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AP English Literature

AP Literature Summer Work for 2018-2019

*Students must join the Google Classroom in order to submit summer work. Due Dates are July 1, August 1 & August 


Google Classroom Code:  rves53u


1) Purchase & Read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Upon Completion of reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, you are to create a Major Works Data Sheet. The due date is July 1st. 

*See attachment for the Major Works Data Sheet


Synopsis of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.  Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras.



2) Purchase & Read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Upon Completion of reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, you are to create a Major Works Data Sheet. The due date is August 1st. 

*See attachment for the Major Works Data Sheet


Synopsis of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.


3) Write an AP Essay over The Kite Runner OR Never Let Me Go. There are six essay prompts to chose from for your essay. Pick ONLY one! The due date is August 13.

*See attachment for the AP Essay Requirements and Prompt Choices


4) Study Vocabulary Words. You will be tested over the first section, titled General, the second week of school. This consists of 18 Literary Terms. The exam will be all 18 definitions and you will be asked to fill in the blanks with the correct Literary Term. There is no word bank provided and spelling does count on the Exam. I will give 1/2 credit if the word is correct but the spelling is incorrect.

*See attachment for AP Literary Terms


<2018-2019 AP Literary Terms.pdf>