AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

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AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

SUMMER READING




Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell



A Framework for Understanding Poverty

by Ruby Payne



The Bookseller of Kabul
by Asne Seierstand



Friday Night Lights
by H. G. Bissinger



The Happiness Pro
ject (Or Why I Spent a Year . . .)

by Gretchen Rubin



Kaffir Boy

by
Mark Mathabane

Assignments for your nonfiction book

(These assignments should be ready to turn in to your teacher on the day
of your summer reading assessment

during the first week of class
.)


ALL OF YOUR NOTES MUST BE IN
YOUR OWN HANDWRITING

NOT TYPED
.


1. Top 25 Vocabulary Words

Select twenty
-
five examples of interesting diction from the text. For each word:



Write the sentence, complete with page number citation.



Define the word. Some wor
ds have multiple definitions. Be sure to write down the definition that applies to the
sentence that you have selected.



Analyze the use of this word in the context of the text.



Use this word in your own sentence.

2. Top 10 Sentences

Select ten examples of
interesting syntax
*

from the text. For each example:



Write the sentence, complete with page number citation in MLA format.



Analyze the use of this sentence in the context of the text.



Write your own sentence in the same syntactical structure.


*Exampl
es of unusual syntax:



“Brother, continue to listen. You say that you are sent to instruct us how to worship the Great Spirit agreeably to his
mind; and, if we do not take hold of the religion which you white people teach, we shall be unhappy her
eafter. You
say that you are right and we are lost. How do we know this to be true?”

Chief Red Jacket, “Chief Red Jacket
Rejects a Change of Religion”


(
repetition of the phrase “you say” in order to reflect that the Native American chief
sees the white m
an as an outsider and cares little for his opinion.)





“I slowed still more, my shadow pacing me, dragging its head through the weeds that hid the fence.”

William
Faulkner,
The Sound and the Fury

(
Faulkner uses commas in his sentence to slow dow
n the sentence and reflect on
what the character is doing

walking slowly somewhere he does not want to go.)





Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara



Cry the Beloved Country

by
Alan Paton



A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini



The Guernsey Literary and Potat
o Peel Pie Society

by
Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows



Hamlet

by
William Shakespeare



The Marrowbone Marble Company
by Glenn Taylor


TPCAS
T
T Chart

As you complete the chart on the back for your chosen work of fiction, be sure to include
sufficient detail
from the novel (cite page numbers as often as possible) and provide analysis. If you need to use
additional paper, please do so.


FIRST BOOK
ASSIGNMENT
: Choose a nonfiction text from the list below; read it over the summer, and
complete
each

of the written assignm
ents for your chosen book.

SECOND BOOK ASSIGNMENT
: Choose a work of fiction from the list below; read it over the summer,
and complete the TPCASTT analysis chart on the back of this assignment. Please bring the chart to class on
the day of your summer re
ading assessment.

TPCASTT Analysis Chart

Title of Novel: ______________________________________________________________________________


T

Tit
le

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(Write the page number after your
paraphrase and explain why the passage is significant.
Remember that paraphrasing means rewording the
autho
rs’ words using your own diction and syntax. Your paraphrase should be close to the same word length as
the original and should demonstrate
a complete understanding of the author’s meaning.)














C

Connotation

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A

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p


ifts

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T

Title

What is your final impression of the novel’s title? Be analytical.





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