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
  • Loose leaf paper in binder (college-ruled)
  • Black pens/pencils
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Composition notebook
  • File folder (any color/labeled with student name for things I return)

$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

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

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

  • ISBN-10  :  014017737X
  • Penguin Books; First Edition (April 6, 2000)

The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway

  • ISBN-10  :  0684801221
  • Scribner; Reissue edition (May 5, 1995)