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Northwest High School

2014 Incoming 12th Grade Students

Summer Reading Assignment

(Instructions & Reading Response Chart are posted on the NWHS website for downloading)

Instructions for 12 On-Level and 12 Honors: Choose 2 current event articles, one on careers and one on post-secondary training (college, military, trade school). These could be from the newspaper or on-line. Each article must be at least 600 words. For each article, complete an Interrogating an Article capture sheet. Additionally, you need to research a potential college of interest and complete the college profile. The entire summer reading assignment is due by the second day of school (Tuesday, August 26, 2014) and will be submitted to your English teacher. The summer reading assignment will not be accepted after the 2nd day of class.

Included is also a list of suggested reading that is entirely optional.

Suggested Reading List for Incoming 12th Grade Students / Optional

Games at Twilight Anita Desai

Heart of Darkness/The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad

The Joys of Motherhood Buchi Emecheta

King Lear William Shakespeare

Metamorphosis Franz Kafka

Native Speaker Chang Rae Lee

Nectar in a Sieve Kamala Markandaya

Obasan Joy Kagawa

Oedipus Sophocles

The Plague Albert Camus

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Tom Stoppard

Siddhartha Hermann Hesse

So Long a Letter Mariama Ba

The Stranger Albert Camus

Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett

Woman in the Dunes Kobo Abe

Angelas Ashes Frank McCourt

Bread Givers Anya Yezierska

Cats Eye Margaret Atwood

Chronicle of a Death Foretold Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Dubliners James Joyce

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Beowulf Tr. Seamus Heaney

Brave New World Aldous Huxley

Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

The Farming of Bones Edwidge Danticat

God of Small Things Arundhati Roy

Grendel John Gardner

Gullivers Travels Jonathan Swift

The Handmaids Tale Margaret Atwood

In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez

Kaffir Boy Mark Mathabane

Master Harold and the boys Athol Fugard

The Power of One Bryce Courtenay

Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw

Reading Lolita in Tehran Azar Nafisi

Typical American Gish Jen

What Is the What Dave Eggers

Monkey Bridge Lan Cao

The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri

English 12 Name__________________________ Per____ Date________

Interrogating an Article: Complete 2 charts, one for each article.

Authors Perspective

What is the subject?

What is the authors claim about the subject?

Who is the intended audience?

Why is the author making this claim?

What is your opinion on the authors stance (position) on this issue? (Do you agree or disagree & why?)

What is your philosophy on this issue?

What are three pieces of evidence that support this claim?

Make sure that you show the PARENTHETICAL CITATION after each quote!!


Author: (Smith).

Article: (Targeting).





Quote Analysis (Explain this quote in relationship to the claim being made? DO NOT PARAPHRASE IT! )

Lead into an above quote using a signal phrase (Smith said, )

AND create a sentence that Integrates the quote. The results show that .)

Signal PhraseExample: Smith said, (Smith).

Your Sentence & Quote Integration

Example: The results show that . (Targeting).

Source Information for Evidence Capture Sheet

Gather necessary information for Bibliographical fields you would find when using Noodle tools:

Author: Last name: _________________________________First Name: _____________________________

Title of Publication (magazine, newspaper, journal, etc): _______________________________________________

Article title: _______________________________________________________________

Title of Database/Website: ___________________________________________________

Date Published (MUST USE THIS FORMAT FOR DATE = 20 May 2011): ________________ page #: _____________ issue or section: _____________

Most recent date of access: ______________________ Website address: ________________________________________________

Now, put that information into MLA format -

Authors Last name, First. Title of article. Title of Newspaper or Website or Journal (original source). Original date published: section or issue. Page number. Title of Database. Web or Print. Date of access. (MUST USE THIS FORMAT FOR DATE = 20 May 2011).

Example: Smith, John. The Love of Money. Washington Post. 14 Dec 2011. Section B2. Online Newspapers United. Web. 12 Nov 2013.



Parenthetical Citation (Authors last name) or if no author (first word of the article title): ______________________________________________

Adapted by Catherine Elliott, Instructional Technology Specialist, OCTO, MCPS

Adapted from Brazilian Rain Forest. Permission granted from The Critical Thinking Consortium for use by Alberta teachers.

College Profile / Incoming 12th Grade Students

Directions: Choose any college in which you might be interested and complete the following activities. Remember, Family Connections and the colleges website are great sources of information.

a. Your Name c. Possible Major

b. Name of College/University d. Location of College -

2. Other Majors List 5 other majors you can study at this college

3. List 8-10 courses you need to take to complete the major you chose

4. List at least 4 electives you would like to take by course name (electives are courses that interest you that are not courses you would take for your major) and the reason that you chose those electives.

5. Extracurricular Activities Make a list of at least 5 extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports that you can do in your spare time at the college

6. Dorms (choose one dorm in which freshman can live)

a. Name of dorm -

b. How many students are in each dorm room or suite?

c. Are the dorms co-ed or single sex?

7. Costs - Get the cost of a full-time, on-campus student for one year and provide the information in the table below.


Room (dorm) and Board (food)

Books (estimate)

Student Fees (if any)

Other Fees (if any)

Total Cost

8. Financial Aid

a. What is the average amount of financial aid that a student receives at your college?

b. What percent of all of the students receive at least some financial aid?