PHOENIX GT ENGLISH I – PRE-AP/IB SUMMER READING 2015 Lowery Freshman Center ASSIGNMENT From Great American Shor t Stories by Wallace & Mary Stegner read the following: “Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Alan Poe Plus 3 stories of the student’s choice from the remaining selections for a total of 6 short stories. As you read, annotate examples of literary elements such as character, tone, plot development, and theme . Highlight or underline the passages. Make hand-written notes in the margin of the book or on sticky notes of the author’s purpose or the effect on the reader. Be sure to bring your annotated copy of the summer reading book to school on August 24 -25. A written assignment will be given the first week of school. GREAT AMERICAN SHORT STORIES http://www.amazon.com/Great-American-Stories-WallaceStegner/dp/0440330602/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1432920252&sr=12&keywords=great+american+short+stories HAPPY READING!