Summer Reading Requirements

English I Honors

English I Honors

Required Summer Reading Assignment

The following assignment is due the first Monday (August 13, 2018) after we return to school. All work is expected to be turned in on time; however, late assignments will only be accepted up to 5 days after the due date with 10% deducted each day. There are no exceptions to this rule.

English I Honors will require independent reading both in and outside of class. The purpose of the following assignment is to help prepare you for the level of work required throughout the school year in Honors English I.

Part 1- Read the novel, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and annotate it. You may choose to write/highlight in your book, use sticky notes, keep a journal of notes, etc. as a method of annotation. After completing the novel see part 2 for the project you will complete.

Part 2-From the tic-tac-toe grid below, you will choose 3 projects to do as your final exam for English I. Similar to a tic-tac-toe game, your 3 projects must either be straight across or diagonal. THEY CANNOT GO UP-AND-DOWN AS YOU WILL NOT HAVE ENOUGH POINTS FOR THE PROJECT!

The first column contains 20-point projects, the center column contains 30 point projects, and the final column contains 50 point projects. Your 3 projects MUST total 100 points.

Please be advised that all written assignments must be typed, use 12-point font, and must be double-spaced. See the individual projects and activities for length and content requirements.

Guidelines to Follow:

  • Make sure your assignments are typed.
  • Projects should be neat and appealing, well-planned and organized, and colorful and creative.
  • Make sure to use examples from the text in your projects.
  • Be sure your assignments add up to a total of 100 points.
  • Assignments are due on Monday, August 13th or before.
  • Assignments must be printed before class. If you can not print your assignment, you will need to share it with your teacher 24 hours before the due date.

Poem

Write any kind of poem about the novel, but it must be AT MINIMUM 16 lines long. Should be typed with the exception of a blackout poem.

 

20 points

Map

Draw, or create on the computer, a colorful map depicting the setting. Label and mark at least 10 significant events from the novel on the map.

 

30 points

Collage

Create a collage of at least one of the major themes from the novel. Be sure to use and cover a large piece of construction paper. You must also include a typed, 1 page explanation of your collage and the theme displayed.

 

50 points

Playlist

Create a playlist of 5 songs that reflects the themes in the novel.Your playlist should include the song’s title and artist,the section of the novel that you think the song represents, and a paragraph about why you think the song represents a scene in the novel.

Must be at least 1 page in length, typed.

 

20 points

Diary

Create a diary for one of the characters in the novel.

Include a cover, and at least 5 diary entries written from that character’s point of view about the events in the novel.

Each entry should be ½ page long; all entries should total to minimum of 4 ½ pages or more. Must be typed &

double-spaced.

30 points

Scrapbook/Children’s Book Make a scrapbook / children’s book of characters in the novel. You must choose at least 10 characters to highlight and include a picture for each, as well as a detailed explanation of their role in the novel. Also, include a cover and a back page.

 

50 points

Character Development Explain how a character in the novel changed from beginning to end. Be sure to include detailed and specific information. Must be at least 1 page in length, typed.

 

20 points

Novel Continuation Write the next chapter in the book. Think of the following when planning and writing next chapter. What characters will you include? What will be the major conflict or tension? Where and when will the sequel or chapter

take place? Be sure to use a similar language and writing

style that the author used in the novel. Be true to the characters, the setting and the novel’s themes.

Must be 2-4 pages typed & double spaced.

30 points

Comic Strip

Create a comic strip with a minimum of 20 panels

re-telling the whole story or a scene from the story. Be sure it is detailed and creative.

 

50 points

 

English II Honors

English II Honors

Required Summer Reading Assignment

The following assignment is due the first Monday (August 13, 2018) after we return to school. Late work is not accepted in 10th grade English. Failure to turn in the assignments below on or before the due date will result in two zeros for the first nine week grading period. There are no exceptions to this rule.

English II Honors will require independent reading both inside and outside of class. The purpose of the following assignments is to help prepare you for the level of work required throughout the school year in Honors English II.

Assignment #1- In Cold Blood

Read the novel, In Cold Blood, and annotate it. You may choose to write/highlight in your book, use sticky notes, keep a journal of notes, etc. as a method of annotation. After completing the novel answer the following prompt in an argumentative essay format.

When you look for this book in the library, you will find it in the nonfiction section because the book details real events and real people. During an interview, Capote stated that In Cold Blood is a “nonfiction novel,” and he admits he made stylistic choices to engage readers and create a new genre. Critics have claimed that the book is pure “fiction” and argue that it’s not worthy of the nonfiction label it possesses. In which genre do you think it belongs? Argue your position in an essay with text evidence. Follow the format attached and use the TnReady Argumentative rubric and outline as a guide to help you successfully complete this assignment

Assignment #2- Reader’s choice

Choose ONE of the ten novels from the attached list and read the book. You are expected to annotate the text, and you can choose which method you use to annotate from the examples above. After reading the novel, complete the following assignment.

When developing characters authors work to create rich, complex characters that experience both inner and outer conflicts with their environment. Your task is to analyze one complex character from your book. First, you must complete the indirect characterization chart on the following page. Remember, indirect characterization is the process by which the writer shows the character’s personality through speech, actions and appearance. Next, you will create a visual representation of your character. You can do this any way you choose. Last, you will write a character analysis following the specific guidelines on the following page.

Indirect Characterization Chart:

Character’s Name:

 

Acts…

Feels… (You might have to infer these.)

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Looks…

Says…

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Character Analysis Guidelines:

*The character analysis should include:

  -a detailed, physical description of your character with text evidence to support it

  -a short paragraph detailing how the character develops throughout the text

  -a description of how the character advances the plot of the story or develops the theme.

This can be written in bullet or paragraph form. Be sure to include how the character interacts with other characters, as well as, how your character speech, thoughts and actions affect the text.

Book Choices:

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger Catch 22 by Joseph Heller The Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Great Expectations or Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Lord of the Flies by William Golding