City Honors School Summer Reading 2019 - Entering Grade 12
Native Son by Richard Wright
ISBN-10: 9780061148507 or ISBN-13: 978-0061148507
The novel Native Son, by Richard Wright, is the first of two works used for the discussion portion of the IB Part 2 Oral Assessment, the Individual Oral Commentary (IOC), so please read carefully and annotate with this in mind.
ASSIGNMENT: Motif study
Definition of a motif:
“In a literary work, a motif can be seen as an image, sound, action, or other figure that has a symbolic significance, and contributes toward the development of a theme.”
See more at LiteraryDevices.net.
Choose ONE of the following motifs to trace throughout Native Son:
Red | Snow | Eyesight | Sleep | Light/Dark | Violence | Heat/Cold
How we will make use of the reading when we return to school:
Why we expect you to complete this reading:
Our IB Language A: Literature classes aid students in the development of their ability to engage in close, detailed analysis of literary works, as well as build understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism.
What you should do before you read these texts:
Take some time to acquaint yourself with salient (relevant) information regarding the author and the contextual aspects of the work.
Additional things you need to succeed in English Language Arts for the upcoming school year:
A list of the remaining required texts for the school year will be sent home by the end of September.