12th Grade

Incoming 12th Grade Academic Summer Reading

Expectations:
  • Each student is responsible for purchasing his/her books.
  • Read, annotate (see rubric below) and take notes on text prior to the first day of class.
  • Book and notes will be collected on the first day of class.
  • Prepare for a brief objective evaluation on the first day of class.

Directions:

All incoming 12th grade students must read Seamus Heaney's Beowulf for the district’s Summer Reading Requirement. Students must:
  • BEFORE reading the epic, students should read the important information on the HOME page of this site regarding annotating.
  • Read and Annotate the text: Annotations will be checked and counted as a Learning Activity grade.
  • Complete a Formative (Learning Activity) reading quiz at the beginning of the course.
  • After a classroom discussion on the novel, students will develop a summative (Achievement Assessment) essay discussing the epic's literary devices and meanings (themes).

Incoming 12th Grade Honors Summer Reading

Expectations:

  • Each student is responsible for purchasing his/her books.
  • Read, annotate (see rubric below) and take notes on text prior to the first day of class.
  • Book and notes will be collected on the first day of class.
  • Prepare for a brief objective evaluation on the first day of class.
Directions:

All incoming 12th grade students must read Seamus Heaney's Beowulf for the district’s Summer Reading Requirement. Students must:

  • BEFORE reading the epic, students should read the important information on the HOME page of this site regarding annotating.
  • Read and Annotate the text: Annotations will be checked and counted as a Learning Activity grade.
  • Complete a Formative (Learning Activity) reading quiz at the beginning of the course.
  • After a classroom discussion on the novel, students will develop a summative (Achievement Assessment) essay discussing the epic's literary devices and meanings (themes).

AP English Literature & Composition Summer Reading

An Advanced Placement English course in Literature and Composition should engage students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature.Through the close reading of selected texts, students should deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers.As they read, students should consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone." (The College Board 39)

The following texts are expected to be READ and ANNOTATED by the start of the school year in August. (Annotations will be CHECKED and you will be tested on each work at the BEGINNING of the year! PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON THE HOME PAGE, ESPECIALLY THE ANNOTATIONS RUBRIC !) This course is taught with collegiate demands and expectations, so please prepare yourself accordingly. For additional information on course readings, see the attached file below titled "AP English Literature and Composition: Literary Works".


Demian
By: Hermann Hesse


Heart of Darkness

By: Joseph Conrad


Life of Pi

By: Yann Martel


Sula
By:Toni Morrison
(This novel may contain material deemed objectionable.)

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