Summer Reading...WHO needs it? I know that's what you're thinking, and I have an answer for you. YOU! You need summer reading, but WHY?
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1. Start here; this document details the whole assignment and explains how to use the following documents.
2. Here is the free .pdf of Beowulf. Yay...free books!
3. This explains the reading and note-taking system we will use for the remainder of the year.
4. This document explains how and why the notice and note strategy works. You don't necessarily have to read this, but we included it just in case parents or students wanted to know more about this awesome strategy!
5. You will record your notes in a composition book. The following document models how you will set-up your composition books.
6. This is a list of the topics you can choose from to complete your very short research paper.
7. The rubric below explains how Mrs. Debe and I will grade your papers. Don't worry if it seems a little overwhelming; I designed it to align with an English Comp 101 College rubric. You may not be comfortable with it now, but by the end of the year, it will make perfect sense.
8. In English courses, you typically format your paper using MLA, which statnds for the Modern Language Association. These folks were nice enough to provide you with a guide, so you won't be lost on how your paper should look. It's also a handy guide to keep you from plagiarizing. Who knew?
9. Just in case the guide was not enough...ta-da! Below you will find a sample research paper to show you how your paper should look. Yours will be much shorter, of course!
Ms. Davis is my name and teaching English (along with several other superhuman powers) is my game. I love language and the power of words, and I hope some of my enthusiasm rubs off on you as well.