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SOHS Summer Reading Assignment 2013 English Department Freshmen-9th: Pre-AP English I: Coming of Age How do teenagers struggle to grow up? How do you know?

Part Two: OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT

Part One: REQUIRED READING Please pick ONE from ANY of the following categories. Fiction Books 13 Reasons Why, Jay Asher The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman Ball Don’t Lie, Matt de la Pena

Though a written assignment for summer reading is not required, students can earn an assessment bonus by selecting from the following options.

Nonfiction Books and Articles “After 25 Years in Jail, the Internet Blew my Mind,” Michael Santos

www.salon.com/2013/03/14/after_25_years_in_jail_the_internet_blew_my_mi nd_partner/

“4 (totally surprising) Life Lessons We All Need to Learn” by Brené Brown http://us.cnn.com/2012/07/24/living/4-

Option 1: 10 points

Option 2: 15 points

Option 3: 20 points

Choose one of the following options to complete and submit to your English teacher on the first day of school.

Choose two of the following options to complete and submit to your English teacher on the first day of school.

(no extra credit can be earned if the assignment is not submitted on Tuesday, August 13.)

(no extra credit can be earned if the assignment is not submitted on Tuesday, August 13.)

Choose three of the following options to complete and submit to your English teacher on the first day of school.

surprising-life-lessons/index.html?sr=sharebar_google

“(Jim) Carrey: Life is Too Beautiful” by Rebecca Leung http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-656547.html

“Hugh Jackman’s 5 Life Lessons”

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http://www.menshealth.com/best-life-magazine/hugh-jackman

“Leading by Example: First Lady Michelle Obama”

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http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/michelle-obama-leading-by-example/#1

I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust, L. Bitton Jackson Hole in my Life, Jack Gantos Maus, Art Spiegleman Movies “The Man in the Moon” (1991 with Reese Witherspoon) PG-13 “Benny and Joon” (1993) PG “Big” (1988) PG “Lucas” (1986) PG-13 “Say Anything” (1989) PG-13

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(no extra credit can be earned if the assignment is not submitted on Tuesday, August 13.)

Make an illustrated timeline showing events in the text you selected. Draw a map showing the location(s) and the historical significance of the locations where the selected text takes place. Divide a piece of poster board into 3 equal sections. Illustrate three scenes from the text using two or more of the following media: paint, crayons, chalk, paper, ink, real materials. Show the events as related in the text you selected as a cycle. Your visual should indicate how one event or action in the text leads to another. How does the ending of the text hint that the cycle has either ended or will begin anew at some future date? Write a diary that one of the characters in one of the fiction selections might have kept before, during, or after the book's events. Remember that the character's thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary. Conduct an imaginary interview with a character/person from the selected text. Write at least ten questions that will give the character/person the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the text. However you choose to present your interview is up to you. Write a different ending for the text. This ending should be true to the way events and characters in the text are developed, but also creative.


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