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Summer Reading 2010 AP Literature

Summer Reading 2010 AP Literature

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Summer reading for AP Literature 2010
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Summer Reading 2010 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 NealeHurston.Hurston’s novel, set in Florida during the early 20
century, exploresthe journey of  Janie Crawford from innocence to knowledge. Students will prepare astudy guidebased on the model attached which will be due the first Wednesday of school. Thestudy guide will include: relevant biographical information, backgroundon time andsetting, character sketches, structure, point of view and tone of thenovel, and a brief summary of the plot. The most important part of the guide is thetheme analysis.Students will select a major theme or motif and find four quotationsthat develop theconcept. Type the quotations (include page numbers) and thenanalyze each for useof language and relevance. End your guide with an analysis of a criticalessay on yourauthor and/or work. Be sure to agree or disagree with the critic’sassertions. 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 themeanalysis is due the Tuesday after Labor Day.
Required Book 3:
How to Read Literature Like a Professor 
by Thomas Foster 
Students are responsible for reading the book and being able to applyits principles of analysis to summer reading books, choice books, andclass novels and short stories read throughout the year 
First Choice Book:
All students will choose one of the following works, which will beassessed by an Oprah-style interview with one of the characters by themiddle of the first trimester. This is not a summer reading assignment,but you may want to get a start on this book during the summer. 
The Stranger 
by Albert Camus
What is the What 
by Dave Eggers
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
Things Fall Apart 
by Chinua Achebe
 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead 
by Tom Stoppard
 House of Spirits
by Isabel Allende
 Native Speaker 
by Chang-rae Lee
 Bless me, Ultima
by Rudolfo Anaya
 Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver
Works Read During the School Year:
 A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
by James Joyce
 A Glass Menagerie by Tennessee WilliamsHeart 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 Ibsen
AP English Literature Study Guide GuidelinesTitle:
Give title of work in italics
- Use a authoritative source such as GaleNet to findrelevant biographical dataon the author. Our password is SUFF71029. Focus on literary period,contributions toliterature, prevalent themes, style, and back ground on the book youread. Limit to oneparagraph. Include parenthetical notation when necessary. Usecomplete sentences.
Time and setting
- Include information on historical and culturalbackground. Limit to one paragraph. 
(chronological, flashback, epistolary, frame story, etc.)
Point of view-
person actor or observer, 3
person limited oromniscient, objective,etc.)
Author’s tone(s)-
(author’s attitude toward the subject or characters)Use concise language to describe. 
Character sketches-
Write a brief sketch of the major and importantsecondary characters in the work. Use the characters’ full names. Youdo not need complete sentences. Include specific words and consideras many of these elements of characterization that may be applicable:personality, physical appearance, role in the story, dialect,hobbies/interests, how other characters perceive this character. 
- Write in complete sentences a paragraph summarizing theplot, no more thanone page.
Theme Analysis
- Choose a major theme in the work. Find fourquotations that developthis theme. Introduce and analyze the quotation. Be sure to includeparentheticaldocumentation. Use complete sentences and be thorough. Weavewords from the quote in your explanation. 
Critical Essay
- Using an authoritative source, summarize a critical

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