Essential questions: What does it mean to be an American? What is the American Dream? Is the American Dream the same for everyone? Is the American Dream accessible to everyone? How does literature and history interact?
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love versus The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd
Topic: The gender gap continues to persist in high schools, even at CHAMPS. Write a letter that explains the problem and presents a solution.
1st paragraph: Identify the problem
2nd paragraph: Data & evidence explanation (use one citation from the data set and one citation from the article)
3rd paragraph: Present at least one solution to the problem
Additional requirement: Utilize ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade your audience (hint logos will already be included in your 2nd paragraph)
Students will be graded on the following scale:
Level 0 (50%) Essay is off topic or incomplete.
Level 1 (65%) Essay is missing  citations to support claim AND does not provide a specific or relevant solution.
Level 2 (75%) Essay is missing  citations OR does not provide a specific or relevant solution.
Level 3 (90%) Essay provides a clear and relevant problem,  citations to support claim, and a specific or relevant solution.
Level 4 (100%) Essay contains all of the elements of a 3 and also effectively incorporates logos, pathos, and ethos to persuade a specific audience.
Due: Monday via google docs (share to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Attached are all documents to use for evidence
Diction: word choice
Mood: literary/poetic device that uses diction to make the reader feel a certain way or to create a particular atmosphere (reader’s emotional response to the text based on diction and description)
How does the diction in the opening paragraph of “The Fall of the House of Usher” establish the mood and atmosphere? Use at least 2 direct quotes from the text.