ENGLISH SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS (2019)
Literature invites us into worlds different from our own and summons us to examine and to explore our ideas and to plan our future endeavors.
Summer Reading for Senior English
Title: A Walk in Their Shoesby Jim Ziolkowski
Your study of World Literature begins with your summer reading book in which a young man trekking the globe is challenged to answer these fundamental questions. And what a life-changing journey he embarks on! You are sure to find A Walk in Their Shoesto be both compelling and enjoyable. Please note, you are being asked to study, to prepare for discussion on this compelling novel with your class in September and after that, to be tested on the memoir.
Summer Reading for Junior English
Title: The Catcher in the Ryeby J. D. Salinger
Your study of American Literature begins with a book beloved by generations, Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. You are sure to find it to be both challenging and enjoyable. Please note, you are being asked to study, to prepare to discuss this compelling novel with your class in September and after this, be tested on the novel.
Summer Reading for Sophomore English
Title: Double Digitby Annabel Monaghan
You are sure to find your summer reading to be both interesting and enjoyable. Please note, you are being asked to study, to prepare for discussion on Double Digitwith your class in September and after that, to be tested on the novel.
1.Taking notes will help you remember. A simple tool to help you take notes is a reading log. It helps readers think more deeply about what you have read and serves as a study guide for the summer reading.
2. Even if you take notes in the book or underline and highlight, do complete a reading log. The reading log enables the reader to study from a page of organized notes.
3. Finally, the assigned readings are just the introduction to what we hope will become a life-long adventure through reading often and widely.
SUGGESTED READING LOG
Describe Five Key Events:
Identify Strengths (list 4-5)
Identify Weaknesses (list 4-5)
Conflicts(list at least 4) Problems with self, others, society, nature …..
Themes: List what the writer is saying about life in general; aspects he/she is exploring.
Quotes/Favorite lines (note these and the page #).