9th Grade Regular English 1 Summer Assignment

9th Grade Summer Reading 2022-2023

Park Vista Community High School

Directions:  Students are to print out a copy of each of the four stories and read them.  After reading the stories, students are to complete the two questions for each of the four stories.  Please make sure to answer the questions fully and use textual evidence to support your thinking (at least 5-7 sentences per question). Type your answer in Times New Roman 12 Font. 

Links to the stories are provided.

List of Short Stories:

“The Watch” by Elie Wiesel

https://www.goucher.edu/library/documents/Goucher-The-Watch.pdf

“Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros

https://www.kenwoodacademy.org/ourpages/auto/2015/3/30/65964006/SS%20Eleven.pdf

“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker

https://www.scott.kyschools.us/userfiles/1778/Classes/3014/OC%20Doc%20Alice%20Walker%20and%20Everyday%20Use.pdf

“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

https://my.hrw.com/support/hos/hostpdf/host_text_219.pdf

Question 1

Identify a theme addressed in the story and explain the significance of the theme throughout the story. Please make sure to answer the question fully and use textual evidence to support your thinking (at least 5-7 sentences per question).

Question 2

What is the role of the main character and how does the main character contribute to the theme you choose in question one.  Please make sure to answer the question fully and use textual evidence to support your thinking (at least 5-7 sentences per question).


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