English/Language Arts

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS - ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

 

SUMMER 2017 HONORS & AP ENGLISH SUMMER READING

The Brea Olinda English Department encourages all of our students to be active readers throughout the summer. Students need to be ready to discuss and write about a novel the first week of school.

Honors Literature & Composition I (incoming ninth graders):
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
AND
The Pearl by John Steinabck 
(Both available from BOHS @ registration in August)

Honors Literature & Composition II (incoming tenth graders):
Be ready for your reading comprehension to be assessed on one of the following books the first week of school:

  • The Picture of Dorian Grey* by Oscar Wilde (Available from BOHS @ registration in August)
  • Silas Marner* by George Eliot (Available from BOHS @ registration in August)
  • Hiroshima* by James Hershey (Available from BOHS @ registration in August)

AP Language & Composition (incoming eleventh graders):
In Cold Blood* by Truman Capote

AP Literature & Composition (incoming twelfth graders):
Choose One:

  • Wuthering Heights* by Emily Bronte (Available from BOHS @ registration in August)
  • White Noise by Don DeLillo
  • All the Pretty Horses* by Cormac McCarthy
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

* = Available free online @ www.gutenberg.org
Novels also available at the Public Library

ENGLISH COURSE PACING GUIDES

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