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Independent Reading Assignmnet with Graphic Essay for 9th Grade
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During the third nine weeks, you will be required to read one book of your choice as independent reading. You may choose (1) one of the following novels:
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
- The Old Man and the Sea recounts an epic battle between an old, experienced fisherman and a giant marlin said to be the largest catch of his life. It opens by explaining that the fisherman, who is named Santiago, has gone 84 days without catching any fish at all.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Set in the 24th century, Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of the protagonist, Guy Montag. At first, Montag takes pleasure in his profession as a fireman, burning illegally owned books and the homes of their owners. However, Montag soon begins to question the value of his profession and, in turn, his life. Throughout the novel Montag struggles with his existence.
Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston
- A memoir published in 1972, the book describes Wakatsuki Houston's (Jeanne) and her family's experience being detained at the Manzanar internment camp as part of the United States government's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, as well as events concerning her family both before and after the internment.
The Curious Inciden t of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
- Although gifted with a logical brain, Christopher has Asperger’s, a form of autism, and has no understanding of human emotions. When he is fifteen, Christopher’s world falls apart when he discovers his neighbor’s dog impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. His investigation leads him to an unexpected quest for the truth about his mother and his father. Told in first person.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
- Set in South Carolina in1964, this novel tells the story of Lily Owens, a young girl whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily’s fierce-hearted stand-in mother, Rosaleen, insults three of the town’s fiercest racists, Lily decides they should both escape to Tiburon, South Carolina, where a trio of black beekeeping sisters introduce Lily to a world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna who presides over their household. This is the story about divine female power and the transforming of love.
- Daily Reading Log: Keep a daily reading log in which you note the pages read and write a brief (5-8 sentences) commentary on what you have read. Must be hand-written and legible. Done on notebook paper, stapled together and turned in at the completion of the novel (5 grades).
- Graphic Essay: requirements on reverse (4 grades).
- Class Presentation (2 grades).
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This is an indpendent reading assignment that you can give to 9th graders. i use it in my English I Honors Class