* All Senior Project and ID Unit Project Research Papers are due on Friday, 12/6!
Choose a topic
Annotated Bibliography (Source Citations plus one paragraph evaluation): Seniors (10+ sources), Juniors (7+ sources)
Research Notes (30+)
Organize research into an outline
Write rough draft of research paper
Final typed research paper with bibliography, MLA Formatted: Seniors (8-10 pages), Juniors (5-7 pages)
Annotated Bibliography must include:
Create an annotated bibliography for your ID Unit Topic. Must include at least one of the following: Book, Article (News, Magazine, online or print), Web Site, Academic Journal (Gale Virtual Reference Library counts), Interview (Optional)
Essay Prompt: What makes a speech effective and persuasive? Choose one speech from the book, Great Speeches of the 20th Century, and complete a rhetorical analysis essay. Consider the rhetorical appeals, devices, the audience, purpose and speaker. Include specific textual evidence to back up your claims.
Essay Final Draft Must Include:
Specific textual evidence, cited in MLA Format, explained and analyzed
Elements of “SOAPStone” (Subject, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Speaker, Tone)
Discussion of author’s Text Structure
Evaluate the author’s Rhetorical Appeals (Logos, Ethos, Pathos)
Analyze rhetorical devices (use academic vocabulary from AP Language packet)
A well-organized 2-3 page essay (Introduction, Body, Conclusion)
Editing/Revision for spelling, grammar and conventions
MLA Formatting (12 point, Times New Roman, Double Spaced, correct parenthetical citations)
“Books are trees made immortal.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Accelerated Reader is back! All Civitas SOL English students will need to reach their AR reading goals for each 5-week report card. Accelerated Reader points make up 10% of the total Civitas SOL English grade. The final reading goals for the Fall 2013 semester are due on Friday, December 13.
To take a book quiz, please follow the directions below:
Check with your English teacher first about the book you completed. You will need to show a copy of the book and take the quiz in class. (In order to prevent cheating, quizzes taken outside of class may be deleted.)
To take a reading book quiz, under Accelerated Reader, click “Start Working.”
Search for your book title.
Click “Take Quiz.”
It will ask you, “How did you read the book?” Select “I read by myself.”
Then take the quiz (usually 10-20 questions).
If you pass the quiz, your teacher will update your points in your grade. If you fail the quiz, contact your teacher to possibly retake the assessment.
Special Note: If you are reading a book that does not have an Accelerated Reader quiz, contact your teacher. You can still earn points towards your grade if you successfully conduct a “Book Talk” with your teacher.