FLHS English Language Arts Summer Assignment
For students entering Grade 11 (in Fall 2020)
The 11th Grade Francis Lewis High School Summer Assignment has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their skills, to conduct college and career research, and to help prepare for the 11th Grade English Curriculum. The assignment requires students to respond to a modified Common Application essay prompt and to conduct and analyze research about college and careers using the Naviance platform.
Directions for Incoming Eleventh Graders
Part 1: Write a well-developed paragraph responding to the Common Application essay prompt provided (prompt provided in attached file - link below).
Part 2 & 3: Conduct research about college and careers and complete the College and Career graphic organizer (graphic organizer provided in attached file - link below).
**Both of your writing pieces should be typed and saved – preferably as a Google Doc or a Word Doc. Submit your work (the Text Analysis Response and the Common Application response) to your ELA teacher during the first week of class (be prepared to share this work virtually if you are asked to do so). The writing pieces will count as your first homework grades for the fall semester.
Assignment Guidelines and Requirements
All work must be your own. Do not plagiarize. You will not receive credit for the assignment if your work is copied from any source. The paragraph responding to the Common Application essay prompt is a modified Personal Statement. The Personal Statement is the essay students write and submit for their college applications. The Common Application is a portal through which students submit their essays when applying for college. The College and Career chart will require you to self-reflect and research your options for the future.
If you have any questions about the assignment, please email the Assistant Principal of English, Carrie Huggins: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Assignment Part 1: Common Application prompt and directions:
Your Task: Write one well-developed paragraph (7-10 sentences each) answering the question below:
Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
Summer Assignment Part 2 and 3: College and Career Activities: “Careers I’m Thinking about” and “College Research”
Your Task: Using the graphic organizer, answer all questions based on your college and career research. (Link to download graphic organizer provided below)
Potential Career Choices
Directions: Before you start your college search, it’s important to consider your future career. What are some of the careers you are interested in? Can you find a college that offers more than one? Use your Naviance Account to conduct research on the following topics. Include your answers and in the boxes provided (Link to download graphic organizer provided below)
Remember to save the Career Choices that you have researched into the “Careers and Clusters I’m thinking about” page in your Naviance Account.
Directions: Based on your potential career choices, identify 3 different colleges that you could attend to pursue this career. Use your Naviance Account to help you conduct research on the colleges and universities that have college majors aligned with the career in which you are interested. Using the graphic organizer, include all research based on the following topics for each of the three colleges or universities you research. (Link to download graphic organizer provided below)
Directions: Choose one of the colleges listed above to research further. Complete the graphic organizer in order to help you gain important details that should guide your college and career decision in the future. (Link to download graphic organizer provided below)
Remember to save the colleges that you have researched into the “Colleges I’m thinking about” page in your Naviance Account.
Click here to download the Word version of the assignment.
Click here to download the PDF version of the assignment.