English 11 Honors Jump Start Summer Reading Assignment 2019

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Dear English 11 Honors Student:

Over the summer, all prospective English 11 Honors are asked to procure a copy of Thomas C. Foster’s guide, How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines. If you are unable to purchase a copy, you may borrow one from the public library, or borrow one from the school library. 

After reading the assigned chapters, students are asked to complete a brief response to the same four questions for each chapter.

Reading and responding to this text should take approximately 4-6 hours. (48 total pages of reading and response time)

The questions will be used for a class discussion during the third week of school.

We look forward to working with you during the upcoming year.  We have an exciting year ahead of us!


            Lisa Trigiano                               Jill Pellerin                  Mary Gray

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Students will respond to the following FOUR questions for each of the SIX Chapters 1, 9, 14, 18, 19, 24.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor  

  1. What ideas were new to you?
  1. What ideas seemed obvious?
  1. What ideas seemed far-fetched?
  1. Discuss connections made between the chapter and other literature.