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2017 Pre-AP I (Freshmen) Summer Reading

posted May 19, 2017, 11:50 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 8, 2017, 2:42 PM ]

Incoming Pre-AP Freshmen, your summer novel is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  See the attached Summer Assignment document for project instructions.  Remember, you will also need FOUR copies of the attached Character Traits Handout; one each for Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch, plus Boo Radley. (If you need to use the attached form, just print it four times and change the name listed on the sheet.)  

You may reach me at agarrison@skiatookschools.org if you have questions. 

Summer Tutoring Dates:  July 12 & August 1, 10:00-12:00, in the Freshman Building (long building on the west side of the high school campus), room 131.

Pre-AP I Freshmen Summer Reading Assignment 2016

posted May 11, 2016, 12:36 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 19, 2017, 11:47 AM ]

See this link for the summer reading assignment:

Pre-AP English I Summer Reading Project 2015

posted May 18, 2015, 9:35 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 7:09 AM ]

See the attached documents for your summer reading project.  It is due the very first day of school.

Huck Finn Project Day 3

posted Feb 13, 2015, 8:02 AM by Unknown user

Prezis are due Tuesday - no more lab time after today!

1. Finish your Prezi.

2.  Share your Prezi with me as a viewer at  agarrison@skiatookschools.org.

3.  Put your Prezi into Present mode, and practice giving the presentation.

Huck Finn Group Project - Day 3

posted Feb 11, 2015, 2:15 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 11, 2015, 6:35 PM ]

Thursday, 2/12/15

1. If you did not share your Huck Finn quotes with me yesterday, please do so today.  My email address is agarrison@skiatookschools.org.

2.  Continue group work on your Prezi.  Please collaborate, so all of you are logged in to Prezi.  Do not just let one person do all the work!  Decide as a group which 6 quotes you will use, and split up the work of creating the slides.  Don't forget, you'll also need slides with images.

See the attachment for requirements.

Tomorrow (Friday) is our last lab day!  Make today count!

Huck Finn Group Project - Day 2

posted Feb 11, 2015, 7:50 AM by Unknown user

Wednesday, 2/11/15

1.  To make sure you are using proper MLA format, change to Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced.  Also, please add the following heading to the upper left:
Your first and last name
Mrs. Garrison
Pre-AP English I
11 February 2015

 See the Purdue OWL for more on MLA format.

2. Finish typing your 12 quotes, and please make sure to cite the page number.

3. Create a Work Cited entry
   - Go to www.easybib.com.
  - Click "All 59 Options" on the right
  - Choose "Book"
  - Under step 2, click "E-book other"
  - Author:  Mark Twain
  - Source title:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  - Publication info:  Glassbook
  - Medium:  ebook
  -  Click "Create Citation" at the bottom

4.  Copy and paste the Work Cited entry to the end of your notes.  (Copy = Control + C, Paste = Control + V.)

5.  Share your document with me at agarrison@skiatookschools.org - Can Comment.

6.  Work with your group to decide a theme.

7.  Go to Prezi.com and log in with your school Gmail info.  One person needs to create a Prezi.  Then, she/he can share the Prezi with other group members.  To share a Prezi:
 - Click the Share button
 - Enter your team member's gmail address under Add People
 - Make sure they are set up as an Editor, and click Add.
 - Your team member may now log in to Prezi and edit the team Prezi.

8.  See the attached document for project and Prezi requirements.

Huck Finn Group Project

posted Feb 10, 2015, 6:31 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 10, 2015, 8:45 AM ]

Tuesday, 2/10/15

Today, you will be creating a Google Document with 12 quotes from the book.
1.  Log into your student Gmail account.  firstinitiallastname@student.skiatookschools.org
2.  Click on the tiles in the upper right, then go to Docs.
3.  Click the + in the lower right to create a new doc.
4.  Name the document Huck Finn Topic - Freedom (or whatever topic you choose)
5.  Type 12 quotes from the book.  Be sure to use quotation marks and parenthetical citations.
6. At the end of your document, insert a Work Cited entry for your novel.  You may go to www.easybib.com to create the entry. See directions below.
7.  When you have finished, share the document with me at agarrison@skiatookschools.org - Can Comment.

You might need a few minutes tomorrow to finish these, but then you will begin collaborating with your group to figure out how to turn your topic into a theme.  Your group will then create a Prezi on this theme to share with the class.

We will be in the lab for the rest of the week.  Prezis are due Tuesday, February 17, but Friday is your last day of lab time.  

Remember, you may join me for extra lab time after school, 3:15-4:15, Monday - Thursday.  See me for an appointment.

Outside Reading Forms

posted Sep 8, 2014, 8:30 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 16, 2015, 7:38 AM ]

3rd nine weeks Outside Reading is due Tuesday, March 23.

Complete the form for your outside reading books.  Pre-AP English I students are required to read one outside book per quarter.

Summer Project Rubric

posted Jul 16, 2014, 6:24 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 16, 2014, 6:34 PM ]

Please see the attached rubric for your summer Big Book of Lessons.  The project is worth 110 points, and the rubric tells you how it will be graded.  This rubric is meant to complement your summer reading assignment sheet.  If you're uncertain about something on the rubric, go back and check your assignment sheet to see if it will clarify the issue.  Remember, the project is due the first day of school, or you may be asked to leave the class and enroll in an on-level English I class.

Questions are welcome via my email: agarrison@skiatookschools.org.

Summer Reading 2014

posted May 21, 2014, 5:10 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 16, 2014, 6:01 PM ]

If you are enrolled in Pre-AP English I for 2014-2015, you'll be reading To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.  You will also complete a project.  See attached for project directions.  Also, if you have enrolled over the summer, please be sure to sign the contract and return it to the counseling office.

(Please note the error on the Pre-AP I Summer Reading Project sheet.  It should read that you will be asked to transfer into an on-level English I class, not English II.  Thanks.)

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