2024 Summer Reading

2024 Summer Reading

U-High English Dept


All of our core English classes have required summer reading. Please find the course you are enrolled in next school year to find your summer reading. Please note that there is also an accompanying assignment that counts as an early summative grade in your class, so be sure to complete it to the best of your ability.  Don’t hesitate to contact your teacher with any questions. All assignments are due on the first day of school unless otherwise noted on the assignment sheet. 


Find the course you enrolled in  Texts & Assignment for summer reading Teacher Contact
Freshman English  Text: Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins

*Only read Part I of the book. Bring a copy to class with you at the beginning of the semester!

Mr. Webb, bawebb@ilstu.edu

Mr. Roth gdroth@ilstu.edu

Mr. Shanley (history), mcshanl@ilstu.edu 

Ms. Schmidt (history), mschmi9@ilstu.edu

Sophomore Writing, Oral Comm  2024 Sophomore Summer Reading

Text: The Anthropocene: Reviewed (excerpts from the book and podcast can be found at the link above)

AP Seminar Only: Text above, and “The Culture Code: Summarized in 10 Minutes”

Ms. Hoffman


Mr. Roth gdroth@ilstu.edu

Ms. Flanagan,


AP Language  2024 AP English Language and Composition Summer Reading Assignment

Text: How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur

Ms. Graham


Experiencing Literature 2024 Experiencing Literature Summer Reading Assignment

Text: YOUR CHOICE!!! + a podcast episode 

Ms. Graham


AP Literature  2023 AP Literature Summer Reading Assignment  

Read closely, this contains multiple texts and steps

Text: Options given in document.  



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