I. Use the Summary forms provided to write a clear summary of each book section (First ¼,
second ¼, third ¼, and last ¼). Write in present tense. Your summaries should explain:
1. Climax and resolution
2. Character Analysis: How does the character grow or change in thoughts or behavior as a result of his/her experiences? What was he/she like at the beginning, and how did he/she change? What made him/her change?
II. Select 10 vocabulary words from each of the four sections. (Bonus for additional words)
Approximately ¼ of the novel will be due each week on Thursday. Do not be late.
You do not need to write a summary for each chapter. Simply summarize the elements requested for that ¼ of the book.
Each Thursday, turn in all summaries beginning with the first section.
Staple your Book Information Form on top.
Even if your work is not complete, you will receive partial credit.
Due dates for Summaries are:
First ¼ due Thurs. Jan. 24
First ½ due Thurs. Jan. 31
First ¾ due Thurs. Feb. 7
All due on Wed. Feb. 13
The entire summary packet (4 sections) will be due Wednesday, February 13.
Add an original illustrated Cover Page with Title & Author. Put your heading in the top right corner: your first and last name, date, class (LA 7, LA 8, LA 8H) and period number.
Take your AR test on the due date (2/13/13) in the library during class or independently at lunch.
California State Standards 8th Grade:
RL8.3.2 Evaluate plot elements
RL8.3.3 Analyze literary characters
RL8.3.4 Analyze setting
RL8.3.5 Analyze themes
WC8.1.1 Write effective sentences.
WC8.1.4 Edit for correct grammar
WC8.1.5 Punctuation & capitalization
California State Standards 7th Grade:
RL7.3.2 Evaluate plot elements
RL7.3.3 Analyze literary characters
RL7.3.4 Analyze themes
WA7.2.5 Write summaries of reading materials
WC 8.1.1 Write effective sentences.
WC7.1.4 Edit for sentence errors & punctuation