Grade 11 English courses

All students in grade 11 (Eng 11, CP Eng 11, Honors Eng 11, and American Studies) 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 11 will read one of the following books in addition to Miss Peregrine:

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

Students are advised to read carefully and annotate or take notes accordingly. You may want to purchase the novel if you prefer to write in the margins.

A. As you read, document the following: 
  • Significant characters, foils, relationships, conflicts, imagery, symbols, plot elements, purpose, etc. 
  • Quotes you deem important and/or simply like
  • The broader picture 
B. Research Secondary Material
    Monday, August 21: Bring to class two heavily annotated credible secondary sources about the selected text (found on Galenet), all of your notes, and the text itself.  Be ready to begin writing an analysis.

If you have questions about these directions, see one of us before school ends:
  • Ms. DeBlasio, B21,
  • Mr. Wahl, B16,
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.

Students in American Studies will read the following in addition to Miss Peregrine:
Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (no need to read The Custom House introduction to the text)

The detailed assignment can be viewed here.