• Summer Reading 2018-2019


    Dear Parents,

    The mission of the St. Augustine High School’s Summer Reading Program is:

    • to encourage a love of reading by providing selections that have literary merit and are engaging and relatable.
    • to foster the critical thinking and writing skills that our students need to be successful.
    • to teach students to engage in constructive dialogue that is respectful, honest, and mature.
    • to provide an opportunity for students to get a jumpstart on the novel that will be discussed and used as we dig deep into the English Language Arts standards that are set by the state of Louisiana.
    • to promote literacy so that our students are life-long, proficient readers.

     Please see the list below.

    • 8th Grade
      • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
    • 9th Grade and 8th Grade Honors
      • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    • 10th Grade and 9th Grade Honors
      • Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Hurston
    • 11th Grade and 10th Grade Honors
      • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • 12 Grade Core, 11th Honors, and 12th Honors
      • The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

    The English department encourages each of you, as our young man’s first and most influential teacher, to be involved in your son’s summer reading activities. We would like for you to read with him this summer and engage him in meaningful conversations about the novel. Upon each student’s return to school in August, teachers will guide classes through assignments, projects, and discussions which assess your son’s engagement with the summer reading program, cultivate oral and written communication skills, and foster community.  See below a PDF copy of each of the novels, but feel free to purchase the novel for your son if it is more convenient for him.

    We look forward to seeing your son and you in August. Have a Blessed summer.


    At your service,

    Sean J. Goodwin