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Summer Reading List 2017-18
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Attentionn Parents. The Summer Reading List is available for all students for the 2017-18 Academic School Year. See list below:

 

HONORS ENGLISH 9

SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS

 

THEODORE HIGH SCHOOL: 2017-2018 SCHOOL TERM

 

 

 

For Honors English 9 class, you must read two books from the summer reading lists below:

 

LIST ONE:                 You must choose and read one of the following novels:          

 

                                      Diary of a Young Girl ($6.59) by Anne Frank

                                      or Forgotten Fire ($8.79) by Adam Bagdasarian

 

LIST TWO:                You must choose and read one of the following novels:

 

                                      Catherine, Called Birdy ($8.79) by Karen Cushman

                                      or Tears of a Tiger ($8.79) by Sharon Draper

                                      or Crispin, the Cross of Lead ($8.60) by Avi

                                      or Where the Lilies Bloom ($8.99) by Bill and Vera Cleaver

 

Ninth Grade Honors Reading Assignments

 

Complete the Following Assignment for either Diary of a Young Girl or Forgotten Fire:

 

(1)                Every story has a setting—when and where the story takes place. After you finish reading Diary of a Young Girl or

Forgotten Fire, describe, in a well-developed paragraph, one setting. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies one setting and its importance in the story. Provide specific details that describe the physical setting and that explain why it is an important setting in the story. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.

 

(2)                Every story contains various conflicts or problems that involve the characters. Write a paragraph about one of the

conflicts in Diary of a Young Girl or Forgotten Fire. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies one conflict and that states whether it is internal or external. Provide specific details that describe the conflict, identify the characters involved, and explain its importance to the story. Explain whether or not the conflict is resolved. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.

 

(3)                Every story reveals a theme—a point, idea, truth, message, or insight that the author desires the reader to learn

while reading the story. In a well-developed paragraph, describe one of the themes in Diary of a Young Girl or Forgotten Fire. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies and states the theme you wish to discuss. Provide details and explanations that describe the theme and that explain how the theme is revealed in the story. Add needed examples that validate your explanations. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.      

 

            In addition, during the first week of class, you will be given tests on your summer reading novels.  The tests will consist of various questions on the plot (the story line).  Because of the nature of this assignment, you will be allowed to make up the test only because of an excused absence, and it must be made up within one week of missing the test in class. Therefore, read your summer reading novels and be prepared!

 

 

 

Theodore High School

10th Grade Summer Reading for Honors

School Year 2017-2018

 

 



 

All Honors English 10 students must read two books from the lists below:

List One:     You must read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass ($5.45)                    by Frederick Douglass

List Two: You must read one book from the list below:

                   Copper Sun ($10.99) by Sharon Draper                           or My Brother Sam Is Dead ($7.69) by Collier and Collier                    or The Five People You Meet in Heaven ($16.50) by Mitch Albom                    or Streams to the River; River to the Sea ($7.69) by Scott O’Dell

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          You are to read two novels before beginning your Honors Sophomore English class. You are required to read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and then select one novel from List Two. When you report to your Honors English 10 class, you will take tests on your two novels during the first week of class. Your tests on the two novels you read will be worth 100 points each. Therefore, read your novels because your grade will be significantly affected by your efforts or by the lack of your efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READING LIST AND ASSIGNMENTS FOR HONORS JUNIOR ENGLISH

2017-2018 SCHOOL TERM AT THEODORE HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

 

LIST ONE:          All incoming Honors Junior English students must read:

 

Daisy Miller ($2.70) by Henry James

                                  

LIST TWO:         All incoming Honors Junior English students must read two of the six

novels from the following list:

 

             I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ($8.79) by Maya Angelou     Deadline ($10.99) by Chris Crutcher

            Heart of a Champion ($6.24) by Carl Deuker                             The Bell Jar ($8.79) by Sylvia Plath           

            A Lesson Before Dying ($15.35) by Ernest Gaines                      Stargirl ($7.69) by Jerry Spinelli

 

            You are to read three novels before beginning your Honors Junior English class. You are to complete the assignments explained below for Daisy Miller. When you report to your English class, you will be required to turn in your assignments on the second day of class and take tests on your three novels during the first week of class. The writing assignments that accompany Daisy Miller are worth 100 points. Your tests on the three novels you read will be worth 300 points. Additional work (once the school term begins) will be assigned on Daisy Miller. Therefore, read your novels and complete the assignments. Your grade will be significantly affected by your efforts or by the lack of your efforts.

            Read the directions for each assignment: Neatly and thoroughly, answer the questions below for Daisy Miller. Do not use Spark Notes or copy someone else’s answers. You may write or type your answers. Every answer should be in paragraph form, should use correct sentence structure and grammar, and should be about 100-150 words long. Be specific and follow directions. Use the directions to help you write your paragraphs.

 

(1)        Every novel has a setting—when and where the story of the novel takes place. After you finish Daisy Miller, describe,

in a well-developed paragraph, one setting. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies one setting and its importance

in the story. Provide specific details that describe the physical setting and that explain why it is an important setting

in the novel. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.

 

(2)        Every novel contains various conflicts or problems that involve the characters. Write a paragraph about one of the        conflicts in Daisy Miller. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies one conflict and that states whether it is internal or         external. Provide specific details that describe the conflict, identify the characters involved, and explain its importance  

to the story. Explain whether or not the conflict is resolved. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.

 

(3)        Every novel reveals a theme—a point, idea, truth, message, or insight that the author desires the reader to learn

while reading the story. In a well-developed paragraph, describe one of the themes in Daisy Miller. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies and states the theme you wish to discuss. Provide details and explanations that describe the theme and that explain how the theme is revealed in the story. Add needed examples that validate your explanations. End with

a well-written conclusion sentence.      

 

(4)       Write a thorough analysis paragraph on one of the main characters in Daisy Miller. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies the character and briefly describes his/her personality using three or four specific adjectives. Provide details,

explanations, and examples that validate the adjectives you choose. In other words, provide information that proves

your adjectives are accurate. Be specific and thorough. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.

 

(5)       Write another analysis paragraph on one more character. Follow the directions provided in number four.

 

Note:       You are writing five paragraphs for Daisy Miller.

You do not have to complete the written assignments for the two novels you choose from List Two; however, you will be tested on your reading of the two novels you choose to read.

 

 

 

READING LIST AND ASSIGNMENTS FOR AP ENGLISH 11

 

 

 

2017-2018 SCHOOL TERM

THEODORE HIGH SCHOOL

 

AP English 11 must read        In Cold Blood ($16.50) by Truman Capote

 

And two from the list:             Fahrenheit 451 ($16.50) by Ray Bradbury

                                                The Sun Also Rises ($16.50) by Ernest Hemingway

                                                Brave New World ($16.49) by Aldous Huxley

                                                The Awakening ($5.45) by Kate Chopin

                                      Their Eyes Were Watching God ($16.49) by Zora Neale Hurston

 

                       

            Complete the Following Assignment for In Cold Blood only:

 

It is an important skill to learn to take notes as you are reading. Your assignment is to keep a          response journal for In Cold Blood. You may keep your journal on loose-leaf paper or in a          composition notebook.

 

You should divide each page with a line going down the center. On the left side of the page, write down a passage from the novel that you find compelling. Include the page number. On the right side of the page, write your response to that passage. Your responses may be your interpretation of events that occur in the novel, or they may be your personal reactions to what is occurring in the text. Do not write just one word responses or simply summarize what you read. These responses should show an interaction with the text and should be your observations about what is happening in the text, so be sure to complete this assignment while you are reading. Do not wait until you are finished to begin.

 

Overall, your journal should include 30-40 entries. Your work will be collected during the first week of class.

 

                In addition, during the first week of class, you will be given tests on your summer reading novels. The tests will           consist of various questions on the plot (the story line). Because of the nature of this assignment, you will be       allowed to make up the test only because of an excused absence, and it must be made up within one week of missing     the test in class. Therefore, read your summer reading novel and be prepared!

 

 

 

READING LIST AND ASSIGNMENTS FOR HONORS SENIOR ENGLISH and ENGLISH 101

2017-2018 SCHOOL TERM : THEODORE HIGH SCHOOL

 

LIST ONE:          All incoming Honors Senior English and English 101 students must read the

following novel:

 

                Private Peaceful ($8.79) by Michael Morpurgo

                                  

LIST TWO:         All incoming Honors Senior English and English 101 students must read two

of the novels from the following list:

 

                                                Mr. Midshipman Hornblower ($16.50) by C. S. Forester  

                                    Treasure Island ($4.35) by Robert Louis Stevenson

                        Silas Marner ($4.35) by George Eliot

                        Milkweed ($7.02) by Jerry Spinelli

                        All Quiet on the Western Front ($7.69) by Erich Maria Remarque

 

You are to read three novels before beginning your Honors Junior English class. You are to complete the assignments explained below for Private Peaceful. When you report to your English class, you will be required to turn in your assignments on the second day of class and take tests on your three novels during the first week of class. The writing assignments that accompany Private Peaceful are worth 100 points. Your tests on the three novels you read will be worth 300 points. Additional work (once the school term begins) will be assigned on Private Peaceful. Therefore, read your novels and complete the assignments. Your grade will be significantly affected by your efforts or by the lack of your efforts.

            Read the directions for each assignment: Neatly and thoroughly, answer the questions below for Private Peaceful. Do not use Spark Notes or copy someone else’s answers. You may write or type your answers. Every answer should be in paragraph form, should use correct sentence structure and grammar, and should be about 100-150 words long. Be specific and follow directions. Use the directions to help you write your paragraphs.

 

(1)        Every novel has a setting—when and where the story of the novel takes place. After you finish Private Peaceful, describe, in a well-developed paragraph, one setting. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies one setting and its importance in the story. Provide specific details that describe the physical setting and that explain why it is an important setting in the novel. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.

 

(2)        Every novel contains various conflicts or problems that involve the characters. Write a paragraph about one of the conflicts in Private Peaceful. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies one conflict and that states whether it is internal or external. Provide specific details that describe the conflict, identify the characters involved, and explain its importance  

to the story. Explain whether or not the conflict is resolved. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.

 

(3)        Every novel reveals a theme—a point, idea, truth, message, or insight that the author desires the reader to learn

while reading the story. In a well-developed paragraph, describe one of the themes in Private Peaceful. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies and states the theme you wish to discuss. Provide details and explanations that describe the theme and that explain how the theme is revealed in the story. Add needed examples that validate your explanations. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.      

 

(4)       Write a thorough analysis paragraph on one of the main characters in Private Peaceful. Begin with a topic sentence that identifies the character and briefly describes his/her personality using three or four specific adjectives. Provide details,

explanations, and examples that validate the adjectives you choose. In other words, provide information that proves

your adjectives are accurate. Be specific and thorough. End with a well-written conclusion sentence.

 

(5)       Write another analysis paragraph on one more character. Follow the directions provided in number four.

 

Note:       You are writing five paragraphs for Private Peaceful.

You do not have to complete the written assignments for the two novels you choose from List Two; however, you will be tested on your reading of the two novels you choose to read.

 

READING LIST AND ASSIGNMENTS

FOR

AP ENGLISH 12

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 SCHOOL TERM

THEODORE HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

            Below, you will find two lists of books. Most of these books are available at public and school libraries, or you may choose to buy your own copies so that you may write in the books as you read.

 

List One:         You must read All Quiet on the Western Front ($7.69) by Erich Maria Remarque.

 

List Two:         You must select and read two of the following novels:

 

Wuthering Heights ($5.45) by Emily Bronte

Jane Eyre ($5.45) by Charlotte Bronte

Ethan Frome ($5.45) by Edith Wharton

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower ($15.40) by C. S. Forester         

Rebecca ($8.79) by Daphne du Maurier

Great Expectations ($7.92) by Charles Dickens

Slaughterhouse-Five ($7.99) by Kurt Vonnegut

 

            You are to complete the following assignments on eachof the threebooks from Lists One and Two.    The assignment on All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque will be due during week one of class, and the assignments on the two books you choose to read will be due during week two of class.

 

            In addition, during the first week of class, you will be given tests on your summer reading novels. The tests will           consist of various questions on the plot (the story line). Because of the nature of this assignment, you will be allowed to         make up the test only because of an excused absence, and it must be made up within one week of missing the test in class.        Therefore, read your summer reading novel and be prepared!

 

Note:   OTHER WORK WILL BE GOING ON IN CLASS, SO THIS OUTSIDE READING SHOULD BE COMPLETED AHEAD OF TIME.

 

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Read and follow the instructions!

 

            All items must be typed in 12 point, Times New Roman font. Do not just copy from Internet sites. Plagiarized work will be given a zero. If unsure of what constitutes plagiarism, please look up the meaning and explanation. Your work must be your work, not answers you have located on the Internet or have copied from friends.

 

Remember: You must complete the written assignments on All Quiet on the                          Western Front and on the two novels you select from List Two.

 

Select two major characters and write an analysis in paragraph form on each. (a) Begin with a clear topic sentence that describes the character’s personality and role in the story. (b) Continue your paragraph to explain how the character’s personality traits are revealed in the story. Provide examples from the story. (c) Relate how he or she impacts the work and how he or she reacts and/or grows or changes in relation to the plot or other characters. (d) End with a clear conclusion sentence.

 

Select an important setting in the story and write a paragraph about it. (a) Begin with a clear topic sentence that identifies your chosen setting in the story. (b) Using specific details, describe the setting.

(c) Explain why your selected setting is significant to the story. (d) Note how the setting is used within the work to affect plot or character development. (e) End with a good conclusion sentence.

 

            Identify a significant conflict within the story and write a paragraph about it. Every novel has major   conflicts or problems that involve the characters. Identify an important conflict and describe it in a well-    developed paragraph. Explain if the conflict is external (involves the main character in a struggle with another            character or with some kind of force) or is internal (involves a struggle within the character's feelings,

            beliefs, or personality which needs to be resolved). (a) Start your paragraph as follows: An important (external          or internal) conflict in (provide the novel’s title) is . . . .   (b) State what the conflict is, (c) whom it involves,       (d) how it is revealed in the story, and (e) whether or not it is resolved. Provide descriptive and specific details,          examples, and explanations. (f) End with a good concluding sentence.

 

            Discuss a significant theme revealed in the novel: Every novel has a theme--a point, idea, truth, or insight that      the author wants the reader to learn. In a well-developed paragraph, describe one of the important themes.     (a) Begin your paragraph as follows: The theme of this novel (provide the novel’s title) is . . . .   (b)Explain how         it is revealed in the story, (c) what you learned from it, and (d) what any characters learned from it. Provide     descriptive and specific details and examples. (e) End with a good concluding sentence.

 

            Identify and discuss symbols in each novel. After completing the five paragraphs discussed above for each           novel, identify and discuss at least three symbols in each novel. (a) For each novel you read, list three          symbols—three people, items, events, circumstances, places, etc. . . that are symbolic. (b) In a few sentences,             explain why and how each symbol you identify is symbolic. (c) In a few sentences, describe how each symbol      is important to the story’s plot, setting, theme, and/or characters.

 

            Copy and discuss three example of imagery from each novel. After completing the five paragraphs             discussed above for each novel, copy and discuss at least three examples of imagery in each novel. (a) For each          novel, copy three examples of imagery. (b) For each example you copy, identify to which sense each example     of imagery appeals. (c) In a few sentences, discuss the significance of each example of imagery you select. In            other words, explain how each example impacts the plot, setting, theme, and/or character.

 

 

 

 

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