AP English Language and Composition Summer Assignments
Please follow the instructions on the Summer Assignments document.
For Juniors, the Arthur Miller essay and Kirshon essay are to be read before reading the play, "The Crucible."
The entire summer assignment is to be turned in on the first day of class, followed by assessments on the three assigned readings during the first two weeks of class.
AP English Language and Composition
AP Chinese Language
AP English Literature and Composition
Below are the links to documents shared at the year-end AP Lit./Comp. meeting. If you were unable to attend this meeting, avail yourself of them. The syllabus is included, but there is little reference to how the Humanities Interchange Website works in conjunction with the course. Don't worry. It will all be explained within the first few days of the course. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy the reading--and journaling!
AP French Language
SP Spanish Language
For summer assignments, see documents below. If you did not pick up the Leyendas latinoamericanas text, you should borrow it from someone else in the class. I will not be available to give it to you during the summer.
Congratulations on making the commitment to take Advanced Placement Biology during the coming school year. Although the course is very challenging, I believe that with the proper attitude and disciplined work habits it can be a valuable experience for preparing you for your future.
The College Board has set an incredibly high standard for what you are expected to know at the completion of this course. In order to increase your chance for success on the AP Biology exam, it is essential that you study material on your own that time constraints prevent us from covering during the school year.
This week you need to go to the school library and check out the AP Biology text, BIOLOGY-Concepts & Connections by Neil Campbell. You are to read and comprehend
Unit VII on Ecology. This unit consists of the following chapters:
Chapter 34 The Biosphere
Chapter 35 Population Dynamics
Chapter 36 Communities & Ecosystems
Chapter 37 Behavioral Adaptations
Chapter 38 Conservation Biology
During the first week of school, you will take a unit exam on the 100 pages covered in these chapters. The exam will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short answer section worth 25 points.
The reading and evaluation of this unit will give you a head start in this course. It will give me an indication who is serious about working hard and being successful. A below average performance on this exam may be used as criteria for placing you in regular Biology. If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by and see me in room 211 or send me a
note at firstname.lastname@example.org
The AP chemistry summer assignments comprise the "Pre-AP Chemistry" summer course.
You can follow what we do daily by checking on the school web page.
The summer course covers Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6 in the Textbook and Study Guide.
If you would like to see the entire summer course, use the Pull Down Menu under "Classes/Homework" and select "Summer 2011".
AP Environmental Science Summer Assignments
The purpose of the summer assignments is to allow you to increase your awareness of the topics in environmental science through literature, current events, and internal experiences and build a foundation for a research project you will develop next year. These assignments are also a way for me to gauge your ability to develop unique, personal and critical ideas.
Step 1: Sign Up for Class Announcements:
Every student should give me their email by going to the following site:
If you don't receive confirmation emails at the end of June and July, contact me at email@example.com
Step 2: Five Assignments
You should be prepared to present your insights from these assignments to the class during the first week of classes.
- Have an “Activist Experience”
- Read an Environmental Science-based book.
- Read and Analyze 10 current articles (from June, July and August) related to Environmental Issues
- Have a Ecological Perception Experience
- Develop an Environmental Issue Research Proposal.
Put your Products in an organized notebook
Your products should be collected in a notebook and turned in the first day of class. The notebook should have labeled tabs for each topic and for the book review, the personal perception experience and the project proposal.
You will find detailed information in the attached files below. Assessment Criteria:I will be assessing your products looking for insights that are fresh, personal, unique, passionate and critical.