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English, Reading, & Journalism


William Howard Taft English Language Arts Department



Thank you for visiting the English Language Arts Department outreach page.  Our staff proudly serves the students of Taft High School.  We work everyday to help students prepare for their educational and career goals.   

Feel free to email your teacher.  You may also contact the department coordinator at, or call 210-397-6000 X3107.

Summer Requirements


William Howard Taft High School English Department

 Summer Reading

For Pre-AP, AP, and Dual Credit Students

For more information contact the Taft English Department at 397-6000 #5978.  The ELA Department Coordinator is Mrs. Maria Hernandez.  Please direct emails to 

Summer Reading for the 2014-2015 school year

Please check the document links below to find a detailed description of each assignment. All students enrolled in advanced classes are expected to complete this work prior to the start of the new school year.  Be sure to note the due date for each assignment.  Assistance will be available upon return.  All books are readily available at Barnes and Noble, AmazonBorders or Half-Priced Books.


Summer Assignment

Title Filename Modified
eng1papsummerassignment2014.rtf 6/25/2014
Eng II Pre-APsummerwork2014 (1).pdf 6/25/2014
english3AP_Dualsummerreading2014 (1).doc 6/25/2014
Eng4AP_Dualsummerreading2014.docx 6/25/2014

Guided Study Hall

Student and Parent Resources

Title Filename Modified
How to annotate.doc 5/11/2011
Most Frequently Cited texts AP Lit.doc 5/30/2012

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