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2022-2023 Summer Enrichment Reading (SER)

Student Instructional Guidelines

 

Student Instructions:

Please read and follow the instructions below for students entering Honors English.  It is important to complete this assignment thoroughly in order to be prepared for class activities and ensure a successful start to Honors English.  


*Students should read the text for the corresponding English course they will be enrolled in for the 2022-2023 school year.*

 
1. Read over the assignment and complete the Google Form - SER Agreement to ensure you are aware of the requirements pertaining to the SER Assignment.
 
2. Obtain and read the literary work for your upcoming course:

Course

Teacher to Contact

Text/Author

 

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ENGLISH TEACHER WITH QUESTIONS

Please review both texts before you make your choice. Some have more mature themes and material than others.

English I Honors

Ms. Scoggin

[email protected]

Choose one title from the following list:

~ Monster by Walter Dean Myers

~ We Are Not Free by Traci Chee

English II Honors

Ms. Sturdivant

[email protected]

Choose one title from the following list:

~ Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

~ I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

English III Honors

Mrs. Branscome

[email protected]

Choose one title from the following list:

~ Saints at the River by Ron Rash

~ Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

English IV Honors

Mrs. North

[email protected]

Choose one title from the following list:

~ The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

~ 1984 by George Orwell

 

3. Complete the reflective journal. This will count as 50% of the SER Summative Assessment and will be turned in on the first-day students have English. Journals must be HANDWRITTEN. Do NOT consult outside sources when completing this chart. We want your thoughts, not Shmoop’s. Charts with plagiarized material will receive zeroes.

 

4. Complete the second portion of the SER Summative Assessment at the conclusion of the teacher-guided instructional unit.  The second portion will also count as 50% of the SER Summative Assessment. The final combined score will count as a MAJOR grade within the first quarter of the enrolled semester.

 

2022-2023 Summer Reading Enrichment (SER)

Motifs/Concepts & Literary Devices for Reflective Journal


It is suggested that as you read and reflect on the novel, you take into consideration the motifs/concepts and literary devices listed below. Students should analyze each element’s impact on the novel and thus synthesize how each element closely relates to a listed motif/concept or literary device. 


English I Honors  


Motifs/Concepts: 

Literary Devices:

  • Coming of Age
  • Community/ Family
  • Perspective 
  • Allegiance
  • Morality 
  • Prejudice
  • Conflict
  • Theme
  • Characterization
  • Setting/Historical Context
  • Tone

English II Honors: 


Motifs/Concepts: 

Literary Devices:

  • Societal Oppression
  • Corrupt Governments
  • Coming of Age
  • Overcoming Trauma
  • Seeking Justice
  • Point of View 
  • Characterization
  • Tone
  •  Imagery 
  • Conflict 
  • Theme

English III Honors:


Motifs/Concepts: 

Literary Devices:

  • Man vs Nature
  • Man vs Man
  • Overcoming Trauma
  • Coming of Age
  • Life and Death
  • Prejudice
  • Transcendentalism values: spirituality, simplistic living, self-reliance, importance of nature, nonconformity
  • Figurative Language
  • Imagery
  • Conflict
  • Setting
  • Characterization
  • Theme
  • Point of View

English IV Honors:


Motifs/Concepts: 

Literary Devices:

  • Loyalty & acceptance
  • Power & corruption
  • Censorship
  • Identity (personal & collective)
  • Utopian vs. dystopian ideals
  • Family dynamics and/or relationships
  • Symbolism
  • Conflict
  • Characterization
  • Irony
  • Setting
  • Point of view