This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those



Class of 2012 rising 11TH GRADERS (ENGLISH III)

OHS RECOMMENDED/OPTIONAL 2010-11 SUMMER READING & extra credit assignment

This is not the AP Language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those.

“The This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those [person] who does not read good books has no advantage over the [person] who cannot read them.” (Mark Twain)


Although only Honors/AP classes are REQUIRED to complete a summer This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those assignment, we strongly recommend that students select books of literary merit to read over the summer, an excellent time to make personal choices about your reading and set your own goals for This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those reading.

Why read during the summer?


We recommend that during the summer This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those rising 11th graders read at least one of the books from the list attached.


As students read, they should complete the following assignment: Reading Response Cards

Reading Response Cards can be used This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those to explore your thoughts and feelings about what you are reading; in addition, writing helps to clarify your thinking. The responses also allow teachers to see how you think and how you This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those approach the story when you read.


Required for Extra Credit: 6 cards completed according to directions below: (1 card = 1 5x8 index card or 2 4x6 index cards)

  1. Divide the book fairly equally into 4 sections: At the end This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those of each section, write a response to what you have read. (see suggestions below to help you think about your responses – you must choose 4 different types of responses from the list)

  2. At the This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those top of each card, write the date that you are writing the response and the page numbers that this response covers.

  3. Write the TOPIC (from the list below) at the This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those top of the card. Respond in complete thoughts, as if you were speaking to someone.

  4. Each response must fill up the entire front side of the card (or 2 cards if you are using 4x This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those6), at minimum. You may write more.

  5. Your response cards will not be marked down for grammar or writing skills; rather, you will be given credit for making personal connections to This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those specific aspects of the book.

  6. The responses should be “free” writing – not free of thought, but “free” in the sense that you write as you think. Responding in writing helps is a way to This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those clarify your thinking. Don’t revise or write “final drafts” – your initial responses are what we want to see.

  7. Card #5 is a visual based on your understanding of a passage This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those or the book as a whole. Use graphics and/or color to draw whatever comes to mind, or find a picture/collage or some other visual response to the passage or This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those the book. Include a relevant quote from the book at the bottom of the card. On the back, explain what your visual is supposed to represent.

  8. The ^ FINAL response (Card #6) is a reflection on This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those the meaning of the book as a whole, the author’s purpose, and its effect on you – (not a “thumbs-up” or “thumbs-down”!)

Types of Reader Responses: Always write This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those about anything you feel strongly about. Here are some other “prompts” to think about or “finish,” but we encourage you to create original responses you would like to write about….

Dear Diary:

What is This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those really happening here is…..

This character has changed (how)… because…

This phrase or quote is interesting or cool because….

I wonder what this means....

This reminds me of someone or something This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those…because…

This part is very believable (or unbelievable) because…

This character or situation reminds me of a similar situation in my life….

This section makes me question or think about…

This character This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those reminds me of another character in (book or movie) because….

This scene/event мейд me think of…

I love the way….

I wonder why…

I noticed…

I wish…

It seems as if…

It reminds This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those me of a picture of….

If I were…

My best friend in the book would be….

Why in the world?......

I agree (or disagree) with __ because __

As long as you connect your This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those response to something specific in the text, you cannot be WRONG in any response you write – be honest….have a strong voice of your own… don’t write what you think a This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those teacher wants to hear… write what you think about something or someone in the story, what you notice, or what you feel at a certain point about what is going on This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those.  Most importantly, relate what is going on in the book to YOU so that you are thinking about the characters and the plot, what the author must be like, what the author This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those thinks…


You may find copies at your local library or bookstore (Brick Alley Books, Regulator Bookstore, Barnes and Noble) or via the Web (Amazon.com). Questions or concerns: Email English Department Chair Mitch This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those Cox at mitch.cox@orange.k12.nc.us.

FICTION

Abbey, Edward The Monkey Wrench Gang

Agee, James A Death in the Family

Alvarez, Julia How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Bradbury, Ray The Martian This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those Chronicles

Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth

Caputo, Philip A Rumor of War

Chevalier, Tracy Girl With the Pearl Earring

Clancy, Tom Debt of Honor

Conley, Robert J. The Long Way Home

Conley, Robert J. The This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those Real People series (any titles)

Cormier, Robert Tenderness

Danticat, Edwidge Breath, Eyes, Memory

Dorris, Michael Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Fitzgerald, F. Scott This Side of Paradise

Follett, Ken Code to Zero

Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain

Gibbons, Kaye Charms This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those for the Easy Life

Gibbons, Kaye Ellen Foster

Grisham, John A Painted House

Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms

Hillerman, Tony The First Eagle ( any titles-- teacher discretion)

Jordan, Robert Eye of the World This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those ( Book 1, The Wheel of Time Series)

King, Stephen The Green Mile

King, Stephen The Shining

Kingsolver, Barbara Animal Dreams

Kingston, Maxine Hong The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts


London, Jack Call of the Wild

McMurtry This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those, Larry Lonesome Dove

Melville, Herman Billy Budd

Mitchell, Margaret Gone With the Wind

Momaday, N. Scott House Мейд of Dawn

Morrison, Toni Sula

Naylor, Gloria Mamma Day

Nix, Garath Sabriel

O'Brien, Tim The Things They Carried

Plath, Sylvia The Bell This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those Jar

Quinn, Daniel Ishmael

Rulfo, Juan Pedro Paaramo

Sebold, Alice The Lovely Bones

Shaara, Jeff M. Gone for Soldiers: A Novel of the Mexican War

Shute, Nevil On the Beach

Truman, Terry Stuck in Neutral

Trumbo, Dalton Johnny Got This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those His Gun

Tsukiyama, Gail Night of Many Dreams

Tsukiyama, Gail The Language of Threads

Tsukiyama, Gail Women of the Silk

Turner, Nancy E. These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901, AZ

Tyler, Anne Saint Maybe

Vea This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those, Jr. Alfredo La Maravilla

Windling, Terri The Wood Wife

Windling, Terri The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors

Wouk, Herman The Winds of War


DRAMA

Williams, Tennessee Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those Glass Menagerie

Albee, Edward Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Glaspell, Susan Trifles

O’Neill, Eugene Mourning Becomes Electra

Shange, Ntozake For colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf

Wilder, Thornton Our This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those Town

Wilson, August Fences


NONFICTION

Abbey, Edward Desert Solitaire

Ambrose, Stephen Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and . . .

Bass, Rick and Elizabeth Hughes Winter: Notes from Montana

Berg, Elizabeth ^ Escaping Into the Open: The Art This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those of Writing True

Blais, Madeleine In These Girls Hope Is a Muscle

Bradley, James Flags of Our Fathers

Douglass, Frederick Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Ellis, Joseph J. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Hickam This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those, Homer Rocket Boys: A Memoir (aka October Sky)

Hirsch, James S. ^ Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter

King, Jr. Martin Luther Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

McCourt, Frank Tis

McCourt, Frank Angela This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those's Ashes

Moon, William Least Heat Blue Highways

Restak, Richard M. D. Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot: Unleashing Your Brain's. .

Roberts, Monty The Man Who Listens to Horses

Terkel, Studs ^ The Good War: An This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those Oral History of WWII

Terkel, Studs Hard Times: An Oral History of The Great Depression

Terkel, Studs Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day. . .


In choosing books, the National Council of This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those English Teachers advises teachers to “consider the contribution which each work may make to the education of the reader, its aesthetic value, its honesty, its readability for a particular group of students, and its This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those appeal to adolescents.” The criteria for choosing a book to be read by an entire class are somewhat different from the criteria for choosing works to be read independently This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those. As most books of literary merit deal with the nature of humanity, each may contain what some believe to be controversial material; however, the North Carolina Course of Study encourages students to read widely from This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those a variety of different cultures and backgrounds. Hence, we encourage parents to assist in choosing the book and even to read simultaneously to discuss issues or values that might raise concerns This is not the ap language or Honors assignment for English III students; see separate sheets for those.

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