Hampton City Schools sponsors a REQUIRED summer reading program for all high school students. Those students who attended middle school in Hampton should have been made aware of this back in the spring. I will begin to review the summer reading selections in my classes next week, and by this time the students will be held responsible for reading the following novels:
All Classes: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Honors English classes (blocks 3,7,8): Speak and EITHER The Pearl (J. Steinbeck) OR Lord Of The Flies (W. Golding)
Students should have read these novels over the summer and will be tested on them in the next 1-2 weeks. All of these novels are available for purchase at the Barnes and Noble in Coliseum Central; students may also be able to borrow them from upperclassmen here at KHS, since they were required to read these novels as well.
I have made announcements in all my classes since the beginning of school so that students are aware of the upcoming reviews and tests on these novels.