York Community High School

Jessica Noble Locker

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Books to Improve Your ACT Reading Score

Here are some texts that will improve your ACT score.  Some of them are difficult -- but if you want to excel, you have to challenge yourself as a reader.  Twilight won't cut it.

(1) The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien 

(2) To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

(3) Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

(4) A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

(5) Consider the Lobster & Other Essays by David Foster Wallace

(6) Chaos: Making A New Science by James Gleick

(7) A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

(8) In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (taught in 11 AP)

(9) Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein

(10) On Writing by Stephen King

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” — Confucius


“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ― Stephen King

Jessica Noble


Please click the link below to access my Google website. All course materials will be available on my website and/or the individual Google Classroom pages. 


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2017-18 Class Schedule

1. AP Language & Comp          A260

2. English 11                             A260

3. Pan Period--English Office   A351

4. Lunch                         

5. English 11                             A260

6. English 11                             A260

7. Plan Period--English Office  A351

8. AP Research                        A260

Noble, Jessica
English Teacher jnoble@elmhurst205.org

“We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.” — Philip Pullman


"A culture and what it produces is made possible by and is reflective of the knowledge that underlies it." --Scott Mutter


Jessica Noble Locker

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