Instructions for At-Home Summer Reading Assignment for Students Who Need Special Accommodations Please contact Gale Lederer if further accommodations are necessary. Name: _______________________________________________ Incoming grade level: _____________ Parent’s name and signature:_____________________________________________________________ (Parent’s signature certifies authenticity of student work) Parent’s contact information: ____________________________________________________________ Author of book: ______________________________________________________________________ Title of book:_________________________________________________________________________ Date and place of publication: ___________________________________________________________ General Information: Check the reading list on the back of this sheet. Make sure it’s the correct list for the grade and level of the English class you’ll be taking next year. Note that you are expected to read one required book this summer and that you must complete the following at-home assignment. This book will be read by everyone in your class and will form the basis for the class’s first unit of work. Fill out this instruction sheet and attach it to your at-home summer reading assignment (described below). The completed assignment should be one to two pages long. Type the assignment (double-spaced, in a Times New Roman font with one-inch margins). During the first week of school, you will be able to use this work as you write an in-class essay based on your summer reading. Turn it in to your English teacher on the first day of school. The grade you earn on your summer reading assignment (which includes both the at-home assignments and your in-class essay) will count for approximately 25% of your first marking period grade. This means that if you do not do a satisfactory job on this summer reading assignment you are unlikely to earn better than a C in English on your first report card. Directions for the at-home summer reading assignments: 1. Choose your book’s three major characters and describe each one briefly (one sentence each). For each of these characters, write the one quote which best demonstrate their characters. (This means you’ll be writing a total of three quotes for this section.) 2. Choose three events which cause major plot changes. Describe each event briefly (one sentence each) and write the one quote which best demonstrates the importance of each event (a total of three quotes). 3. Choose what you believe is the major theme of your book. Describe briefly (one sentence) how your book exemplifies this theme, and write the one quote which best support your choice. Literary themes often involve topics such as those listed below—but feel free to choose your own! Family Religion Good Change Exploration Death Coming of age Evil Hope Brotherhood Struggle Self-knowledge Love Nature Morality Safety Challenge Greed Art _________?