English 9 and English 10: Read 300 pages of fiction or non-fiction in your "zone of proximal development". The only way to become a better reader is to build your skills at your current reading level and then begin challenging yourself. If the text is too difficult, you'll get frustrated. If it's too easy, you won't grow. To be in the "zone" means to find material that is just right.
AP English Language and Composition: Read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and Elements of Style by Strunk and White. We will discuss both texts within the first week of school.