Grade 10 English courses

All students in grade 10 (Eng 10, CP Eng 10, and Honors Eng 10) will read the #MilfordReads 2017 selection: Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 

Annotate accordingly and take notes.  Be prepared to participate in class and school-wide discussions, assignments, and assessments.  Follow our summer reading Twitter (@MilfordReads) for updates about activities and events related to Miss Peregrine!


Students in Honors English 10 will also read one of the following:
Mark Mathabane's Kaffir Boy
William Kamkwamba's The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone
Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation
NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names      

*See Mrs. Vore in B10 before school ends for a school copy of A Long Way Gone or Kaffir Boy; you will need to purchase or acquire the others on your own.

You may want to purchase the novels if you prefer to write in the margins; this is NOT an option with books that we loan. They must be returned when school starts.


As you read, the following should take place: 

A. Type notes/annotations on the choice text since the novels will be used extensively during the first quarter.
  • Notes include significant characters, foils, relationships, conflicts, imagery, symbols, plot elements, etc. 
  • The purpose is so that you have something to refer back to when you use the books for assignments 1st quarter and throughout the year. 
  • There is not necessarily a length limit, as they are for your own use. Please type them for submission.
  • While we would encourage you to write in the book, we would like to see supplementary notes outside of your book as well. 
  • Select quotes that are significant to a scene, theme, or character.
B. Type/identify between six and ten quotes 
  • Record between six and ten quotes from the choice text. 
  • Remember to complete an MLA citation to identify the page number of each quotation. Example: (Beah 6). 
  • State in one sentence the meaning of each quote, and use only one sentence to show how the quote relates to the overall meaning of the book. 
  • Do NOT state, “This quote means” to explain the meaning. State clearly the significance of the quote. 
  • The quotations should be typed and will be collected. 
  • The purpose of recording quotes is to collect primary evidence for writing, particularly first quarter.
  • Be prepared to lead a discussion about these books and take a quiz during the first week of school, either alone or in a group.
  • Be prepared to compare and contrast these books with other literature throughout the school year.
If you have questions about these directions, see one of us before school ends:
  • Mrs. Williams, A19, williams_p@milfordschools.org
  • Mrs. Vore, B10, vore_e@milfordschools.org
  • Mrs. English, B32, english_j@milfordschools.org
You may email one of us during the summer, but remember that we do not check school email daily.We will make every effort to answer your questions in a timely manner.
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