• To My Future Scholars:

    I look forward to a challenging and intellectually rewarding year. In order to best prepare for the exploration of a body of literature which captures the spirit and values of a people borne of trial and tribulation, who began as fledgling colonies scattered haphazardly across wild untamed lands, who rebelled and won against all odds a corporis tyrannus, and who grew to become a prominent force in the world, a modicum of effort will be asked of you. You will be tasked with reading a number of very old texts which remain relevant to this day in terms of their prevalence and abundant reference. You will be obliged to ponder the intricacies of human nature. And you will be required to relate your contemplations in words most profound - or at least merely passable. The details await you below! Embark with brave endeavoring. Manage your time most efficiently. And conduct yourself with the utmost character, for liars, cheaters, and shirkers shall be judged harshly and without mercy.

    My name is Ms. Ray, and I look forward to having each of you in class.

    Welcome to English III – Honors.

    Cassandra Ray

    English III

    English III – Honors


    Gainesville High School

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    All English III Honors students will be required to complete a summer reading assignment. The summer reading consists of three separate parts. Students should purchase their own copies of How to Read Literature Like a Professor. If you are unable to do so, please contact Ms. Ray before the end of June. A copy of everything will be available for reference[1] in the GHS library. The library will be open most Wednesday mornings from 9:00-12:00 during the summer.  


     [1] That means you can’t take it out of the library.



    The English III Honors Summer Reading GoogleClassroom code is: kdf7ix 

    If you need to contact me for any reason, please use the email on the front page. Do Not Try to email me through GoogleClassroom. I will not see it.

    Please refer to GoogleClassroom for more detailed instructions, formatting examples, and other helpful links. 

    Summer Reading List and Assignments

    How to Read Literature Like a Professor - Thomas C. Foster

    Suggested Agenda:

    Throughout the summer, one chapter/summary every two to three days

    Major - For 10 chapters of your choice,  write a short summary (one paragraph, three to five sentences) about the main idea. Explain, in your own words, the significance. Note any titles you have read/recognize.

    This is an all-or-nothing grade. Incomplete work WILL NOT be accepted.

    *You may use any bible version, on-line or in text.

    Creation of Heaven and Earth

    Adam and Eve

    Cain and Abel

    David and Goliath

    Noah’s Ark

    Jonah and the Whale

    Daniel and the Lion’s Den

    Sodom and Gomorrah

    Tower of Babel

    Samson, The Strong Man

    Include the bibliography for each story. Use the link to citationmachine.com for assistance For each story, take helpful notes. Not only will you be given a test at the beginning of the school year, but also these stories will be referenced throughout the school year - and  life - and you will be expected to recognize the allusion and infer the importance of it.

    Recommendation for notes:

    Key players (the characters)

    Main actions

    Purpose or “moral”


    Enjoy your summer!