Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Summer Reading Explosaganza 2015!!!

Here, collected in one nice, neat location are all of the summer reading assignments for the English Department at Woodrow Wilson High School for Summer 2015. As always, any unabridged copy you are able to pick up is perfectly fine, new or used, so don't be thrown off by differences in covers. Students are required to read the selected texts over the summer before school resumes in anticipation of the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.

Incoming Freshmen: All freshmen should anticipate a graded discussion of the assigned novel(s) as well as a traditional written test. All freshmen will read:

Pre-AP/Pre-IB Freshmen will read Davis' Spare Parts AND one of the following:

  • An Abundance of Katherines,  by John Green
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,  by Mark Haddon
  • Deadline,  by Chris Crutcher
  • Mexican White Boy,  by Matt de la Pena
  • Stupid Fast,  by Geoff Herbach

Incoming Sophomores: All sophomores should anticipate a guided discussion of the text as well as a traditional written test on the material. Mr. Maddox's website with the summer assignment can be accessed by clicking here. All sophomores will read:


Pre-AP/Pre-IB Sophomores will read Hillenbrand's Unbroken AND one of the following
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
  • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
  • Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Sun also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
  • Tess of d’Urbervilles, by Thomas Hardy

Incoming Juniors:

On-level Juniors:

IB English 3:

AP English 3:

IB Film Juniors:

Incoming Seniors:

AP English 4:
  • AP Lit students should anticipate a graded Socratic seminar on the first novel and a more traditional test on the second one. Mr. Black's website can be found by clicking here.

IB English 4:
  • Both of these works must be read in their entirety when you come back in August. Expect a Socratic Seminar or two (with the possibility of a more traditional reading-check test). Mr. Lundberg's website can be found by clicking here.

IB Film Seniors:

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