AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
SUMMER READING AND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
Instructor: Mrs. Bourne email@example.com
Success in AP English Language and Composition will require careful and
critical reading, constant writing, and serious dedication. In order to prepare for
the course, you will read two novels and keep a reading log for each book.
Books may be found at your local libraries or bookstores.
A. Your first reading log should come from one of the following choices:
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
The Awakening Kate Chopin
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT IS DUE BEFORE OR ON JULY 5.
YOU MUST EMAIL YOUR READING LOG TO ME BY JULY 5
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) OR MAIL IT TO THE SCHOOL,
POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN JULY 5 (ATTN: TRACY BOURNE,
BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL,1067 BIG BETHEL RD, HAMPTON, VA 23666)
B. Your second reading log should come from one of the following choices:
Native Son Richard Wright
The Jungle Upton Sinclair
A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines
Snow Falling on Cedars David Guterson
Life of Pi Yann Martel
THE SECOND ASSIGNMENT WILL BE DUE ON THE FIRST DAY OF
CLASS IN THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR. YOU SHOULD BRING IN A
HARD COPY OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
Logs for each novel should include:
1. Title and author of the novel
2. Any difficult words and their definitions
3. Identification & description of each character and their actions
4. Comments on the author’s style and tone
5. Questions you have as you read (minimum of 10)
6. Plot summary
7. Possible themes and your analysis of them
DO NOT USE CLIFF’S NOTES, SPARK NOTES, OR ANY OTHER SUCH
SOURCES WHEN COMPLETING YOUR LOG. PLAGIARISM AND CHEATING
WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT I DO NOT ACCEPT LATE WORK OR WORK
DONE IN PENCIL.
You should also keep abreast of current events and review grammar rules.
If you have any major issues with completing the assignments, such as
hospitalization, tragedies, etc. CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL RIGHT AWAY so
that we can discuss your options.
If you simply have questions, CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL RIGHT AWAY so that
I can help you.