ENG 402: Advanced Placement English Literature & Composition Summer Reading Dear students, Welcome to Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition! You have chosen a challenging, but rewarding path. This course is for students with intellectual curiosity, a strong work ethic, and a desire to learn. I know all of you have been well prepared for the “Wonderful World of Literature” in which we will delve into a wide selection of fiction, drama, and poetry.In order to prepare for the course, you will complete a Summer Reading Assignment prior to returning to school in the fall. Your summer assignment has been designed with the following goals in mind: to help you build confidence and competence as readers of complex texts; to give you, when you enter class in the fall, an immediate basis for discussion of literature –elements like narrative viewpoint, symbolism, plot structure, point of view, etc.; to set up a basis for comparison with other works we will read this year; to provide you with the beginnings of a repertoire of works you can write about on the AP Literature Exam next spring; and last but not least, to enrich your mind and stimulate your imagination. If you have any questions about the summer reading assignment (or anything else pertaining to next year), please feel free to email me ([email protected]). I hope you will enjoy and learn from your summer reading. I am looking forward to seeing you in class next year!Have a lovely summer! Mrs. Yee Read: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster (provided below) All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr oPlease annotate as you read. 500 Words or Less by Juleah Del Rosario oPlease annotate as you read. Write: On the first day of class, bring at least one complete college application essay. This essay needs to be a different and new topic from the essay you wrote during your junior year. Also due on the first day of class, your completed Study Guide for How to Read Literature Like a Professor (directions below). If you have the time and inclination, please select further summer reading from the attached list of College Board referenced works. Note: you will not need to know every work listed, but being familiar with as many great works as possible will only help you.
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines By THOMAS C. FOSTER Contents INTRODUCTION: How’d He Do That?1. Every Trip Is a Quest (Except When It’s Not)2. Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion3. Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires4. If It’s Square, It’s a Sonnet5. Now, Where Have I Seen Her Before?6. When in Doubt, It’s from Shakespeare...7. ...Or the Bible8. Hanseldee and Greteldum9. It’s Greek to Me10. It’s More Than Just Rain or SnowINTERLUDE Does He Mean That?