Summer Preparation Work
- Honors Literacy Analysis & Composition II (10th Grade)
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP Literature and Composition
Mr. Level – Summer 2022
Honors Sophomore English Summer Assignment
Over the summer, please closely read the two books listed below. You may get the books from me (before June 16th), check them out from a local library, or purchase them yourself. Both are widely available. I suggest taking notes on these books and then studying those notes before any assessment on them. Pay particular attention to any connections you see between the two. I will not be collecting or grading the notes, however. There will be a 25 question comprehension test for each book during the first week of school, and success in our first unit will heavily depend upon your understanding these books.
Required Summer Reading
1) 1984 by George Orwell – Fiction / Dystopian. “Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever.”
2) The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee – Non-fiction / Memoir. “An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.”
Terms to know before reading:
- The Korean War
- Kim Il-sung
- Kim Jong-il
- Kim Jong-un
**Students registering late in the summer will still need to read both books. Please email me right away if this applies to you. If you only have time to read one of the books before school starts, please prioritize 1984 since our discussions will begin with this novel.
I look forward to working with you next year. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to email me. Have a great summer!
AP English Language and Composition Summer Assignment – Daughters
AP Lang is a course in the study of argument and rhetoric and relies primarily on the study of non-fiction. So, over the summer - to keep your brain and reading skills sharp - you will read TWO works of nonfiction (noted below).
If you would like to check out a copy of Outliers over the summer, please come to room 5119 before or after school by June 16. For the choice book, you will need to get a copy of it.
These are widely available at any library or discount book store. You may also be able to find a PDF online for some of the books. Be prepared for a quiz, discussions and writing about the books during the first week of school (and throughout the month of September/October). I would suggest taking notes and then studying those notes before any assessment on them. I will not be collecting or grading the notes, however.
Note: Some of the college-level books on this list include some mature content, mostly in the form of strong language. I SUGGEST READING SUMMARIES OF THE BOOKS UNTIL YOU FIND ONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ.
1) REQUIRED #1: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
2) REQUIRED #2: choose one of the books on the list below:
- Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafasi
- Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
- Born to Run by Chris McDougall
- Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
- The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed
- Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
- The Devil in The White City by Erik Larson
- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D Vance
- Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
- Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
- Dopesick by Beth Macy
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Slime by Ruth Kassinger
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
- The Long Walk by Brian Castner
- Friday Night Lights HG Bissinger
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
- John Adams by David McCullough
- Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
Ms. Daughters ☺
AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading for 2022-2023
Welcome to AP Lit! I’m excited to read and learn with you this coming school year. You will find that you will need to shift your approach and analysis as you adjust to reading literature after focusing on Lang. This assignment has been designed to shift your focus from rhetorical analysis to literary analysis.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ASSIGNMENT:
Complete this form to indicate that you’ve received this assignment. This assignment is available to you digitally in the following locations: Your ISD email (if you were registered for the course by June 10, 2022), as an announcement on Ms. Daughter’s course, and the LHS website.
READING: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster
We will be using the second edition of the book. You can find a PDF version online for free here OR you can order a copy through Amazon if you’d prefer a hard copy. There are also free copies available online through the public library Libby app.
- Read the assigned chapters and complete the work. Click here for the assignment. (Do a file--> save as so you can type into the document.) You will be submitting this digitally the first week of school.
- Watch a Disney or Pixar animated movie and write a reflection that includes discussion of at least three chapters from HTRLLAP. You should rewatch the movie, even if you’ve seen it before, after reading the chapters so you can see the story in a new light. Movies that are particularly good for this task include Tangled, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Up, Encanto, and Frozen, though many others will work well, too. Your reflection should include:
- An introduction that states which Disney or Pixar movie you chose with a brief summary of the story.
- A discussion of three separate chapters of Foster’s work and how they apply to this movie. Analyze the use of the pattern and discuss how recognizing the pattern enhanced your viewing of the movie. (Because you are writing about your own recognition of the pattern and interpretive experience, first person writing is acceptable.)
- Clearly identify which chapters you are referencing.
- Please highlight these chapter titles in your writing so that I can easily see where they are discussed.
- A conclusion
- Make sure to follow basic writing conventions, including breaking new ideas into paragraphs, double-spacing your work, and indenting paragraphs.
- Be ready to submit these assignments to Canvas in the first week of school.
- Be ready to discuss and apply these literary patterns and tools for analysis when we return!
Lastly, I strongly encourage you to read for fun over the summer. I know I will.
Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns regarding these assignments, but please note that I will not be checking school email for most of the summer.