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Welcome to Honors English 6/7/8. We are excited that you have taken the initiative to choose a more rigorous path for your education. Honors English students are expected to discuss literature thoughtfully, to read voraciously, to write willingly, and to present confidently. Most importantly, honors English students should have a genuine love for reading and writing.


Thank you in advance for committing to:

Assigned reading outside of class time

Completing all assignments on time

A higher volume of reading, writing, and homework

Two or more hours of independent reading a week

Honors Placement

Honors English placement will be determined through multiple measures including, but not limited to, SBAC scores, CUSD Common Assessments, and STAR Reading scores. Parents and students will be notified of honors placement via email and U.S. mail.  In addition, directions will be provided for the option to opt-out. 

Summer Reading

Honors English 7 and 8

These courses study the same curriculum as the regular English 7 and 8 courses, but with more in-depth reading and writing and a greater emphasis on learning to become autonomous learners.
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The assigned summer reading for Honors is:
6th Grade - The Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
7th grade -  Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
8th grade - The Martian (Classroom Edition) by Andy Weir
Please complete your reading by the first day of school  August 15, 2022.
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