PCSSII 10TH GRADE SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT

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´╗┐PCSSII 10TH GRADE SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT

Reading Instructions: This summer, you are expected to read a total of 10 points text of book from the list below. The point distributions for the books you can read are listed below. Books that are shorter/easier are worth fewer points, while books that are more advanced are worth more. You can read any combination of books, as long as it adds up to 10 points or more. You are encouraged to take notes while you read, but your notes will not be checked for a grade.

3 points

Ender's Game ? Orson Scott Card The Samurai's Tale ? Erik Christian Haugaard He Said, She Said ? Kwame Alexander Angela's Ashes ? Frank McCourt Ready Player One ? Ernest Cline Anthem ? Ayn Rand The Five People You Meet in Heaven ? Mitch Albom

5 points

Things Fall Apart ? Chinua Achebe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ? Douglas Adams A Separate Peace ? John Knowles Fahrenheit 451 ? Ray Bradbury Macbeth ? Shakespeare Brave New World ? Aldous Huxley I-Robot ? Isaac Asimov

8 points

1984 ? George Orwell Catch -22 ? Joseph Heller The Hobbit ? JR Tolkien Dune ? Frank Herbert Purple Hibiscus ? Ngozi Chimamanda The Count of Monte Cristo ? Alexander Dumas Don Quixote ? Miguel De Cervantes

Writing Assignment: During the first week of school, you will be asked to write an essay analyzing all of the texts that you read over the summer. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A HARD COPY OF EACH TEXT, as you will need to provide textual evidence on your in-class essay. Your essay should be a standard 5-8 paragraphs, and must include content from every text that you read (adding up to 10 points). This essay will be worth 10% of your Quarter 1 grade. The essay topics are as follows:

- Character Development (Track the growth and progress of important characters in the text(s)) - Themes (Analyze 1-2 significant themes in a text and how they convey a central thought or idea) - Symbolism (Analyze 1-2 key symbols in a text, what they represent, and how the author uses each symbol to

develop a complex plot) - Plot Structure (Explain how the author of a text structures his/her plot uniquely and effectively to make his/her

plot interesting or complex.) The attached documents are designed to help you organize your thoughts in preparation for your in-class essay:

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Use this organizer to log the character traits/character development of important characters in your chosen texts.

Character Name/Novel

Important Character Trait

Textual Evidence (quote)

THEMES

Use this organizer to track key themes within the texts you read, and how they contribute to an important idea.

Theme #1: Define this theme:

Novel Title: What important idea is being conveyed?

How does the theme develop/change?

Textual Evidence:

Theme #2: Define this theme:

Novel Title: What important idea is being conveyed?

How does the theme develop/change?

Textual Evidence:

Theme #3: Define this theme:

Novel Title: What important idea is being conveyed?

How does the theme develop/change?

Textual Evidence:

Theme #4: Define this theme:

Novel Title: What important idea is being conveyed?

How does the theme develop/change?

Textual Evidence:

SYMBOLISM

Use this organizer to track important symbols within the texts you read. Be sure to explain the importance of each symbol, and how each develops the complexity of the story's plot/message.

Significance Symbol #1 (include the novel title)

Textual Evidence

Symbol #2 (include the novel title)

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