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Ms. Loucks (Hawryschuk)
11 Regents, British Literature Honors, English 12: Theater Arts
SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS:
11 Regents: 2 (full-length) books of choice
Non-AP/Honors Senior English Courses: 2 (full-length) books of choice
British Literature Honors:
1. Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor
- There is also an audio version of the text on YouTubeThomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor - this text is the foundation of the course!
As you read, it would be wise to take notes on the major ideas in each chapter (and some of the examples that speak to you). It would also be helpful to make connections between Foster's concepts and texts that you've read in school or independently. We will use the book to launch our year. If you loan the book out from the public library and need to return it before school opens, notes will be even more useful to you.
2. One (full-length) book of choice--preferably written by a British author. You may desire to explore a more modern and/or diverse British writer. The course covers major English canonical texts and authors between c. 100 BCE and 1900 (and reflects primarily Anglo, male voices).