Improve your test scores - Summer Reading

As this summer feels a lot like an episode of "The Twilight Zone" there is only so much Fortnite that you can play before you need a change of scenery. Summer is always a great time to take a break from school, but it is also a great time to learn how to fall in love with reading. High school students that read during the summer months tend to score higher on important tests like the SAT, ACT, and AP exams. It also helps expand vocabulary, grammar, and use of the language. The more you read, the more successful you will be in school and in future careers. Today's blog is going to give you some great summer reading lists AND the list of novels that are read in the high school English classes. If you love reading, see how many on this list you can get through. If you struggle with reading, start reading the novels that you will have to read during the school year so it will be easier for you. Encore's High School reading lists are here. Happy Summer!

High School Student - Classic Summer Reading

  1. 1984 by George Orwell

  2. Selected Tales by Edgar Allen Poe

  3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

  4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

  5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  6. The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne

  7. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  9. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

  10. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

HIgh School Student - Contemporary Summer Reading

  1. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup

  2. Into Thin Air by John Krakauer

  3. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

  4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  5. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

  7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

  9. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

  10. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Summer is a great time to get ahead with reading novels that will come up in your curriculum during the regular school year too. It is so much more fun when you can read the novel for fun and then review for a class rather than having the obligation to read the book.

English I - Novel Preview

  1. Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman

  2. Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers

  3. Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

  4. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

  5. West Side Story by Arthur Laurents

English II - Novel Preview

  1. An O. Henry Reader

  2. Norse Mythology

  3. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  4. Night by Elie Wiesel

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

English III - Novel Preview

  1. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

  2. Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martinez

  3. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

  4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

English IV - Novel Preview

  1. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

  2. A Bintel Brief by Abraham Cahan

  3. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

  4. The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter

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Denise Griffin, CEO is the author of this blog for Encore Education Corporation. Part of Encore Education Corporation is Encore High School, a free public performing arts regional high school in Southern California grades 7 - 12. Encore's program is currently taking applications for the fall 2020 enrollment. Encore offers full time, hybrid time, and independent study programs. Encore offers transporation from the Inland Empire and the high desert. Where arts and academics grow together. WASC Accredited. Copyright 2020.

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