2014 Summer Reading Assignment Seniors

Topics: Literature, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun Pages: 3 (1219 words) Published: November 12, 2014

Summer 2014, AP Lit & Comp
Summer Reading Assignment:
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Summer reading serves as an opportunity to restart your academic critical thinking skills before school starts and to think about works of literature as carefully constructed pieces of art with something to say. This summer, you are required to read two books: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster and Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. You will also have a substantial assignment that integrates your reading of both books. So please have them read before you come to school in August, and complete the assignment described below. Please read How to Read Literature Like a Professor FIRST because it will be used as a foundation for your reading and study of Purple Hibiscus. If you read either book early in the summer, please be prepared to reread or study them just before school starts. You will be tested over details in the books and be doing close literary analysis of Purple Hibiscus when we start class in August.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us by email over the summer: smaack@usd259.net or jpeterson1@usd259.net or lkellerby@usd259.net
All of this work below is due on the first day of class.
Additionally, during the first week of school, you will have a quiz over the summer assignment and readings. If you do not complete the summer reading, your grade will be in jeopardy on the first day of school!

Writing Assignments for
How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster With Application to Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie

How to Read Lit . . . is an introduction to the study of literature which reads quite easily and uses numerous literary examples to make its points. Adichie is a Nigerian writer, and Purple Hibiscus is a coming-of-age novel about a 15-year-old girl named Kambili...
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