May 14th, 2018
I want you to know that as your English teacher for next year I am very excited to share this experience with you. The purpose of this letter is to propose a set of expectations for when you arrive for the first day of class.
I know from past experiences that students who select AP Literature and Composition for their senior year English credit are students of the finest caliber. It follows that reading is a regular part of your life and something you enjoy.
To that end, we are going to forgo the usual summer reading assignment, per se. In its place I am requesting that we start our course with introductory speeches about our personal reading histories.
Please prepare a talk, which will be graded according to the PS&R category of the grading matrix (a small % with few entries). Your grade will simply measure compliance and effort.
Feel free to be excellent in the usual ways – a motif, some structure, note cards – while addressing the following aspects in your talk:
So, enjoy your summer,
And its reading.
I can’t wait to hear these stories!
*Please note, you are receiving this assignment because you expressed a desire to take the course at registration. Please ensure you have been placed in the course before beginning the assignment.