Deepening Assignments: These assignments were created to allow students to self-select which aspects of the class are of highest interest to them and deepen their knowledge of that area through project-based work. Students select and complete one per semester but are encouraged to complete as many of the assignments that are of interest to them. The assignments are assessed using modified AP Scoring Guidelines. This is student data based on the class of 2019 implementation. My goal is to move more students into the turquoise.
Starting early in the first semester, students select a Book Club book to read with a small group. They work together to plan their reading schedule and discuss their book choice in relation to AP Prompts which vary from first to second semester. Throughout the year, students have 4 different book club books, selecting from any title which meets our class definition of Literary Merit with some guidance from my Quick Rich Reads as well as students advertisements. Even though there are some guidelines to their selection, the purpose of this assignment is for students to select books based on their own interest in an effort to continue to support their desire to be(come) life-long readers. Although in-class requirements for each Book Club may change, every book for class needs to have a completed My Essential Literature brochure or packet.