2015 Pre-Diploma English II Summer Reading


2015 Pre-Diploma English II Summer Reading
Dear Rising Sophomores,
We are gearing up for next year and are eagerly awaiting your arrival! In order to come prepared for Pre-Diploma
English II in August, you will need to complete the following summer reading project, which you must access
and print from http://fmh.leeschools.net/programs/ib.html.
Read Lord of the Flies by William Golding (ISBN 978-0399501487) and complete the (3) assignments that are
detailed in the packet posted on the FMHS website:
o The first assignment is a study guide (worth 30 points) that will assist your comprehension of the
text. Answers to all of the study guide questions should be hand-written in the space provided (in
complete sentences). Textual evidence (i.e. quotes/examples with matching page numbers) should be
provided for all responses.
o The second assignment (30 points) is a charting task that involves you keeping track of quotes and
examples that will assist your understanding of the characters, symbols, and themes that develop
throughout the novel. All chart information should be hand-written in the space provided (in
complete sentences), with additional paper used as needed. Page numbers should be provided for all
quotes and examples.
o The third assignment (40 points) is a creative response task that encourages you to demonstrate
what you have learned in an imaginative form: a newspaper publication. Make sure that you closely
examine the list of required components. Your final project will be graded based on completeness,
adherence to directions, thoughtfulness, creativity, grammatical correctness, and professionalism.
You will be required to submit your work and will be tested on all of the above during your first English class of
the 2015-2016 school year. You should arrive on the first day of class with your copy of Lord of the Flies and all of
your completed assignments.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
We are looking forward to a great year!
Mrs. Becker
DIRECTIONS: The following questions will help you prepare for the SUMMER READING
TEST on Lord of the Flies. All answers should be written in COMPLETE SENTENCES.
Make sure that you cite page numbers for each of your answers. You will be tested on
this book on the first day of class:
Chapters 1 - 2
1. Identify:
Sam & Eric
"The littluns"
2. How did the boys happen to come to the island?
3. What do the boys have that is the symbol of authority in the society they form?
4. What does the reader learn about Jack when he slashed the green candle buds?
5. Why does Jack hesitate when he lifts his knife to kill the piglet, and what does he promise will
happen next time he meets a pig?
6. Who are the hunters, and what is their job?
7. What does a little 'un think he has seen in the forest?
8. How and why do the boys make fire?
9. Why does the boys' plan for rescue fail?
Chapters 3 – 4
10. Although Ralph criticizes the boys for their lack of cooperation, does he bear some of the
responsibility for the failures of the group to achieve its goals? Why or why not?
11. How has Jack's personality developed during his stay on the island?
12. Ralph says of Simon, "He's queer. He's funny." What kind of a boy is Simon?
13. After Maurice and Roger destroy the littluns' sand castles, Roger stalks the young boy named
Henry. When he begins to throw stones, why does he just throw them near him instead of
directly at him?
14. What causes the hunters, who had promised to keep the fire burning, to neglect it and allow
it to go out?
15. Why does Jack paint his face?
Chapters 5 - 6
16. How does the author show us that Ralph is finally beginning to face the realities of their
17. Compare Ralph's treatment of the littluns to Jack's.
18. What is Simon saying when he thinks the "beast" may be inside they boys themselves?
19. What do Sam and Eric tell the boys they have seen? What is it actually?
20. Why do Ralph and Jack decide to go find the beast?
Chapters 7 - 8
21. How does Ralph react when a boar comes charging down the path?
22. To what does Ralph's demonstration of his hunting prowess lead?
23. What did the boys see on the mountain top?
24. Why is the action of the story increasingly taking place in the near darkness or in the deep
night when only the moon and stars give a little light?
25. How does Ralph's waning confidence in himself show in his words and actions?
26. Although he is not able to get the boys to vote Ralph out of office as chief, Jack manages to
overthrow Ralph's authority anyway. How?
27. Jack suggests a way to keep the beast happy. What is it?
28. Describe Simon's strange encounter with the Lord of the Flies.
29. Who or what is the Lord of the Flies?
Chapters 9 - 11
30. What does Simon find when he finally reaches the Beast?
31. What happens to Simon when he returns to the group?
32. As a result of the storm with its high winds and high tides, what happens to the bodies of
Simon and the parachutist?
33. What does Jack plan to steal from Ralph and Piggy?
34. What will Jack do if someone interferes with him?
35. What happens to the conch and to Piggy?
36. What are Jack's plans for Ralph?
37. What course of action does Ralph take?
Chapter 12
38. What is Ralph's reaction when he encounters the pig's skull?
39. Driven by fear and hunger, Ralph manages to make contact with Samneric who are standing
guard at Castle Rock. Of what do they warn him?
40. In what ways does the tribe try to hunt down Ralph?
41. What or who saves Ralph in the end?
Characters in Lord of the Flies
Directions: In the following chart, handwrite 3 quotes that describe each character physically and in terms
of personality. 1 of each set of 3 quotes should come from Chapter 1. The remaining 2 quotes for each
character should come from across other chapters (not all from the beginning, middle, or end of the book).
Be sure to reference the page number after each quote. Continue on additional paper as needed.
3 Quotes to Describe His Appearance AND Personality
Ex.: “You could see now that he might make a boxer, as far as width and heaviness of shoulders went, but
there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil” (10).
& Eric
Symbols in Lord of the Flies
Symbols: words, places, characters, or objects used by a writer to represent some other idea, belief, or entity
Directions: In the following chart, keep track of quotes and examples that capture what each symbol
represents. Handwrite a minimum of three quotes and/or examples per symbol. Your examples should
come from across the twelve chapters of the novel (i.e. not all from the beginning, middle, or end). Cite
page numbers. Use extra paper as necessary. Make sure you fill in what you think each symbol represents.
Quotes & Supporting Examples from the Text
(represents _____
(represents _____
(represents _____
Face Paint
(represents _____
(represents _____
(represents _____
Piggy’s Glasses
(represents _____
Lord of the Flies
(represents _____
Themes in Lord of the Flies
Theme: a writer’s central idea or main message about life
Directions: In the following chart, keep track of quotes and examples that support the following themes.
Handwrite a minimum of three quotes and/or examples per theme. Your examples should come from across
the twelve chapters of the novel (i.e. not all from the beginning, middle, or end). Cite page numbers. Use
extra paper as necessary.
Fear of the unknown is a
paralyzing, crippling,
and destructive human
Absolute power—and
the desire for such
For society to exist, rules,
order, and civilization
must exist.
In their natural state,
humans (and even
children) are innately
evil and savage.
Quotes & Supporting Examples from the Text
Assignment #3: LORD OF THE FLIES Creative Response Task
DIRECTIONS: For this portion of your summer reading assignment, you will publish a newspaper. This
newspaper will serve as an alternative style book report. Use the following requirements to design and lay out
your newspaper. Place the articles and features where you think they will best fit. Check off each requirement as
it is completed to make sure that you do not forget to include anything. The written sections may be completed
by hand OR by using a computer. The pictures, however, should be hand-drawn. Mount the sections of your
newspaper on paper that is at minimum 11x17” and at maximum ½ the size of a regular poster board. You
may use the front and back of whatever paper you choose to work with (it is not mandatory that you fill the
back of your paper/board, but you may choose to do so in order to effectively meet all requirements listed
below). Keep in mind that your project will be graded on completeness, adherence to directions, thoughtfulness,
creativity, grammatical correctness, and professionalism. Make sure that your name is on your finished product!
*Note: Items #1-8 are mandatory. Items #9-16 represent options from which you must choose a minimum of two. You are
welcome to include more than two, and should definitely do so if you have any blank space on your project!
1. Title/name of newspaper (The title can be related to the book, to your name, to Fort Myers High, etc.).
Articles (Each article should be at minimum 2 solid paragraphs long. You may write more than that! Bear in mind as
you are designing each article that newspapers publish their stories in columns).
2. Summary – Write a summary of the plot (who/what/where/when/why). Focus on the main problem (and its
(re)solution) and the key events from the plot. Create a catchy headline for the article. Be sure to include the title of
the book somewhere in the summary or title.
3. Character Profile – Select a character from the book. Write an article that describes this character. Include the
character’s physical appearance as well his main actions, noteworthy interactions, and key personality features.
Create a catchy headline and draw a picture that accompanies the article.
4. “Wanted” Ad – Write an article that alerts the public about the danger of one of the characters in the book.
Include a drawing of the character, a physical description, the character’s misdeeds, any other information you find
critical to the locating of this character, and details on the reward being offered for his/her capture.
Features (Each feature should be a minimum of 1 solid paragraph long. You may write more than that! Bear in mind as
you are designing each feature that newspapers publish their stories in columns).
5. Advice Column – Pretend you are one of the main characters. Write a short letter (a few sentences long) to a
newspaper advice columnist seeking help with a/the major problem you are facing in the story. Create an
assumed name yourself to use in your letter. Then, switch roles; pretend you are the advice columnist and write a
response from the columnist to the character to suggest how the problem should be solved.
6. Editorial – Choose an issue related to your book and think about your opinion on that issue. Write a letter to the
editor describing how you feel about the issue. Think carefully and honestly about what you want to say. Be sure to
create a headline for the editorial.
7. Book Review – Write a review for the novel. Explain what you liked and/or disliked about the book and support
your opinion with examples from the book. To whom would you recommend this book, and why? Create a headline
for the review.
8. Comics – Design a single comic or a comic strip that illustrates something funny relating to the story. Create a title
and include captions or speech bubbles that explain what’s happening in each frame.
Fillers: ALL of the space in your newspaper should be filled. Choose at least two of these options to include in your
newspaper; you may include more if you wish. Be creative—and make sure all fillers relate back to the novel!)
Advertisement – Create a product advertisement for something that was included in the story
Crossword Puzzle – Use words and/or events that are part of the story to design a crossword puzzle.
Obituary – Write a death notice for a character who dies in the story.
Sports Blurb – Detail any sporting events (literal or figurative) included in the story.
Travel News – Incorporate a news tidbit based on a setting or location mentioned in the text.
Classified Ads – Create a “help wanted” ad or an ad for an object that a character wants or wants to sell.
Weather – Describe the weather as captured during an important scene or event in the story.
Lost and Found – Generate a listing based on something that was lost (figuratively or literally) in the story.