Shrewsbury High School English Summer Reading 2022

The Shrewsbury High School English department encourages students in grades 9-12 to read continuously throughout the summer. Reading is, and will always be, fundamental to learning. We encourage students to read all genres of literature, works of nonfiction, news and human interest articles, dramatic works, poetry, graphic novels, and both contemporary and classic titles. We encourage you to read many dierent perspectives and voices. Read what you like. When you do, you’re more likely to keep reading, and that’s a great thing! When you return to school, be prepared to share your thinking about what you’ve read, both conversationally and in writing. Students will be expected to share their thoughts on at least two books. We can’t wait to hear your stories!

Students should read multiple books over the course of the summer (every high school student should spend 3-4 hours per week reading ); two books that students read should be connected to their grade level theme (below). Check out Goodreads for suggested titles that fit each theme. If you’re looking for a recommendation from your favorite (or soon to be favorite) English teacher, check out these suggestions. Another great place to find a book is the Shrewsbury Public Library; they have general suggestions for young adult readers on their website. Remember,what you read is up to you,but these lists might get you started.

Grade Level Themes:   Grade 9: Facing Adversity

All summer reading questions can be addressed to Mrs. Trombley (

AP English Summer Work

AP English Language and AP English Literature students must complete summer work (linked) as assigned by the AP teachers. If you are enrolled in an AP course next year, please address your questions to the following teachers:

AP English Language:
Mrs. Palazzo and Mrs. Yellin
(epalazzo or

AP English Literature:
Ms. Closter and Ms. Penfield
(acloster or

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