AP English Summer Reading Assignment 2019

  • Senior AP English III Summer Reading Assignment

    Senior AP English III Summer Reading Assignment

    Senior AP English
    Summer Reading Assignment 2019

    During the summer, you must read A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini,
    The Bible King James Version (as literature) Genesis: Chapters 1-5, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon.

    AP Literature is a college level course and therefore some of the content in these books is for mature readers. If you read the books early in the summer, be sure to review the books prior to returning to school in August.

    Assignments:

     Be prepared to write in-class essays during the first and second weeks of school. These will be for major grades.

     Have a notebook where you have taken notes on the texts.

     For all texts, focus on the following areas in your notes:

     the author’s message
     the style of the text and how it helps to convey the message of the work
     tone, symbolism, allusion, and other literary devices. Think about why the author uses these devices. How do they help convey the meaning of the work as a whole?
     narrative structure. Is the text linear/chronological? Is the story told using flashbacks? Think about how narrative structure informs meaning.
     Who are the minor and major characters and how they are used in the novel? Would you identify one of the characters as complex? Why?



    If you have any questions after school gets out, please contact us over the summer.

    cheryl.sellars@ectorcountyisd.org


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  • Junior Pre-AP English III Summer Reading Assignment

    Junior Pre-AP English III Summer Reading Assignment


    To keep your head in the game this summer, you will be reading some interesting non-fiction.

    Everyone reads: On Writing by Stephen King,
    Everyone ALSO chooses ONE of these to read:
    • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, or
    • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah

    AP Language and Literature is a college level course; therefore, some of the content in these books is for mature readers.

    Assignment:

     Read! Read for pleasure, keeping in mind the considerations below. If you read the books early in the summer, be sure to review the books prior to returning to school in August.

     Consider the following while reading:
     events, advice, or outcomes you find particularly interesting, surprising, or puzzling
     the writer’s style (examples of humor, rhetorical techniques, literary devices, sentence style, type of vocabulary)

     We recommend you keep a notebook or use sticky notes to record the considerations above.

     Be prepared for in-class assessments (including essays, presentations, or projects) during the first two weeks of school. Some of these assignments will be major grades.

    A note about academic honesty: Do your own thinking. This is how you train your brain to stay in the game. If you come to class with notes from outside sources, you have cheated yourself out of the game (and you will not be allowed to use the notes).

    If you have any questions, please contact us over the summer.

    melissa.roth@ectorcountyisd.org tiffany.williamson@ectorcountyisd.org

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  • Sophomore AP English II Summer Reading Assignment

    Sophomore AP English II Summer Reading Assignment

    You must read one of the following books during the summer.

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding -or-
    World War Z by Max Brooks

    Assignment:

     Read! Read for pleasure, keeping in mind the considerations below. If you read the books early in the summer, be sure to review the books prior to returning to school in August.

     Consider the following while reading:
     events, advice, or outcomes you find particularly interesting, surprising, or puzzling
     the writer’s style (examples of humor, rhetorical techniques, literary devices, sentence style, type of vocabulary)

     We recommend you keep a notebook or use sticky notes to record the considerations above.

     Be prepared for in-class assessments (including essays, presentations, or projects) during the first two weeks of school. Some of these assignments will be major grades.

    A note about academic honesty: Do your own thinking. This is how you train your brain to stay in the game. If you come to class with notes from outside sources, you have cheated yourself out of the game (and you will not be allowed to use the notes).

    If you have any questions, please contact us over the summer.

    amy.herndon@ectorcountyisd.org or tiffany.williamson@ectorcountyisd.org

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  • Freshman Pre-AP English I Summer Reading Assignment

    Freshman Pre-AP English I Summer Reading Assignment

    You must read one of the following books over the summer.
    King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo,
    Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte, or
    The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

    Assignment:

     Read! Read for pleasure, keeping in mind the considerations below. If you read the books early in the summer, be sure to review the books prior to returning to school in August.

     Consider the following while reading:
     events, advice, or outcomes you find particularly interesting, surprising, or puzzling
     the writer’s style (examples of humor, rhetorical techniques, literary devices, sentence style, type of vocabulary)

     We recommend you keep a notebook or use sticky notes to record the considerations above.

     Be prepared for in-class assessments (including essays, presentations, or projects) during the first two weeks of school. Some of these assignments will be major grades.

    A note about academic honesty: Do your own thinking. This is how you train your brain to stay in the game. If you come to class with notes from outside sources, you have cheated yourself out of the game (and you will not be allowed to use the notes).

    If you have any questions, please contact us over the summer.

    tiffany.williamson@ectorcountyisd.org

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