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Honors/AP Reading Requirement

If your child signed up for an Honors/AP English class, please remember that they must complete the required Honors read prior to the first day of that course. No student will be dropped for failure to complete the assignment and a zero will be given if not completed. We recommend all students read the text in the summer and revisit over winter break if their course isn't until spring semester. You must be ready for a day one assessment; your assessment may include a test, an essay, or both!

If you have any questions about the reading selections posted for your grade level, please do not hesitate to email Mrs. Sappington or any member of the English department. Contact information can be found on the Wilkes Central website. We have provided all grade levels with a diverse reading list and are confident that these pieces will help each reader to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. There are no required pre-semester writing assignments with honors reading, but please take notes, annotate, and give yourself plenty of time to read your assigned novel at least twice!

If you have any problem getting a novel, please contact Mrs. Sappington as soon as possible at sappingtonb@wilkes.k12.nc.us with the book title in the subject line. In addition, there may be copies available in the Media Center. Happy reading, learning, and growing!

English I- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Coming of Age focus)

English II- Sold (Multi-cultural focus)

English III- The Grapes of Wrath and choose one: The Catcher in the Rye or Joy Luck Club (The American Dream focus)

English IV- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft and Wuthering Heights (Focus on Perspective)

AP English Language-The Catcher in the Rye or The Joy Luck Club (read the piece that you did not read for English III honors)

AP English Literature-The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Feed (Open response focus)

Helpful links for honors reading!

~“How to Annotate Text While Reading” (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Mz4nwciWc from School Habits

~”5 Ways to Annotate a Book” (even if you can’t write in it)

~Literary Signposts-page 3’s graphic will be helpful! https://williamscomplit.weebly.com/…/literary_analysis_guid…