Ethnic Literature

Ethnic Literature

Summer Reading List 2018




Step One: Book Selection


  • From the list below, choose a book that looks interesting to you.

     

    *The list was created to allow significant choice for students with varied interests. Ultimately, the choice of the title from this list is up to students and parents.*



Step Two: Assignment During Reading


  • While reading your chosen book, please highlight, sticky note, or annotate for motifs.


  • Motifs:  symbols,images, or ideas that keep popping up in the book again and again.



Step Three: Assignment After Reading


  • After reading your chosen book, please write a response and answer the following questions:  


  • What do you think the theme of the book is?  


  • How have the items you have marked helped to develop that theme?  


**Use the motifs you noted during your reading to guide your thinking about theme.  What is the repetition of those symbols or ideas saying about the world/life?


Your response should be written on a notecard (one side).  Please bring it to class on the first day of school.



Step Four: In August


  • Upon returning to school in August, students will complete analysis and reflection assignments connected to the reading.


Please contact Mrs. Susan Summers at ssummers@sacs.k12.in.us if you have any questions.  

Ethnic Literature Reading Choices