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Required Summer Reading 2017 : School Projects

Required summer reading lists of Huntsville City and surrounding schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Schools include: Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, etc. *Additional school lists not already included will be added when available.*

Huntsville City Reading Projects: Grades 6-8

  • Create a diary or journal in the voice of a character from your book.
  • Discover the book's relevance for you.
  • Make a movie trailer featuring your book.
  • Write a pamphlet or handbook for people traveling to the place and time of your book.
  • Create a newspaper for your book.
  • Biography and Sketch.
  • Character Interview.
  • Word Collage.

Choose one of these projects to complete. More detailed information can be found in the link to Huntsville City Schools.

Huntsville City Reading Projects: High School

  • Create a diary or journal in the voice of a character from your book.
  • Critique from the point of view of a specific organization.
  • Discover the book's relevance for you.
  • Get crafty with some cartography (that's mapmaking, FYI).
  • Make a movie trailer featuring your book.
  • Write a pamphlet or handbook.
  • Create a newspaper for your book.

Choose one of these projects to complete. More detailed information is available in the link to Huntsville City Schools.

Bob Jones High School Projects

These are downloadable documents, describing summer projects for students at Bob Jones High School.

Madison City School Projects

The following files describe the assigned projects that go along with the required summer reading. All of the information for Madison City School summer reading can be found on their website: http://spowell37.wixsite.com/summershowcase

Sparkman High Pre-AP English 10 Extra Credit Project

Students may complete the extra credit project on a selected novel (choices can be found under "Madison County Schools" tab) and turn in on the first day of class. Students should purchase a paper bag in order to complete it. Due on the first day of class. 

OBJECTIVE: To analyze the selected novel and determine the main characters, setting, plot, and symbols.

Sparkman High English 11 Extra Credit Project

1. Choose a select novel from the list (under "Madison County Schools" tab) and read it over the summer.

2. Choose one project from the following and turn in on the first day of class.

      Children's Story, Write Your Own Scene, Rewrite the Ending, Model of the Setting, Graphic Novel.

3. Write a brief paragraph explaining what grade you think you deserve on the project and why.

The attached document below will go over the specifics of the assignment.

 

Sparkman High English 12 Extra Credit Project

Choose one of the following novels and complete the project as detailed in the attached document: Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Taming of the Shrew, Tuesdays with Morrie, Brave New World.

Sparkman High AP English 12 Project

   PART ONE

1. Choose one of the books from the supplied list.

2. Divide the book in half, either by chapters or page numbers.

3. Halfway through reading, type a one-page, double-spaced response to the novel.

4. At the end of the book, type another one-page, double-spaced response about the book as a whole, judging it in the light of all other books you've read.

5. Make sure your name is on both pages, staple the two together, and bring to class on the first day of school.

PART TWO

1. Read How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

2. As you read, consider how the novel (from part one) relates to Foster’s ideas.
3. Select any twenty (20) chapters and write a 2-4 sentence response, demonstrating how at least ONE concept from a chapter relates to a work that you’ve read.
a. At least ten (10) chapters should be from the novel you read during the summer.       b. The remaining ten (10) are your choice. You may continue with your book or choose any short story or  novel that you’ve read (in school or on own).

BUCKHORN AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION

 Specifics can be found on the attached pdf document explaining the summer assignments. Email mmclawhorn@mcssk12.org with any questions on assignments.

I. Vocabulary Lists and Quiz during first week of school

II. Written Analyses: 2 one-page reflections that relate a chapter from How to Read Literature... to either Lord of the Flies or The Kite Runner.