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AP Lang/American Lit Extended Writing Assignment

Standards

ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

ELAGSE11-12W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

ELAGSE11-12W4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development,organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

ELAGSE11-12W6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback,including new arguments or information.

ELAGSE11-12W10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research,reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes,and audiences.

Essential Questions

  1. How does writing act as a way of knowing?
  2. How can I use digital technologies to reach an authentic audience?
  3. What do I have to contribute to the conversation?

Objectives

  • Develop arguments of personal interest for a general audience of authentic readers.
  • Write informative texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Develop writing as a habit of mind, and understand the metacognitive power of ongoing written interrogation of your own ideas.
  • Use blogging as a way to express ideas, analyze texts, develop your writing skills, and engage with a community of readers.