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Entering 12th Grade

The designated summer reading books for students entering twelfth grade are:
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the Pearl Poet (Tolkien translation only)
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The designated summer reading books for students entering twelfth grade AP English are:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus

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 page - chapter summaries not requiredShould 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.
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
  • Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury
  • 21 Great Stories by Abraham Lass
  • The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
  • That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
  • In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado
  • Exodus by Leon Uris
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens