Northside High School
Summer Reading Initiative
Northside High School encourages an interest and habit of reading; therefore, we have devised an enjoyable yet challenging summer reading initiative for our students. In order for students to maintain reading growth achieved during the school year and further develop independent reading skills, they must continually practice. For this reason, we are requiring students to continue the practice of reading throughout the summer. The texts selected will be included within our units of study during the academic semester. Students should be sure to have thoroughly read each text required; however, we encourage them to challenge themselves to exceed the requirement.
Click on the link to see the novel list.
English II-Regular Select one novel from the list of three
English II-AP All three novels are required
English III-Regular A Life for a Life ONLY
English III-AP All three novels are required
English IV-Regular Family Ties ONLYEnglish IV-AP Invisible Man and The Sun Also Rises
· Pre-AP and AP students are encouraged to purchase copies of the texts so that annotations can be made directly onto the text. See your Pre-AP/AP teacher for annotation guidelines (and books, if needed).
· Each Pre-AP and AP English teacher has additional assignments to accompany the Summer Reading texts. Students are required to complete each assignment which may be found on the school’s website: http://www.lpssonline.com/northsidehigh
· Regardless if a students’ English class is first semester or second semester, students are still required to complete the Summer Reading and accompanying assignments.
· The Jefferson St. branch of the public library has copies of the NHS Summer Reading list and texts.