DUE DATES for 2017
Monday July 3rd, 5pm: The Book Thief "Midterm" Response Paper Due (2-3 pages).
(read to page 238+)
Monday July 24th, 5pm: The Book Thief Final Paper Due (4-5 pages).
Monday August 14th, 5pm: Oedipus the King Response/Final Paper Due (4-5 pages).
(review powerpoint and read play on pages 157-251).
Below you will find resources related to the summer reading projects. Every year, during summer break, students will read two different pieces of literature and complete three different writing projects.
You will start by reading Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. This is a story about Germany during WWII and features Death as the narrator. He spend his time watching and reflecting on the Holocaust and a little girl named Liesel. When you get to page 238, you will stop and complete your first response paper (2-3 pages). Then you will finish the book and pick one of the final project options and write a final paper (4-5 pages).
Next, you will preview Sophocles' play "Oedipus the King" (also known/called "Oedipus Rex") with a helpful power point that will help you understand this Greek tragedy. After viewing the power point, you will read the play. You will do one more response paper; however, this response paper will be longer (4-5 pages).
***For a more extensive review of the summer reading projects as well as the summer reading expectations, objectives, and purpose, please click the links below...
Oedipus the King Preview Point
***You must review this presentation before you begin reading Sophocles' play, "Oedipus the King."
Midterm Response Paper: Rubric and Sample
Final Projects: Options List, Rubric, and Samples
***Note: These examples are not complete, meaning they are not the required 4-5 pages. These samples are suppose to be a starting point and should help inspire you to begin your own final project response.