Teaching the principles and mechanics of good writing has been a Hotchkiss tradition since its founding. English classes at Hotchkiss are designed to help students discover and harness the power of language through careful reading and analysis of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and plays. Essays and writing assignments help students sharpen their critical thinking skills, develop their voices, and deepen their understanding of literature.
Summer Reading: Required Texts for 2018
The All-School Read has been announced — The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Below are the English Department's 2018 summer reading assignments for each class.