12 summer rdg rev hum 10


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12 summer rdg rev hum 10

  1. 1. Required Summer Reading and Writing Humanities 10 – English and History Summer 2012On this page you will find the information about the required summer reading and assignments for the 10th grade.Please buy the required books and have the required reading and work done by the time school begins.Tenth Grade Humanities History and English:For both the English and History portions of Humanities 10, you are to read Poisonwood Bible by BarbaraKingsolver. Try to get the normal paperback edition, not the smaller "mass market" edition—it will be easier forus to stay on the same page in class that way. Please obtain a copy with no previous markings or annotations on it.It must be hard copy; an e-book reader copy will not be permitted.Your assignment is to carefully read and annotate the text of the novel. When you return in August, you willtake an objective test over the novel (you will also discuss and write about it), and your annotations will prepareyou for these assessments.Your annotations need to represent your interaction with and interpretation of the novel. Here are someguidelines: • Actively read, underline, and highlight the text. • Respond to the author and to the characters. • Identify important literary devices such as diction, symbol, imagery, and metaphor. • Evaluate the different points of view that Kingsolver employs. • Ask questions about the text. What statements does the author make through her characters? What is important about the setting and historical context of the novel? What is important about gender, identity, and culture? • Develop a system for your annotations that fits your personal preferences. For instance, you may want to highlight important passages about character, star important details, circle key words, underline important literary devices, etc. • Use post-it notes for longer observations.Please bring your novel with you on the first day of class and be prepared to show your annotations andpost-it notes.In addition, identify five key passages that you found significant to the work as a whole. Be prepared toshare the passages you selected and explain why you think they are particularly relevant. ---------------------------------------------The following is a list of suggested (optional) summer reading:Fiction Michael Ondaatje, The English PatientJane Austen, Pride and Prejudice George Orwell, 1984Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Jean Rhys, Wide Saragasso SeaEmily Bronte, Wuthering Heights Salman Rushdie, Haroun and the Sea StoriesCharles Dickens, Great Expectations Virginia Woolf, Mrs. DallowayRoddy Doyle, The Commitments Joseph Conrad, Heart of DarknessDave Eggers, What Is the WhatE.M. Forster, Room with a View DramaGabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasa Cholera William Shakespeare, The TempestHerman Hesse, Siddhartha Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz andKazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day Guildenstern are DeadJames Joyce, Dubliners Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being EarnestJhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies