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AP United States History Summer Reading Assignment 2021-2022 school year
You will be required to read the first three chapters of America’s History, the sixth edition, the pages are 5 to 100. While reading you will take notes on the material.
The questions that need to be answered are embedded throughout the reading, please pay attention as you read and answer all questions throughout the text. The questions are not numbered so make sure that you label the page number and questions so you can find them when we discuss them in class during week 1.
As for notes, please don’t rewrite the text book, take the main ideas, key people and key dates from the reading, for this initial assignment there is no required format, I want to see your work and what you deem as important etc.
We will have an assessment covering this material within the first week of school, so it is imperative that you complete this assignment.
The summer reading assignment will be your first grade of the year, we will also have an assessment that includes the assigned readings within the first few weeks of class.
This assignment will be collected on the first day of school.
Please come find Mr. Griffing in room 208 prior to the end of the school year to sign out a text book and ask any questions before summer vacation.
Spanish IV (HONORS)
Hello Students. I am so excited to have you in the Spanish IV Class! ¡No puedo esperar a verlos!
This class is fun but requires a lot of work as the idea is that we ONLY use Spanish in class. In order for you to be prepared for the fall I would like you to review structures that we have learned before.
Review and complete the following Mini-Tests in the Grammar part of StudySpanish.com website, If you get under 90% review again and complete the Basic Quiz. Make sure to save proof of work: 2, 5,6, 10, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,23, 26,28,29,30, 31,32,33,34,37,38.
In order to review or practice for all Language competences, I am going to give you freedom to choose what to do. Make sure it is appropriate to share in class :)
For Interpretative Listening: Complete any Listening exercise you can think of iSpanish. Listen to a podcast in Spanish, a song, watch a movie, a video, did you have the chance to speak with someone in spanish? etc . Write a paragraph in Spanish explaining what you didYou Can refer to the websites that I will give you at the end of this assignment, but feel free to do something different that interests you.
For Interpretative Reading. Read a short story in Spanish (No less than one page). It could be a tale, story, the news, a recipe, a poem. Save a copy of it and Write in Spanish what was that about and your reflection about it.
For Presentational Writing and Speaking : Do something fun, but cultural and create a short presentation in Spanish (about 7 slides). Go to a museum, a Hispanic restaurant, interpret a mural, describe a place where you go during this summer, paint something, make a song, create a poem or comics, etc Make sure to take pictures. IN SPANISH!
In order to keep your vocabulary sharpened, make sure to play games like Doulingo, Quizlet, Words With friends in Spanish.
Here is a list of websites that you can use to help you to complete the work required.:
List of online resources to investigate and use:
CNN en español: www.cnn.com/espanol
El País (Madrid): www.elpais.es
El Mundo: www.elmundo.es
BBC Languages: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/
People en español: www.peopleenespanol.com/pespanol/
Lyrics Training: https://lyricstraining.com/
TV Azteca: https://www.aztecanoticias.com.mx/
AP Literature and Composition
“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” – Carl Sagan
From the desk of the AP College Board: The Course Description
The AP English Literature and Composition course focuses on reading, analyzing, and writing about imaginative literature (fiction, poetry, drama) from various periods. Students engage in close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, and symbolism. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.
The purpose of summer reading is not to torture ourselves and drown ourselves in language we aren’t paying attention to, but to enrich our minds with literature we may not have otherwise been exposed to. It’s to explore worlds we haven’t explored before, journey through lifetimes, imaginations, and curiosities. When we read, we expand our reading and writing skills. We become familiar with new vocabulary, voices, and styles of writing. We see how others construct thoughts into sentences--into paragraphs--and we see how others navigate the complexities of the English language.
Furthermore, literary analysis is not about breaking our backs over determining one, solitary (or perhaps most popular) “right answer.” No author writes hoping their readers will struggle through ordinary thoughts and reactions. Be extraordinary readers--give the author respect and appreciation by thinking outside the box, and arriving at interpretive conclusions that would blow the mind of even the author as if saying, “Look at all the things I’ve found in your writing when everyone else was looking elsewhere!” Be creative readers and thinkers. There is no time for ordinary.
This summer, you will choose two major texts and five poems to read and deeply consider. Approach all literary Works from the perspective of creative thinking. What connections can you draw from the text, what new perspectives can you offer from the lens of your personal worldview? Use what you have already learned about reading to help inform your thinking through this process.
More specifically, you will be asked to write three responses (short essays; 3-5 paragraphs each). Details of each response will be listed under the reading list.
Choose one novel, one play, and five poems. While you read, actively read by annotating and keeping a reading journal. The journal should be an expansion of your annotative thoughts. There is no set order on how you should set up your journal, so do what works best for you.