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Summer 2013

The Summer Projects

Careful and close reading. Concise and powerful writing.

What do you see?  What do you know? What do you think?

AP Students, after you choose your quotes, run with them.  As long as you are original and thoughtful in  your analyses, you will do well on this project.  Be brave. Be risky.

Another twist on one of my examples: Ex.  “Making  a  short  deft  movement,  Tom  Buchanan  broke  her  nose   with  his  open  hand”  (Fitzgerald  37). The word “deft” sounds like “definite” to me. Tom knew what he wanted. He was sure.  His action was definite. “Definite” looks like “define.” Tom Buchanan has always been ridiculously wealthy.  He defines his own life and does whatever he wants whenever he wants.  Tom Buchanan is deft.

English 9 Honors Students, have fun with your project. Be creative. Be neat.  What lessons does this book teach us?


English 9H Summer Project


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I like big books, and I cannot lie.