Barry Goldwater High School IB English A1 HL 5-6 Summer Assignment 2015 Dear Students: Welcome to the BGHS IB/AP Language Arts program. The BGHS Language Arts Department requires summer reading assignments for all of the advanced levels. You may want your own copy of the play to take notes in and use for essays and tests. You may find the books at libraries, bookstores, online, or you may read the Online A Doll’s House link at: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2542 . You will need to complete the assignment on the following page using an organized method during the reading. In addition, you’ll need to note the use of rhetorical devices such as: irony, symbolism, and imagery. To be eligible to Take the Assessment on the (1st or 2nd day) over A Doll’s House, the Summer Activity must be completed and you will need to bring your notes to class. Listed below are other selections that may be read and analyzed over the year. Ibsen Sophocles Zamyatin Saadawi A Doll’s House Antigone We Woman at Point Zero Hesse Kingston O’Brien Heller Siddhartha The Woman Warrior Going After Cacciato Catch 22 For further information you may visit the B.G.H.S. web page at www.bghs.dvusd.org. This site links to “My Teacher Index,” or visit the district web site at www.dvusd.org. This site links to IB. Feel free to email me during the school year. Sincerely, Diette Oshrin [email protected] Summer Reading Activity Use an organizer/thinking map to organize this information.[Cornell Notes, tree map, double bubble, etc] Be sure to indicate in which ACT all quotes appear. I. Character Identification. Describe the main characters in terms of their occupations and connections (familial and otherwise). Nora Helmer Krogstaad II. Characterization and Theme. Use the same three main characters to complete the following activities. Role Playing. Identify and explain the role the 3 main characters play in society. Note any role changes. Symbols. Look in the text of the play and in the stage directions for the symbols. Take notes on where & how each symbol is used. Choose a method that best organizes this information. (By Character? At the End of each Act?) Be sure to include a Brief Description of each Symbol. Tip: Look for ringing bells, lights, letters, macaroons, slamming doors, and changing costumes. Social Commentary: Ibsen uses The Doll’s House as a vehicle for social commentary about modern society. Find at least 2 examples of each of the following “threads” from the play. Heredity Marriage Roles Morality Materialism III. S.O.A.P.S.ToneR. Paragraph (Speaker, Subject, Style, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Tone, Rhetorical Devices). Write a well developed SOAP.SToneR Paragraph focusing on the author’s theme (using one of the social commentary items) and supporting your thesis with any details necessary from the play.