Thompson High School 

    2021 Summer Reading Assignments 

    This is a broad overview of the summer reading requirements for Thompson High School.

    Please refer to the school website for summer reading details and individual teachers’ notes.

    Parents, please be aware of your student’s choice of books. Not all books are appropriate for all students. If you have any questions about selections or assignments, please contact Michele Bargman at michele.bargman@acsboe.org

    English 9: (Students will read a total of one book)

    Select one book from the list below. A project related to the book and/or content will be assigned when students return to school. 

    • Ghost, Jason Reynolds
    • The ShipBreaker, Paolo Bacigalupi
    • Mockingbird, Kathryn Erskine


    Honors English 9: (Students will read a total of two books)

    • Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of THE ILIAD, Rosemary Sutcliff AND choose one of the following books:

    • Mockingbird, Kathryn Erskine
    • Graveyard Book,  Neil Gaiman
    • House of the Scorpions, Nancy Farmer
    • Not If I Save You First, Ally Carter

    Honors English 9 students will complete two assignments.

    • (1) Video Assignment
    • (1) Major Work Data Card

    *The video assignment rubric (Elements of Plot) and the MWDC template can be found on all English 9 teachers’  THS webpages.