ELA Department Recommended Reading Somerset Berkley

Required Texts by Grade
Students in each grade level read core texts during the school year.   In addition to the core texts, teachers will supplement core texts with other works.  By no means are you required to read core texts during the summer.  The titles are provided for informational purposes only.  You may want to preview the books.   You will enjoy reading these books more when you can discuss the books with your teacher and classmates. 

Grade 11

Epic Poetry:     Beowulf
Drama:          Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Excerpts fro  The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Excerpts from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Any novel by Charles Dickens
1984 or Animal Farm by George Orwell
"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift
Various short stories, poetry, essays and novels from the British Literature

Drama:    Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
             Hamlet, William Shakespeare
            Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
Novel:      Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
             The Bluest Eye or Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Non-fiction:  The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
Various short stories, poetry, novels, non-fiction from  of World Literature