UPDATED FOR CORONAVIRUS ONLINE INSTRUCTION
|AP English IV||
1. Continue reading Frankenstein and completing quizzes distributed via email and email answers due on Friday.
2. Weekly assignments will be posted on AP Classroom and due each Wednesday
|AP English III||
1. Weekly assignments will be posted on AP Classroom and due each Wednesday.
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1. Email your 5-7 sentence response to the following prompt:
Week 1: Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph explaining everything you learned about TRANSCENDENTALISM, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Due Friday. March 20.
2. Email your 5-7 sentence response to the following prompt:
Week 2: Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph about Chris McCandless (The guy we read about in Springboard and Into the Wild) What do you recall about his life and how was he inspired by the transcendentalist writing of Emerson and Thoreau?
Due Friday, March 27
3. Email your 5-7 sentene response to the following prompt:
Week 3: Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph explaining the difference between simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. Explain how comma and semicolon usage help in forming each type of sentence and provide example sentences.
Week 4 Assignment: Due April 29, 2020
Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph explaining what MLA stands for and why students MUST use this format when writing a research essay. Also explain the purpose of the Works Cited page and the purpose of in-text citations. (You can google this if you don’t remember it, but summarize in your own words)
Week 5 Assignment: Due May 6, 2020
Write a 5-7 sentence paragraph explaining the difference between concessions and refutations. How does providing concessions in a written argument help persuade a reader? Also explain the meaning of the word “counterclaim,” and how this word is related to the use of concessions and refutations in argumentative writing.
Week 6 Assignment: Due May 13, 2020
Write a 5-7 sentence story Correctly Using AT LEAST 2 commas explaining one specific event that has happened in your life during this time of quarantine while school has been canceled. You might choose to write about the moment you found out school would be cancelled for good, the moment you realized you miss school, or the moment during this time when something happened that you were not expecting.
Final Assignment or Course Conclusion: Due May 18, 2020
Write a 20 sentence narrative (story like a journal entry) taking your reader step-by-step through your “CoronaVirus Experience.” Start with the moment you found out school would be canceled, and end with the moment you started writing this narrative. If your daily life has been uneventful, you may write about the feelings of boredom, the feelings of not knowing what to expect, or the feelings of going to a store and seeing people with masks on. If you miss school or friends, write about that feeling and how you would like to spend this time differently. If you have enjoyed this break from the school, work, etc. tell about it and how much you need this break.
We are required to provide our students with 3 more assignments and a final or "course conclusion" assignment. These assignments are meant to keep everything you learned "fresh" in your mind in preparation for the next school year. They are not meant to "hurt" your grade.
You have probably noticed that grades for these assignments have not been entered into power school. This is because we are not allowed to penalize students for not doing the assignments, because so many do not have the technological capabilities to complete them. However, there are parents and students who have been concerned about their children "falling behind." These assignments are meant to address those concerns.
If any of you have any questions, please let me know. I may not have the answers, because I will try to help you.
Much love to all of you,