Freshman English

Freshman English Standards

2015-2016 Freshman English Curriculum Map-(linked) All dates are approximate.  Due to the cross-curricular nature of the Freshman Program, some assessments and projects may be arranged to better facilitate an interdisciplinary focus.

SUMMER READING- Freshman Summer Reading (Updated 2016)
All students must read Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, and The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida, translated by David Mitchell

fahrenheit-451-book-cover1      The reason I jump image

Text books for the school year (please have all of these books purchased before the first day of school):

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A Pocket Style Manual Bedford/St. Martins 6th Ed 9780312542542
A Pocket Style Manual
Bedford/St. Martins
6th Ed
9780312542542
Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT  Prestwick House Book 1 9781935467052
Vocabulary Power Plus for the ACT
Prestwick House
Book 1
9781935467052

Additionally, we will read Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and Sophocles’ Antigone. These texts will be provided for you. Finally, we will be reading one Shakespeare play based on your teacher’s selection.  The teacher will place an order for these books, and you will pay the teacher for your copy at the time the order is placed. We are generally able to order books through Lake-Cook publishing at a reduced rate.

100 Best-Ever Teen Novels  (2012 List from NPR as voted upon)