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AP Lit Summer Reading 2009 Assignments

AP Lit Summer Reading 2009 Assignments

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 Summer Reading 2008-2009 A.P. English Literature- 12
Required Book 1:
Their Eyes Were Watching God 
 by Zora Neale Hurston
All students will read
Their Eyes Were Watching God 
by Zora Neale Hurston.Hurston’s novel, set in Florida during the early 20
century, explores the journey of Janie Crawford from innocence to knowledge. Students will prepare a study guide based on the model attached which will be due the first Wednesday of school. Thestudy guide will include: relevant biographical information, background on time andsetting, character sketches, structure, point of view and tone of the novel, and a brief summary of the plot. The most important part of the guide is the theme analysis.Students will select a major theme or motif and find four quotations that develop theconcept. Type the quotations (include page numbers) and then analyze each for useof language and relevance. End your guide with an analysis of a critical essay on your author and/or work. Be sure to agree or disagree with the critic’s assertions. Includea Xeroxed copy of the article with your study guide.
Required Book 2:
The Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka
Students should choose a major theme or style device in the novel. Select threequotations that develop this theme and analyze them. This theme analysis is due theTuesday after Labor Day.The English Department late penalty of 10% per day will apply to both required-book assignments.
Choice Book:
All students will choose one of the following works, which will be assessed by an Oprah-style interview with one of the characters the second week of class.
The Stranger 
by Albert Camus
- a modern story of alienation and existentionalist angst
What is the What 
by Dave Eggers
A fictionalized memoir of epic proportions based on the heartbreaking adventures of Valentino Achak Deng, one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan.
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
- the ultimate romantic tale of brooding Heathcliff and strong-willed Catherine, set on the English moors
Things Fall Apar
by Chinua Achebe
- Set in an Ibo village in Nigeria, the novelrecreates pre-Christian tribal life and shows how the coming the white man led to the breaking up of the old ways
 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead 
by Tom Stoppard
 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead 
is the fabulously inventive tale of "Hamlet" astold from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, twominor characters in Shakespeare's play.
 House of Spirits
by Isabel Allende
Through the lenses of the Trueba family, we follow the portion of Chilean history thateventually leads to the 1973 coup.
 Native Speaker 
by Chang-rae Lee
Henry Park is a Korean American private investigator who, in the course of spying on a New York City politician, comes to terms with his own sense of identity, family, andculture.
 Bless me, Ultima
by Rudolfo Anaya
Six-year-old Antonio embarks upon a spiritual journey under the watchful guidance of Ultima, a healing woman, that leads him to question his faith and beliefs in family,religion, and other aspects of his Chicano culture.
 Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver
Kingsolver follows an evangelical Baptist minister's family to the Congo in the late1950s, entwining their fate with that of the country during three turbulent decades. Nathan Price's determination to convert the natives of the Congo to Christianity is, wegradually discover, both foolhardy and dangerous, unsanctioned by the churchadministration and doomed from the start by Nathan's self-righteousness.
Outside Reading Requirement 2009-2010
Students will choose two additional books to read for the first trimester from the providedlist of multicultural and post-colonial literature that has been cited on the free responsequestion of the AP Literature and Composition exam. You may choose to read one of these books during the summer.
Works Read During the School Year:
 A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
 by James Joyce
 Heart of Darkness
 by Joseph Conrad
 A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving
by William Shakespeare
 Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton
 A Doll House
 by Henrik IbsenChoice books for term paper 
AP English Literature Study Guide GuidelinesTitle:
Give title of work in italics
- Use a authoritative source such as GaleNet to find relevant biographical dataon the author. Our password is SUFF71029. Focus on literary period, contributions toliterature, prevalent themes, style, and back ground on the book you read. Limit to one paragraph. Include parenthetical notation when necessary. Use complete sentences.
Time and setting
- Include information on historical and cultural background. Limit toone paragraph.
(chronological, flashback, epistolary, frame story, etc.)
Point of view-
person actor or observer, 3
person limited or omniscient, objective,etc.)
Author’s tone(s)-
(author’s attitude toward the subject or characters) Use conciselanguage to describe.
Character sketches-
Write a brief sketch of the major and important secondarycharacters in the work. Use the characters’ full names. You do not need completesentences. Include specific words and consider as many of these elements of characterization that may be applicable: personality, physical appearance, role in thestory, dialect, hobbies/interests, how other characters perceive this character.

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