English Language and Culture--Three Projects

English Language and Culture--Three Projects
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This three-quarter unit contains three independent projects for students in an AP Language or American Literature or American History course. You can use all three projects or a combination of two of them or just one. The first project has students choosing one book from a list that all pertain to the English language. I had my AP Language students read their book choice over the summer. Then there are various activities for them to do individually and in small groups. There are tests included for each book. (NOTE: I sell each book test separately as well.) You could elect to do this project for the first quarter instead of for the summer reading. The second project has students individually watching a variety of online videos pertaining to the English language, both its history and how it is different in various sections of America. There are individual and group activities for this project. The final project is geared more towards AP Language; however, it can be adapted for a regular class as well since it meets many Common Core Standards. For this project, students are assigned about five different essays or excerpts from people who grew up bilingual or learned English later in life. There are three components to this final project that addresses the three skills for the AP Language exam: style analysis, persuasive writing, and synthesis writing. Scoring rubrics are included for all three projects.
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