Welcome to the wonderful world of honors and AP level English! We look forward to working and sharing ideas with all of you. If you have any questions about the reading selections posted for your grade level, please do not hesitate to email any member of the English department. Contact information can be found on the Wilkes Central website. We have provided all grade levels with a solid reading selection and are confident that these pieces will help each reader to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. For the 2021-22 school year, we would like for you to come in ready to work, learn, and exchange ideas. Each grade level has an assignment and supplementary resources to help you to navigate the reading and the expectations successfully. You must be ready for a day one assessment; your assessment may include a test, an essay, or both! You may also check out a copy from the Learning Commons. Please contact Mrs.Waugh before June 3rd.
All grades have been updated and now include a button on the right (in desktop/laptop view). If you are using a mobile device to access this site, please scroll to the very bottom of the page to see the buttons for each grade level!!!
English I- To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee~ https://www.amazon.com/Mockingbird-Enhanced-Harperperennial-Modern-Classics-ebook/dp/B00K53EH5Q
English II~Before We Were Free,by Julia Alvarez~ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17643.Before_We_Were_Free
English III~The Tragedy of Macbeth,by William Shakespeare~
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html (free pdf)
English III and AP Language~The Great Gatsby,by F. Scott Fitzgerald
English IV~Fahrenheit 451,by Ray Bradbury https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0751PQK78/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
AP Literature~The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls (memoir)
This can be read during English IV honors as a "free read" selection. You do not need to complete a double-entry journal for this selection.
**The images shown for each novel are not indicative of the edition you must choose.**
Helpful links for 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/uploads/3/1/9/8/31982177/literary_analysis_guide.pdf