Introduction to Summer Reading 2018 “Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes” by Edith Hamilton

HELLO! Happy Summer!

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It’s been a while since I last posted and I cannot believe that it is already mid July! I am heading to Costa Rica in about 21 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes and some odd seconds, but whose counting?

Today’s post is going to be all about the Boca High summer reading for Sophomore AICE English 2018. This is to help you plan out your reading and to help you dig deeper into the text.

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Here are the supplies you should obtain to complete this reading:

  • The book “Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes” by Edit Hamilton. I found a PDF which can be found here. But, this book is BIG and I don’t recommend reading it digitally online if you can obtain the book in hard copy or print a copy of the PDF. At the same time, we also want to be saving book stores, so again, if you can afford to purchase a copy (even a used one) support a local business and buy it!
  • a pen (or pencil – but you know how I feel about pencils) to write in your book (YES! – I recommend annotating!)
  • paper – a section of a notebook – a whole notebook – a document on your computer – somewhere you can take notes as you read….many of you learned this year the power of annotation and I think that the AP Seminar scores show this for real! NOTE: This book is not a cohesive story line – it is a compilation of various stories and facts from Greek and Roman mythology – therefore there will be moments of confusion and moments where you are going to want to remember where you read something – because there WILL BE crossover in the stories! Taking notes, using sticky notes, what ever your fancy is – will help!
  • Time & A Quiet Space – do not leave this reading until the last minute – it will not be helpful and you are going to feel frustrated. I also don’t recommend sitting in a loud open space (i.e. the beach) to read this and truly comprehend this text – so carve out some time and space for yourself.

Here is an example a reading schedule. Starting Friday, I will release guiding questions to go along with the sections. So…this means that by Friday I will release questions for the Introduction. Yes, I know that you probably like introductions as much as you like planning, but for the book, it is really important!

Read By
Introduction to Classical Mythology 7/16/18
Chapters 1 & 2 7/18/18
Chapters 3 & 4 7/20/18
Chapters 5 & 6 7/22/18
Chapters 7 & 8 7/23/18
Chapters 9 – 12 7/25/18
Chapters 13 & 14 7/27/18
Chapters 15 & 16 7/29/18
Chapters17 – 19 7/30/18
Chapters 20 & 21 8/1/18
Chapters22 & 23 8/3/18

Last but not least, I am working on creating a way for you (and maybe even me) to discuss the readings. I will have more details when I release the first set of questions!

Email me or send me a DM on Instagram if you have any ideas, questions, or thoughts!

Best,

Miss Krzyzanowski

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