Gmhs Summer Assignments

2017 GHSSummer Reading for English/Language Arts Courses

Reading should be completed by the first day of school; annotating while reading is encouraged.

Grade 12

* Advanced Placement Literature:

A Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

Oresteia, Aeschylus


*Along with the reading of these works, a summer assignment is required, due on the first day of school. There is a mandatory meeting in June to clarify expectations for this assignment.


Honors World Literature:

 The Life of Pi, Yann Martel

 Medea, Euripides



Antigone, Sophocles


Creative Writing:

Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers, Paul Negri



In Cold Blood, Truman Capote


College Writing:

A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen


Writing About Film:

Awake in the Dark, Roger Ebert (Read Section 2 only)


Grade 11


The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

                  **Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain


**Racial slurs are prevalent throughout this satirical novel; however, Twain’s use of them is meant to showcase the hypocrisy of racism. This is one of the seminal works of American literature, and it accurately portrays a specific and pivotal time in history.
College Prep:

The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien



All My Sons, Arthur Miller


Grade 10


Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley


College Prep:

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson



Going Solo, Roald Dahl



Grade 9


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

A Separate Peace, John Knowles


College Prep:

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins



Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli


Congratulations CSI High School for being 1 of only 3 schools from NYC and the only one from Staten Island that received the State's Blue Ribbon School endorsment. Please see attachment for more information on this nomination!  BlueRibbonNomination.docx   

 The Staten Island Advance shines a light on CSIHS:

 CSIHS Snapshot:  School_Quality_Snapshot_2017_HS_R047.pdf  //  snapshotparent2017.docx  

 "I am happy to share that CSI High School was ranked among The NY Post’s 2017 NYC’s Best High Schools rankings in this past Sunday’s (September 17, 2017) print edition.  This annual ranking seeks to identify top high schools from among the 435 High Schools in NYC.  This year we placed # 25 within the top 40 schools ranked."  NYPost2017.docx  


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