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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 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! You must be ready for a day one assessment; your assessment may include a test, an essay, or both!  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- To Kill a Mocking Bird,  by Harper Lee (Study - Coming of Age)

English II- Sold  by Patricia McCormick (Study - Multi-cultural)

English III- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Study - The American Dream)


English IV​- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon  (Study-Perspective)

AP English Language- Read to build vocabulary! No specific requirement.

AP English Literature -The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger and Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson


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/uploads/3/1/9/8/31982177/literary_analysis_guide.pdf