Summer Reading 2017
Dear Students and Parents,
This letter is to inform you of the reading assignment for your son during his summer vacation. A book per grade level and per course level has been selected by individual teachers and will afford the students an opportunity to meet his recommended novel for the upcoming school year.
All students should read one novel and be prepared to take a teacher generated objective test when they return to school this fall 2017. Students will be expected to answer questions that consist of general literary terms and devices for that grade level.
Upon reading and use of one’s comprehension skills, students should consider the following literary terms: protagonist, antagonist, setting, conflict (internal and external) theme, motif, climax, plot, structure of a plot, foreshadow, suspense, and drama.
Students should also be prepared to write a brief essay on the test as it relates to the novel read and may be asked to support their responses with examples from the novel.
The test for each novel will be administered by your sons’ grade level teacher during the second week of the first quarter. This test will count as one grade during the first quarter and will be included in his first semester grade.
Students attending the SOARS Program will read the novel during their summer secession and will test with the teachers during the summer. Their grades will be forwarded to their appropriate grade level teacher in the fall 2017.
If there are any questions about this assignment, please send an email to Angela Bates firstname.lastname@example.org
Please refer to the course the student will be taking during the 2017-2018 school year.
Language Arts 8: Reading and Speech: One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte
SOARS students must read The Contender by Robert Lipsyte
English I: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
English I Honors: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
English II: Night by Elie Wiesel
English II Honors: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
English III: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
English III AP: Language and Composition: Common Sense by Thomas Payne & Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton **Both novels are required**
English IV: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
English IV AP: Literature and Composition: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka