Welcome, wonderful people! Get excited for your time in the 10th Grade World Literature Honors Class! We’re gonna have some fun and learn some STUFF!

The goal of this website is to get you started over the summer working through some literature from people and places very different from the ones you may be used to. So here is your job for a quiz grade when the school year starts.

1 – Read each required short story from the dropdown menu above.

2 – Leave a comment of at least 150 words under each story…

  • telling us what you thought of the story
  • asking any questions you might have about the story
  • connecting the story to anything you’ve read, heard, or seen that you found interesting

3 – Comment on at least 2 of your peers’ posts responding to their thoughts. Not 2 per story, just 2 over the whole blog.

Remember as you read that most or all of these stories are from people and places that are deeply unfamiliar to and different from you and your life. They will feel foreign and confusing in many ways, much like if you’ve ever visited a foreign country. Approach difference and confusion with respect, curiosity, and scholarly questioning. Read to learn, and sit in the discomfort of reading something culturally different and new.

If at any point you are confused or unsure of what to do, email me at danah.hashem@lca.edu.

Looking forward to working with you!
Ms. Hashem