English I Honors AP Choice and English I Honors

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					                                         English II AP Choice Summer Reading Assignment
                                              Due: the first Friday after school starts

                       Welcome to our “Community of Readers” at Lincoln High School. We believe that reading not only educates the mind but also
                       uplifts the spirit. Literature is an avenue for exploring diverse cultures and shared experiences. Because we believe that choice
                       is an important part of the joy of reading, you may select any piece of prose writing (fiction or non-fiction) of at least 100
                       pages. To make your selection easier we have gathered a list of authors whose works are sure to appeal to all types of Lincoln
                       students. Great care has gone into selecting these authors, and we are confident that each reader will find something of interest
                       to him or her with one of them. Our hope is that everyone at Lincoln, across all grades and disciplines, will share the
                       experience of enjoying literature and discovering themselves in a book.

                                                     Assignment # 1: General Reading Assignment
Part One
         Choose a book written by one of the authors listed on the back of this sheet. It must be at least 100 pages long and should NOT be a book
you have previously read. How will we know? Well, we won’t unless you choose a book you read for one of your middle school English class – we
do know those books! We are counting on you doing the right thing.

Part Two
        Complete the novel data sheet DURING reading, which is included in this packet. You need to fill in ALL boxes for the book you choose.

Part Three
          AFTER you finish your book, choose one of the following projects as a response activity. Base your project on information from the novel
you read, including characters, setting, plot events, and literary devices. Keep in mind that these projects are designed to give you a variety of ways to
demonstrate your understanding of, interpretation of, and response to the novel. Choose a project that suits your strengths best.

           1. Create a poster illustrating a quotation or scene from the novel. Your poster should include the quotation or text it illustrates, either as a
           caption or as a part of the artwork. *

           2. Write a letter from one character to one or more of the other characters giving a piece of advice that would have changed the novel's plot.
           Be sure to take on the character's persona, including writing style, point of view, and events and responses. §

           3. Pretend you are one of the major characters and write a series of three to five diary entries that cover the time span of the novel. Be sure
           to refer to characters and events in the novel and explain the character’s feelings and thoughts based on what the novel tells you about him
           or her. Begin your entries, "Dear Diary…" §

           4. Write an interview of the author or of a character in your novel, including at least ten questions and answers. Base the character’s
           responses on your understanding and interpretation of information from the novel or on your research about the author. §

           5. Research a topic, location, or event discussed in the novel, or research the novel’s author. Be sure to include source citations with your
           written report. §

* Art-based projects will be graded on artistic quality and creativity. Use only paper that is 11” x 17” or smaller—no large posters or backboards.

§ Written projects should be hand-written final drafts that have been edited and corrected for grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Responses should
be no shorter than 300 words and no longer than 700 words (about 1 ½ to 2 pages).

                                                 Assignment # 2: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

         Read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and complete a dilemma chart, like the example given, on an 8 ½’’ by 11’’ sheet of paper. Type
the accompanying essay on another sheet of unlined paper.

Step One: Identify a social or moral problem from the book. Choose TWO solutions to this dilemma (only one may be from the book or both may
be your own ideas) then complete a Dilemma/Solution Chart on a blank sheet of computer paper. You will list the advantages of one solution (A) and
its disadvantages in the appropriate boxes, then list the advantages and disadvantages of the second solution (B) in the appropriate boxes.

Step Two: On a separate sheet of computer paper type a 150-200 word essay explaining the solution that you prefer. Include reasons why you prefer
one solution over the other, including advantages of the preferred solution and disadvantages of the other solution. The essay should be in Times
New Roman font, double-spaced, and should have MLA format and heading, as well as an original title. No cover page is required.
            Identify a social or moral dilemma from the book:

                 Solution A: Identify and briefly explain one solution to the dilemma
                 listed above.

            Advantages of Solution A:                                Disadvantages of Solution
            List and explain the advantages of
            implementing this solution.
                                                                     List and explain the disadvantages of
                                                                     implementing this solution.

           Solution B: Identify and briefly explain one solution to the dilemma listed above.

           Advantages of Solution B:                                 Disadvantages of Solution B:
           List and explain the advantages of                        List and explain the disadvantages of
           implementing this solution.                               implementing this solution.

Suggested Author List For Assignment #1 Parts One and Two:

     Laurie Halse Anderson – male/female protagonists; usually                Lurlene McDaniel – female protagonists; romance
     deals with hot-topic issues: rape, suicide, eating disorders,            Patricia McCormick
     poverty, etc. Also writes good historical fiction.                       Joyce McDonald
     Joan Bauer                                                               Carolyn Meyer
     Melody Carlson – female protagonists; themes of high moral               Stephenie Meyer
     standards, spirituality                                                  Gloria D. Miklowitz
     Orson Scott Card – science fiction                                       Walter Dean Myers – male protagonists
     Alden R. Carter Chris Crutcher –male protagonists; themes                Lensey Namioka Joan Lowery Nixon
     of questioning authority & anger managment                               Han Nolan
     Sarah Dessen – female protagonist                                        Christopher Paolini – fantasy; dragons/magic
     Carl Deuker – sports books                                               Rodman Philbrick – male protagonists
     Sharon Draper                                                            Tamora Pierce – fantasy; magic
     Jean Ferris                                                              Randy Powell Graham
     Alex Flinn                                                               Salisbury William Sleator – science fiction
     E. R. Frank                                                              Sonya Sones – female protagonists; narrative poetry
     Natasha Friend – female protagonists; hot-topic issues                   Jordan Sonnenblick – male protagonists
     Don Gallo Jack Gantos – male protagonists                                Jerry Spinelli – male/female protagonists
     Nancy Garden Gail Giles – male/female protagonists; mystery              Todd Strasser – male protagonists
     Mel Glenn Margaret Peterson Haddix – mystery                             Joyce Sweeney
     Alice Hoffman                                                            Rich Wallace
     Jeanette Ingold                                                          Will Weaver
     Paul Janeczko                                                            Nancy Werlin - mystery
     David Klass – male protagonists                                          Rita Williams-Garcia
     Annette Curtis                                                           Ellen Wittlinger – narrative poetry; alternative, edgy
     Klause Ron Koertge                                                       Virginia Euwer Wolff – narrative poetry
     Kathe Koja                                                               Jane Yolen – good historical fiction
     David Levithan Robert Lipsyte – sports books                             Paul Zindel
     David Lubar                                                              Marcus Zusak – male protagonists
     Chris Lynch
     Harry Mazer
     Norma Fox Mazer

**You can go to www.authors4teens.com, click on the name, and look up information on the authors listed above.