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					                     AP Literature Summer Reading & Writing Project—200 points

Explanation: Recent research has shown that students who do not spend their summers reading, writing, or
thinking actually causes them to lose much of what they learned and the skills and knowledge they have
gained during the course of the year. How do I know this, you may ask? I just do man, trust me…

Anyway, all students who are planning on taking AP Literature and Composition must complete a summer
reading and writing project. THE ASSIGNMENT IS MANDATORY. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE
THIS ASSIGNMENT, YOU WILL START THE YEAR OFF WITH AN ‘F’!

Here are the steps to success:

1. Since AP Literature will be focused on fiction and poetry, we will be reading a both fiction and poetry.
For fiction, we will be reading and analyzing Anthem along with some poetry from Sound and Sense.

2. Read Anthem and chapters 3 and 4 of Sound and Sense.

3. Mark Anthem—by now this should be a strategy that everyone can employ. You should mark your text
for the following (these need not be marked all of the time, and do not include all of the things you could
mark).—30 points
                Setting
                Characters
                Major Changes
                Paraphrasing the plot
                Cause and effect
                Comparison/Contrast—within the text, text-to-self, text-to-text
                Point of view
                Diction
                Syntax

3. Mark chapters 3 and 4 of Sound and Sense—for the following: --20 points
              Experience
              Speaker
              Audience
              Setting and Occasion
              Diction
              Literary Devices
              Tone
              Also—the commentary for any help it gives you!

4. For each chapter in Anthem, you must complete a concise chapter summary. There are eleven chapters,
so that’s 5 points per chapter. --55 points

5. For the two chapters in Sound and Sense, pick out one poem per chapter. Complete 2 analysis paragraphs
per poem. 20 points per poem—40 points total

6. I will be planning 2 Saturday field trips as a writing extension to this field trip. We will meet at the
school and take the L to our destinations. You must attend 1 of them. If you attend more than one, you can
receive extra credit. Dates, times, and places will be forthcoming.—25 points
7. Throughout the summer, you will need to post discussion questions and answer other students’ questions
on our blog which can be found at: --20 points

8. Proofread all of your writing as your grammar counts for 10 points.

The rating scale that follows will show you exactly how you will be scored.

Good Luck!

P.S. I will be in town most of the summer—give me a call if you need help—773-641-9976;
GLCaneva@cps.edu

				
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