AP English Lit Winter Break Assignment

ap lit novels

All 12th Grade AP Lit students need to post comments here over the break about their chosen novel: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, My AntoniaBless Me, Ultimathe Kite Runner, or Slaughterhouse Five.

  1. You must post at least one original comment (at least a paragraph in response to the novel). **Make sure to specify which novel you’re referring to.
  2. You must also comment in response to another student’s post about the same book.
  3. Use this as a place to ask questions, share online resources or seek for clarification about the book.

Keep comments, academic appropriate and book-related. Mr. Nittle reserves the right to delete any off-topic or inappropriate comments.

All comments are due Friday, 1/17/14!

For the writing assignment related to the book, click to download the file: AP Lit Winter Break Assignment.

Winter Break AR Book Review

winter readingFinished Book Reviews Due: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014!

Students must complete an Accelerated Reader Book Review on a book you’ve read independently outside of class.  Book reviews must include the following criteria to receive a “4” on the rubric (100 points total).

1. A creative cover page with a hand-drawn picture/illustration of the most important scene in the book (the climax).

2. 5-paragraph book review must answer these questions:

  • How many stars (out of five) does this book receive and why?
  • Describe the protagonist (positive major character) and the antagonist (negative major character).
  • Describe the conflict in the novel. (Internal or External) (Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Technology, Man vs. Society, or Man vs. Self)
  • Describe one theme and show how the author teaches that message throughout the novel.  What details help to show you that theme?
  • Would you recommend it to another student? Why/Why not? Who is the audience for this book?

3. Must be typed, according to MLA Typing Guidelines (12 point, Times New Roman, double spaced, black ink).

4. Return signed Book Review sheet with finished book review (10 points).

Click here for complete Winter Break Book Review.

The Glass Castle Winter Break Assignment

glass castle

All 11th Grade AP Language students need to post comments here over the break about Jeanette Walls’s memoir, The Glass Castle.

  1. You must post at least one original comment (at least a paragraph in response to the memoir).
  2. You must also comment in response to another student’s post.
  3. Use this as a place to ask questions or ask for clarification about the book.

Keep comments, academic appropriate and book-related. Mr. Nittle reserves the right to delete any off-topic or inappropriate comments.

All comments are due Friday, 1/17/14!

For the writing assignment related to the book, click to download the file: Glass Castle Winter Assignment.