ms. Mann your book selections at:



    The term Dialectic means the art or practice of arriving at the truth by using conversation involving question and

    answer. Think of your dialectical journal as a series of conversations with your book as you read it. This process is

    meant to help you develop a better understanding of the novel as we read, and to organize your thoughts along a

    framework that will support your culminating paper.


    o As you read, choose passages that stand out to you and record them in the left-hand column of the t-chart provided.

    o In the right column, write your response to the text o You will annotate for specific elements in the text, chosen from this list:

    (C) Characterization (P) Plot (S) Symbolism and Allusions

    o You will have one annotation for each of the categories above for each chapter (so three annotations per chapter).

    o Your annotations need to be typed for turning in, as shown below.

    Sample Dialectical Journal entry: LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding

    Passages from the text Pg &


    Comments & Questions

    Arent there any grownups at

    all? I dont think so. The fair

    boy said this solemnly; but then

    the delight of a realized ambition

    overcame him. In the middle of

    the scar he stood on his head and

    grinned at the reversed fat boy.

    No grownups!

    Pg 8


    Ralph is at first solemn when considering the lack of grownups, but

    then he becomes aware that no grownups means the longed-for

    no rules, and he grins and stands on his head.

    My auntie told me not to run,

    he explained, on account of my

    asthma. Ass-mar? Thats right.

    Cant catch my breath. I was the

    only boy at our school what had

    asthma, said the fat boy, with a

    touch of pride. And Ive been

    wearing specs since I was three.

    Pg 9


    The fat boy appears to wear his infirmities like a badge of honor,

    and has wrapped up his identity in being special in this way.

    He was safe from shame or self-

    consciousness behind the mask of

    his paint and could look at each

    of them in turn.

    Pg 140


    The war-paint on Jacks face obscured his features, and it also

    served symbolically to mark his descent into savagery.

  • AP Book List (those most frequently cited on the AP Exam)

    Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad King Lear by William Shakespeare Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevski Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Moby Dick by Herman Melville Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zorah Neale Hurston The Awakening by Kate Chopin Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Billy Budd by Herman Melville The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Beloved by Toni Morrison Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko Light in August by William Faulkner Othello by William Shakespeare Antigone by Sophocles As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Native Son by Richard Wright Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams The Crucible by Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller A Passage to India by E. M. Forster A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya Candide by Voltaire The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Portrait of a Lady by Henry James Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard Sula by Toni Morrison Tess of the DUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare Oedipus Rex by Sophocles Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway The Tempest by William Shakespeare