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Tenth Grade Honors Summer Reading

ERHS 2019-2020: Welcome to 10th grade ELA Honors World Literature

Tenth Grade Honors ELA   Alchemist
Required Summer Reading:

 

An introduction to Literary and Rhetorical Analysis

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PURPOSE OF THE SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT

 

The Summer Reading Assignment is MANDATORY for all incoming 10th Grade Honors English students and will be the basis for the first few weeks of class discussions, assignments, and projects. The entire book must be read and annotated during the summer; annotations will be due on the first day of school. The purpose for this assignment is to introduce students to Honors level active reading and analysis. By completing this assignment, students will have a common experience and feel connected to both the text and their classmates. This relevant and inspiring novel will help students take meaningful notes. WE look forward to talking about it with YOU!

INSTRUCTIONS: WHAT TO DO AND WHAT WILL BE DUE ON DAY 1 OF 2019-2020

 

        Read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

        Annotate every page focusing on key phrases, unfamiliar vocabulary, characterization, symbolism, questions and epiphanies, outside connections, clues about theme, audience, writer’s purpose, style, etc.

        Take your annotated book to the first day of class; be ready to dive in to class discussions and activities.
         -If you own your book, write directly on each page close to the text that you are analyzing.         
         -If you do not own your own copy of the book, use post it notes ® or flags and keep them organized.

        Complete a TQE chart on Google Sheets and save a copy for yourself. Print a copy to submit to your teacher. Your annotations and TQE are not the same thing although they will correlate.
* T=Thoughts: Write what you think the author means or suggests; write what you think in response.
* Q=Questions: When you read actively, you should come up with “Why” and “How” questions that lend themselves to deep analysis and discussion. Avoid “yes or no” questions.
* E=Epiphanies: An epiphany is a realization or “Aha moment.” Write any realizations or real-world connections you have made between the character’s experience, author’s message and your life.
Here's a Google Sheet TQE template for your use. You must be logged into your CNUSD google account to access it.

RESOURCES: WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO HAVE AND KNOW?

Purchase a copy of Paulo Coelho’s novel, The Alchemist. If you cannot purchase a novel, please check out a copy from the library or download and print this free PDF version. Consider following along with this free audio to help you learn how to read clearly and expressively. Click on these links to learn how to annotate and use TQE.

SUMMER INSTITUTE OPPORTUNITY

 

Attending the Summer Institute is voluntary and does NOT replace completion of the Summer Reading Assignment. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to provide every attendee with strategies for effective analysis and guidance for completing the Summer Reading Assignment. The benefit of attending the Institute is that you will meet future teachers and classmates, dabble in Honors level coursework, create common ground, and learn beyond what you could do independently. You are welcome to attend one or more sessions. Every session will be a combination of 1.5 hours of lecture paired with 1.5 hours of assistance with your assignment.

Click Here to register for one of the available sessions listed below.

Session 1: 6/10  from 8AM-11AM (Location Assigned beginning 30 min prior to session start time--see table at main gate)

Session 2: 6/10 from 12PM - 3PM  (Location Assigned beginning 30 min prior to session start time--see table at main gate)

Session 3: 6/11 from 8AM-11AM  (Location Assigned beginning 30 min prior to session start time--see table at main gate)

Session 4: 6/11 from 12PM - 3PM  (Location Assigned beginning 30 min prior to session start time--see table at main gate)

 

 

 

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