English Department Summer Reading
2018 SUMMER READING
INVITATION FOR ALL STUDENTS
& SPECIFIC COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
In addition to the 2018 summer reading assignments, the OHS English Department is also offering a recommended list of texts as an optional summer read for all students! We invite all students to check out our Top 21 Books to Read Before You Graduate! These are excellent titles to read over the summer months.
Some English courses require summer reading as an element of cognitive engagement and extended practice during the summer months. The course catalog also indicates that the courses below have summer reading assignments. For students desiring a few tips and examples to guide annotation efforts over the summer, please use our Annotating Texts PowerPoint. Additionally, we recommend reading Why and How to Annotate a Book from the College Board.
(link to purchase Lord of the Flies at Amazon.com)
(link to purchase The Great Gatsby at Amazon.com)
AP Research summer read: 2018
(letter coming soon!)
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English Department Course Selection
ENGLISH COURSE SELECTIONIt is time for current students to make course selections for the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition to the required English 1, 2, and 3 courses, we also offer many electives to meet students' varied educational needs and interests in the English Language Arts. The SD#308 Course Catalog is a great source for information!In the early weeks of November, students spoke with their current English teachers about next year's course options. All English teachers made course recommendations in Home Access, and these should be available to students and parents in that system. We encourage both students and parents to contact current English teachers for assistance in selecting a course if there are questions.
OHS JOURNALISM PROGRAM APPLICATIONOur SD#308 Journalism Program includes English elective courses that require an application for enrollment. These courses include:Digital Journalism 1Digital Journalism 2Yearbook Journalism 1Yearbook Journalism 2
Please click on the following link to submit an online application for a 2018-2019 journalism course: SD#308 Journalism Program Application. This application is a universal application, meaning that a student may apply for any of the journalism courses through this one application. To submit this application, students should be prepared with:
- accessing the link through SD#308 Gmail address (StudentIDfirstname.lastname@example.org)
- your personal contact information
- your interests and strengths in journalism
- the name of an OHS English teacher who may serve as a referenceShould you have questions about this application or English course selection, please contact your guidance counselor or English Department Chair Amy Howerton.