PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER Whitehall-Yearling High School A Novel in Poetry Answer the following questions after you have finished your book. If the author of your book asked you to create a poem related to the themes of the novel that could be displayed on a page directly before the story begins, what type of What lessons do you think the author poem would you create? Write a draft of wanted readers of his/her novel to learn your poem below – using any poetic style from the book? Summer Reading you choose. Packet 2015 Honors Students will receive separate
reading assignments and guidelines
Incoming freshman will read Of Mice and Men, by James Steinbeck. Incoming sophomores will read Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. Incoming juniors will read The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald or The Secret Life of Bees, Who was your favorite/least favorite character in the story? Why? by Sue Monk Kidd. Incoming seniors will read Little Bee, by Chris Cleaveor or Same
Kind of Different as Me, by Ron Hall.
Book Title: ______
Would you recommend this book to others? Why or why not? Author:______
Before reading, examine your While you are reading In the space below, brainstorm summer reading book. your book, what scenes characteristics about one of the main make you feel… characters that you are able to discover How long do you think it will take throughout the course of the book. you to read this book? How will you make sure you get through it?
In your opinion, does the book’s cover draw you in? Why or why not?
HAPPY HOPEFUL List three bits of information you are able to gather about the book just by reading the front or back covers.
MUSICALLY Reason Why: SPEAKING… LITERARY TERM CONNECTION
If you were asked to create a soundtrack for the movie version of the Recently you received a call from a book you read, what five songs would you include on the album? List their big-time Hollywood producer who’s titles, the artist who sings them, and a Name one conflict that occurs in the brief explanation as to why you’re looking to make your book into a including them below. book. movie. She wants your input into #1: which actors/actresses to cast in the top three leading roles. Who
would you suggest, and why?
#2: Part #1 Character: Who is the protagonist in the book?
Part #2 Character: Who is the antagonist?
#4: Reason Why:
Part #3 Character: In your opinion, what is the climax of the novel? #5: Actor/Actress:
If the author of your novel was considering writing a The publisher of the novel is getting sequel to the book you just ready to re-release the book, but read, what advice would you Using one of the major events in your dislikes the current book cover. He give him/her as to what to novel, compose a note that one of the has asked you to sketch a new one do in the next book? What characters in your book could have written for him in the space below. suggestions do you have to another character. Write your note in regarding plot development, typical letter format, with a date, greeting, fates of characters, etc.? body of the letter, and a closing. List at least three ideas below.