This class will focus on novels, short stories, and poetry  that have withstood the test of time.  ACT/SAT practice will be incorporated in class.  Students will be guided in writing a research paper in the Spring term. 


  • 1 ½ inch, 3-ring binder for notes
  • 8 Binder dividers with pockets
  • Loose leaf paper in binder (college-ruled)
  • Black pens/pencils
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Red pens
  • File folder (any color/labeled with student name for things I return)
  • Spring semester: index cards for research paper

$15 for Vocabulary Power Plus – RCA will purchase this book in bulk for the students to be reimbursed by families.

10th Grade  (all paperbacks)

Once Upon A Wardrobe by Patti Callahan
(will need by August 10th)

  • ISBN-10  :  078525174X
  • Harper Muse (February 7, 2023)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(will need by August 10th)

  • ASIN  :  B09X6JCFF5
  • Independently published (April 10, 2022)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
– ISBN-10: 9780141439518
– ISBN-13: 978-0141439518

12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose

  • ISBN-13: 979-8700860932

MacBeth by William Shakespeare
(Please make sure to get the above version (link above) because it has useful notes)

  • ISBN-10  :  0743477103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743477109