Rising 10th Grade World Literature and Composition 2016 Summer Reading List
Welcome to 10th World Literature. We are looking forward to the upcoming year. In preparation for the course, rising 10th grade students must complete the required readings and assignments over the summer. Please carefully read this entire assignment before starting and plan ahead by locating copies of all of the texts early in the summer. Students MUST have read and completed all summer reading assignments by the first day of class.
Fiction Focus: Read John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Fiction Assessment: Create a collage on a standard size poster (with no white showing) that represents one of the main themes found in the text. The collage MUST contain a minimum of 20 pieces with a clear description of the piece itself. Bring your collage on the first day of class.
Non-Fiction Focus: Read an article on one of the following topics: world events, science, or health. Choose your article from one of the three different sources on the list: New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, or CNN.com.
Non-Fiction Assessment: Type a double-spaced, well-developed summary of each article. This summary should be a paragraph consisting of 5 to 8 sophisticated sentences, not just simple sentences strung together, which provide the following:
In order to help you understand the content of your 10th grade literature class, you will find information from which you need to take notes. You will also find additional materials to help you along in the course.