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					North Lawndale College Prep Charter High School                (773) 542.1490 Christiana (773) 542.6955 Collins

English Department

Dear 2012-2013 Classical Literatures Student,

In order for us to hit the ground running in August—and we will be running!—it is imperative that each and
every one of you complete the following Summer Reading and Writing Assignment to the best of your ability.
Let’s start the year off on the right foot—by displaying what talents and skills you already possess in English.
This exercise will become your first graded assignment of the 2012-2013 school year. Every part of this
assignment is due the first day of school. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR CREDIT.

Read Lord of the Flies by William Golding. You can find this book at the Chicago Public Library, bookstores,
and Target. Used copies are available from

As you read, you will focus on a driving question and collect evidence to answer that question using the graphic
organizer provided. Select one driving question from the following list:

• What makes an individual powerful?
• How does individual power change in relationships with others?
• Do individuals control groups, or do groups control individuals?
• How does a society maintain order? Are laws necessary?
• How do fear and desire for acceptance influence human behavior?
• What are the implications for contemporary society?
• Does violence create power or control?

Write a typed, 2-3 page essay in response to the driving question you select. In your essay, take a position on
this question. Use specific textual evidence to support your position. Your essay should be typed, double-
spaced, and in Times New Roman 12-point font. As with any assignment, your work must be original — not
plagiarized. In August, you will be asked to submit your essay to

Bring a copy of Lord of the Flies to school next year, your completed graphic organizer, and your typed essay.
We will be working with the novel at the beginning of the year.

Don’t leave this assignment until the last minute. Give yourself ample time to think, read, re-read, draft, revise,
revise again, and make the final product you turn in to your teacher a true indication of your potential.

With best wishes for your summer,

Dr. Keiffer-Barone and Mr. Patterson

If you have questions as you are reading, we invite you to e-mail us: or skeiffer-
Driving question (select one from the list and write it here):

Textual evidence (i.e. quotation) that helps answer your DQ. Be   Page   In complete sentences, explain how the textual evidence helps you
        sure to record complete sentences.                                      answer your DQ.
Driving question (select one from the list and write it here):

Textual evidence that helps answer my DQ. Be sure to record      Page   In complete sentences, explain how the textual evidence helps you
        complete sentences.                                                    answer your DQ.

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