• 2018-2019 Piscataway Vo-Tech Summer Reading Assignment

    Due Date: September 28th 2018

     

    The intent of the Summer Reading Assignment is to allow students to continue to enrich their reading and writing skills over the summer in preparation for the upcoming school year! A reading list will be provided that students must choose from to read and to complete the assignments.

     

    Requirements by Grade:

    • ALL College Prep classes:
      • Choose ONE from the reading list to read and complete the assignments.
    • 9 Honors:
      • Choose TWO from the reading list to read and complete the assignments.
    • 10 Honors:
      • Choose ONE from the reading list to read and complete the assignments.
      • Required: The Odyssey - read and complete the assignments
    • 11 Honors/ENG 121:
      • Choose ONE from the reading list to read and complete the assignments.
      • Required: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer OR Huckleberry Finn
    • 12 Honors/ENG 122:
      • Choose ONE from the reading list to read and complete the assignments.
      • Required: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer OR Huckleberry Finn

     

    Directions:

    • Based on your reading, please complete the following assignments (there are 3 sections to the assignment).
    • The assignments must be typed in MLA format
      • 12 font Times New Roman
      • Double-spaced

     

    Please keep in the mind that:

    • PLAGIARISM WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
    • This assignment will be graded as TWO project grades:
      • Section 1 & 2 =             ONE Grade
      • Section 3 =             ONE Grade

     

     Assignment must include the following:

    • Cover page:
      • Your Name
      • ENG __ Period __
      • 2018-2019 Summer Reading Assignment
      • Title of Book
      • Name of the author(s)
      • Type of genre (ex: fiction, historical fiction, etc)

     

     

    • Section 1:
      • Type a 1 to 2 page synopsis (summary) of your reading (with 5-7 sentences in each paragraph)

     

    • Section 2: Complete the chart. Remember, literary techniques vary from writer to writer. (Choose the ones found in the book; minimum is 5)

     

    Literary Technique

    Evidence (include quote and page number)

    Explain the significance of the literary technique

    Allusion: A familiar reference in a work of literature to a character, place, or situation from history or another work of literature, music, art

     

     

    Flashback: an interruption of the chronological sequence (in a literary work) of an event of earlier occurrence

     

     

    Foreshadowing: The author’s use of clues to hint at what the outcome is

     

     

    Imagery: Descriptive words appeal to one or more of the senses: sight, taste, touch, smell, hear

     

     

    Irony: (Verbal, situational, and dramatic) Irony is used to discuss the contrast between reality and expectation. Verbal irony is used when what one says is not what he means. Dramatic Irony refers to information distribution where the readers (we) know what the outcome of the story is; the characters in the work have no clue as what the outcome brings.

     

     

    Metaphor: A figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two unlike things

     

     

    Motif: A recurring theme that helps convey the message of the work.

     

     

    Simile: A figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two unlike things by using words such as “like” or “as”

     

     

    Symbolism: Something that is of itself but represents something else, usually abstract, as well

     

     

    Tone: The attitude of the write towards the subject matter

     

      

     

     

    Section 3: Choose A or B

     

    1. Rewrite the Ending:
    • Your assignment is to rewrite the last chapter for the book you have chosen to read. Rewrite the ending of the story, changing what happens. Your new ending must be original, credible, and realistic for your book. For example, if your novel is set during World War II, you cannot introduce vampires as new characters in the book. You cannot change any events that have already happened previous to your new ending.
    • Your new ending chapter must:
      • Be written in the same style and tone as the author
      • Include the use of dialogue and demonstrate proper use of quotation marks
      • Be at least 2-3 pages typed & double-spaced.
    • In addition, you must include a paragraph fully explaining why you chose to change the ending the way you did and why this new ending is plausible for your book.

     

    1. Writing a Missing Chapter:
    • Your assignment is to write a missing chapter​ for the book you have chosen to read. You can choose where in the book you would put your missing chapter. This chapter needs to be original and credible. It is important that your missing chapter be realistic and not disrupt the story; rather, the purpose of this assignment is to write a chapter that will enhance the story.
    • Your missing chapter must:
      • Be written in the same style and tone as the author
      • Include the use of dialogue and demonstrate proper use of quotation marks
      • Be at least 2-3 pages typed & double-spaced
    • In addition, you must include a paragraph explaining where in your book you would place the missing chapter, a brief explanation of the events before and after your missing chapter, and why you chose this placement for your missing chapter.