Hello English 4 Writers! We’ve reached the 4th Quarter, the final chapter of our journey together toward preparing you to succeed with any writing task you encounter in college. At the same time, we’ll continue to develop our voice as writers, build our vocabularies and gain confidence in being able to complete a well-developed research paper! Below are all of the materials and resources you’ll need to access this quarter in order to complete your reading writing assignments. I’ll also also include due dates and other important information in this space as the quarter continues.
***Important Note: From now on, when you complete any essay or want to re-submit a revision, YOU MUST EMAIL ME at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject telling me the name of the essay you’re submitting for evaluation.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
*Final Examination: Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3. You’ll write a fully-developed essay based on a short passage of non-fiction text over the course of two days or 100 minutes (longer for those with an IEP). One final test of your ability to decipher any text thrown your way and respond to it by crafting a compelling, well-developed argument. You’re ready! (But we’ll do a little practice on Tuesday to make sure we’re in fighting shape.)
*Gladwell/LeDuff revisions, Due Monday, June 6
*Research Paper revisions, Due Monday, June 6
*Extra Credit Research Paper, Due Monday, June 6
*#Hashtag Activism Essay, Due Monday, June 6
*Unit 5 and Unit 6 vocab quiz re-takes (Monday-Friday, after school in 408, through Friday, June 9; explore and build your writing tool set at vocabtest.com.)
*Q4 Calendar (updated 5/17) Includes our schedule, goals and deadlines, through the end of the year.
*Prose and Fallows Quizzes: Due June 6
*Annotated Texts: Due June 6
Materials for Gladwell/LeDuff Essay: “Diagnose Detroit” (Due: April 22, 4:30 pm)
— Text: “Power of Context” by Malcolm Gladwell
— Text: “What Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones?” by Charlie LeDuff
— Gladwell/LeDuff Essay Prompt: “Diagnose Detroit” (Due: April 22, 4:30 pm)
Research Paper Resources (evolving, checking back for updates here):
— Research Paper Checklist (Everything you should be thinking about as write and finalize your research paper!)
— EBSCO address (check your gmail for log-in info): search.ebscohost.com.
Note: Extra Credit (or alternative) Research Papers must include 4 valid source from EBSCO, including the seed text article.
Materials for Prose/Fallows
Materials for Cobb/Gladwell (#hashtag activism)