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Grade 10 Summer Reading Assignment

Directions - Choose one of the books listed below and complete one page of two-column notes per indicated section.  (Total:  3 pages of notes)

A Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

1.      “Foreword” – “God’s Country” 
2.      “The Flemish Cap” – “The Zero-Moment Point”
3.      “The World of the Living” – “Acknowledgements” 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

1.      Volume I  (Chapters 1-15)
2.      Volume II  (Chapters 16-26)
3.      Volume III  (Chapters 27-38)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

1.      Part I
2.      Part II
3.      Part III

Use this Partial Model of two-column notes to help format your notes.  See front side for specific content details for notes.  Notes in model below are taken from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Conflict (Internal and External)

Internal conflict: Heck Tate asks Atticus to shoot Tim Johnson

  • Heck says this is a “one-shot job” (126)
  • Although Atticus is the best man for the job, shooting goes against his principles

External conflict: Bob Ewell spits in Atticus’s face

  • Tells Atticus “he’d get him if it took the rest of his life” (290)
  • Foreshadows Bob Ewell’s violence against Jem and Scout
Characterization and Character Development

Jem’s character development: Realizes they should not have peeked into the Radley’s window

  • When Dill first visits, Jem is curious about the Radleys, wants to see/have contact with Boo, acts out Boo’s life
  • Now he says, “We shouldn’a done that tonight, Scout” (75)
Significant Quotations with Explanation

“It was then, I suppose, that Jem and I first began to part company” (75).

  • Scout in narration
  • Demonstrates a change in the relationship between Scout and Jem
  • In the beginning, they were close – now, Jem has more wisdom than Scout
  • Foreshadows more complications between the two


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