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Honors English 10: Reading and Assignments for Fall 2019

Mrs. Taryn Larson & Mrs. Suzanne Greenfield

Welcome to Honors English 10. We look forward to meeting you and working with you this year. 

The following reading and assignments will be given at the beginning of the first quarter; however, I wanted to give you the opportunity to begin working on the reading and assignments during the summer as the assignments will need to be completed by the specified dates. 

A. Read the following chapters from How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (Revised Edition): 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 25, and 26 by Friday, September 27th.

  • You may access the chapters online as a pdf.
  • You will need to take notes on the chapters. I recommend using one of the following formats: Cornell Notes or Three Column Notes (use the hyperlinks).

B. Choose one book from the following list. The book must be read and notes must be completed by Friday, October 11th. The notes must reflect the author’s purpose and the strategies and explanations (diction, syntax, appeals, literary and rhetorical strategies) employed by the author to convey his/her purpose. You are expected to do your work on your own (no outside sources such as SparkNotes, CliffsNotes, or Shmoop). You will use your notes to complete a formal essay that will be assigned the week of October 12th. I recommend organizing your notes in one of the following formats: Cornell Notes or Three Column Notes.

A Separate Peace by John Knowles (1959)

Educated by Tara Westover (2018)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (1906)

 A Lesson for Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines (1993)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo (1988)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (2012)

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (2001)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (1889)

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)