Summer Reading 2017-2018
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Yearlong Combined Honors English 9 and Honors World History

Student Choice:

  • The Hobbit  by J.R.R. Tolkien OR The Princess Bride by William Goldman (due in August)
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (due in January)

Students are to read both novels and maintain dialectic journals for each. The journals should contain 40 quotes per novel, including page numbers (location numbers are fine for Kindle), and must be TYPED. Be sure to demonstrate that you have read the entire book by gathering quotes throughout the text. The journals for Great Expectations will not be due until second semester. 


Yearlong Honors English 10 & AP European History
Read:The Plague by Albert Camus and The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Students are to read BOTH novels and maintain a dialectic journal for EACH. The journals should contain 40 quotes, including page numbers, and must be TYPED. The quotes should reflect connection to the thematic or character development throughout the entire text. Journals will be due the first week of school.

Honors English 9

Great Expectations  by Charles Dickens

Students are to read the novel and maintain a dialectic journal. The journals should contain 40 quotes per novel, including page numbers (location numbers are fine for Kindle), and must be TYPED. Be sure to demonstrate that you have read the entire book by gathering quotes throughout the text. Journals will be due the first day of school.

 


Honors English 10 and 11 Courses
How to Read Literature Like a Professor  by Thomas C. Foster
This book will be used as a resource throughout the entire semester.  Prior reading of and frequent reference to is a requirement.

IB English 11
How to Read Literature Like a Professor  by Thomas C. Foster
Life of Pi  by Yann Martel
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Assignment: Due the first week of school

You can simultaneously read How to Read Literature Like a Professor with the other two novels. The idea is to begin finding and pulling Foster's ideas from Life of Pi and Frankenstein in order to understand how the symbols and ideas that Foster indicates are found worldwide throughout literature.For each novel, use three of Foster's ideas and give three examples from both texts for each idea.

For example, if you want to discuss how "Geography Matters" from chapter 19 in How to Read Literature Like a Professor, you will need to pull three quotes from Life of Pi that are examples of how geography matters in the text. You will also need to reference what Foster says about the idea from chapter 19. For Frankenstein, you may want to reference How to Read Literature Like a Professor's chapter 21, "Marked for Greatness," and give three examples from Frankenstein on how Mary Shelley portrays this theme. Total, you will have 6 quotes from How to Read Literature Like a Professor and 9 quotes from Life of Pi and 9 quotes from Frankenstein.

 


 

AP English 11
Elements of Style (50th Anniversary Edition) by Strunk & White
*Students should interact with this text by highlighting, commenting, and responding in the book. The text will need to be turned in at the beginning of the year.  If you are not comfortable writing in the book, please use post-it notes.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  by Frederick Douglass
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
The Grapes of Wrath  by John Steinbeck
Students will complete a dialectic journal for each selection.  Additional assessment of these selections may be objective, short answer, performance based on essay in nature. Journals will be due the first day of class.

IB English 12
In lieu of a summer reading assignment, all diploma students must complete research on their Extended Essay and complete a detailed outline. Students must have a minimum of two primary sources and two secondary sources. There must be evidence of the sources used in the outline. If you do not use a source in the outline do not count it as a source.
If there are any questions please email -  hamby_m@hcde.org

AP English 12
Students will read How to Read Literature like a Professor, taking notes on each chapter. The student will then read Catcher in The Rye. Upon finishing Catcher in The Rye, students will then choose a chapter from How to Read Literature like a Professor and write an essay applying the chosen chapter to the novel.
For example, Chapter 1 is about quest, so the essay will deal with how was Holden's journey through the text a quest. You will need to have examples from throughout the text not just the beginning and ending chapters. The essay must be typed and a minimum of two pages
(minimum equates to a C in my class). The essay will be due the first week of school.

 

 

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