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North Davidson High School

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Honors/AP Summer Reading 2017

North Davidson High School

2017-2018 Summer Enrichment Reading (SER)

Student Instructional Guidelines

 

Student Instructions:

Please read and follow the instructions below for students entering Honors or AP English. It is important to complete this assignment thoroughly in order to be prepared for class activities and ensure a successful start to Honors or AP English.  

*Students should read the text for the corresponding English course they will be enrolled in for the 2017-18 school year.

  1. Obtain* and read the work for your upcoming course:

Course

Teachers to Contact

Text/Author

Honors English I

Ms. Kester: kkester@davidson.k12.nc.us

Mrs. Short: annashort@davidson.k12.nc.us

 

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Honors English II

Ms. Kester: kkester@davidson.k12.nc.us

Ms. McGee: SharonMcgee@davidson.k12.nc.us

 

World War Z by Max Brooks

Honors/AP English III

Mrs. Gallos: kendragallos@davidson.k12.nc.us

Mr. PK: ppiatkowski@davidson.k12.nc.us

 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Honors/AP English IV

Mr. PK: ppiatkowski@davidson.k12.nc.us

Mrs. PK: spiatkowski@davidson.k12.nc.us

 

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

*We have copies of all selections EXCEPT Ready Player One.

 

 1.  Complete the reflective journal. This will count as 50% of the SER Summative Assessment and will be turned in on the first day students have English. Journals must be HANDWRITTEN.

 2.  Complete the second portion of the SER Summative Assessment at the conclusion of the teacher guided instructional unit. The second portion will also count as 50% of the SER Summative Assessment. The final combined score will count as a MAJOR grade within the first quarter of the enrolled semester.

 

2017-2018 Summer Reading Enrichment (SER)

Literary Elements/Themes for Reflective Journal

 

It is suggested that as you read and reflect on the novel, you take into consideration the devices and themes listed below. Students should analyze each element’s impact on the novel and thus synthesize how each element closely relates to a listed concept.

 

English I Honors

 

Themes:

Devices:

  • Perseverance/Determination
  • Courage in the midst of adversity
  • Importance of family
  • Coming of Age
  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Symbolism
  • Tone
  • Characterization

 

English II Honors:

 

Themes:

Devices:

  • Fear
  • Racism
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Warfare
  • Relationships
  • Conflict: Man vs. Man; Man vs. Nature
  • Tone
  • Mood
  • Allusion
  • Setting
  • Characterization



English III Honors/AP:

 

Themes:

Devices:

  • power
  • friendship
  • versions of reality
  • identity
  • appearances
  • symbolism
  • allusion
  • characterization
  • setting
  • conflict

 

English IV Honors/AP:

 

Themes:

Devices:

  • appearance vs. reality
  • humanity and inhumanity
  • the benefits and hindrances of science/technological advancements
  • memory
  • identity
  • relationships
  • symbolism
  • conflict
  • characterization
  • irony
  • setting

 

Summer Reading Reflective Journal

 Directions: Please fill out this chart as you read your novel. This must be in your own handwriting and must come from your own understanding of the novel, not from the internet. Please do not consult any outside sources, including your classmates. There are 12 entries to fill out for your novel.

You may choose what to analyze for the entire novel, regardless of the number of chapters. Four entries must analyze a quotation, four of the entries must be a chapter(s) summary and four of the entries must be a discussion of a literary device...see examples below. The completed journal should evidence a close reading of the ENTIRE novel.

In this space write…

 

Page(s)

covered

4 entries: Plot Summary – What Happens?

Confusing or Interesting Points for Discussion

Page

4 entries: Write down a direct quote from the text and cite the page

Explain the significance of the quote--explain why it is important to the plot/character development, etc.

Page

4 entries: Find and discuss a literary device, theme, or concept

Many novels contain themes and concepts such as appearance versus reality, identity, power and friendships. There are also many allusions that authors will use. You are not limited to any of these choices and should individualize this to the piece you are reading. Write about what you see.