All sophomores enrolled in English classes at have summer reading assignments, according to reading lists posted on the Redondo Union website.
College prep sophomores are encouraged to read one or two books by the start of the school year. As an incentive, students who do their summer reading will get extra credit on a class assignment during the first week of school.
Sophomores in English pre-Advanced Placement (honors) classes must read All Quiet on the Western Front and Night, as well as complete an assignment due Aug. 28 (the first day of school) for credit.
For the assignment, students must answer questions related to each novel and support their answers with several paragraphs containing specific details and quotations, along with page numbers for the quotations. The assignment should be typed, single-spaced and in 12-point font. See attached .pdf for the questions and the complete assignment.
Sophomores are also encouraged to study grammar and brush up on their writing style. The attached .pdf has suggestions.
10TH GRADE ENGLISH COLLEGE PREP
- The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
- Obasan by Joy Kogawa
- Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer by Tracy Kidder
- A Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall
- Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane
- One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life—A Story of Race and Family Secrets by Bliss Broyard
- My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk and Erdag Goknar
- Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
10TH GRADE PRE-AP (HONORS) ENGLISH
- All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- The Elements of Style by E.B. White and W. Strunk (recommended)
- The Little Brown Handbook (recommended)
- English Grammar and Composition by J. Warriner (recommended)
- Guide to Grammar and Style by Jack Lynch (recommended)
For more summer reading suggestions, visit our 2012 Summer Reading Guide.