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Entering 11th Grade

The designated summer reading books for students entering eleventh grade are:
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The designated summer reading books for students entering eleventh grade honors class are:
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
  • War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

These books were included in your book fees at enrollment/re-enrollment and can be picked up in the front office of either campus after enrollment/re-enrollment is complete through Admissions.

Students are asked to annotate their books. The annotations will constitute your child’s first English grades of the year. A guide to annotating  with sample illustrations is available below. These books will also be the source of discussion during the first couple of weeks of school.

Information on annotating is posted below with sample illustrations. There should be annotations on each pageShould questions arise about annotations or these instructions, please email Ms. Cook in the upper school English department (kcook@wcala.org).

Curl Up With a Good Book This Summer!

While we are requiring your child to read two books, we encourage him/her to read all throughout the summer.  Below is a list of grade-level books that your child may enjoy. This will be a great introduction to the reading your child will do throughout the year.
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • The Robe by Lloyd Douglas
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest Gaines
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall
  • The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemmingway
  • How the West Was Won by Louis L’Amour
  • Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • The Oath by Frank Peretti
  • Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Phillbrick
  • Billy Budd by Herman Melville