English For Life (Pd.2)-2020-2021 Assignments

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DEBATE - Valedictorian's Speech on Abortion in Google Classroom

DEBATE - Valedictorian's Speech on Abortion

Let's engage in uncomfortable conversations young scholars.


What are your thoughts on this most sensitive issue? Please respond in one paragraph (8-12 sentences).

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PBL - Project Based Learning - Due Date is Monday June 7, 2021. in Google Classroom

PBL - Project Based Learning - Due Date is Monday June 7, 2021.

This assignment is for  ALL  students with an NX.


If you have NOT submitted any work for Semester Two this is also for you.

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Herd Immunity in Google Classroom

Herd Immunity

Guiding Questions:
1. What are the key details from each paragraph?
2. What is the purpose of the details?
3. What is the central idea?


Write your response in 8-10 to the question " What are your thoughts about trying to achieve herd immunity? Explain.

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Exit Ticket - May 21, 2021 - Is it Ok to Quit? in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket - May 21, 2021 - Is it Ok to Quit?

You are required to complete this Exit Ticket on the due date.


1. Write a response to this question  " Is it Ok to Quit?"  in at least ONE paragraph (8-10 sentences)
2. As you state your claim, remember to give evidence to support this claim
3. Explain your reason for the position that you have taken on this topic.



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EXIT TICKET - Banned Books in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - Banned Books

Write a response (in complete sentences) for each prompt/question.


1. Have you ever read a book that you never knew was banned?
2. What are the reasons associated with the banning of books?
3. Curate an outline for your book and explain how you would like it to be received by your audience.
4. Illustrate or explain why you think book will become obsolete or will always be available.

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Final English Project - Due Date - May 7, 2021 in Google Classroom

Final English Project - Due Date - May 7, 2021

This assignment is based on our close reading, listening, viewing and discussion of the play " A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry.
You are required to choose wisely and submit your project in a timely fashion.You are encouraged to work assiduously and complete this assignment with a sense of purpose.

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"Curated Checklist for Final Project Tasks" - Due April 30th

You will work as a team to create the checklists for Tasks #2 #3 and #4
You will submit ONE  document with each team member's name on the document.
You are reminded to be professional about this assignment, in fact in all your undertaking.

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Current Events: The New York Times in Google Classroom

Current Events: The New York Times

To improve your vocabulary and have an informed opinion on current events we will engage in close reading of the New York Times.


Guidelines:
1. Browse and look at each title, picture, and sub-title
2. Select an article that piques your interest and read with a sense of purpose.
3. Consider the 5ws - Who, that, where, when, why, and How
4. Are you ready to share?

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SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT in Google Classroom

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE YOUR SUMMATIVE ASSIGNMENT HERE.
IT IS CRUCIAL THAT YOU DO THIS FOR YOURSELF



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Formative Assessment - March 23, 2021 in Google Classroom

Formative Assessment - March 23, 2021

Please read the directions carefully and then write your response.
The allotted time is 40 minutes.

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Your Working Vocabulary and Definition Document-

Your Working Vocabulary and Definition Document- " A Raisin in the Sun"

You will show OWNERSHIP for your work during our reading, exploration, analysis and study of the play " A Raisin in the Sun"
You are encouraged to add to this document daily ( add other words/term that pique your interest, relevant Gif and quotations).
This document becomes due on Monday March 22.

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EXIT TICKET - March 11, 2021 in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - March 11, 2021


Create a character playlist- Choose a character from the play; what five songs represent this character? Explain why?

-Or- Which five songs would this character have on repeat?
Please write in complete sentences.

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Pre- Assessment - On Demand Writing in Google Classroom

Pre- Assessment - On Demand Writing

Your Task: Write TWO paragraphs in response to either prompt 1 or 2

Prompt 1: Who is the most influential woman you know? How would you characterize her ?( provide examples) How does she inspire you?
OR
Prompt 2: Susan B. Anthony was an activist who fought for women’s rights, including the right to vote. Do you think her work was essential to women’s freedom today? Provide evidence to support your claim.

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Exit Ticket- My Grade for Marking Period 1 - Term 1 in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket- My Grade for Marking Period 1 - Term 1

If I have completed the following then I should earn a passing grade for marking period one:-

1. Adhere to the MAST Virtual MUST-Haves
2. Completed My Cover Letter and Resume
3. Completed at least ONE Exit ticket
4. Engage in a meaningful way in the Breakout room
5. Support/encourage a classmate/ concept or meaningful activity in the class

You must justify this grade by writing four to six sentences.

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MY RESUME in Google Classroom

MY RESUME

You are encouraged to utilize the template given for the resume. This serves as a guide. Please be cognizant of the fact that future employers and professors are looking out for tenacity shown in this pandemic and how you overcome obstacles.
Each of you will NOT have the same Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV). Be authentic
A rubric is attached, but if it is to much to decipher, I will create a studently friendly version.
YES YOU CAN!🤓

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EXIT TICKET - WHAT IS A COVER A LETTER? in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - WHAT IS A COVER A LETTER?

SO, YOU MAY LIKELY HAVE TO WRITE A COVER LETTER VERY SOON.
WHAT IS A COVER LETTER?
IN ONE PARAGRAPH OF ABOUT 8-10 SENTENCES EXPLAIN WHAT IS A COVER LETTER.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE ITS PURPOSE AND MAJOR FEATURES.

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THE COVER LETTER - ARE YOU READY TO WRITE YOUR COVER LETTER? in Google Classroom

THE COVER LETTER - ARE YOU READY TO WRITE YOUR COVER LETTER?

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO SPEND TIME ON THIS ASSIGNMENT BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT YOU AND CAREER AND COLLEGE.
DO NOT SAY 'I AM CONFUSED' - PLEASE DO CLOSE READING AND RE-READING AND ASK PERTINENT QUEESTIONS BECAUSE THIS IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR EMPOWERMENT.

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EMAIL ETIQUETTE in Google Classroom

EMAIL ETIQUETTE

Please answer the following questions after viewing the video.
1 . How do you ensure that your email is respectful and not demanding?
2. How do end almost any email?
3.What is an appropriate greeting when requesting a recommendation from your teacher?
4. What will you write in the subject line when informing your teaching that you will be absent?
5. What will you write in the subject line to ask your professor for his/her Office hours?

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POETRY in Google Classroom

POETRY

" Dreams Deferred" is written by Langston Hughes. You are encouraged to read this poem with a sense of purpose. Utilize the guiding questions to support your comprehension and appreciation of the message in the poem? What is the message in this poem?

Question: How does this poem connect to the theme of Black History Month 2021? " The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.
Write your response ( with the proper and appropriate heading) in at least two paragraphs

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On-Demand Writing in Google Classroom

On-Demand Writing

1. Voting age should be raised to 21.
OR
2. Seniors should take a Gap Year
Please see the checklist for the On-Demand writing

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Current Events - January 12 -15, 2021 in Google Classroom

Current Events - January 12 -15, 2021

You will work in Breakout Rooms and engage in 25 minutes of close reading and analysis of the informational text on current events.
Please utilize the Guiding questions to support your comprehension of the text.

Be prepared to engage in meaningful discussions as well as ask pertinent questions.

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Vocabulary Workout -Jan. 08. 2021 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Workout -Jan. 08. 2021

Please follow the directions.

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EXIT TICKET - JANUARY 6, 2021 in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - JANUARY 6, 2021

"THE URGENCY OF NOW"
EXPLAIN IN YOUR OWN WORDS WHAT THIS QUOTE MEANS AS IT PERTAINS TO YOU BEING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND MEMBERS/PARTICIPANTS IN A COMMUNITY.

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EXIT TICKET- JANUARY 5, 2021 in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET- JANUARY 5, 2021

WHY IS IT CRUCIAL TO THINK ABOUT YOUR THINKING? HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT YOURSELF AS AN INDEPENDENT THINKER?
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO WRITE RESPONSES TO THESE QUESTIONS

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ARGUMENT ESSAY - THE PROMPT, RUBRIC,RESOURCES AND TEMPLATE in Google Classroom

ARGUMENT ESSAY - THE PROMPT, RUBRIC,RESOURCES AND TEMPLATE

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO READ THE PROMPT CAREFULLY. TURN THE PROMPT INTO A QUESTION AND WRITE YOUR ARGUMENT ESSAY.
THIS ESSAY BECOMES DUE JANUARY 5, 2021.

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CURRENT EVENT - MARKING PERIOD 3 in Google Classroom

CURRENT EVENT - MARKING PERIOD 3

AS YOU ARE NOW ENGAGED IN ARGUMENT WRITING YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO CLOSE READING AND KEEP ABREAST OF CURRENT AFFAIRS.
THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT THE ROLL OUT OF THE COVID 19 VACCINE
WRITE A RESPONSE TO ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT IS INCLUDED ON THE PAGE

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EXIT TICKET - DECEMBER 15 in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - DECEMBER 15

EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS THAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT MALALA SO THAT SHE CAN BE CONSIDERED A NEWS ICON.
ONE PARAGRAPH

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EXIT TICKET- DEC.10 -

EXIT TICKET- DEC.10 - " UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS"

'MASKS, PHYSICAL DISTANCING, TESTS AND VACCINES'
1. WRITE ONE PARAGRAPH IN WHICH YOU EXPLAIN WHAT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE BUT YOU MUST HAVE CONVERSATION (NOT CHIT CHAT/SMALL TALK) ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

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ON DEMAND WRITING in Google Classroom

ON DEMAND WRITING

IS MALALA A NEWS ICON?
-WHAT IS NOTEWORTHY ABOUT HER MEMOIR?
- WHAT CONNECTION CAN YOU MAKE TO MALALA? TEXT TO SELF , TEXT TO TEXT OR TEXT TO WORLD?

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READING TEAMS AND MENU OF ACTIVITIES in Google Classroom

READING TEAMS AND MENU OF ACTIVITIES

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WORK IN GROUPS, COLLABORATE AND COMPLETE READING AND ANALYSES OF THE MEMOIR " I AM MALALA'
PRESENTATIONS WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

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The Central Idea Essay ( Text analysis essay) in Google Classroom

The Central Idea Essay ( Text analysis essay)

“ Malala gives a lucid account of her experience of growing older and aware. How does her description develop into a central idea? “
You will identify a central idea ( hopefully from your NoteCatcher) and a writing strategy that Malala uses to flesh out this central idea.

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DO NOW  - 11/05/2020 in Google Classroom

DO NOW - 11/05/2020

You are encouraged to read directions carefully.

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Breakout Rooms - Questions for Discussion and Exit Ticket in Google Classroom

Breakout Rooms - Questions for Discussion and Exit Ticket

Questions and prompts to which students should have a response as they read:

1.Identify some key details of Malala’s family and culture. What is the purpose of the details?
Malala’s family can be characterized as….
These details about Malala’s family help the reader understand….
2.In what way/s is Malala’s childhood different from yours? Use the text to identify the details.
3. How do the details enrich Malala’s memoir?
4.What central idea do you identify in chapter 4? How do key details come together to create this central idea?

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Close Reading and Analysis - Chapter 2 in Google Classroom

Close Reading and Analysis - Chapter 2

You are encouraged to do close reading, analytical jottings and make entry into the note catcher.

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I Am Malala - Making Connections- Exit Ticket in Google Classroom

I Am Malala - Making Connections- Exit Ticket

You are encouraged to make connections as you read , explore and enjoy the story of Malala.

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Exit Ticket - Making Connections - I Am Malala in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket - Making Connections - I Am Malala

Please look at the menu of questions and choose one from each category. Write your response.

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Homework - Reading the Prologue in Google Classroom

Homework - Reading the Prologue

1. Read the Prologue from I Am Malala
2. Click on the document and read the instructions.

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It's never done ... in Google Classroom

It's never done ...

After submitting your Personal Statement please understand that you are not done, the challenge continues.
Do the following:
1. Write and submit a recommendation for the English course for Term 1. Give valid reasons and explanations.
2.Create no more than 4 Google slides that give directions for drafting to the publishing of a Personal Statement.

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My Personal Statement in Google Classroom

My Personal Statement

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Identity and Community in Google Classroom

Identity and Community

Based on your experience in your recent town hall meetings and this weeks lessons on the theme of Identity and community it is hoped that you will be empowered to complete your first major writing assignment. You are encouraged to continue to think about your WHY (purpose) and how you will maintain your purpose for the school year. Write three paragraphs in which you explain your WHY (purpose) and how this will be maintained.
Please write in the document that is provided.

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Breakout Room Activities ( After viewing Ceasar Chavez video via Nearpod) in Google Classroom

Breakout Room Activities ( After viewing Ceasar Chavez video via Nearpod)

1. Brainstorm and produce ( write) a working definition for the word community.
2. Discuss and be able to explain how identity and community are closely related.
3. Based on the creation and experience with your visual mind map; work together and create a collage that will represent or symbolize community.