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Summer Reading 2023

High five! You made it to summer! Tech's English Department hopes that July and August offer you some rest and relaxation, some time to invest in the people and activities you love. We also hope you find a book to enjoy. For this summer assignment, choose any work of fiction or non-fiction that interests and challenges you. You can see our suggestions on the next page, but the choice is up to you.

What do I do over the summer?

  • Select a book that you haven't read before from our suggested list or find one on your own. You can check many of these books out digitally from our school library using the Sora app or from a public library. Be thoughtful about your selection. Choose something of personal interest and something that will push you as a reader and thinker. You are free to read from any grade level or even something that isn't on our list.
  • Choose one of the options below:
  • Option 1: Write a personal response to your chosen book. What did you find relatable / compelling / infuriating / thought-provoking / problematic and why? How do the issues and themes this book raises relate to your life? Dig into some specific ideas and moments that got you thinking. (350-500 words)
  • Option 2: Create a piece of visual art that explores an important idea from the book you read. The piece should delve into your response to the book, not just provide an illustration. It may be any size or medium, but it must be your original artwork. Include a caption that explains your intentions and choices. (~150 words)
  • Option 3: Compose a letter to the author of your chosen book OR a letter to a character in it. In your letter, bring up the ideas and questions that the book raised for you. Consider offering your personal reactions to specific moments in the book. Write like it's a conversation, not an essay. (350-500 words)
  • Two additional guidelines to consider:
  • The spirit of this assignment is to encourage curiosity and thoughtfulness about books and the world. Be original, be creative, have fun! Please, please, please don't be boring. We are interested in your opinions, reactions, and responses to the book. No summaries please; we can read those online too.
  • Save your work digitally so that you can easily upload your writing/artwork to Google Classroom in the fall by Friday, September 15th .

Come to class in the fall ready to talk to your new classmates and teacher about your book and share your writing/artwork. Your English teacher will provide more details in the first week of school, but plan to submit your work on Google Classroom by Friday, September 15th . EVERY SINGLE TECH STUDENT IS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE A SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT!

For Rising Seniors, Class of 2024:   In addition to the summer reading, all seniors are expected to have a complete draft of an essay that responds to one of the Common Application essay prompts . You may revisit the work you did with your 11th grade English teacher this past spring or start over with a new idea based on what you learned. This essay is also due Friday, September 15th . You will spend some time in the early fall revising this piece.

Alternate Assignments:   Please note that students who are taking the following classes next year have a different summer assignment that they should complete in lieu of this one: AP Capstone Seminar, AP Capstone Research, and AP English Literature . Those assignments are posted below. Also note that juniors taking AP English Language must choose from the list of 11th grade non-fiction options.

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  •       10th Grade AP Capstone Seminar - Complete the alternate assignment below called "Summer Reading 2023 AP Capstone Seminar."
  •       11th Grade AP English Language & Composition - You MUST choose from the list of suggested 11th grade NON-FICTION works in the general assignment.
  •       12th Grade AP English Literature - Complete the alternate assignment below called "Summer Reading 2023 AP English Literature." 
  •       12th Grade AP Capstone Research - Complete the alternate assignment below called "Summer Log 2023 AP Capstone Research."

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Introduction & expectations.

Do you want to know the secret to success in AP Lang? The students who grow the most and who see the strongest results on both the AP exam at the end of the year and throughout the year in our classwork are...

  • Strong readers. They read regularly, they read difficult-for-them texts (in vocabulary and/or complexity of ideas), and they read a variety of types of texts.
  • Aware of the world around them. They have a growing understanding of the big events & eras in history, and they are aware of current events and significant aspects of culture that are influencing society today. We call this collection of knowledge your Contextual Pool. 
  • Curious, risk-takers, and embrace struggle and/or failure as a natural part of the learning process. 

The goal of our summer work is to help you cultivate these habits for success. 

Our general expectation is that AP Lang students complete a minimum of 2 hours of reading per week during the school year. We want you to work up to that this summer if it's not already a habit. Part of that regular weekly reading should be at least 2 full-length non-narrative (not memoirs or biographies) nonfiction books of sufficient difficulty* for the project described to the right. This will broaden your Contextual Pool and improve your reading speed and fluency. As your situation allows, we encourage you to move beyond that, as the more you do now, the better prepared you will be for the rigors of AP English and the exam next spring.

Text Difficulty

*note on text difficulty.

The College Board expects that students coming into the course can read a variety of texts at the college level. Your goal this summer is to begin to bridge the gap of where your current reading comfort zone is and where we ultimately need to be by the end of the next school year. This means that you need to think beyond the easier books many of you might normally pick up for choice reading. While they absolutely have their place in a rich reading life, we have a lot of work to do to build up your reading stamina and comprehension to prepare you for the exam next spring.

Exploration

For each of the 10 weeks of summer, we would like you to engage with something and write about it in a journal log. That something is going to be a mix of things you Read, Watch, Listen to, or Experience. See the tabs at the top of this page for ideas for each.

  • Read : 2 of your journal entries will be on your two  full-length texts you read this summer. Those texts will be informational nonfiction (books that explore a topic or issue, not memoirs or biographies). 
  • Read : 2 of your entries will be other, shorter reading experiences. Consider Op-Eds or other journalism pieces.
  • Watch : 2 of your entries will be based on something you watch, whether short form (like watching the local news) or longer (like a documentary or series). These could be more argumentative based, like your long reading texts, but they also could be informative in a variety of ways, including information about people. For this category, that's okay, since the goal in this one is to build your Contextual Pool of knowledge. 
  • Listen : 2 of your entries will be listening to something, whether that's speeches or podcast episodes or something similar. 
  • Experience : 2 of your entries will be writing about a cultural experience you have. Look to do things that would be new for you, that will give you new understanding of cultural references or new knowledge on something you don't know much about. We've provided ideas to help inspire you on the second tab at the top of the screen, especially if you will not/do not have the ability to travel much beyond town or are looking for free or cheap options. We encourage you to talk to your family about ways to schedule these intentionally around family plans and to consider getting together with a group of friends taking the course & doing the experience together. 

These are meant to be completed weekly (although obviously you should chip away at the two longer texts throughout the summer), not all crammed into the end of the summer! You can complete them in any order you want.  ​

Critical Thinking Through Writing 

As you complete each week's engagement activity of your choice, you will fill out a one page journal log on it.  All 10 logs should be together on one Google Document. The Doc will include:

  • MLA Heading at the top of the first page only:

Mrs. Palazzo/Ms. Yellin

AP English Language

30 August 2022

  • The name of the text/experience, with a hyperlink when applicable
  • The date you completed it
  • A brief summary of new knowledge or perspectives on issues you've gained (1/3-1/2 page)
  • Add words, terms, or phrases you were unfamiliar with that were important enough to this text/experience that it was important for you to look them up or work out their meaning through context. (Don't worry about making this section too long or if you have little or nothing to add here for some entries, especially the experiences. Add what's practical to remember throughout the year if you want to use this information in your own arguments.) 
  • Anchor this new information into your growing Contextual Pool by connecting it to prior knowledge or other topics or aspects of life (1/3-1/2 page)
  • Include a selfie/photos in your 2 Experiences pages

Submissions

Submissions & Questions

You will submit these three components in one Google Doc into Schoology on the first day of school . You should also be prepared to share and discuss your readings and findings through other activities & assignments at the beginning of the school year.

Questions? Reach out to Mrs. Palazzo and Ms. Yellin and one of us will respond as we are able to.

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Within the AP English Language curriculum are certain books that will assist you in answering free response questions during the exam as well as some of the multiple choice questions. By being well-read you can get a leg up on the other students, thus vastly improving your score, so get reading! Below is a list of the ultimate AP English language reading list and a quick synopsis for each work.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is a novel depicting Howard Roark and his journey through his struggling life. Ayn Rand focuses on her objectivist manifesto as she tells the story of Roark and simultaneously persuading her audience that the self will triumph over all else. Rand utilizes amazing rhetorical prowess in The Fountainhead, making this novel a great way to introduce students to analyzing rhetorical methods and devices. This is important for the second free response question on the AP® English exam, because that essay question will ask the student to pick out how the author uses rhetoric. If you practice with The Fountainhead , then finding rhetorical devices in a work will become much easier.

The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a story of a young woman who had an affair with a priest. It is a story of sin, guilt, mystery, and adultery as Hester Prynne makes her way through turmoil when she wore a red letter ‘A’ for adultery. This novel was famous for its use of symbolism, making The Scarlet Letter a fantastic tool for looking beyond the surface of a text. This will serve the student well as he or she analyzes various texts during the multiple choice and the free response section of the AP® English Language exam.

The multiple choice exam dictates that the student must be able to look deeply into a passage and see beyond the words. The questions are made to utilize critical thinking skills that one needs to pick apart The Scarlet Letter.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare was a play that follows Hamlet, the son of the newly murdered king of Denmark. Hamlet was sent into a spiraling depression after his mother remarries and he is unable to claim the throne. Therefore, Hamlet plots to kill Claudius, the new king. He eventually did so after his hamartia takes over and all is already lost. At the end, almost the entire cast was slain.

Hamlet is important to the AP® English Language exam, because Shakespeare utilizes important figurative language, form, and other important writing techniques in order to convey his messages within the play. It is important to explore Hamlet as well because of the different format.

Because some students have difficulty understanding Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter with an interpreter, reading this play will help the student. Hamlet passages often make an appearance in the multiple choice section of the AP® English Language exam. Having a working knowledge of the play will put the student at an advantage over others in the multiple choice section.

The Grapes of Wrath

This next novel is a text that utilizes an important rhetorical device, pathos. Pathos is the appeal to the audience’s emotions, and The Grapes of Wrath shows the reader how to captivate an audience with their own emotions. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck took place during the Great Depression. Here, we get to follow a group of people that have been terribly affected by the lack of food and work. The various Americans that are focused on show a different perspective on how horrible the Great Depression was the fall and the triumph of the human spirit. It is emotionally captivating and persuading, which is a wonderful model to look at when thinking about how to craft a free response essay.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was a narrative that depicts two boys, Hassan and Amir, as they grew up in the Middle East. Discrimination was covered in this novel as well as rape culture, victim blaming, and how to deal with trauma in a negative and positive way.

This novel reveals a different perspective than the Eurocentric views that the western world is used to. Its cultural perspective brings into light a point that is essential in the AP® Language exams, which is that everyone is going to have a different way of looking at your argument. Make it as accessible as possible. Also, The Kite Runner is a great example of using pathos, a tool that is essential to the essays on the AP® English Language exam. This novel also utilized narrative as a method of revealing a concept to the readers. By reading The Kite Runner the student learns to see the underlying concepts, which is a great skill to have for the multiple choice section of the AP® English Language exam.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns was the companion piece to The Kite Runner. Written by Khaled Hosseini as well, this text follows three women through their experiences growing up in the Middle East. The exploration of point of view is useful to a student, because the passages given in the multiple choice section may be nebulous in its point of view. Being able to figure out who is speaking and why the author is having him or her speak is valuable for the exam. The marginalization of the woman’s experience is highlighted here and the writing is very concise and to the point. Because of the concise language, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a great example for how to eliminate redundancy in the student’s free response question essays.

The Life of Pi

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Another great skill to have going into the AP® English Language exam is to be able to think outside of the box. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel is a novel that focuses on Pi, an Indian boy that is shipwrecked with wild animals. These wild animals, whether they are real or not, tormented Pi and took him on a journey through spiritual awakening. The reader was told at the end of the novel that there are two stories and he or she had to choose which the real narrative was. Seeing outside of the confines of the story will allow the student to see deeper aspects of other texts. This will become useful when reading the sources for the synthesis essay or the multiple choice passages that need thorough analysis.

The Overachievers

The AP® English Language exam emphasizes non-fiction works over the fiction, making the following book even more important. The Overachievers was a non-fiction work by Alexandra Robbins that followed eight high schoolers that were believed to be pressured into the highest GPA and the “best” college. She puts standardized testing in a very negative light as she reports on her findings. This book is important to the AP® English Language exam, because this is a non-fiction source, which embodies much of what the sources will be like for the synthesis essay in the free response section of the exam.

As I Lay Dying

Sometimes it is the journey that matters. In Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying, a journey was used as to support the greater whole of the novel and the argument that Faulkner made. As I Lay Dying was a southern gothic novel that embodies the dysfunctional family. The family trekked forty miles toward the city of Jefferson with their dead mother in a coffin. This was her last wish. Through calamities the family went to the city and finally buries her decaying corpse.

This novel can be directly related to the free response questions in the AP® English Language exam, because every supporting detail makes a difference. Like every character in As I Lay Dying contributed to Faulkner’s overall argument.

Freakonomics

In this non-fiction text the author looks into a different topic in every chapter ranging from cheating teachers to legalizing abortion to lowering poverty. He does this by using other sources and bringing other data. This is important to the AP® English Language exam, because the exam’s free response questions will demand that you use a certain amount of the sources provided to craft your argument. Without this ability you will not score well.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Soldier Boy

Have you ever felt studying for AP® exams is too hard? Well, your troubles will definitely be put into perspective with this next novel. A Long Way Gone was the memoir of a young boy, Beah, who grew up in Sierra Leone amidst the violence. He was taken into an army at a young age and became a child soldier. After becoming addicted to drugs, Beah was rehabilitated by UNICEF.

This non-fiction book is another great addition to your AP® English Language repertoire, because learning how to analyze a memoir and pick out the important parts of the argument will assist you in answering multiple choice questions and writing your essay.

How Starbucks Saved My Life

How Starbucks Saved My Life is another memoir. This one is about an executive that loses his job and has to work at Starbucks in order to make a living. The main character learns from his supervisor about minorities and real hard work.

This non-fiction work utilizes time and facts in order to get across a message. These concrete details and support allows the author to proficiently persuade the audience. The credibility that the author creates for himself is a tool that the student will need to create for him or herself. The student can do this by maintaining clear and persuasive language as How Starbucks Saved My Life did.

Profiles in Courage

Do you have a love of history? Then Profiles in Courage is for you. It is a non-fiction collection of autobiographies written by John F. Kennedy after he researched Senators that tried to stop the Civil War from happening.

The relevancy of the work historically that shows how people can do great deeds in a terrible time. This message is even more powerful after you have read each of the autobiographies. By doing something like this and adding many supporting examples to your argument, then you will gain a large impact.

By reading this work the student gets used to working with real life texts, which is mainly what the free response sources for the synthesis essay will be.

1984 by George Orwell was a dystopian novel about a man that was trapped in a world where it felt like Big Brother was always watching. The man, Winston, starts a sexual relationship with a woman and began to rebel against the totalitarian society. Winston did this until he was tortured at the end of the novel.

1984 is Orwell’s cautionary tale that he argues for very well. Orwell shows examples of what will happen to society, why it will happen, and the effects of this. If you can pick out the rhetorical methods put forth by Orwell, and answer questions about the persuasive technique, then you will have be more prepared for the multiple choice portion. This is because the multiple choice section contains passages with rhetorical devices that the student needs to be able to identify. Practicing with 1984 will get the student ready for that.

A Room of One’s Own

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We will now journey into the world of feminism for A Room of One’s Own , an essay by Virginia Woolf. This non-fiction piece revealed the plight of the woman and how a woman in that time period lived. Woolf used her persuasive writing in order to reveal the problem of the repression of women. She did this predominantly by using a bedroom as a symbol for equality. Woolf convinced her readers that women deserve a room of their own.

Virginia Woolf was an enticing author not only because of her persuasive talent. She utilized grammar, diction, and syntax in order to truly enhance her own writing and in turn, her argument. One example of this is in the title of the essay. A Room of One’s Own is a feminist essay, but Woolf specifically uses the word, “one’s” instead of “her”. This careful diction allowed Woolf to push equality is every aspect of her argument from her style to the words itself.

Politics and the English Language

This essay by George Orwell showcases the murky political language that English is turning into. He criticizes the politicians that make lies sound truthful, causing strife within the nation. Orwell lays out his solutions in points very clearly, showing how print needs to be.

This essay is important to doing well on the AP® English Language Exam, because if you follow his advice on the economy of language, then you will clarify your argument. Orwell’s issue with the language was that people cloud their arguments with it, so be sure to read and follow his advice.

This non-fiction book is by Malcolm Gladwell, who argues that he knows the story of success. He illustrates how to succeed in everything: from ice hockey to accumulating a Bill Gates level of wealth.

This is important for the betterment of your score, because this author not only seems to have the recipe for success, but he also makes a clear argument that is a wonderful example for crafting an argument.

The Unknown Citizen

The Unknown Citizen is a poem that was written by W. H. Auden. He criticizes individualism in the United States that he does not believe exists. Auden also spoke of a time before. This was a time where individuals were only to be known for their number. He then discussed controlling government agencies that micromanage the people’s lives.

This poem will be useful, because the exam focuses on real world criticisms within unfamiliar texts.  The poem was all about criticizing the world in which Auden lived, making this poem great practice for the exam.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring was an environmental look at society written by Rachel Carson. This non-fiction book focused on the destruction of bird species because of the pollution of pesticides. This book led to the banning of the dangerous pesticide, DDT.

This was a great book to read, because this was an argument that won the day. Carson got what she wanted, and she also spread awareness for her cause. This was what you want to do on exam day. Silent Spring was also a non-fiction work; therefore, the intense analysis of the work will be good practice for the AP® test.

Utopia by Thomas More was a book that was written in 1516 in Latin. This was written to convey his ideas about political, social, and religious norms in society. Strong arguments are spurred forward by More’s use of fiction. Because of this, Utopia is a valuable work to have a working knowledge of for the AP® English Language Exam. More’s use of fiction is a popular and effective way to persuade, and knowing this will assist you in your multiple choice portion of the exam.

Since Utopia was written in a much older vernacular, this gives the students a different approach to prose that will prove useful if older texts come up on the exam.

One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, King Lear, is another great work to have in your repertoire. This tragedy was about a man called Lear that splits his estate between his three girls based on how well they flatter him. Naturally, everything fell apart as human nature destroys Lear.

This was an important one to have in your mind on exam day, because the writers of the exam love to throw in a Shakespeare excerpt in the multiple choice section, and this is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Being able to pick this work apart will set you apart from the others.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is another famous play by William Shakespeare. Even though the play is called Julius Caesar, the psychological tragedy focuses more on Brutus’s patriotism and his guilt.

The amazing language that is used within the play made the work stand out. The figurative language is so compelling that it would be remiss if we had not mentioned it. To have a great argument you may need some beautiful figurative language, and this is a great example.In the multiple choice section you will have to pick out certain figurative language terms, so practicing identifying them in this work will be helpful.

The Handmaid’s Tale

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The Handmaid’s Tale is a work of fiction that speculated the dystopian future of a Christian theocracy that overthrows the United States government. This is another example of how working with a concrete, definite message through fiction will make your argument cement in the minds of your readers.

While this may not be possible to write in fiction on your AP® English Language Exam, you will get extra practice in analyzing that argument under the layers of fable. Analysis is extremely important in every aspect of the AP® English Language exam from the multiple choice to the free response section.     

Kabul Beauty School

Deborah Rodriguez, the author of the novel Kabul Beauty School, writes in her book about her experiences travelling to war torn Afghanistan. This heart-warming tale reveals the social and political issue of war torn nations and the treatment of women.

This more modern novel is a great addition to your reading list, because the message of equality is sent through this novel, utilizing subtlety and a ton of pathos. This appeal on emotions allows the audience to get close to the argument and buy into it. Doing this on your exam will give you a leg up.

Also, being able to think in different ways, like Rodriguez does, will allow you to see different angles on the multiple choice sections. Some questions do not have a straight forward answer and must be thought of differently.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby , a novel by Fitzgerald, is the story of an outsider that meets a man named Gatsby. Gatsby is a rich man that covers his insecurities and traumas by throwing extravagant parties. Symbolism runs rampant in this tale as the “green light” that Gatsby stares at longingly represents his unattainable love, Daisy. Gatsby’s life unfortunately ends as he is shot in the closing of the novel.

Fitzgerald uses a stunning precision and beautiful phrasing in order to convey his point. He looks at Gatsby as he looks at society, once again showing that symbolism. This is a great way to strengthen your argument and practice identifying different elements of figurative speech for the multiple choice section.   

The Crucible

The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller that focuses on Puritans and the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials originated when girls blamed men and women they disliked in order to get rid of them. This play focuses on how religious zeal can cause mass hysteria and paranoia.

Having that dramatic aspect added to a historical aspect puts even more power in the play. The story focuses on how characterization can fuel an argument or message.

By revealing the character of the individual you can enhance your essays. You can also think about this idea in terms of applying what you know to questions you are given in the multiple choice section. If you are not sure about one of the questions, then apply a work that you understand to the question. This may illuminate the answer.

In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood was written by Truman Capote to document the Herbert Clutter murders. The author does extensive research of these murders and on the criminal Clutter himself in order to get his message across. Without this skill you will not be able to properly answer your free response questions adequately. After all, the most important piece of the free response essays is your argument. You need to be able to make a claim and support it as Capote does.

Also, the non-fiction element of Capote’s work relates well to other passages that you will see on your multiple choice section of the AP® English Language exam.

Reading for Success

This AP® English Language reading list, while it does not encompass every book that will be useful during the AP® English Language Exam, this list is a great place to start and finish. This is a ton of reading material, and by completing this list you will increase your AP® score.

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