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 2017)
All students must read The Reason I Jump, by Naoki Higashida, translated by David Mitchell before school begins.

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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

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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 Sophocles’ Antigone. These texts will be provided for you. Finally, we will be reading one Shakespeare play based on your teacher’s selection and versions of the text will be made available.

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