Summer Reading Assignment 2017
Below you will find the information necessary to complete your summer reading assignments. Any problems or questions, please email BOTH myself and Mr. Biggs.
What connects us as humans?
This essential question is the question that will guide you on your journey through your sophomore English class. Over the 10 months we spend together, we will be reading a variety of genres and texts from a multitude of perspectives. For each one, we will try to connect these to our own lives and find the universals evident in these works. (Those pieces of us that transcend time, gender, culture, age, intellect, etc.) Not only will we talk about the universals present, but we will also discuss the values exemplified within the different cultures, including our lives. These are the things that separate different cultures, but also the things that bring us together.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Job: Read the two assigned primary texts.
How do the two texts answer the question: What connects us as humans?
Answer the following question by writing a well developed 1-2 page paper FOR EACH text including textual evidence for each paper to support your response.
The papers should follow proper MLA format and heading. Use the button below to help you with this.
If you lose your book, buy one, or use the links below. I recommend buying one as you can note in the book, but it is entirely up to you.
Purpose: to engage in meaningful dialogues concerning non-fiction texts, short stories, poetry. There will be 3 blog posts throughout the summer that you will be responsible for contributing to.
One will deal with a non-fiction text (July 13th),
one will be based on a short story (July 27th),
and another will engage in poetry (August 10th).
Blog responses must be thoughtful, complete, and engage the assigned text.
July 11 & 12
July 18 & 19
Red Bank Regional
Purpose: Meet and greet. Practice close reading/text annotation skills and writing with intent (form/expression)
Plan on attending either July 11th and 12th OR
July 18th and 19th.
You DO NOT need to attend all 4 sessions. Choose one block of 2 sessions.