Summer Reading List


Summer Reading Lists for 2017-2018

English 9: 
Required:  *To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (ISBN: 0345342968)
Extra Credit:  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (ISBN: 978-0-345-34296-6)

English 9 Honors: 
Required:   *To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (ISBN: 0345342968)
*Night by Elie Wiesel (ISBN: 978-0-374-50001-6)
Extra Credit:   Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (ISBN: 978-0-345-34296-6)

English 10: 
*Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (ISBN: 978-0-140-17739-8)
*“Perseus” at http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A659487
* “Hercules” at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/labors.html

English 10 Honors:
*The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (ISBN: 978-0811214049)
*Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (ISBN: 978-0-451-52588-4)

English 11: 
*A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (ISBN: 978-0679755333)
*Animal Farm by George Orwell (ISBN: 978-8129116123)

English 11 Honors:
*The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (ISBN: 978-0486419237)
*Summer Notebook assignment (details on the next page)

AP Language and Composition: 
*East of Eden by John Steinbeck (ISBN: 978-0-14-200423-4)
*The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (ISBN: 978-0-7475-6087-6)
*Summer Notebook assignment (details on page three)

 English 12: 
*The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (ISBN: 9780143104407)
*Mythology by Edith Hamilton (ISBN: 978-0-446-60725-4)

Read only the following parts of the book:

A. All of Introduction to Classic Mythology

B. All of Part One: The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes

C. All of Part Two: Stories of Love and Adventure

D. All of Part Three: The Great Heroes before the Trojan War

English 12 Honors:  
*The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (ISBN: 9780375725609 )
*Page four of this document details your summer reading assignments.
These are worth a test grade on the first day of school!

AP Literature and Composition:

*Atonement by Ian McEwan (ISBN: 978-0-385-72179-0)
*Siddartha by Hermann Hesse (ISBN: 978-0-553-20884-9)
*Page five of this document details your summer reading assignments.
These are worth test grades on the first day of school!

English 11 honors
Summer Notebook:

Below is a list of rhetorical devices you will learn this year to continue to develop your writing style and reading analysis skills. You will also need to be able to recognize, analyze, and utilize these devices on your AP and SAT exams.

In your notebook that you are starting for this class, write (or type) each term, its definition, at least one example from any valid and appropriate source, plus one more example of its usage in The Jungle. This will be collected the second day of school for a grade!

Tropes                                                 Schemes

1. allegory (no example in The Jungle)  1. alliteration

2. allusion                                                        2. assonance

3. ambiguity                                                     3. consonance

4. analogy                                                        4. anadiplosis

5. apostrophe                                                    5. anaphora

6. colloquialism                                                6. anastrophe

7. conceit                                                         7. anthimeria

8. euphemism                                                   8. antithesis

9. extended metaphor                                        9. apposition

10. hyperbole                                                   10. asyndeton

11. idiom                                                         11. polysyndeton

12. imagery                                                      12. chiasmus

13. irony                                                          13. climax

14. litotes                                                         14. epistrophe

15. metonymy                                                  15. aphorism

16. oxymoron                                                   16. loose sentence

17. paradox                                                      17. periodic sentence

18. personification                                            18. parallelism

19. pun                                                            19. parataxis

20. rhetorical question                                      20. parenthesis/commas/dashes (for interrupting thoughts)

21. synecdoche                                                 21. periphrasis (circumlocution)

22. wit                                                              22. polyptoton

23. zeugma

24. juxtaposition

AP Language and Composition
Summer Notebook:

Below is a list of rhetorical devices you will learn this year to continue to develop your writing style and reading analysis skills. You will also need to be able to recognize, analyze, and utilize these devices on your AP and SAT exams.

In your notebook that you are starting for this class, write (or type) each term, its definition, at least one example from any valid and appropriate source, plus one more example of its usage in either East of Eden or The House on Mango Street. This will be collected the second day of school for a grade!

 

Tropes                                                            Schemes

1. allegory                                                        1. alliteration

2. allusion                                                        2. assonance

3. ambiguity                                                     3. consonance

4. analogy                                                        4. anadiplosis

5. apostrophe                                                    5. anaphora

6. colloquialism                                                6. anastrophe

7. conceit                                                         7. anthimeria

8. euphemism                                                   8. antithesis

9. extended metaphor                                        9. apposition

10. hyperbole                                                   10. asyndeton

11. idiom                                                         11. polysyndeton

12. imagery                                                      12. chiasmus

13. irony                                                          13. climax

14. litotes                                                         14. epistrophe

15. metonymy                                                  15. aphorism

16. oxymoron                                                   16. loose sentence

17. paradox                                                      17. periodic sentence

18. personification                                            18. parallelism

19. pun                                                            19. parataxis

20. rhetorical question                                      20. parenthesis/commas/dashes (for interrupting thoughts)

21. synecdoche                                                 21. periphrasis (circumlocution)

22. wit                                                              22. polyptoton

23. zeugma

24. juxtaposition

Reader Response Log
ENGLISH 12 HONORS
SUMMER READING

+ Read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson – Reader Response Log

Directions: Response to the following items must be typed.  Your responses to the following items should be written in complete sentences and well-developed paragraphs where specified. Number the items as you respond and address the prompt in your response. Include personal information and page numbers using  MLA format. Title the Assignment:

Reader Response Log: Title of Novel

Center the title on the page between your personal information and the responses.  No handwritten assignments will be accepted. 50 points

1.  Explain in a well-developed paragraph or two the setting(s) – time and place – of the book and the setting’s /settings’ significance. Be specific. What is the background of this story?

2.  List and briefly explain, in a sentence or two for each, the characters/individuals (minimum of four) in the book and his or her/their role and/or significance. Include protagonist/antagonist

3.  Explain in at least one paragraph what you believe to be the author’s major theme(s) in this work.

4.  Reflect on your impressions of the book in a multiple-response paragraph. Use all the      questions below to guide your response:

-What did you like or dislike about the book?

-Would you read another book by the same author? Why? Why not?

-What suggestions do you have for the author? (living or dead)

-To whom would you recommend this book?  Why?

-Is this a book you would include as a part of your personal collection? Why or why not?

-Does this book remind you of other books you’ve read? How?

5.  Choose a minimum of five of the most notable quotations (with page number) from the work with a brief explanation of why they are significant.

**Note: Please keep a copy of these instructions for future novels and/or other reading assignments in class. They will also be posted on Google Docs.!

Reader Response Log
AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
SUMMER READING

+ Read Atonement by Ian McEwan – Reader Response Log

+ Read Siddartha by Hermann Hesse – Reader Response Log

Directions: Response to the following items must be typed.  Your responses to the following items should be written in complete sentences and well-developed paragraphs where specified. Number the items as you respond and address the prompt in your response. Include personal information and page numbers using     MLA format. Title each assignment:

Reader Response Log: Title of Novel

Center the title on the page between your personal information and the responses.  No handwritten assignments will be accepted. 50 points per novel; 100 points total.

1.  Explain in a well-developed paragraph or two the setting(s) – time and place – of the book and the setting’s /settings’ significance. Be specific.

2.  List and briefly explain, in a sentence or two for each, the characters/individuals (minimum of four) in the book and his or her/their role and/or significance.

3.  Explain in at least one paragraph what you believe to be the author’s major theme(s) in this work.

4.  Reflect on your impressions of the book in a multiple-response paragraph. Use all the      questions below to guide your response:

-What did you like or dislike about the book?

-Would you read another book by the same author? Why? Why not?

-What suggestions do you have for the author? (living or dead)

-To whom would you recommend this book?  Why?

-Is this a book you would include as a part of your personal collection? Why or why not?

-Does this book remind you of other books you’ve read? How?

5.  Choose a minimum of five of the most notable quotations (with page number) from the work with a brief explanation of why they are significant.

**Note: Please keep a copy of these instructions for future novels and/or other reading assignments in class. They will also be posted on Google Docs.!