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Summer Reading List 

Honors English III

The Lost Symbol

The Glass Castle

IMPORTANT:  Your admission to the course is contingent upon scoring an 80% or higher on a multiple-choice exam that will be administered on the first full day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year. Please read the books carefully and take notes as you read to be prepared for the test.  If you don't pass the test, you will be unable to remain in the honors course.

Using a double-entry journal is a great way to interact with the text and help you retain what you read by writing about it as you go. On the left-hand side of the page, write actual excerpts from the text (and page numbers where you found the text), and on the right side, write your response to the text. You can ask questions, note characterizations of characters, and find definitions to unknown words, just to name a few ways that you can show your interaction with the text. This way, at the end of the summer, right before the test, you can review major points from the text by looking back at your notes. *This is especially important with The Lost Symbol, as it is very detailed.*

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Thanks for being conscientious students and working hard this summer! I look forward to a great year with you.