Summer reading collège

Collège Summer Reading List 2017

All pupils must buy and read the books listed for their appropriate level during the summer holidays.

Highlight interesting passages and take a few notes on characters, themes and ideas which come to mind as you read. Please do NOT leave your reading to the last week. You will be tested on your reading at the Rentrée.  Assigned books are all available on Amazon or in English language bookshops in Paris.  


Pupils entering 6ème:

'A Twist of Gold' by Michael Morpurgo

‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio


Pupils entering 5ème:

’The Giver’ by Lois Lowry

'The Railway Children' by Edith Nesbit


Pupils entering 4ème:

‘My Family & Other Animals’ by Gerald Durrell

'Selected Tales', by Edgar Allan Poe *   

*Pupils must read the following stories: The Tell-Tale Heart; The Pit and the Pendulum; The Fall of the House of Usher; The Cask of Amontillado; William Wilson; The God-Bug; The Murders in the Rue Morgue; + 3 other stories of their choice. All theses stories can be found in the Oxford World Classics Edition (ISBN:  978-0199535774).


Pupils entering 3ème:

‘The Lie Tree’ by Francis Hardinge

‘The Turn of the Screw’ by Henry James


General Advice:

Pupils (already in SIS) with an average of less than 13 in English will also have to do some language work over the summer. Those families concerned will be receiving letters after the  'conseils de classe/ 3e trimestre', with specific recommendations.

New pupils may wish to consult the website over the summer to brush up on your grammar, if necessary.

All pupils should have a combined Dictionary & Thesaurus at home.

To succeed in your learning, pupils MUST get into the habit of reading regularly : articles, stories, novels, travel writing etc.

You might enjoy Vocable, a magazine of newspaper articles from the English language press, such as The Guardian and The New York Times. Each article is accompanied by a full glossary.  It is available through subscribing on-line.

Have fun!

All best wishes from the English Department,

Betty Lau, Head of English


Par : MediaCraft le 11/05/2017