Day 2: If you were/are an English Teacher, share with us your dream lesson plan as far as reading assignments.
When I was in HS we read Romeo and Juliet in 9th Grade, Julius Caeser in 10th Grade, and Hamlet in 12th. In my dream lesson plan, I would fit in A Midsummer Night's Dream somewhere. I had to read that one on my own, but I would have loved to have gotten the classroom experience with it.
I discovered Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights because of my AP English summer reading lists and have always been grateful. Those two would definitely stay. I am also grateful for getting the opportunity to read To Kill a Mockingbird in 9th grade.
We'd also still read The Great Gatsby because I really enjoyed that as well, but I would fit in some of Fitzgerald's short stories, too.
And if it was my dream lesson plan, I would personally switch out Catcher in the Rye for Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Oh, and Sarah Dessen would be an option of summer reading lists. Not for an AP class or anything, but just in general. Sarah Dessen is one of the reasons I fell in love with reading again in HS.
And one last pick: The Book Thief! This one wasn't out when I was in HS but I think it's something most kids today could enjoy.
I did this in a HS perspective because I could go on and on and on for days with books I would choose for late elementary or middle school!