Grade 10 Standard & Honors

This summer, you will have the choice of reading what you love to read. You may select any genre and any style reading material that you desire. After reading your selection, you may choose one of the following assignments:


  1. Write a letter to the author explaining two things that you liked, how you were affected by the story, and what event(s) you would have changed in the plot.


  2. Create a Dialectical Journal in which you identify 16 significant quotes from the book. Four (4) quotes must relate to characterization, four (4) quotes must relate to setting, four (4) quotes must relate to plot, and four (4) quotes must relate to theme.



Page #

Explanation of how this quote relates to device

“I think there’s just one kind of folks.”


This quote relates to the theme of prejudice because it shows us how young Scout believes that we live in an idealized world where everyone is the same, despite our differences.


  1. Choose a social media site such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat. Make a weekly post relating to characters, setting, plot, or theme about your chosen book beginning the week of *7/1/19, *7/8/19,* 7/15/19, *7/22/19, *7/29/19, *8/5/19, *8/12/19 and *8/19/19.


Be prepared to show each post to your English teacher by the end of the first week of school.


Grade 10 GT


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DUE during the first week of school.

Please select one of the following texts:

  1. Julius Caesar
  2. Nectar in a Sieve


    Select 5 passages that show how either

    1. A character grows, or
    2. The setting influences part of the story, or
    3. The author is making a point to the reader

      *Provide the direct quote, the page number and the explanation:

      CHOOSE QUOTES THAT SHOW the beginning, middle and end of the book.

      Direct Quote & page number

      Who is the speaker? What just happened in the text before this quote was said or written?

      Why is it important (for one of the reasons above)? Please explain.


      "Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy” (18).

      The Narrator is speaking. The context is that the naval officer just came to rescue them, as their home is burning.

      The author shows the reader that the boys have fully lost their innocence while on the island.


      The setting is important because they have thrust themselves out of their home.



      Then, please select one of the following options to display your knowledge of the text:

  3. Draw a representation of a key scene and briefly explain why you chose this scene.
  4. Write a poem that shows the perspective and struggles of a specific character
  5. Write a diary entry that reflects the conflict that one of the characters experiences with another in the text.


  6. Five textual entries = 15
  7. Creative choice = 15


YOUR FIRST ESSAY WILL BE BASED ON THIS ASSIGNMENT. You will have to demonstrate that you read it. You will begin the year with a zero on this assignment as well as on your essay if you fail to meet these expectations.