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Summer Reading: G11 - Language and Literature

Summer Reading

 

Grade 11 Language and Literature 

Standard & Higher Level 2020

 

An integral part of the UNIS English and World Languages Department is our focus on the Independent Reading Program. We strive to emphasize free-choice reading and discovering texts and books that interest, inspire, and challenge your thinking. Upon returning for the first day of class, you need to have completed the summer reading program for the Grade 11 DP Language and Literature course.  

 

Quick Tips:

  • Do not try to complete all Summer Reading the night before the first day of school.

 

  • Spread it out to add an intellectual spark to your entire summer holiday!

 

  • Keep a record of the work for all tasks either in Google Docs or in a handwritten notebook.

 

  • Bring summer reading on the first day of the school year.

Task 1

  • Read a novel over the summer.
  • Take notes on a Google Doc about each chapter and how the author develops character, settings, conflicts, motifs, and themes. 
  • Collect powerful quotations as well.  Find novels worthy of your time here and  here and here. 
  • Your notes will be your first formative assessment of the year and will mark the start of your Learner Portfolio, a requirement for the IB DP Language and Literature course.

Task 2 - Analyze One Feature-Length Film​

  • Watch and analyze a movie of your choice over the summer.
  • Take notes on a Google Doc about how the writer and director develop character, settings, conflicts, motifs, and themes. 
  • Make notes on the visual language of the film.
  • Collect powerful quotations as well. Find films worthy of your time here and here.
  • Your notes will be your first formative assessment of the year and will mark the start of your Learner Portfolio, a requirement for the IB DP Language and Literature course.

Task 3 - Nonfiction Text

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  • Explore various journalistic publications in search of a long article or essay that you find interesting.
  • Take notes on a Google Doc, first by summarizing the piece, and then looking closer at the evidence and how this evidence informs the argument.
  • Think about ethos, logos, and pathos. Find long-form journalism worthy of your time here.
  • Your notes will be your first formative assessment of the year and will mark the start of your Learner Portfolio, a requirement for the IB DP Language and Literature course.
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