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Summer Reading 2015-For students enrolled spring of 2015-June 30th 2015

***Students enrolled after July 1st has an option of an alternative assignment for the Community Service hours.

 

Please select one book from the following list according to your grade level.

 

9th and 10th grades:

Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck

A Long Way Gone (memoir) - Ismael Beah

Tuesday’s With Morrie- Mitch Albom

Hate List- Jennifer Brown

The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness (memoir) - Brianna Karp

All’s Quiet on the Western Front- Erich Maria Remarque

 

11th and 12th Grades

Glass Menagerie- Tennessee Williams

Call of the Wild- Jack London

Into the Wild- Jon Krakauer

My Lobotomy (memoir) -Howard Dully, Charles Fleming

Picture of Dorian Gray-Oscar Wilde

Seabiscuit- Laura Hillenbrand

 

 

As you read the book you have selected for your required summer reading, be sure to think about some of the new information and ideas that you are learning about through your reading.  When you think about these new ideas, what questions do you have? How does the reading connect to your own life or the world around you?   You will keep a reading log on this information.

 

There are several parts to this Summer Reading assignment:

1)   50 points: Select a book (from grade level).Read your novel

Complete five hours of Community Service as it connects to the book you have chosen. Example: Seabiscuit—horse museum, Carriage Museum

Hate List- Bullying programs, The Girls Guide to Homelessness- Homeless shelters or Food Banks. Community service log attached.

***students enrolled after July 1st may complete the community service hours or research 3-5 community service options:

Find 3-5 places; where they are; why did you choose them, and write a paragraph showing how each place you have researched relates to the novel you have read.

 

2)   100 points: Create a presentation (visual). This is an opportunity to show off your service hours; feel free to take pictures, video, maybe even add an interview from your experience (please ask your community service contact)- Then create: possibilities; picture boards, Prezi (interactive presentation), web page, movie, write a song to sing, write a children’s book with pictures  etc…

A speech- 3- 5 Minutes. You will address the novel and explain how your community service connected to the book along with how it helped you understand the overall message, theme, and/or lesson.

Keep a reading log of information for each chapter. (3-4 details of each chapter)

 

3)    25 points: The final assignment will consist of evaluating your peers.

The instruction for this will be given once the presentation begins.

Presentations will begin the first week of school.

 

 ***See PDF file for Community Service Log***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Kristan.Liner@tvcs.org

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Summer Reading Log - Summer Reading Log

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