Nathan Hale 12th Grade Summer Reading
Plot, setting, character, and theme are all familiar ways in which we approach literature. In your senior year of Language Arts we will use all of these approaches to deepen and strengthen your appreciation of literature. Enjoy your summer reading. We have selected a variety of books from a variety of perspectives for you to read, enjoy, contemplate and then respond to with the following prompts. Do you have to read them all? Of course; well, okay you may choose one, but all would be impressive.
Respond to all of the following prompts.
- A one-paragraph summary of book.
- Three significant quotes from the book: give quote, page number and reason for significance.
- Describe one character in the book and compare to yourself.
- A connection to another book, film or current event.
- An answer to the question: If you were to lead a seminar discussion on this book what essential question would you ask?
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (*AP most frequently cited)
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Paper Towns by John Green
Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (*AP most frequently cited)
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (*AP most frequently cited)
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (*AP most frequently cited)
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Summer Reading Paper should by typed, double-spaced, in 12pt. font. It is due on the first day of school.