11th Grade IB/AP Literature and Composition North Central High School Summer Reading 2015 Task #1: Summer Reading Required Text: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri Task for Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies Determine a theme that is echoed in at least two of Lahiri’s short stories. In a one-paragraph response of 250- 300 words, create an assertion based on your identified theme. Using textual evidence, argue your assertion. Example format for assertion (the words in bold are an example of a theme statement): In [name of short story] and [name of short story] life lacks meaning without love. Format of paper: Assertion Set quotation in context Quotation Analyze quotation to argue assertion Papers must be double spaced. be typed in size 12 font. include your name and word count as a header. Task #2: Summer Reading Choice Novels: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye William Golding’s Lord of the Flies Task for summer reading choice novel- These novels typically appear as choices on the AP exam for question number 3 Choose one of the novels listed above. Read and annotate the novel. Look for literary devices and themes. Do not read Cliffs Notes or SparkNotes.