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KCHS Summer Writing Prompt & Reading List

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English Summer Reading/Writing Requirement-Summer 2017

Summer assignments are due on September 11th, 2017


Using a novel from the attached 2017 Summer Reading List, analyze the conflict in the story and how it helps communicate the author’s purpose in the novel. Remember that conflict can be between characters, can be with a character and the setting, can pertain to a specific time period, etc., i.e. any struggle between opposing forces. Your paper should discuss how the conflict contributes to the rising action, climax, and resolution of the plot.

Your response must be typed in Times New Roman, no less than one page in length, no larger than size twelve font, double-spaced, and must NOT be a summary.

KCHS Summer of 2017 Book Choices

Entering 9th grade:

Flash Burnout, L.K. Madigan

War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells

Monster, Walter Dean Myers

Robinson Crusoe, Daniel DeFoe

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

Purple Hibiscus, Chimanmanda Ngozi Adichie

Entering 10th grade:

Night by Elie Weisel

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Entering 11th grade:

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein

Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Keily

Entering 12th grade:

1984 by George Orwell

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

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