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2019 Summer Assignment for AP Literature & Composition

Students – please use the link provided to access the Bedford anthology pdf in order to complete the readings and activities listed below. (Note: the link is embedded in the title of the anthology.) If you have any questions please email Mrs. Angus (pangus@hbuhsd.edu) and/or Ms. Dadabhoy (adadabhoy@hbuhsd.edu).

  1. Read chapters 1-4 from the Bedford anthology, then complete the activities listed below for each chapter.  (Note: activities are highlighted in the anthology and you will find them based on the page numbers provided.) (90 points)

a. Chapter 1 Thinking about Literature

i. As you read the chapter, you will need to annotate on all of the main points covered in the chapter.

ii. Activity Page 2

iii. Activity Page 9

b. Chapter 2 Close Reading, Analyzing Poetry, and Passages of Fiction

i. As you read the chapter, you will need to annotate on all of the main points covered in the chapter.

ii. Activity Page 24 (note: activity questions relate to Housman’s poem and the questions begin on page 23 with Diction).

iii. Activity Page 25 – observe and summarize Fitzgerald’s style in several sentences.

iv. Activity Page 30 (note: activity questions relate to Keats’ poem and the questions begin on page 29 with Rhyme).

v. Activity Page 40 – annotate the passage from The Scarlet Letter

c. Chapter 3 The Big Picture Analyzing fiction in Drama

i. As you read the chapter, you will need to annotate on all of the main points covered in the chapter.

ii. Activity Page 66 – direct and indirect characterization

iii. Activity Page 72 – write several sentences on setting as a means of developing character.

iv. Activity Page 91 – articulate at least 3 possible thematic statements.

v. Activity Page 100 – articulate at least 2 thematic statements.

vi. Activity Page 114 – thesis identification activity.

vii. Activity Page 116 – develop a thesis statement and 4 points for each quotation.

viii. Examine the Essay on Page 119-121 and answer the 5 questions at the end.

d. Chapter 4

i. As you read the chapter, you will need to annotate on all of the main points covered in the chapter.

ii. Activity Page 141 – answer the questions in one well developed paragraph.

iii. Activity Page 148 – discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the thesis statements provided.

iv. Activity Page 152

v. Activity Page 155

  1. Biblical Allusions worksheet – Please fill out each of the boxes with the appropriate answers. Be detailed and specific. (20 points)

  1. Poetry worksheet – Read a poem from the works of an AP recommended poet (list is on the WHS website) and fill out the poetry worksheet (20 points).

a. You must also print a copy of the poem on which to write your annotations regarding found poetic devices, theme, structure/form, genre, historical background (note: you may upload the poem to Kami and annotate online).

b. Your poem must be heavily notated; show your thinking as quantity and quality of annotations will determine your score on this assignment

  1. You will be taking a literary terms test during the first week of school on the following terms:

Sentences:  loose, periodic, balanced, declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative; syntax function and form

Literary terms:  Tone, Mood, Symbol, Syntax, Apostrophe (not the punctuation mark), Antithesis, Personification, Assonance, Metaphor, Diction, Simile, Point of View, Paradox, Imagery, Hyperbole, Denotation, Understatement, Allusion, Irony, Connotation.

  1. ALL WORK is DUE the first day of school and a literary terms test within the FIRST TWO WEEKS of school. Your project will be worth 130 points total!