Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is generally considered to be one of the finest mysteries ever published.
“The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written.” — New York Times
“One of the most ingenious thrillers in many a day.” — Time magazine
Since there are at least 10 characters, you may find it helpful to keep track of the many different characters and their personalities. You may want to complete the chart as you read. THIS IS OPTIONAL AND WILL NOT BE GRADED.
You do have a project to complete. Please bring this on the first day of class (August for first semester students, January for second semester students). Be aware that we will spend the first week of class on this book, and you will take a test on it as well.
Be sure to read all the way to the end of the book, including the Manuscript and Epilogue!
Choose ONE of the following projects to complete, and be sure to complete all requirements.
1. Cast a movie
You are in charge of casting the newest movie version of And Then There Were None. You will research present day celebrities and decide who to cast in each role of the movie. Create a power point or Prezi presentation which includes a title slide and a slide for each of the following characters:
Each slide should include a picture of the actor or actress you have chosen, multiple reasons why this actor or actress is a good match, as well as a detailed description of each character in the book.
2. Create a board game
This project includes the board, necessary playing pieces, and rules. The game should include elements from the novel, such as overall theme, characters, location, or methods of death. Include the following:
3. Create a movie trailer
Film a 2 to 3 minute movie trailer advertising the book. Be creative- you may edit previous film footage or get a few friends together over the summer to act in your movie trailer. Include a voice-over announcer with the plot summary and timeline of when the movie will hit theaters.
4. Draw a map
This project requires you to draw a map of the island
5. Write a diary for one of the characters
Make or buy a journal that is representative of the character of your choice. You will need to write a minimum of 5 page-length entries from that character’s point of view. (If your journal is small, write the equivalent of 5 notebook paper size page-length entries.)
In Defense of Sanity – G.K. Chesterton
Teacher’s Note: This is a book of essays, and I will wager you have never read anything like this before. That is EXACTLY why I assign these essays as summer reading. Well, it’s one reason. The other is that you only have to read 10 of the essays. You only have to read 10 essays from this book (see below), so if you cannot find a free copy to borrow, look up your essays on this link: https://heidipdf.blogspot.com/2018/12/download-in-defense-of-sanity-books-pdf.html
WHAT CRITIC SAY ABOUT CHESTERTON:
“In his essays, Chesterton can move from what seems to be the ridiculous to what is unmistakably the sublime in just a few paragraphs.”
“He is a teacher who paints with words. Each of his essays is both a lesson and a work of art.”
In this compilation of essays, Chesterton covers a wide range of topics from cheese, to drawing on the ceiling with chalk, to Shakespeare’s personhood. For each essay, record ONE quote that speaks to you, or makes you think about something in a deeper way. Everyone does this for ALL 10 essays.
You should have 10 neatly typed quotes, numbered, and titled with the essay from which they came. Please include the page number after the quote if using a print version of the book or an e-version with page numbers.
Finally, you will analyze ONE essay in a four-paragraph response (See the alphabetical listing below for your assigned essay) Your response should include the following:
Think about it this way as you read: Chesterton generally tells a concrete story with a straightforward message, while also making a grander point about life often with an artistic, cultural, or spiritual message. Work to identify both and consider in your final paragraph how these two messages “work together.”
Essays Assigned by the FIRST letter of your LAST NAME.
10th Grade Summer Reading Assignment Rubric:
10 points for the quotes.
90 points for the essay.
Development: 40 points
Organization: 30 points
Style: 20 points
TOTAL POINTS: 100 Due Date: Your first day of Eng. II Honors class
Mrs. Huff and Mrs. Williamson
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (contains strong language)
Educated by Tara Westover
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
As you read, keep the following assignment in mind:
Directions: Create a Google Slide presentation that analyzes how one of the following topics is developed in the autobiography. Make sure your analysis
Follow the rubric and use your personal creativity to create a fantastic presentation which analyzes how your topic (grit, family ties, or opportunity) is developed.
Summer Reading Presentation Criteria
__________ of 20 points
__________ of 10 points
__________ of 45 points
________ of 75 points