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    Summer Reading Assignments for the English Department


    AP Language and Composition - Click Here to Download Assignment

    Every student will read Reading Rhetorically, 3rd ed.  by Bean, Chappell and Gillam in addition to three short selections from The Norton Reader. Reading Rhetorically will help you approach and understand the types of texts you will encounter in AP Language and Composition. The three short selections will provide an opportunity to apply the strategies from Reading Rhetorically and will provide the foundation for the analytical work of the course.

     AP Literature and Composition - Click Here to Download the Assignment 

    Every student will read Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor in addition to one other AP novel. Foster’s work will help you understand how to approach a novel more effectively, while the novel will expand your literary arsenal in preparation for the AP exam. 

    Honors 10 - Click Here to Download the Assignment

    This is a block class, which combines AP Euro and Honors English. This section of the course meets the Common Core English Standards and the Sophomore English requirement; in addition the content of this course will support AP Euro with instruction and practice of writing FRQs and DQBs. 

    Holocaust Poetry Brainstorm - Click Here to Download the Assignment

    When you think of the Holocaust: What images do you see?

    Night Identity Boxes - Click Here to Download the Assignment

    Directions:Create an Identity Box below for yourself.  Add inside images and words in a creative manner

    that helps illustrate your identity.

    Night Letter to Elie Wiesel - Click Here to Download the Assignment

    Over the years, a number of students have written or asked Mr. Wiesel questions about his experiences and shared their own history with him as well.  Write Mr. Wiesel a 1-2 paged letter.  

    Night Oprah's Cut Cornell Notes - Click Here to Download the Assignment

    Paraphrase Elie’s view on God’s role in the Holocaust and if/what problems does Elie have with God. 

    Night Portfolio Journal Responses  - Click Here to Download the Assignment

    Directions: Answer the journal completely in one page (single spaced) or more.  Analyze, interpret, give evidence whenever possible, and justify your answers!  

    Night Portfolio Prompt - Click Here to Download the Assignment

    This English 10 class will be exploring Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, which details his story about surviving the Holocaust. In order to display interaction and learning regarding the material and content of the book, each student will be turning in a bound portfolio.

    Night Portfolio Teacher Grading Rubric - Click Here to Download the Assignment

    Portfolio is cleanly bound into an appropriate project/portfolio folder.