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Summer Reading Information

English I (9th Graders)-   9th grade Summer Reading Muller.docx

English II (10th)-   10sr.pdf   &   10srpg.pdf

English III (11th)-  English III Summer Reading 2017.docx


English IV (12th)-   See Below  

Rising English 4 Summer Reading


Directions:  Choose one (1) of the following novels to read. After completing the reading of the  novel, write a two (2) page descriptive essay as it relates to your novel. You are encouraged to make notes and document details relating to theme and characterization during your reading.


English 4 novel choices:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

1984 by George Orwell

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells  


Descriptive Essay: The goal of a descriptive essay is to provide the reader with a vivid image of the topic described. By including some essential elements, you, the writer, can more easily convey the visual image desired. As the writer, your goal is to appeal to your reader in such a realistic way that it is impossible to believe you are not in the story itself. The elements you use will assist the reader in understanding your topic. Please use the following website for specific elements: https://www.writing.ie/resources/the-essential-elements-of-description



Directions for Essay:

Write a two (2) page descriptive essay on the following prompt:

Page 1--characterization for 1-2 characters

Page 2--theme of the novel



Please use the following website for help on format:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/03/



***Note: All essays are to be typed and sent to Ms. Croy NO LATER than August 22, 2017. Essays are welcome before school starts.  All essays will be scanned through an authenticity website. This process will verify that the essay is your original work and does not indicate any instances of plagiarism.  Please use the following websites to study plagiarism before beginning the writing of your essay: www.plagiarism.org.; www.owl.english.purdue.edu; and  www.copyscape.com/plagiarism.php.


***ALL students, regardless of when you are scheduled to take English 4, are required to turn in their summer reading assignment by the date listed above.


Ms. Croy’s email: hannah_croy@charleston.k12.sc.us