• Mrs. Yosler

    English 11

    & AP Language & Composition

    Enrichment Assignments 

    I hope that you're all doing well! Throughout May, I'll be posting enrichment assignments in Google Classroom with details also available on my website.

    Week of May 26-29

    English 11

    In Google Classroom, use the Google doc provided to read the article and respond to the prompt about your senior year. Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope you have a great summer. I'm teaching some sections of English 12 next year - I hope to have you in my classroom again!

    AP Language & Composition

    In Google Classroom, use the Google doc provided to complete the course evaluation. I hope you have a great summer! Please feel free to contact me if I can help with college applications or future assignments!


    Week of May 18-22

    English 11

    For this assignment, write a future obituary for a national, state, or local official who is currently playing a key role in the COVID-19 pandemic. This should be an informative writing (not an opinion or argumentative based response) that includes the official’s biographical details and duties/actions during the pandemic. You may generalize the official’s likely actions/duties that will occur after the pandemic (e.g., the commissioner left office in 2030 and then spent more than a decade teaching political science at Penn State University before his retirement). The obituary should be approximately 250-300 words. You may include a photo of the official. Please place your text in the Google doc provided in classroom.

    AP Language & Composition

    Please read the review provided in Google Classroom. Then, select a rhetorical analysis prompt from one of the past AP exams that you have not yet used for practice:


    Next, provide a response to the prompt and complete the self-assessment on the Google doc provided in classroom.



    Week of May 11-15

    English 11

    For this week, please select a current issue to analyze and develop an argument (e.g., travel and business restrictions related to COVID-19, healthcare, paying college athletes, social media and free speech). Then, use the issues and controversies database on the library website (https://www.casdonline.org/cashslibrary) to research the issue. The login and password for this database are available in Google Classroom. Using the attached template in Google Classroom, next create a poster that:

    - Offers a brief (25-50 word) summary of each side of the issue
    - Provides your perspective on the issue (use at least two pieces of evidence from article to support your side)
    - Includes a citation of the database article (these are listed at the bottom of the article) and at least two related images

    Feel free to be creative with the poster (just remember to include the items above). Please let me know if you need any assistance or have questions.

    AP Language & Composition

     This week, I'd like for you to focus on commentary in your rhetorical analysis essays. For each piece of evidence you analyze in the body paragraphs, you should have at least two sentences of commentary. Your commentary is intended to focus on:

    - Examining the importance of the evidence
    - Relating the evidence to the rhetorical situation (how the author's rhetorical choices contribute to the purpose or message)
    - Connecting the evidence to your claim (thesis)

    The video from college board explains commentary in more detail:

    Please watch the video, respond to the prompt in Google Classroom using the Google doc provided, complete a self-analysis using the FRQ rubric, and develop a 3-step self-improvement plan to help prepare for the exam (e.g., improve timed responses, add sophistication be better addressing the rhetorical situation or broader context, include additional audience analysis, expand commentary).

    Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything.


    Week of May 4-8

    English 11

    This week, we'll be looking at current events. For the assignment, please:

    • Select a current news article from any reliable source
    • Read, highlight and annotate the article
    • Write a 25 word summary of the article
    • Create a post card to the author that notes: what you liked about the article, a question about the article, and how the article relates to your own life

    Please use the Google doc in classroom for your response. If you'd like to be creative with the post card, you may also submit that portion as an attached file. Let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance.

    AP Language & Composition

    This week, we’ll continue practicing rhetorical analysis essays. For the assignment, please:

    • Watch the video on attacking the rhetorical analysis essay (you can begin at 7:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35NsF5YgZcg&list=PLoGgviqq4845w6_VxQLtAmVypmSMtTd0r&index=11
    • Respond to the prompt focused on a speech from Madeline Albright. First, conduct an active reading of the prompt. Then, develop a rhetorical analysis essay. Remember to include an evaluation of the audience, writer, genre (include the title and form –be specific), exigence, context, message, and purpose in your response. Please use the Google doc in classroom to craft your essay. Also, note your start/end time at the top of the essay. You should aim for 45 minutes total to read the essay and write your response. Lastly, use the rubric attached to the assignment to complete a self-assessment. Your assessment should be posted on the Google doc below your essay.


    Students: For all periods of the day I am in room A304.  Period 1 is my prep.  I am also available Mondays/Wednesdays from 7:20-7:50 or right after school until 3:30 any day of the week.  Please check in advance for before or after school meetings.