2019 Summer Reading Assignments

CCS students may choose to read the selections offered by the school for history and literature (one each), or they may choose to pursue learning in another way.  For students who choose to complete the selections offered by the school; if both the student and parent sign a form confirming the reading has been completed that student will receive a 100% quiz grade (or equivalent) for the upcoming year.  Student’s may do this once for both History and Literature. There are copies of most, if not all, of the books we are offering on campus. If you would like to pick one up please consider doing so at your convenience by contacting the office or the appropriate teacher.  

Unless otherwise noted, students are expected to read the unabridged/unedited version of each book.

Students Entering Grade 6
Choice of: 
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Parents should sign this form to verify their child has completed the reading:

Students Entering Grade 7
Mythology by Edith Hamilton and The Iliad abridged by Homer
Students Entering Grade 8
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe.
Students Entering Grade 9
History, Choice of:
1776 by David McCullough
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Boys in the Boat by Laura Hillenbrand
Literature:
A Mind for God by James Emery White
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Students Entering Grade 10 
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Aesop's Fables by Aesop
Students Entering Grade 11
History, Choice of:
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin
Phantastes by George MacDonald 
The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin
Literature, Choice of:
God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades by Rodney Stark
On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature by C.S. Lewis
The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature by C.S. Lewis
Rhetoric:
Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
Do I Make Myself Clear? by Harold Evans
The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
Students Entering Grade 12
History, Choice of:
1776 by David McCullough
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
The Boys in the Boat by Laura Hillenbrand
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Literature:
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Emma by Jane Austen
Notes from a Tilt-a-Whirl by N.D. Wilson
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

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699 N. Pleasantview Road, Pottstown, PA  19464

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