2016-2017 10th Grade English II Core
Students are not required to purchase, all copies will be provided by classroom.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - No purchase required, provided by classroom (ISBN: 978-0-14-017739-8)
They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.
Antigone by Sophocles - no purchase required, from class literature textbook
Filled with passionate speeches and sensitive probing of moral and philosophical issues, this powerful drama reveals the grim fate that befalls the children of Oedipus. When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death.
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare - no purchase required, from class literature textbook
Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's tragedy in which Cassius, fearing Julius Caesar's ambition, forms a conspiracy among Roman republicans, including Caesar's trusted friend Brutus, to assassinate him on the Ides of March; and includes scene-by-scene plot summaries, and other reference material.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - No purchase required, provided by classroom (ISBN: 978-0-446-31078-9)
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic