Novels and Plays in 11th Grade English; AHSGE Reading Objectives

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Summer Reading Novels
Regular Class Novels
Fahrenheit 451
By Ray Bradbury
A Summer Reading novel

deDeath Be Not Proud
By John Gunther
The heart-wrenching story of an amazing teenager facing the ultimate doom. His father tells the story that leaves a mark on anyone who reads it.
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farewellA Farewell to Arms
By Ernest Hemingway
The best American novel to emerge from World War I. It is an unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.
fivepeoplecov_new.jpgThe Five People You Meet in Heaven
By Mitch Albom
The unforgettable story of the five people an amusement park employee meets after dying to save a young girl on a ride.
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deception_point_tn_on.gifDeception Point
By Dan Brown
When a NASA satellite discovers a rare object, they need an intelligence analyst to verify it. This is a big believable story unfolding at breakneck pace.
The Great Gatsby
By F. Scot Fitzgerald
A novel about the 1920s we will start after 1st 9 weeks exams. The Great Gatsby Voki
The Great Gatsby help page
external image Catch22_cover.jpgCatch - 22
Joseph Heller

This is a satirical, historical novel by the American author Joseph Heller, first published in 1961. The novel, set during the later stages of World War II from 1943 onwards, is frequently cited as one of the great literary works of the Twentieth century.
SAL_CRU.jpgThe Crucible
By Arthur Miller
The famous witch hunts of Salem, Massachusetts mirror the modern "witch hunts" of the 1950s. The gripping story is as powerful as it is classic American literature.
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Recommend your favorite book to others and find a good book to read that another student recommends.
slaughterhouse_five.jpgSlaughterhouse Five
By Kurt Vonnegut
A time travel to World War II, a strange planet, and Billy Pilgrim's mind.
Summer Reading
By George Orwell
The classic story of Big Brother watching and Winston Smith waiting.
Literary Elements
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Reading Objectives on the Alabama High School Graduation Exam:

Identify supporting details

Determine sequence of events

Follow directions

Identify main idea

Draw conclusions

Determine cause and effect Propaganda; distinguish fact from opinion

Recognize summary statements

Recognize logic and arguments

Analyze literary elements

Understand figurative language

Determine meaning of words

Preview & predict; discern organizational patterns

Demonstrate reference material usage