Required Summer Reading 2019ALL West Chicago Community High School students are required to participate in summer reading. The English faculty promotes summer reading for a number of reasons:
Fall English classes will include activities and writing based on these summer books.
- Wildcats are readers!
- Reading is exciting when you find the right book! We want you to say, “I’m a reader!”
- If students do not read over the summer, (ideally a minimum of six books), “summer slide” can occur and the student will lose the reading gains made during the school year.
Incoming Freshmen - English 1
Class of 2023
Summer Reading List 2019
Incoming Freshmen - English 1 Honors
Class of 2023
Summer Reading List 2019Rising Sophomores - English 2Class of 2022Summer Reading List 2019
Rising Sophomores - English 2 EnrichedClass of 2022Summer Reading List 2019Rising Sophomores - English 2 HonorsClass of 2022Summer Reading List 2019English 2 Honors Summer Reading List (Page 1)English 2 Honors Summer Reading 2019 Excerpt from: “Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard” (Pages 2 and 3)Rising Juniors - English 3Class of 2021Summer Reading List 2019Rising Juniors - English 3 EnrichedClass of 2021Rising Juniors and Seniors - AP LanguageClass of 2021 and 2020Summer Reading List 2019
Juniors and seniors enrolled in AP Language and Composition should join the “AP Summer Reading Google Classroom” using code 0owb3l5. (The code begins with a “zero” and then an “o.”) Copies and links to materials are posted in Classroom. Please contact Nicole Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Turnbaugh at email@example.com or Mary Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Please read all four assignments:
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
Non-Fiction Selections from NYT’s The Privacy Project
Chapter 1 from The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker (Please annotate.)
Chapters 2, 3, and 4 from On Writing Well by William Zinsser (Please annotate.)Additional information is available here.Rising Seniors - British World Literature and Senior ElectivesClass of 2020Summer Reading List 2019
Rising Seniors - AP LiteratureClass of 2020Summer Reading List 2019
Seniors in AP literature read two required texts, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and On the Road by Jack Kerouac as well as one Modernist and/or existential choice novel from the AP Literature Summer Reading list. Details about this assignment, as well as the choice book list are available in Google Classroom. Students should join the AP Literature Summer Reading Google Classroom: t3zblz.
Please contact Nicole Osborne at email@example.com or Mary Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Mary HowardDivision Chair(630) 876-6363Shannon Atkian-SanchezSheltered English and English 1 Honors Team(630) 876-6351Mark BegovichHonors and Senior Teams(630) 876-6357
English 1 TeamJamie CulenHonors and Enriched Teams(630) 876-6355Tara DeleonEnglish 2 and Senior Teams(630) 876-6356Kyle EtheridgeEnriched and Honors Teamsketheridge@d94.org(630) 876-6353Leslie FiremanEnglish 1 Team(630) 876-Mary FremeauEnglish 1 and Enriched Teams(630) 876-6362Dave JenningsSenior Teams(630) 876-6313Laura KuehnEnglish 3 and Senior TeamsJournalism Production(630) 876-6360
Brad LarsonEnglish 3 and Senior Teams(630) 876-6361
Paul LichyEnglish 3 and Senior Teams(630) 876-6359Nicole OsborneHonors/AP Team(630) 876-6365Lauren StewartEnglish 2 and Enriched Teams(630) 876-6350
Brian TurnbaughHonors/AP and Studies Teams(630) 876-6593Kelsey WirkusEnglish 2 and Senior Teamskwirkus@d94.org(630) 876-