World Literature Podcast directions: English 9 World Lit Book Podcast .pdf

World Lit Independent Reading Information Sheet-1.doc
World Literature Reading List.doc

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World Literature Independent Reading Project
Quarter 1 2009-2010
Note: In order for your book to qualify it must be by an author from a country other than the United States or the United Kingdom OR the primary setting must be outside of the United States or the United Kingdom.

  • Title:
  • Author:
  • Author’s Nationality:
  • Setting (only list the primary settings):
  • Total Pages:
  • Original Publication Date:
  • If your book is translated, who is the translator? If not translated write “NA”
  • Do you currently have a physical copy of the book?
  • If you do not have a physical copy, how soon can you get one? (Write “NA” if you have a copy.)

1. If you don’t already, obtain a physical copy of the book and bring it to class when instructed.
2. Become an expert on your book by the end of the first quarter. The quarter ends on October 15th, so you have about seven weeks to complete the book. Keep in mind that you will be reading this book in addition to assigned readings for class, so when the homework load is light read your book. This is also the book you should use for KIS Reads.
3. Read actively by taking notes in the book (use Post-its if it’s on loan), and make sure you understand the main conflicts, how the characters develop, and any major themes.
4. At the end of each weak, beginning with week three, write a 100-200 word reflection about your reading. Use your notes or post-its for ideas.
5. Your book will be the basis of a writing project at the conclusion of the first quarter, so keep track of the book.

Once your selection has been approved, fill out the following:
How many pages do you need to read per week to be completed by 15 October, 2009?
Week 1: 31 August - 4 September:
Week 2: 7-11 September:
Week 3: 14-18 September:
Week 4: 21-25 September:
Week 5: 28 September - 2 October:
Week 6: 5-9 October:
Week 7: 12-15 October:
You must be completed with your book by Thursday, 15 October, 2009.