11th Grade

11th Grade

American Literature and Honor’s American Literature

catcherintherye You will need to obtain a copy of The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger and read the entire text. Once you have read the text, then you will have a CHOICE of products to create to demonstrate your comprehension of the text. Check out the attachment here for your product choices. The Catcher in the Rye Project Options

AP Language/American Literature

AP Lang: Read Destiny of the Republic by Candace Millard and complete the blog assignment listed below.


You will hand in your blog address to your teacher on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (regardless of what semester you have literature).

  1. Please start with a 300 word, thorough summary of the section (can be longer)
  2. Quotes – Pick at least 2 important quotes in the section. Please explain (for each quote) – Why is it important? What does it add to the piece of literature? Why did it stand out to you? What does it foreshadow?  What does it reveal? (300 words per quote analysis)
  3.  Style and Rhetorical Elements – Choose 3 examples of effective rhetorical elements. You must write the sentence with the rhetorical element, citing correctly. Write a detailed 200-word minimum analysis of each rhetorical element (600 words total). Some questions to consider:  How do they enhance the meaning? Why do you think the author places them in this particular location? How does the meaning of the text change without this device? What is the effect of the rhetorical element? You must cite specifically from your book.
  4. Theme – What theme(s) pop out of the text? Why is this important? How does it connect to the rest of the text or what is currently taking place? For each entry, themes may develop or change – I expect to see growth in understanding as you progress in the novel. (200 words)
  5. Personal Response – How does the text make you feel – in the heart, in the spirit, in the mind, on the senses? Why? What windows or doors does it open for you? Why? Does it close anything down for you? What makes this text unique? Why? How did the piece of literature make you speculate about life or find a connection to another text or academic discipline? (300 words)