Student Summer Assignments
Summer Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
If you have any questions regarding the English assignments, you may contact Mr. Tim Gannon at TGannon@spellman.com.
1.) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Honors Only) or Kindred by Octavia Butler (College Prep Only). Please read and take notes, as there will be in-class essay upon entering school. Each book will be the first text taught in the class, and each student should be fully prepared for class discussions and writing assignments after the in-class essay.
2.) The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho (required for all). After finishing the book, (1) create a poster (11X14) divided into 4 sections. Choose 4 life lessons Santiago learned and attach one to each section on the poster. Name the character from the book who taught him the lesson along with the lesson itself.Then, (2) complete a 6-8 sentence paragraph on why the following scripture verse encapsulates the main theme of THE ALCHEMIST.
“FOR WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE ALSO WILL YOUR HEART BE.” MATTHEW 6:21 (New American Bible revised edition)