2010 Summer Reading Books by DC3njpl


									11th Grade - 1984
Summer Reading Assignment

Annotative Reading- The Art of Active Reading:
One of your major tasks as a high school student is to practice the art of active reading. Active reading is an
essential practice for anyone who wants to become a more successful student or simply a better reader.

What is active reading?

Active reading requires you to read with a pen or a pencil. As you read :
    you take notes
    indicate important parts of the book
    and offer your own interpretation of the reading.

   * All of your notes will be written in the pages of the actual book you have been assigned.

Why is active reading so important when reading a book?

1. First, it keeps you actively engaged- not merely conscious but wide awake.
2. Second, it allows you to remember the important scenes, characters, images, themes, etc. of the book
3. Third, writing your reactions down helps you to remember your thoughts while reading the book.

If you develop the habit of actively reading you will not only become a better reader, but a better thinker as
well. It is also important to note that active reading is a technique that crosses into other subjects and is essential
for success at the college level.

Annotative Reading
Your copies of your summer reading book will be collected by your English teacher on the first day of class.
Annotation grades will be based on thoroughness, clarity, neatness, and effort (please see the rubric below).
Your annotated reading will count as a quiz grade in your respective English class for the 1st quarter of the
2011-2012 school year.

  The following page will indicate what you should be looking for while reading 1984. Good
                                           luck! 

When Actively Reading use the following indicators:
   Unfamiliar vocabulary words (you are expected to supply the definition in the nearest margin or on a
      separate document that will be turned in with your novel) - You should have a list of approximately fifty
      words by the end of the novel
   Major Characters (just once) – you should have five characters outlined
      Important Quotes – You should have thirty at the very least.

Star * or Highlight:
    Major plot events; identify into which category of plot (introduction, rising action, etc.)

      Symbols
      Themes

Annotated Reading Notes:
Inside Back Cover of the Book: Discuss three lessons found in this book and explain how you can apply them
to your own life. Be sure to indicate location of these references with page numbers.

Bottom and Side Page Margins: Interpretive notes, questions and/or personal connections to the reading.

Top Margins: Plot- a few words or phrases that summarize major events that happen on that page (useful for
quick references). Be sure to choose events that you find are significant to the purpose of this novel.

                          *Please note that you do not need to write on every page.*

Please review the following rubric. This will be used to grade your annotative summer reading assignment. In
addition to this quiz grade, another assessment will be given within the first 2 weeks of school. This assessment
will be guided by the teacher.
                                 Summer Reading Schedule
                                      Junior 2012
                 **Schedule has been created off the Signet Classic Edition**
This suggested reading schedule is meant to help keep you on task and prepared for the first day
 of English class. If this schedule does not fit in with your summer plans, we encourage you to
                  follow this template and create a calendar that works for you.

                             Start Date:
                               July 8, 2012           Pages

                                  Week 1
                                                      1 - 37
                                 7/8 – 7/14
                                  Week 2
                                                      37 - 81
                                7/15 – 7/21
                                  Week 3
                                                     81 - 117
                                7/22 – 7/28
                                  Week 4
                                                    117 - 156
                                 7/29 – 8/4
                                  Week 5
                                                    156 - 184
                                 8/5 – 8/11
                                  Week 6
                                                    184 - 218
                                8/12 – 8/18
                                  Week 7
                                                    218 - 260
                                8/19 – 8/25
                                  Week 8
                                                    260 - 298
                                 8/26 – 9/1
Be able to answer the following Chapter questions:


                                            Chapter 1

   1. Who is Winston Smith?

   2. Who is Big Brother?

   3. The citizens of Oceania are reminded of the message “Big Brother is Watching You” as it is
      plastered on many colorful posters. Why are they reminded of this message?

   4. What is INGSOC?

   5. How is technology used to control the people?

   6. How are drugs and alcohol used to control the people?

   7. What is a thoughtcrime?

                                            Chapter 2

   1. Why does the Party want the citizens to be stupid?

   2. Why does the Party eliminate love?

                                            Chapter 3

   1. Why does Winston prefer to think about the past rather than the future?

                                            Chapter 4

   1. What are memory holes?

   2. What is Winston’s job?

   3. How does Winston’s job shape history?

                                            Chapter 5

   1. What is Newspeak?

   2. How is Newspeak used to control the people?

                                            Chapter 6

   1. Why does the Party denounce physical attraction and pleasure?

   2. Why is desire a thoughtcrime?
                                             Chapter 7

  1. Who does Winston think has the power to overthrow the Party?

  2. In a children’s history book, the Party claims that capitalism has increased the standard of
     living. Why does Winston think the Party lied?

  3. Winston thinks “when the past is erased, and the erasure is forgotten, the lie becomes truth.”
     What does this mean?

  4. What evidence did Winston destroy in 1973?

                                             Chapter 8

  1. Why does Winston contemplate killing his brunette co-worker?


                                             Chapter 1

  1. What does Winston learn about his brunette co-worker?

                                             Chapter 2

  1. Why is Winston happy to learn that Julia has had many lovers?

                                             Chapter 3

  1. What is learned concerning the kinds of relationships Winston and Julia have had in the past?

  2. Why is the Party anti-sex?

                                             Chapter 4

  1. What is hate week?

  2. How does Winston and Julia’s relationship develop?

  3. How does Winston feel about rats?
                                             Chapter 5

  1. What does hate week look like?

  2. Why is Winston feeling better?

                                             Chapter 6

  1. Why does Winston want to go to O’Brien’s house?

                                             Chapter 7

  1. What does Winston remember about his past?
  2. Why does Winston claim that confession is not betrayal?

                                            Chapter 8

  1. Why is O’Brien allowed to turn off his telescreen?

  2. What is the Brotherhood?

  3. How does O’Brien test Winston and Julia’s loyalty towards the Brotherhood?

                                            Chapter 9

  1. What does Winston learn from Goldstein’s The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical

                                           Chapter 10

  1. What does Winston learn about Charrington and his apartment?


                                            Chapter 1

  1. What does Winston learn about O’Brien?

                                            Chapter 2

  1. Why is Winston tortured?

  2. What is doublethink and crimestop?

                                            Chapter 3

  1. How does the torture change Winston?

                                            Chapter 4

  1. How does O’Brien respond to Winston when Winston tells him that he hates Big Brother?

                                            Chapter 5

  1. In Room 101, how does O’Brien use fear to control Winston?

                                            Chapter 6

  1. How does Winston feel about Julia and Big Brother at the end of the book?
                                    Attach this sheet to your rubric!!!!!!!

                                      Checklist for Annotative Reading

Instructions: All of the following points need to be included in your summer reading. The checklist is here to
provide you with a guideline of how many comments and responses you should have in each area. This
suggested quantity supports good annotative reading, but does not guarantee high scores in terms of the quality
of your annotative reading performance.

Directions: Check the circle once you have completed the task.
   o Unfamiliar vocabulary - 50 words
   o Major Characters (just once) – 5 characters outlined
   o Important Quotes – 30 underlined passages (at least)
   o Introduction – 5 comments
   o Rising Action – 2-3 comments
   o Climax – 2-3 comments
   o Falling Action – 2-3 comments
   o Resolution – 1-2 comments
   o Symbols – 15 comments identifying and explaining (you will comment on the same
                  symbols more than once)
   o Themes -
           o Inside Back Cover of the Book
           o Discuss 3 lessons found in this book and explain how you can apply them to your own life
           o Be sure to indicate location of these references with page numbers.
Annotation Rubric                                                    Name__________________________

                            5 Points              3-4 Points               0-2 Points
                      All entries are
                                             Most entries are         Few entries are
                      carefully and
                                             carefully and            carefully and
Thoroughness of       accurately written
                                             accurately written,      accurately written,
Comments              as to not miss or
                                             but some details are     and many details are
                      omit any details.
                                             missed or omitted.       missed or omitted.
                                             The meaning of           The meaning of few
                      The meaning of all
                                             most entries are         entries are clear.
                      entries are clear.
                                             clear. The student’s     The student’s
                      The student’s
                                             explanations are         explanations are not
Clarity               explanations are
                                             mostly free from         free from obscurity,
                      free from obscurity,
                                             obscurity, original      not original and
                      original and easy to
                                             and usually easy to      usually not easy to
                                             understand.              understand.
                                             Most required            Few required
                      All required           components are           components are
                      components are         presented, detailed      presented, detailed
                      presented and          and in the               and in the
Required Annotation
                      detailed. This         appropriate              appropriate
                      includes noting        location. This           location. This
                      required elements      includes noting          includes noting
                      within the text.       required elements        required elements
                                             within the text.         within the text.
                      The depth of           The depth of             The depth of
                      comments, required     comments, required       comments, required
                      elements and           elements and             elements and
                      analysis shows         analysis mostly          analysis rarely
Quality               active interaction     shows active             shows active
                      with the text. All     interaction with the     interaction with the
                      answers reflect        text. Most answers       text. Few answers
                      thoughtful insight.    reflect thoughtful       reflect thoughtful
                                             insight.                 insight.
                      All entries are
                                             Most entries are         Few entries are
                      neatly written and
                                             neatly written and       neatly written and
                      legible. All entries
Neatness and                                 legible. Most entries    legible. Few entries
                      are consistently
Organization                                 are consistently         are consistently
                      found in the proper
                                             found in the proper      found in the proper
                                             places.                  places.

                          **Teacher-specific late policies apply.
                      ***Students are to bring their annotated books
                          on the FIRST DAY of ENGLISH.***

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