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ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL
SUMMER READING –FIRST QUARTER EXPECTATIONS
2013 – 2014
GRADES 9 -12
The English Department believes reading is an essential component of lifelong learning. Avid readers are more successful in the classroom and beyond. We strongly encourage students to continue reading over the summer break. We require reading one (1) book from the “Suggested Summer Reading List.”
All students are required to produce book evidence in two parts for the first quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. The deadline will be the week of the 23rd of September. Each English teacher will assign a specific due date at the start of the school year. You may use the summer to complete this assignment.
- Identify a minimum of five (5) direct quotes from your independent reading book.
- Analyze the significance of the direct quotes – why are they important?
- Reflect upon a common theme found within the quotes, and write an essay analyzing the significance.
- The written response will be assessed using the RHS Response to Literature Rubric.
- 1. Five (5) quotes with analysis in a graphic organizer of your choice (e.g. T-chart)
- 2. Typed essay (500-750 words) in MLA format
This assignment will be used as a baseline writing sample for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
Suggested Summer Reading-First Quarter List
The Education of Little Tree, Forest Carter
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Marc Haddon
Somewhere in the Darkness, Walter Dean Myers
Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson
Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay
The Afterlife, Gary Soto
The Color of Purple, Alice Walker
Letters Home from Vietnam, Edelman (editor)
God Grew Tired of Us, John Bul Dan
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row, Susan Kuklin
The Little Friend, Donna Tart
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Paolo Giordano
Paper Towns, John Green
War, Sebastian Junger
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
1984, George Orwell
A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Buried Onions, Gary Soto
Sold, Patricia McCormick
Give a Boy a Gun, Todd Strasser
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
Copper Sun, Sharon Draper
Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
Note: See further suggested reads at these links.
2014 RI Teen Nominated Books