Gallatin High School
Pre-requisite Reading Information
Because we recognize the importance of remaining engaged in reading during the time students are not in an English class, Gallatin High School requires Pre-requisite Reading for all students taking Honors English classes (including STEM and Dual Enrollment). Not only does it encourage students to keep reading, writing and thinking during the summer, but it also gives students and teachers a common text with which to begin the school year. Each Honors English student must read one assigned book before beginning English class.
Teachers will assess students’ understanding of the book the first week of each semester. Possible assignments include (but are not limited to) a brief essay or other writing assignment, in-class project, or presentation. Students may take notes or keep a journal on the assigned book. This is not required, but any original, hand-written notes may be used to help complete the assignment. This assignment will count as one test grade during the 1st 9 weeks of the semester the student has English. Not completing the assigned reading may result in a student being removed from the Honors class.
Parents with questions or concerns about the chosen books may email Mrs. Heather Adkins
English 9 Honors: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
English 10 Honors: Divergent by Veronica Roth
English 11 Honors: students have a choice of The Selection by Kiera Cass or Bleachers by John Grisham
English 12 Honors & Dual Enrollment: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore