Summer Reading


Honors Summer Reading Assignment

Parent/Guardian Information about Grades 9-12

The Camden County High School English Department encourages all students to read throughout the summer.  Each student registered for honors level English classes is asked to complete a two part assignment; Part I (English II, III, and IV) to be completed before the end of the current semester. Part II will be due on the first day of the new school year.  The books chosen for each grade level were obtained from a book list with titles selected specifically for the students entering that grade.  Students will complete grade level specific assignment(s) included in this packet to demonstrate their understanding of the books that they read.  NOTE:  Each grade level assignment is specific to that class.  Be sure to read carefully.

We believe that students who read over the summer:

  • Maintain or improve reading comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Broaden their experience, knowledge and understanding of topics that are of personal interest.
  • Experience personal and academic success by developing their literacy skills.
  • Become lifelong readers by choosing a book and reading at their own pace.


Important Things to Know:

  • You will be expected to read the novel and complete all assignments neatly and thoroughly. Be sure to address all parts of the prompt.  Use your best judgment.
  • Feel free to either hand write or type your answers.
  • If you misplace your summer reading assignment, extra copies will be available throughout the school and on the school’s website.


Transfer Students:

Those students who register for an honors level course after June will complete an appeal form. The English Department will review the form and provide the student with an alternative date for the reading to be completed.  (You will be responsible for Part I and II of the summer reading)

As you review the titles on the summer 9-12 reading lists, please be aware that the school recognizes students come to us with different backgrounds and experiences.  The book lists include some titles containing mature themes and content that are commonplace to some of our students and will be helpful for them to read as they gain a deeper understanding of the world in which they live.  If you have any concerns about the books, please contact the appropriate teacher listed.

Thank you,

Amber Davis, CCHS Principal

Janice Simmons, CCHS English Department Chair

**The instructions and information for each grade level is located in the Summer Reading Instructions that can be found on the CCHS website under Summer Projects tabs.  The information will be located on the Summer Projects main page**