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									   AP English 12

                                      Monticello High School – Class of 2013
                                    AP English 12 Summer Reading Assignments


                                                    1. Read this novel
                                                    1984, George Orwell

2. Choose one of the following novels to read. Email Ms. Hanson (rhanson@k12albemarle.org) and Ms.
                    Wendling (swendling@k12albemarle.org) your choice by JULY 1st.

                                    Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
                                          Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
                                   Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
                                           Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen
                                         *Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
                                              Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
                                         *Lord of the Flies, William Golding
                                          Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

 *means that we will be reading this novel as a class at some point later in the year; if you want to get a head start, you might
                                                 consider reading one of these.



                                             Summer Reading Instructions

   1. Decide which novel from the choice list you want to read; email Ms. Hanson
      (rhanson@k12albemarle.org) and Ms. Wendling (swendling@k12albemarle.org) your choice
      by JULY 1st. Read 1984. Read the book you choose.
   2. Complete the Reader Response Sheets (complete one for each novel).
   3. Complete the Major Works Study Sheets (complete one for each novel).
       Complete a Reader Response Sheet and a Major Works Study Sheet for each of the
           books. Those sheets follow on the next few pages. These responses may be
           handwritten. Limit yourself to the space provided on the “Major Works Study Sheets.”
           Where I ask for page numbers, please provide them.
   4. All assignments above are due on the first day of school. There will be an in-class essay
      upon your return, where you will answer an AP test-like question about these books.
   5. These assignments will count as approximately 15% of your 1st quarter grade.
           Reader Responses (16 points each)
           Major Works Study Sheets (25 points each)
           In-Class Essay when you return to school (20 points)

                    If you have any questions about the assignments you can reach us at:
                                  rhanson@k12albemarle.org (Ms. Hanson)
                                swendling@k12albemarle.org (Ms. Wendling)

   WARNING—Because of the heavy reading load assigned for each grading period, you will not be
   able to do “catch-up” reading during the school year. Summer reading must be done during the
   summer in order to have a successful school year.


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                                                  Reader Response Sheet
                          (you will print this out twice and fill it out twice, once for each book)

          Name: __________________________________________________# of pages: ___________

          Title of Book:
          _________________________________________________________________________

          Directions: Divide the book into 4 convenient sections (usually based on more or less equal
          lengths, but that can differ depending on the book you choose). Write your personal reactions,
          reflections, or thoughts as to what is going on or how the characters are acting. There is no
          need for analysis here – gut responses will do just fine.

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                                        Major Works Study Sheet
                     (you will print this out twice and fill it out twice, once for each book)

     Name: __________________________________________________# of pages: ___________

     Title of Book: _________________________________________________________________________

                     CHARACTERS: Choose any 5 Characters from the novel. (10 points)

     Name            What role does this character play and why           List 3 adjectives for this character.
                     was this character important to the story?

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                        QUOTES: 3 Memorable Quotes with page #s (9 points)

     Quotes with page #s please                                Significance

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SYMBOLS: Write 3 Symbols (3 points)          THEMES: Write 3 Possible Themes (3 points). Explain in a brief
and what they stand for. Please provide     sentence what you mean by the theme you choose (these do not
  a page # for where it can be found.           need to be related in any way to the symbols on the left).

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