AP English Language Summer Homework


In order to get you prepared for the APELAC course, you are required to complete two summer assignments. If you fail to come to the first day of class without the work completed, you may be dropped from the course.

Assignment #1 – The Language of Composition

Read and take notes on Chapters 1-3 in The Language of Composition textbook. You will need to get this textbook from Mr. Nittle before the end of school on Thursday, June 4.

You should have a minimum of four full pages of C-notes for Chapter 1, two full pages for chapter 2, and two pages for chapter 3. Therefore, you should come to class with a minimum of 8 full pages of C-Notes. Pay special attention to the rhetorical terms in bold. The definitions to these terms are either embedded in the text, or found in the glossary in the back of the book.

Assignment #2 – Always Running

Read Always Running by Luis Rodriguez. You should complete a 2-paragraph journal for every chapter (Preface + 10 chapters) in the text. In your journal you may reflect on what is happening in the story, your feelings about the characters, questions you have about the story or characters, the writing itself, how you think this text compares to other texts you have read or are reading, or anything else you would like to write about. You will turn in 11 journals on the first day of class. Be prepared to take an AR test on the book at the start of the school year.

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Nittle. Happy summer reading!

Summer Youth Work Program

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If you’re interested in a job for the summer, check it out!

The youth eligibility for the summer work program is as follows:

1) Be 14 – 24 years old

2) Live in the City of Los Angeles

3) Student’s family must meet the low income criteria or receive public assistance or you are a foster child or homeless

4) Must have the right to work in the U.S.

For more information, click here.

Summer Internships Available!

Interns Wanted

Check out the following Summer Internships available:

  • Summer Law Internship Opportunity: Juniors/Seniors Only. Candidates must attend a Job Skills Workshop on March 22 to be considered. Only for students with rights to work in the U.S.
  • Dream Summer Internship: Project of the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center. Students must be 18 years old by June 2014, all students eligible regardless of immigration status. Deadline is April 14.
  • EcoVoices Work Experience Program: Must be seniors, ages 17+. Meeting Friday, March 14, 1:15-3:45 in Gurrola’s Room 235 for more information. Click Here for more info.
  • Urban Science Corps Summer Internship Program: For all high school students, must be strongly interested and consistent in attendance. Meeting Friday, March 14, 1:15-3:45 in Gurrola’s Room 235 for more information. Click Here for more info.