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PreAP English 10

Classroom Expectations and Procedure Form.


This form needs to be filled out, signed and returned no later than Friday, August 21.


Pre-AP English 10 Suggested Reading List

You will be required to choose one of the following titles or a title by one of the suggested authors to use as one of your required RC quizzes each nine weeks.

  • A Separate Piece, Knowles
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens
  • A Walk to Remember, Sparks
  • Across Five Aprils, Hunt
  • All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque
  • All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy
  • Annexed, Dogar
  • Antigone, Sophocles
  • Code Orange, Cooney
  • Columbine, Cullen
  • Death be not Proud, Gunther
  • Devil in the White City, Larson
  • Dracula, Stoker
  • Farewell to Manzanar, Houston
  • Flyboys, Bradley
  • Frankenstein, Shelley
  • Ghosts of War: True Stories of a 19-year-old GI, Smithson
  • Girl with the Pearl Earring, Chevalier
  • Heaven is for Real, Burpo
  • Hornet Flight, Follett
  • I am the Messenger, Zusak
  • Joy Luck Club, Tan
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
    • The Impossible Knife of Memory
    • Forge
    • Chains
  • Leaves of Grass, Whitman
  • Lord of the Rings Series, Tolkien
  • Memoirs of a Geisha, Golden
  • Northanger Abby, Austen
  • Oedipus Trilogy, Sophocles
  • Shooting the Moon, Dowell
  • Sold, McCormick
  • Tamar, Peet
  • The Book Thief, Zusak
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Boyne
  • The Boy who Dared, Bartoletti
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas
  • The Help, Stockett
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde
  • The Kite Runner, Hosseini
  • The Life of Pi, Martel
  • The Moonstone, Collins
  • The Taker, Steele
  • The Time Machine, Wells
  • Unbroken, Hillenbrand
  • William Faulkner
    • As I Lay Dying
    • The Snopes Trilogy
    • The Sound of Fury


Suggested Authors

  • Janette Oke
  • Beverly Lewis
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • John Grisham
  • Jane Austen
  • Shakespeare
  • Toni Morrison
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Robert Louis Stevenson

Novels that we will read in class or as an Independent Study:

If you choose to purchase your own copy of the novel so that you may annotate, that is fantastic! I will have books or print-outs of reading texts. I will also provide links to FREE online editions. laugh

  • Night, Wiesel Publisher: Hill and Wang; 2 edition
  • Heart of Darkness, Conrad Publisher: Dover Thrift edition
  • Lord of the Flies, Golding Publisher: Perigee Books
  • 1984 OR Animal Farm, Orwell Publisher: Signet
  • The House on Mango Street, Cisneros Publisher: Vintage 

These Titles will be in the literature textbook.

  • King Arthur and his Knights 
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare (4th Quarter- Required)

*We may not get to all of these titles. The ones that we do not read are available during the fourth quarter. 

You will be writing weekly Article Reviews on articles that I post in Classroom. The articles will be posted on Monday (or over the weekend) and you will have one week to write and submit your review using Google Docs and Classroom. Here are the guidelines for writing your review. 

MLA Format.

One full page typed, double spaced.

You must summarize the articles main points in one paragraph.

Discuss the article's content analytically.

What is the author's purpose and what is his/her message to the audience? What techniques does the author use to accomplish his/her task? How does the article relate to what is being discussed in class and or what is going on in the world today?



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