Riverside High School Summer Reading for the 2018-2019 School Year

All students will be expected to complete summer reading before the first day of school, Monday, August 27, 2018.

Students enrolled in Honors English must read ALL assigned books and complete AR tests for each book in a designated homeroom session within the first five days of school. Books are listed at the bottom of this page.

Students who are not enrolled in Honors English are to read a total of 10 Accelerated Reader points with neither of their books being less than five AR points. Students are to be prepared to take the AR test for the books that they read during a designated homeroom session within the first five days of school.

To determine the number of AR points that are assigned to a book visit this website:

Individual English teachers reserve the right to use Summer Reading books for additional instruction, and grades in class.

The students fulfilling the summer reading requirement will earn the grade that they make on the AR test and it will count as a quiz grade in English.

For students choosing not to do the Summer Reading assignment the following will happen: they will receive a zero for a quiz grade in English.

Honors English Book Titles – Honors English students must read both titles for their grade level.

9th Grade – Animal Farm by George Orwell

                   -Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

10th Grade - Night by Elie Wiesel

                      - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

11th Grade - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

                      - Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane

12th Grade - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louise Stevenson

                       - 1984 by George Orwell

Honors Social Studies Summer Reading Titles

The following are the books that will be required reading for ALL Honors level Social Studies classes for the 2018-2019 School Year. Students are expected to read the book listed for their course during the summer (with the exception of Honors American History II, which can be read during the Fall Semester of 2018) & to be prepared to take an AR test on the book at the beginning of the semester they are taking the course. Students may also have an assigned project to complete once they begin the class. That will be up to the discretion of the teacher.

World History: My Forbidden Face by Latifa

Civics & Economics: George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

American History I - Incidents i the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

American History II - Thirteen Days by Robert Kennedy

All books are available for checkout from the RHS library. Books can also be purchased by the student or checked our from the public library.