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English III

 

English III AP Language Summer Assignment

 

I. Please procure, read, and annotate your own paper copy of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. The annotation guide handout (print this out!) will tell you how to annotate. Make sure you annotate thoroughly; just underlining or highlighting will not suffice--you need to take notes in the margins, react to what you read, question what does not make sense, pick out literary elements, etc. Your annotations will be checked for a grade on the first day of school. There will be a test and activities within the first two weeks of school. Do not consult any supplements, such as Sparknotes, Shmoop, or the like; such actions are considered cheating.

 

II. Read the following three essays: “The Perfect Essay” by John Kaag, The Age of the Essay” by Paul Graham, and “How do you know it’s good?” by Marya Mannes.

    1. Read and annotate the essays. Your notes should prepare you not only to fulfill the writing requirement listed in this section, but also to write analytically about the essays in class within the first week of school.

    2. Graham is highly critical of high schools’ instruction in essay writing. Choose two of his arguments from “The Age of the Essay” that you find most interesting. In a well-developed response (250-500 words), argue for or against his assertions, using examples from your own experiences as necessary. You must be adding to the argument—do not simply summarize what Graham says and add “I agree.” Due the first day of school.

 

III. All necessary documents (the annotation guide as well as the three essays) are also available on Ms. Baulch’s website: msbaulch.weebly.com.

 

If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact vmitchell@covcath.org. Have a safe summer!

 

English III Honors Summer Assignment

 

I. Read A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

  1. For Black Life Me, please procure, read, and annotate your own paper copy. Griffin, in this non-fiction selection, leaves his upper middle-class lifestyle behind and crosses the color barrier present in the Deep South during the 1950s and goes undercover as an unemployed black man (He takes medication that changes the color of his skin.) in order to expose the racial injustice prevalent in society during that time period. Make sure you annotate thoroughly; just underlining or highlighting will not suffice--you need to take notes in the margins, react to what you read, question what does not make sense, pick out literary elements, etc. Your annotations will be checked for a grade on the first day of school. You will not have a writing assignment for Black Like Me to complete over the summer, but you should be prepared for a reading check assessment on the second day of school. In addition, after we discuss the book in class, you will take a test and/or write a 5 paragraph essay. Do not consult any supplements, such as Sparknotes, Shmoop, or the like; we consider such actions as cheating.

  2. An annotation guide is also available on Ms. Baulch’s website: msbaulch.weebly.com.

  3. You are not required to annotate A Farewell to Arms.

 

II. The words "bravery" and "courage" are echoed through A Farewell to Arms. Choose one character from the book, and in a well-developed response (250-500 words), argue whether that character deserves to be called brave and heroic. Support with specific examples. Due the first day of school.


If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact vmitchell@covcath.org . Have a safe summer!

 

English III CPI Summer Assignment

 

I. Reading Assignment: Please procure, read, and annotate your own paper copy of Black Like Me by journalist John Howard Griffin. Griffin, in this non-fiction selection, leaves his upper middle-class lifestyle behind and crosses the color barrier present in the Deep South during the 1950s and goes undercover as an unemployed black man (He takes medication that changes the color of his skin.) in order to expose the racial injustice prevalent in society during that time period. Make sure you annotate thoroughly; just underlining or highlighting will not suffice--you need to take notes in the margins, react to what you read, question what does not make sense, pick out literary elements, etc. We will check your annotations for a grade on the first day of school. (An annotation guide is available on Ms. Baulch’s website: msbaulch.weebly.com) You will not have a writing assignment to complete over the summer, but you should be prepared for a reading check assessment on the second day of school. In addition, after we discuss the book in class, you will take a test and/or write a 5 paragraph essay. Please wait to read the book until August, as we would like the information to be fresh in your minds. Do not consult any supplements, such as Sparknotes, Shmoop, or the like; we consider such actions as cheating.


If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either one of us over the summer @ tshepard@covcath.org  or vmitchell@covcath.org . Have a safe summer!

 

English III CPII Summer Assignment

 

I. Reading Assignment: Please procure and read own paper copy of Black Like Me by journalist John Howard Griffin. Griffin, in this non-fiction selection, leaves his upper middle-class lifestyle behind and crosses the color barrier present in the Deep South during the 1950s and goes undercover as an unemployed black man (He takes medication that changes the color of his skin.) in order to expose the racial injustice prevalent in society during that time period. You will not have a writing assignment to complete over the summer, but you should be prepared for a reading check assessment on the second day of school. In addition, after we discuss the book in class, you will take a test and/or write a 5 paragraph essay. Do not consult any supplements, such as Sparknotes, Shmoop, or the like; we consider such actions as cheating.


If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact vmitchell@covcath.org . Have a safe summer!

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