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Literature &Composition (12AP) 2017


12 Advanced Placement: Literature and Composition

Summer Reading Assignment 2017


**PLEASE JOIN THE 12AP SUMMER READING GOOGLE CLASSROOM USING THE FOLLOWING CODE:

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Required Texts:

  • Thomas Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor


  • Selected Short Stories:

(Please click on the links to the pdf copies of the stories.  Paper copies are also available and will be distributed upon request.  And you will also find the short stories located on our google classroom.)


  • William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"

  • Franz Kafka's "A Hunger Artist"

  • Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

  • Saki's "The Interlopers"

  • John Updike's "A & P



Course Overview:

Throughout the course of the school year, we will be reading, analyzing, and interpreting complex pieces of literature.  Our study of literature will consist of various genres, literary movements, social contexts, and writing styles.  We will also study the various schools of thought known as literary criticism.  These theories will help to shape our own ways of looking at and understanding literature; thus, we will become more attentive, insightful, and analytical readers and writers.  


Assignment:

We will begin our studies this summer with some great short fiction written by popularly studied authors as well as a book on how to critically read literature by contemporary author, Thomas Foster.  Your assignment is to BOTH READ and ANNOTATE each short story and Thomas Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  We recommend that you read Foster's text first, as it will help you to think more critically about the short stories.  You may also take ONE-PAGE OF HANDWRITTEN NOTES on Foster's book to be used on a future assessment.




PLEASE COMPILE AND ORGANIZE YOUR ANNOTATED COPIES OF THE SHORT STORIES IN A FOLDER TO BE SUBMITTED ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!



Activities & Assessment:

Upon return of the school year, you will participate in class activities and lessons and complete assignments pertaining to these texts.  You will also take a TEST and complete a PROJECT that will assess your understanding of the text(s).  


Happy Reading!  Enjoy the Great Literature!


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If at any time during the summer you encounter a difficulty, a question, a concern, or would just like to say hello, you may contact us at decaro@wsps.org or garner@wsps.org


We look forward to meeting you all in the fall.  Have a great summer!

                                                     ~Mrs. DeCaro & Mr. Garner



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FEEL FREE TO SUBMIT YOUR ASSIGNMENTS TO THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM