11th Grade Honors Summer Reading Assignment Over summer

11th Grade Honors Summer Reading Assignment
Over summer please read the require book and one of the following books. After reading, write a
dialectical journal of 10 entries based on literary elements of theme, diction, syntax, tone, symbolism,
characterization. Your entries need to be in the correct two column format. Write the quote on the left
side of the paper with proper citation and the literary element on the right, along with analysis and
explanation. The analysis/explanation should be 5-7 sentences in length. Be sure to identify which
element the quote illustrates. The analysis includes the “why” and “how” this element affects the
storyline. As always, your quote choices must be spread though out the book. Find a representative
quote for each of the elements.
List: Honors student will read:
A Raisin in the Sun- Lorraine Hansberry
Then you will choose one from the following list:
The Scarlet Letter-Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Bluest Eye- Toni Morrison
Death of a Salesman-Arthur Miller
The Glass Menagerie-Tennessee Williams
The Sun Also Rises-Ernest Hemingway
Bless Me Ultima-Rudolf Anaya
The Color Purple-Alice Walker
Grapes of Wrath-John Steinbeck
The Things They Carried-Tim O’Brien
My Antonia-Willa Cather
The Kite Runner-Khaled Hosseini
Of Mice and Men-John Steinbeck
Paper Towns- John Green