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  • Summer Reading
    You've only got 3 days left! Here are the details on summer reading.

    Summer Reading: AP English Literature

    Please be sure that you finish the following summer reading assignments by the first day of school, Monday, August 15. If you haven’t started the reading or note-taking assignments yet, start now. Carefully read and annotate The Great Gatsby & Their Eyes Were Watching God. The note-taking assignment is due at the beginning of the period on August 15 and you will be tested on your understanding of the texts on Tuesday and Thursday.

    Note-Taking Assignment

    In order to give you credit for taking notes and reading actively and to ensure that you read carefully, you will be given points for taking notes on post-its as you read.

    Use post-its to annotate (mark passages and write notes/thoughts on specific pages of your books). Be sure that your notes are thorough enough. You should mark something with a post-it at least every ten pages or so (although you may have a lot of post-its in some sections and fewer in others) and have thoughtful analytical comments, not just summary. Choose some specific quotations and reflect on them.

    Due Date: Monday August 15, 2016

    Tips for Summer Reading

    • Please don’t wait until the last minute, but the book should be fresh in your mind at the beginning of the school year. We recommend beginning reading around July 20. This will give you four weeks to finish the books.

    • Read carefully and actively; don’t just breeze through the book or read an online summary. You will be responsible for a test and several writing assignments on the texts, so you need to remember details. Use the required note-taking assignment to help you read actively.

    • All together you will be able to earn a great deal of points from the summer reading (a comprehension test, the note-taking assignment, and several writing assignments once school begins), so read carefully and enjoy the books.

    • If you have any questions or feel like you don’t fully understand the assignment, please call, text, or email Ms. Taylor (760-920-1678

    Posted Aug 12, 2016, 1:07 PM by Sarah Taylor
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  • Virtues Day - May 10th

    Initiative games, motivational speakers, food, fun: Learn about the six virtues of ESUSD and build connections with your peers, teachers, and staff. Team challenges, discussion, interaction, self-discovery, and fun will help us all understand the values of Integrity, Perseverance, Love, Confidence, Respect, and Courage. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. Expect to be outside all day.

    Posted Apr 26, 2016, 2:13 PM by James Godoy
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