A new reading assignment!

From WWII On: Historical Fiction/Nonfiction

By popular demand! On the 4th Quarter Reading Reflections, many of you asked for another opportunity to choose your own novel to read. We can do that!

Learning Targets ~ I can…

  • Explore a specific genre or topic.
  • Make connections between and draw conclusions about fiction, history, and current events.
  • Identify and explain the overarching theme(s) of a text and point to where the theme appears throughout the course of the text.

Instructions:

Now that we’re in the last part of the school year, we will turn to more recent times in America’s story. Choose a historical fiction or nonfiction book that explores American stories from World War II on to the present. You have tremendous freedom to choose the time period, topic, or aspect of America’s story for this project. Choose what interests you, what you want to learn more about, what you want to read about.

Now that we’re in the last part of the school year, we will turn to more recent times in America’s story. Choose a historical fiction or nonfiction book that explores American stories from World War II on to the present. You have tremendous freedom to choose the time period, topic, or aspect of America’s story for this project. Choose what interests you, what you want to learn more about, what you want to read about.

For this reading assignment, you must read books that you have not read before. Rereading isn’t an option.  If you have any question about whether or not a book qualifies for this assignment, please ask Doc.

As you read the novel or nonfiction book, prepare for a final assignment that asks you to briefly summarize the book without giving too much away; identify important themes in the book; make connections to what we’ve been working on in both American Studies History and English; make connections to current events; and draw conclusions about the book and those connections.

If you read novels in verse or graphic novels, you must read at least two, depending on length. If they’re short, you must read three.

If you finish a book quickly, then I’d love to see you go above and beyond by reading more than one!

CHOOSE YOUR BOOK AND CREATE YOUR LOCKER POSTER BY THURSDAY 4/18! You can purchase books, check them out from Mrs. E. or your local library, or borrow books from Mr. Taft and me. Remember, hang a hard copy of your poster on your locker and submit it to GoogleClassroom.

First…Choose your book(s).

Second…Take down your current locker poster(s). Replace it with a new one! See the assignment sheet for your new poster here.

Third…Read your book(s), and we’ll take it from there!

Resources:

GoogleDoc assignment sheets also available on GoogleClassroom.

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