Welcome to the Secondary Summer Reading webpage designed to provide you the information you need to prepare for the upcoming school year. The faculty in our English Department have been working to continually improve our outcomes. The following reading and writing assignments are part of that goal.

“As our English Department continues to strive to prepare students in a rigorous manner and maximize our in-class instruction time, we have made a move to mirror the expectations of other top-performing private high school English programs. While we have always had summer reading, this year we have required students to create a writing product as a diagnostic for our students’ writing. As the English Department seeks to produce the best readers and writers, we noticed that summer reading writing projects were taking up as many as two weeks out of instruction time. By streamlining our diagnostic time, we hope to maximize student growth through instructional time. We also believe that summer writing allows students more time to comprehend the text.”

Educating for Eternity,
Gloriann Curley, Rebecca Huff, Carolyn Kedney
PCA Secondary English Department

7th Grade

    Required reading: Fish in a Tree
    To download and print the assignment information, please click HERE.

8th Grade

    Required reading: A Long Walk to Water
    To download and print the assignment information, please click HERE.

9th Grade

    Required reading: To Kill a Mockingbird
    To download and print the assignment information, please click HERE.

10th Grade

    Required reading: Fahrenheit 451
    To download and print the assignment information, please click HERE.

AP Language and Composition

    Required reading: Left to Tell
    To download and print the assignment information, please click HERE.

AP Literature and Composition

    Required reading: The Wide Sargasso Sea
    To download and print the assignment information, please click HERE.

Senior Language and Composition

    Required reading: Under the Overpass
    To download and print the assignment information, please click HERE.

British Literature

    Required reading: The Hobbit
    To download and print the assignment information, please click HERE.