Miami Sunset Senior High School
Summer Reading 2016
You are required to read all novels assigned.
Regular and Honors English –
All work due on or before
August 31st, 2016
Write a one page “pitch” to a producer explaining why the story would or would not make a great movie. Use evidence by citing or quoting interesting parts of the story. One page per book. Double space.
Create a timeline of events for both books you read. Each timeline must have 10 divisions. Be sure the divisions of the timeline reflect the time period in the plot. Use drawings or magazine cutouts along with words/phrases to illustrate events along the timeline.
Draw an empty head and inside of draw any symbols, words or images that are bouncing around in the mind of the character in the story.
The Things They Carried by Time O’Brien
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Hidden Like Anne Frank: fourteen true stories of survival by Marcel Prins
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
AP English Language and Composition
1) Read Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by: Stephen J. Dubner & Steven Levitt. Write a summary of the claims & counterclaims made in each chapter.
2) Write a narrative about your summer. Have it typed (12pt. double-spaced). Turn in the first week of school.
3) Watch the news for 5 days. (PBS Newshour only.) Read 5 articles from the newspaper. (New York Times, Miami Herald, Newsweek, Time etc.) Document your work– what you watched (document all stories), what you read etc. Include the date, title, summary, and reaction. (National or international news – no sports or entertainment!)
*The school library will not check these books out over summer. It is your responsibility to borrow or buy these titles and read all selections prior to your return to school in the fall.
AP Literature and Composition
(Students must see Ms. Khan in Room 234 for Summer Reading Assignment packet.)
1. The Inferno by Dante Alighieri (translation by John Ciardi)
2. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
4. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER !
Monday, June 6th, 2016
U.S. Century Bank Arena at FIU