Your child will be taking Language and Composition this year and will be required to read many novels.
The purpose of the reading is to build his/her speed and comprehension in reading. In college students are asked to read many, many texts and books, as you may well be aware, and this helps to prepare BCS students for what lies ahead of them. At times students will want to take the easy road and not read what is required, but this only hurts them. There is a quiz given weekly and a test at the end of each novel. When the reading is not done, grades suffer and students don’t gain the experience. Also, the student cannot take part in class discussions and further learning. Please encourage your child to keep up with the reading. I make myself as available as I can to discuss the story with any student that may feel lost in the story, but even then I can’t truly help if the student doesn’t read the novel for himself.
The following list is of the titles that you will need to purchase or borrow for your student:
1984 by George Orwell
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Night by Elie Weisel
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Each student needs to have 1984 ready for the first day of school, as we begin this novel right away. Thank you for your continued support. I really enjoy teaching Language & Composition, and I am looking forward to this school year with your child’s class.