Monday, May 26, 2008

The List



After weeks of late nights spent contemplating my book shelves, I have come to a decision regarding the books I will teach next year. Nearly all of the selections I have taught before, and all appear on one list or another for what students should have read before the end of high school. The only one I haven’t taught before is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. This one came off of a recent list of newly published books that just might become classics. Of course, the book is not that new; it was first published in paperback April, 2006.

So, without further ado, here is the list for 2008-2009:

English I Honors (Grade 9)
Fahrenheit 451 (Summer Reading Assignment)
Ray Bradbury
Del Rey ISBN: 0345342968

Prentice Hall Literature (Gold California Edition)
Prentice Hall ISBN: 0130548057

Inherit The Wind
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Ballantine Books ISBN: 0345466276

The Man Who Was Thursday
G.K. Chesterton
Modern Library ISBN: 0375757910

Hard Times
Charles Dickens
Signet Classics ISBN: 0451526724

To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Warner Books ISBN: 0446310786

English II Honors (Grade 10)The Stranger (Summer Reading Assignment)
Albert Camus
Vintage International ISBN: 0679720200

Immortal Poems Of The English Language
Oscar Williams (Editor)
Pocket Books ISBN: 0671496107

Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse
Bantam Classics ISBN: 0553149563

Julius Caesar
William Shakespeare
Washington Square Press ISBN: 0743482743

A Separate Peace
John Knowles
Scribner Books ISBN: 0743253973

Prentice Hall Writing And Grammar (Platinum Level)
Prentice Hall ISBN: 0131166344

AP Language and Composition (Grade 11)Einstein’s Dreams (Summer Reading Assignment)
Alan Lightman
Warner Books ISBN: 0446670111

The Road (Summer Reading Assignment)
Cormac Mc Carthy
Vintage International ISBN: 9780307387899

The Norton Reader (12th Edition)
Linda Peterson And John Brereton (Editors)
W.W. Norton Co. ISBN: 978-0-393-92948-5

Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
Bantam Classics ISBN: 0553210793

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Scribner Books ISBN: 0684801523

Selected Poetry Of T.S. Eliot (Copies From Instructor)

The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
Harper Perennial Modern Classics ISBN: 978-0061148514

AP Literature and Composition (Grade 12)The Kite Runner (Summer Reading Assignment)
Khaled Hosseini
Riverhead Books ISBN: 159448001

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (Summer Reading Assignment)
Jonathan Safran Foer
Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN: 9780618711659

The Portable Dante
Mark Musa (Translator)
Penguin Books ISBN: 0142437549

Major British Poets
Oscar Williams (Editor)
Mentor Books ISBN: 0451626370

HamletWilliam Shakespeare
Washington Square Press ISBN: 0-7434-7712-X

FrankensteinMary Shelley
Penguin Classics ISBN: 0141439475

Crime And Punishment
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Bantam Classics ISBN: 0553211757

1984George Orwell
Signet Books ISBN: 0451524934

Composition (Grade 11)
Prentice Hall Writing And Grammar (Ruby Level)
Prentice Hall ISBN: 0134369696