English 10

Grade 10 Summer Reading Titles

Welcome to the 10th Grade
Summer Reading Program 2019-2020

Step 1: Choose a book from the titles offered.

Below are lists of titles by genre. Peruse the lists and select a book you wish to read.

*Mature Content Statement:

Please talk with your child about what he or she plans to read.  We are sensitive to appropriate reading material, but also recognize that what is appropriate varies widely by family. Most are concerned only that their children be able to find something motivating to read and have no restrictions on what they allow.  Others have objections to the horror genre, for instance.

We ask that if you have concerns about what your child reads, please stay aware of his or her summer reading book and assist in gauging the content and maturity level you would like to maintain with your child. While all the books on the list are deemed to have strong literary merit and are valuable additions to Homestead’s curriculum, books that include content that some may find sensitive to young adults are marked as mature content.  Your child may switch books at any time if he or she becomes uncomfortable with the material. 

English 10 

Step 2: The assignment while reading...

During Reading Assignment: In English 10, we will be exploring varying perspectives on culture and society. In preparation for the work we will be doing in English 10A, identify and annotate (circle, underline, star, make margin notes) examples of social issues addressed in the book you have chosen. In other words, notice and note when the author seems to be commenting on or sharing a perspective on social issues. These annotations will be the basis for evidence in a literary analysis essay upon returning to school this fall.

What is a “social issue”?
A social issue (also called a social problem or social conflict) refers to an issue that influences a considerable number of individuals within a society. Here’s a BRIEF list of social issues to give you an idea of what to look for: Alternative Energy, Animal Rights, Amnesty, Asylum, Bullying, Censorship, Child Labor, Cloning, Crime, Disease, Gender issues, Gun rights, Homelessness, Race and Racism, Whistleblowing, and many more.

Step 3: The assignment after reading...

At the end of the book, either on a sticky note, piece of paper, or book page explain how the author develops a perspective on social issue(s) in the book and how the book might influence change in society.  You will use these notes and reflections toward an in-class essay upon returning to school in English 10A.

Please contact the head of the Homestead High School English Department, Nicole Vickery, at nvickrey@sacs.k12.in.us if you have any questions.

Summer Reading Choices: