2021 Summer Reading

2021 Summer Reading Introduction

The WHS English Department recommends reading during the summer months. Hopefully, students choose to read many books this summer, but students are ENCOURAGED to read one, grade-level book suitable for an English class assignment that will be scored for a grade the first month of the 2021-22 school year. Students may choose a non-fiction or fiction book, including graphic novels. English teachers suggest students complete one of the posted reading response logs prior to the first quarter assignment. The response log will connect the reading details to the assignment and promote student success.

The goal is for students to continue reading throughout the summer.

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

Directions & Requirements by English Class
Please select the name of the course you are taking in 2021-2022 for specific directions.

* Core/Elective English  - (English I, English II, English III Lit & Comp, Mythology, College Credit Composition, Public Speaking, etc)
*AP Research
*AP Seminar
*AP Language
*AP Literature

Book Requirements

Student book selections for the summer reading assignment must be:

1. At appropriate reading level

2. A book not read previously in a class

3. A book that has not been made into a movie
    (exceptions made with prior written approval from teacher)

4. School appropriate

Where to Find a Book?

Washington High School Library

  • Students are allowed to check out books from the high school library for the summer.  Summer check outs will be done during Finals week.  
  • Students are encouraged to borrow titles from the WHS eBook collection that can be accessed through Destiny with a user name and password. 

Washington Public & Scenic Regional Library

St. Charles City/County Library