12th Grade Summer ReadingChronicles of a Death ForetoldAll that is expected of you is to read the book critically. When you enter class at the beginning of the year there will be an assessment to determine the depth of your reading and the critical thinking used to connect to the author's purpose and style, themes, characters, setting, and Point of View
STUDENTS: Why we do summer reading (besides ensuring we cover all material necessary for next year and beyond)… What Research Says About Reading:
The following points are from Reading In and Out of Schools, a publication prepared by the Educational Testing Service for the US Department of Education, and Patterns of Reading Practice, a publication of The Institute for Academic Excellence.
A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister.
- The amount of reading that students do for school, and do out of school are both positively related to their reading achievement.
- Students who reported discussing their reading had higher average reading achievement than students who reported never having this opportunity,
- When ranked according to the amount of reading they do, students in the top 5 percent read 144 times more that students in the bottom 5 percent.
Yet if everyone knew the murder was going to happen, why did no one intervene to stop it? The more that is learned, the less is understood, and as the story races to its inexplicable conclusion, an entire society--not just a pair of murderers—is put on trial