• IB English III- Guided Choice Reading Assignment

    You will be required to choose one piece of literature from the following list.  You must form reading groups, in your class, of at least three students reading the same novel.  You need to be prepared for group discussions in class. 

    A Passage to India/E.M. Forster               

    All the King’s Men/ Robert Penn Warren

    As I Lay Dying/ William Faulkner

    Catcher in the Rye/J.D. Salinger

    East of Eden/John Steinbeck

    Frankenstein/Mary Shelley

    The Poisonwood Bible/ Barbara Kingsolver

    In Cold Blood/Truman Capote

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest/Ken Kesey

    One Hundred Years of Solitude/Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Slaughterhouse- Five/Kurt Vonnegut

    Sophie’s Choice/ William Styron

    The Awakening/Kate Chopin

    The Bluest Eye/ Toni Morrison

    The Devil in the White City/Eric Larson

    The Great Gatsby/F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The House of the Spirits/Isabel Allende

    The Invisible Man/Ralph Ellison

    The Sun Also Rises/Ernest Hemingway

    Wuthering Heights/Emily Bronte



    Reading Journal Requirement for Guided Choice Reading:

    The following five activities are mandatory:

    1.        Title page with author information, a brief summary of the novel, and list of awards and recognitions that both the author and the book have received.

    2.       Character list.

    3.       Annotated first passage of the novel (approximately 50-60 lines).

    4.       Précis (based upon a literary criticism of the book or author).

    5.       Pastiche (in the style of your author) of 500 words or more.

    Then, you will choose five more activities from the following list:

    1.       Obituary

    2.       Poem

    3.       Annotate a key passage

    4.       Illustrate a scene

    5.       Develop a comic strip of a section

    6.       Time line

    7.       Music CD for a scene or character

    8.       Museum Box

    9.       Voki that presents information

    10.   Brochure

    11.   Letters between characters

    12.   Diary entries

    13.   A new/alternate conclusion

    14.   Monologue from a character

    15.   Develop a children’s fable or “pop-up” book based on the plot.