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Required Summer Reading for Carlmont


All students at all levels will read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


In addition, students in advanced classes will read the following:



AS English


AS English II


AS English III


AP Courses

  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  • Beowulf by Seamus Heaney

  • Native Son by Richard Wright



AP Literature

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


AP Composition & Language

  • They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Persuasive Writing by Cathy Birkenstein & Gerald Graff

  • Complete reading packet available from Carlmont at this link


Summer reading is required for all students in the Sequoia Union High School District. In our benchmark-level classes, an assessment will be given in the first few days of school, followed by a mini unit.  AS/AP classes may have additional assignments to complete along with the reading and will use the texts extensively as part of their curriculum. All students should come to school having read the assigned text(s). Copies are available for purchase at local bookstores and online. If you cannot afford to buy a copy, a limited number will be available in the local public libraries as well as in Carlmont’s textbook room.  Listen to the announcements or ask your English teacher for details.