Mundelein High School

English

summer reading 2018

Summer Reading 2018

All Students
All students enrolled in any English class are required to read one book of your choice and be prepared to discuss it with your peers in August.

AP & Honors Students
In addition to the requirement for ALL English classes, if you are enrolled in an honors or AP course the additional reading requirements are listed below.



AP & Honors Additional Reading Requirement

Honors English 1

Read an additional book of your choice (two total). Be prepared to discuss both books with your peers in August.

Honors English 2

In addition to the choice reading book, read Anthem by Ayn Rand. Be prepared to discuss both books with your peers in August.

Honors English 3

In addition to the choice reading book, choose one of the following books to read as well:

  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  •  Laughing At My Nightmare  by Shane Burcaw

Consider the following question as you are reading: Is this book a mirror of what you see and experience in your own life, or is it more of a window into a world and experience that you haven’t seen before?

Be prepared to discuss both books with your peers in August.

Honors English 4

In addition to the choice reading book, choose a nonfiction title that presents an alternative/new way to think about the world.  While reading, consider the following guiding question: What is the importance of alternative thinking? Below are a few titles we recommend:

  • Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • When to Rob a Bank by Steven Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • What if? by Randall Munroe
  • Originals by Adam Grant

Be prepared to discuss both books with your peers in August.

Advanced Placement English Language

Please see the AP Language summer reading letter.

Advanced Placement English Literature

Please see the AP Literature summer reading letter.