The Assignments

Students will be responsible for completing an assignment for each of their two self-selected books.

Fiction Assignment

You will complete a project based on your fiction book with your teacher’s guidance during the first week of school. You will be expected to have a thorough and detailed understanding of the text to be able to complete the project.

Please see the page for your fiction selection to help you with vocabulary and background for your book:


Nonfiction Assignment

Write an essay response using the following prompt: What makes the protagonist in this book a hero?

Essay Specifications:

  • The essay will be due one week after the first day of school.
  • The essay must be typed (students without access to a computer will have the opportunity to type at school).
  • The essay must include three quotations as text evidence; these quotations should be drawn from the beginning, middle, and end of each book. Every quotation should list in parentheses the page number where it can be found in the book.
  • The essay should be between 600 and 900 words.

Click here for some resources to help you write your essay.

Please note that you may submit your essay electronically through a plagiarism detection system, which will check your work for originality.