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Class (https://classroom.google.com/c/MjQzOTkyOTc0NVpa ) Class code is 770d9uh


Due Tues Sept 20
*Read 2 of the following articles.
1. In your notes, give a summary of each.
2. Copy down a significant quote from each chosen article. Why did you choose each quote?
3. In a detailed response, answer "Do these articles interest you? How might they have an impact on your future?"

Driverless Uber: (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/technology/our-reporter-goes-for-a-spin-in-a-self-driving-uber-car.html?_r=0 )
$500,000 in Boston?: (http://realestate.boston.com/buying/2016/09/15/500000-will-buy-right-now-greater-boston/ )
Alaskan cruise ship: (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/giant-cruise-ship-makes-historic-voyage-melting-arctic-41967866 )
Shortage of nurses: (http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/320043-198867-pps-tries-cure-for-school-nurse-shortage )
Parody Documentary: (http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/09/documentary-now-a-parody-that-understands-the-power-of-nostalgia/499889/ )
"Speech" Presentations
*In Class Thurs Sept 15
-You will deliver a short (1:30 - 2 minute speech) on either

A. Your Summer Reading Choice
B. Your view on the National Anthem issue (9/11 remembrance)
C. An open option (something you would like to communicate)

"Signs" nonverbal film: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qn9g1wvsgM )

Presentation Grade Options (grade you start with)

100- Podium
90 – Desk
80- Deliver to another audience*
70 – Submit copy of speech
Summer Reading Assessment
Summer Reading Assessment will take place in class on Thurs Sept 8 and Fri Sept 9.
You will be crafting an original response that will synthesize each of the following:
1. Name and briefly describe your chosen book
2. Explain how it fits the prompt (Bill Clinton quote about humanity
( http://sutton.hs.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=314965&=ee6d2c79e9ad5e88e76f1cb7d6c1f53e ),
3. Identify a personal connection between your chosen book and your life / future / beliefs

Response should be between 500-699 words
- Shared through Google Docs before 2 pm on Friday September 9
*(Rubric attached at bottom of page under Class Files)
Discussion Topics
Files
 2015-16 Common App Writing Prompts.docx
2016-17 Writing Prompt - Common App
 ENG IV Ess Quest 2017.docx
Essential Questions 2016-17
 High School English Curriculum.docx
Boston Globe editorial from High School Senior about typical English classes
 Summer Reading Writing Rubric.doc
Summer Reading Writing Rubric
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)

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