Mandatory Summer Reading for High School

CHOOSE ANY NOVEL FROM THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:

Agatha Christie

Rudyard Kipling

Charles Dickens

Christopher Paolini

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

CHOOSE ANY NOVEL FROM THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Victor Hugo

Sophocles

Virgil

Alexandre Dumas

C.S. Lewis (NOT Chronicles of Narnia)

Jack London (NOT Call of the Wild)

CHOOSE ANY NOVEL FROM THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Louisa May Alcott

John Steinbeck

Frank Peretti (NOT Cooper Kid Adventures)

Michael Crichton

CHOOSE ANY NOVEL FROM THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:

John Milton

George Orwell

Oscar Wilde

Jane Austen

J.R.R. Tolkien (NOT The Hobbit)

Summer Reading Questions

*Answer in a complete sentence

**Answer in a 5-7 sentence paragraph

1. What novel did you choose?*

2. Why did you choose this novel?*

3. Describe the plot. What are the points of conflict?**

4. What are the overarching themes?**

5. Who would you say is the protagonist? Antagonist?*

6. How does the author use these literary elements? Choose one.*

...Archetype

...Allegory

...Extended Metaphor

...Foreshadowing

...Irony

...Symbolism

7. Where are exemplifications of our Bulldog Values in the novel? Find all

four:

...Absolute Truth*

...God-Like Love*

...Moral Excellence*

...Unity*

8. Can you identify the author’s attitude towards religion?**

9. What was your emotional response towards the story?**

10.  Would you recommend this book to a friend?  Why or why not?**

The reading guide is due on the first day of school and will be used to for writing assignments during the first quarter.

Mandatory Summer Reading for Middle School

6th Grade

Boys: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Girls: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

7th Grade

Holes by Louis Sachar

8th Grade

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Enrollment