Anda di halaman 1dari 4

2015-2016

High School Summer Reading List


ALL 9th grade
Honors also reads
ALL 10th grade Honors also reads

A Time to Kill, John Grisham


or
St. Lucys Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Enders Game, Orson Scott Card
or
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K. Dick

ALL 11th grade -

The Help, Kathryn Stockett


or
Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone
AP Lang also reads In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
ALL 12th gradeAP Lit also reads

Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro


or
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

2015-2016 High School Summer Reading


Dialectical Journal Assignment
One of the best ways to engage with a literary text (story, novel, poem, play) is to have a conversation with it. The
Dialectical Journal allows one to do just that. It will be used for future assignments such as class discussions, short
assignments, and as a means for generating ideas for analytical papers. You will use this journal later, so make sure
you are completing it with integrity.
ALL journal entries should follow the instructions and example below.

Page Number and Quote

Your Analysis

Choose a passage from the text. Copy the text carefully Options for annotations:
and include the page number of where it occurs. If it is 1. Make connections with the text: look for ways to relate the text (s
as the characters, the action (or plot), or themes, etc.) to the worl
more than a few sentences in length, then use an ellipsis
itself, to your own life, etc. What questions does the passage raise
() between the first and last sentences. Use this format
you? Analyze and discuss.
for each of the journal entries.
2. What is the author saying about life? What might his/her purpose
3.

4.

5.

in writing this passage? How does this particular passage contribut


the work as a whole? Analyze and discuss.
Identify examples of figurative language such as simile, metaphor
personification, symbols, imagery, etc. and try to define what effe
they create for the reader: Mood? Feeling? Setting? Characterizatio
Analyze and discuss.
How does this passage relate in some way to societys treatment
race, class, gender, religion, other social issues, etc.? Can you iden
conflict - man v. self, man v. man, man v. society, man v. nature?
Analyze and discuss.
Word Choice: How does the use of one or more particular words i
passage (their connotation) create meaning? Analyze and discuss.

Example from John Steinbecks Of Mice and Men


George went on. With us it aint like that. We got a future. We got
somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We dont have to sit
in no bar room blowin in our jack jus because we got no place else
to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives
a damn. But not us.
Lennie broke in. But not us! An why? Because I got you to look
after me, and you got me to look after you and thats why. (14)

George and Lennie are talking about how they are different from th
other guys who work in the fields. The biggest difference is that they
have someone to care about them; they are not alone. This passage is
important because it shows the kinship and love Lennie and George h
for one another. Even though George says that he would be better off
without Lennie, he knows this isnt true because he would be suffering
from the worse human condition: loneliness.

Example from Julia Alvarezs In the Time of the Butterflies

The characterization in this passage shows Dedes compassionate nat


Dede offered two alternatives [to Fela]. Either stop all this nonsense since she didnt want to hurt Fela by asking her to leave. This is a possi
and clean out that shed, orshe could not bring herselt to state the
foreshadowing of internal conflict between her compassion and desir
altervative (64).
do what she wants and the obligation to do what is expected of her.

Choose from the following prompts below, making a minimum of 2 complete entries per chapter of the assigned
summer reading book. Make sure to include the chapter number at the top of each notebook page. Keep your
journaling varied by choosing different options described on the right-hand side. Be thorough in your exploration; use
plenty of specific references to the text in your responses, and keep your journaling neat and organized.

**THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE WITHIN THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF SCHOOL.

Summer Reading Assignment Grading Rubric


Analysis of Figurative
Language, Conflict, and
Word Choice
(Options for Analysis
3, 4, and 5)

Connections to themes
and purpose
(Options for Analysis 1
and 2 )

Formatting

Academic Language

Outstanding-(100pts)
Student analyzes the text
with full ideas, completely
examining the purpose of
the device, explaining the
importance of the conflict,
and/or the impact of
specific word choice
beyond the literal. There
is a very clear
interpretation of why the
chosen quote is important,
and that importance is
explained thoroughly.

Strong- (90pts)
Student analyzes the text
with many ideas, mostly
examining the purpose of
the device, explaining the
importance of the conflict,
and/or the impact of
specific word choice
beyond the literal. There
is a clear interpretation of
why the chosen quote is
important, and that
importance is clearly
explained.

Satisfactory-(80pts)
Student analyzes the text
with some ideas, partially
examining the purpose of
the device, explaining the
importance of the conflict,
and/or the impact of
specific word choice
beyond the literal. There
is a somewhat clear
interpretation of why the
chosen quote is important,
and that importance is
explained partially.

Student links all quotes


about characters, plot, and
themes within the text to
the real world and what
we should know or learn
about it from the text.
There is a very clear
connection for each quote.
The connection is
explained thoroughly.
Student consistently
follows the proper format
to cite the quotes using
quotation marks and MLA
citation.
Student uses precise,
academic language
consistently. Student uses
content words, literary
analysis words, strong
active verbs, and artful
transitions in comments
and questions.

Student links most of the


quotes about characters,
plot, and themes within
the text to the real world
and what we should know
or learn about it from the
text.t. There is a clear
connection for each quote.
The connection is
explained on the whole.
Student for the most part
follows the proper format
to cite the quotes using
quotation marks and MLA
citation.
Student uses academic
language most of the time
but may lapse into
conversational English
one or two times. Student
uses artful transitions
most of the time.

Student links some of the


quotes about characters,
plot, and themes within
the text to the real world
and what we should know
or learn about it from the
text. There is a somewhat
clear connection for each
quote. The connection is
explained on the whole.
Student somewhat follows
the proper format to cite
the quotes using quotation
marks and MLA citation.
Student uses academic
language some of the time
but may lapse into
conversational English
sometimes. Student uses
artful transitions some of
the time.

Developing-(60-70pts)
Student analyzes the text
with few ideas, with some
examination of the
purpose of the device,
explaining the importance
of the conflict, and/or the
impact of specific word
choice but does not always
go beyond the literal.
There is not a clear
interpretation of why the
chosen quote is important,
and that importance is not
explained and may mostly
or only include summary.
Student links few of the
quotes with major themes
within the text.
Connections is not clear
and may include only
summary of the text. The
connection is only
partially explained or not
at all.
Student does not follow
the proper format to cite
the quotes using quotation
marks and MLA citation.
Student uses academic
language infrequently and
is developing in this area.
Student speaks mostly in
conversational English.
Student uses artful
transitions infrequently.

***If the assignment is not turned in, the student cannot receive credit and
will earn a 0 for that grade. The summer reading assignment will count as
20% of the first quarter grade in all English classes at every grade level.
SCORE:

Comments:

Questions:

____________/25

Thematic Links:

____________/25

Formatting:

____________/25

Academic Language:

____________/25

TOTAL SCORE:

____________/100