Advanced Language Arts 9 - Bvsd

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Monarch High School

Incoming advanced freshmen 20
11
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201
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All incoming freshmen enrolled in Advanced Language Arts 9 at Monarch High School will be expected to read
ONE

of the following two novels this summer and complete the assignment explained below.
This is due by the
beginning of the second week of classes next fall (August). These novels will be used for classroom activities
beginning that second week. It is advisable that you annotate your reading (
M
ake notes in the book! Write all over
it! Writ
ing in books is GOOD!)
.



Choose one of the following novels:


1
.
The Book Thief




by
Markus Zusak


2.
Oryx and Crake




by
Margaret Atwood


For a synopsis of these novels, search the internet. A good source is Amazon.com….Enjoy the reading and have a
gr
eat summer.


The Assignment:


Themes are statements of the insights an author provides about life or human nature in the work. A motif is a
dominant idea or central theme.


Listed below are two motifs or thematic topics for each novel.
1)
For the book yo
u choose, trace the development of
the motif
that corresponds to the first letter of your last name
. You are required to have
10

pieces of evidence
from the book that support your
assigned motif
, all documented. The evidence may be written VERY neatly or
typed. You MUST have a combination of quotes and plot summary. When the evidence is short enough to provide
a direct quote, use this format. When the evidence is too long, use plot summary.
But you do need a combination of
both direct quotes and plot summary. For each piece of evidence, you must also provide the chapter number/name
and the page number(s).
You do not need to comment on or analyze the evidence.
2)
For the novel you choose,
y
ou will also write a paragraph (about a ½
-
3/4
page typed and double spaced) on the specified topic.



For
The Book Thief
:


If your last name starts with
A
-
M
,

trace the motif of
LOVE
.


If your last name starts with
N
-
Z
, trace the motif of
COURAGE
.


Paragrap
h topi
c:
Research the Hitler Youth and give a summary of the organization


For
Oryx and Crake
:


If your last name starts with
A
-
M
, trace the motif of
CORPORATE POWER
.


If your last name starts with
N
-
Z
, trace the motif of
PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
.


Paragraph topic
:
The pros and cons of genetic engineering in animals
.


If you have any questions, please email Pat Miskella at pat.miskella@bvsd.org
,

Mary P
rassa at
mary.prassa@bvsd.org

or Elaine Grace at elaine.grace@bvsd.org