Miami Beach Senior High
Page 1: Assignment Directions
Page 2: Book Lists
Page 3: Assignment Rubric
Summer Reading Directions:
The Summer Reading Website will be revised to reflect these changes:
- All Beach High students are required to read one book to be chosen from four grade level choices. AP and IB students will have separate assignments.
Within the first week of returning to, or entering Beach High, for the 2017-2018 school year, all students will be required to complete an in-class, thematic analysis essays on the required reading. To be prepared for this essay, all students will create a textual evidence journal including 30 pieces of textual evidence to support their choice of theme from one of the listed books. These must include page numbers. They will also choose one article from the Kelly Gallagher website link that supports their theme and provide 5 pieces of textual evidence in their evidence journals for the article. you must number the lines and cite these with your evidence. This assignment will be worth multiple grades for the first quarter and the essay and evidence journal will help graded separately. Students are to keep a list of quotes or may use annotation to mark significant moments in the story. It is important that students develop active reading strategies so they will have an understanding of the text and be able to analyze on a higher level.
Assessment: The Required Reading Essay will be graded by Language Arts teachers using the rubric below:
2017-2018 Rubric for Assessing Summer Reading
Miami Beach Senior High
Top Grades - demonstrates engaged reading through concrete reference to action in the story;
Average Grades - demonstrates limited engagement with the text because of limited concrete references to the text.
Low Grades - demonstrates lack of engagement with the text through vague commentary.
All Summer Reading assignments are due by the fourth language arts class session of the 2016-2017 year, and each assignment will represent up to 6 of the students’ first quarter language arts grades.
2017-2018 Summer Reading Assignment List
English I and English I Honors/Gifted Choices (All Students must read one of the four choices) :
Anthem Ayn Rand
All English II Regular and English II Honors:
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
The Glass Castle Jeanette Walls
Funny in Farsi Firoozeh Dumas
In the Time of the Butterflies Julia Alvarez
English III and English III Honors Choices (All Students must read one of the four choices) :
1) Brother I'm Dying Edwidge Danticat
2) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie Ford
3) Chronicle of a Death Foretold Gabriel Garcia Marquez
4) Angels and Demons Dan Brown
English IV and English IV Honors Choices (All Students must read one of the three choices) :
1) The Road Cormac McCarthy
2) Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
3) The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien
Summer Reading Assignments are posted on the Miami Beach Senior High website under the “Students” tab (www.miamibeachhigh.schoolwires.com).
We want you to read and enjoy reading. The projects are a way to talk about the books; have a good time with them, enjoy your book choices and have a wonderful summer break!