For all English III classes, the optional assignment for Q3 grade improvement will be in the form of one analytical essay; however, students do have a choice in the topic for which they will complete the essay:
Option 1: As some students have been completing the optional assignments for the last chapters ofThe Great Gatsbyover the past few weeks, students may choose to complete an analysis essay onGatsby(digital versions of the novel can be foundhereandhere). Students may choose one of the prompts on page 1 of the assignment document that's attached to this site.
Option 2: Students may instead choose to read, annotate, and compose a comparative analysis essay of “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitmanand “A Quilt of a Country”by Anna Quindlen. Students will explore the thematic and stylistic similarities and differences of these two texts to build an analytical argument about the America Dream. The full instructions, copies of both texts, and the prompt can be found on pages 2-4 of the assignment document attached to this site.