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Welcome to Senior English!

 

 

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Contacting Mrs. Davis:    kdavis@fortsmithschools.org  
                              OR         shsdavisapes@gmail.com
 
Link to AP Score Requirements:
 
Current Class Activities & Assignments for AP English (Pds. 1-5):

 

Monday, March 14, 2011:  Students entered class and received the senior calendars.  The teacher reviewed the calendars with students and answered any questions.  Students and the teacher also reviewed upcoming due dates for assignments this week, last week's Multiple-Choice Practice, and looked over the "Beefing up Commentary" work completed in conjunction with the reading of "The Story of an Hour."  As homework, students should read "The Yellow Wallpaper," and complete their SPLOTTS assignment as well as at least one of the four tasks for the independent project that is due Friday.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011:  Students entered class, turned in SPLOTTS work, and finished any necessary review of AP Multiple-Choice practice and SPLOTTS poems.  Students then began reading the first two chapters of Madame Bovary.  Students are to continue working on their independent study projects and read through page 14 of Madame Bovary.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011:  Students entered class and reviewed the previous week's timed writing prompt (dual poetry analysis).  Students had some time to revise their first essay attempt for re-scoring, and then the class briefly discussed the first chapters of Madame Bovary, especially the development of characters.  Students are to continue completing their independent study projects and read through page 22 of Madame Bovary.

 

Thursday, March 17, 2011:  Students completed a timed writing over the plays they selected for their independent projects.  As homework, students are to complete their independent study projects and make sure they have read through page 22 of Madame Bovary.

 

Friday, March 18, 2011:  Students reviewed Madame Bovary and the instructions for completion of the Synthesis Paper.  As homework, students are to read through Chapter Nine of Madame Bovary before returning to class on Monday, March 28, 2011.

 

Monday, March 28, 2011:  Students entered class and completed a reading quiz over Part I of Madame Bovary.  Some discussion of the remaining work to be studied occurred, followed by a discussion of Madame Bovary.  As homework, students are to work on selecting titles for use in their synthesis papers, and read pages 49-61 of Madame Bovary.

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011:  Students entered class and discussed Madame Bovary--the transition between Parts I and II; there was also a discussion of the kind of poetry/verse selections used on recent AP Exams, and some classes read through "Leda and the Swan," as well as "Leda's Sister and the Geese."  As homework, students are to finish selecting a prompt and titles for their synthesis paper, and read pages 61-72 of Madame Bovary.

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011:  Students turned in their Synthesis Paper Statements of Responsibility.  Students then took notes over Synthesis Paper drafting and paragraph formatting.  As homework, students are to continue reading Madame Bovary according to the assigned schedule, and begin composing their introductory paragraph and first major work paragraphs for the synthesis paper.

 

Thursday, March 31, 2011:  Students completed a timed poetry analysis essay writing task.  As homework, students are to read assigned pages of Madame Bovary and complete the introductory paragraph rough draft for their synthesis papers.

 

Friday, April 1, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in their synthesis paper introduction drafts.  Students then completed multiple-choice practice for the week and briefly discussed Madame Bovary, Part II.  As homework, students are to begin composing their first major work rough drafts that will be due at the start of class Tuesday, and read assigned Madame Bovary pages.

 

Monday, April 4, 2011:  Students reviewed correct answers to last week's multiple-choice practice and reviewed Chapters ix & x of Part II of Madame Bovary.  Students are to finish composing the rough draft paragraphs for their first major work in their synthesis papers and read according to the assigned schedule.

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011:  Students turned in the major work #1 rough draft paragraphs that were due at the start of class.  Students re-visited the previous week's poetry analysis prompt and poem, then revised their timed essays.  Students then performed a close reading task using Part II, Chapter x of Madame Bovary.  As homework, students should begin working on their next major work rough draft paragraphs and continue reading Madame Bovary according to the assigned reading schedule.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011:  Students entered class and took a reading quiz over the last five chapters of Part II of Madame Bovary.  Students received their first major work rough draft paragraphs with a brief moment of feedback, and constructed graphs using the data students found in Part II, Chapter x of Madame Bovary.  As homework, students are to complete the paragraphs of synthesis paper rough draft for their second major work and read assigned Madame Bovary pages.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in the second major work rough draft paragraphs for their synthesis papers.  Students completed a timed prose analysis essay writing task, and received their rough drafts back.  As homework, students are to begin working on their third major work rough draft paragraphs and continue reading according to the assigned schedule.

 

Friday, April 8, 2011:  Students entered class and completed multiple-choice practice, then read from Madame Bovary.  Students are to complete another rough draft portion and read all assigned chapters.

 

Monday, April 11, 2011:  Students entered class, turned in rough draft paragraphs, and reviewed the previous week's multiple-choice practice.  Students then discussed the ending of the novel.  As homework, students should begin their Madame Bovary rough draft paragraphs, and finish reading the novel.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011:  Students went to the counselors' offices to pay their AP Exam administrative fee for the year, and then returned to class for a video review of Madame Bovary.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011:  Students completed a timed essay writing task over Madame Bovary.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2011:  Students completed an objective test over Madame Bovary.

 

Friday, April 15, 2011:  Students completed senior commencement program information forms, multiple-choice practice, and briefly discussed introductory information regarding Henrik Ibsen and A Doll's House.

 

Monday, April 18, 2011:  Students entered class and reviewed multiple-choice practice questions and answers, turned in second minor work rough draft paragraphs, and began reading Act I of A Doll's House.  As homework, students are to continue reading through the first half of Act I.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011:  Students entered class and quickly finished the reading of Act I of A Doll's House, completed an Act I quiz, and then began reading Act II.  Students are to continue reading through page 1204 of Act II as homework, and complete rough draft paragraphs for their third minor work.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in Act II work as well as the final minor work rough draft paragraphs.  A large portion of class time involved the teacher reviewing formatting rules for preparing the final copy of synthesis papers, allowing time for students to ask questions.  As homework, students are to continue reading A Doll's House and complete their conclusion paragraph rough drafts for their synthesis papers.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2011:  Students entered class, turned in their conclusion rough drafts, and completed a timed poetry analysis essay.  Before leaving class, students received their graded rough draft paragraphs for their third minor work, as well as their conclusion paragraph drafts.  As homework, students are to begin typing their synthesis paper final copies, and complete their final multiple-choice practice questions.

 

 

Current Class Activities & Assignments for English IV-A (Pd. 7): 

 

 

Monday, March 14, 2011:  Students entered class and reviewed the Senior Calendar of Events.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011:  Students conducted their weekly word study and viewed a video that offered biographical information about the Romantic Poets.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011:  Students entered class and quickly reviewed characteristics of Romanticism, then looked at some biographical information about Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  Students then listened to a reading of "Kubla Khan." Students who remembered their Holt Readers were able to complete all the side note tasks and the concluding activity over imagery and alliteration; students without their Readers answered questions 1-8 at the end of the poem in the big literature book.

 

Thursday, March 17, 2011:  Students entered class and accessed their Holt Readers.  A brief review of the first generation Romantic Poets lead to students reading and working through the New Romantics and a representative poem from each.  As homework, students are to study vocabulary for the quiz that will take place during class tomorrow.

 

Friday, March 18, 2011:  Students studied and then completed the weekly vocabulary quiz.  Remaining time allowed students to finish the Romantic Period section of their Holt Readers or read independently.

 

Monday, March 28, 2011:  Students entered class and discussed the final work that would be required before finishing the Romantic Age.  Students then completed the weekly word study exercises.

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011:  Students turned in all vocabulary work.  Students read through "When I Have Fears" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn," completed all side note tasks and graphic organizers, and turned in their Holt Readers.

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011:  Students turned in all Holt Readers and other book work for the Romantic Period authors.  Students then viewed an introductory video about the Victorian Age in England.

 

Thursday, March 31, 2011:  Students took notes as an introduction to the Victorian Age in England.  As homework, students need to study vocabulary and make sure to bring a book for independent reading to class tomorrow.

 

Friday, April 1, 2011:  Students entered class and had a brief quiet study time, then completed the weekly vocabulary quiz.  Students then read independently for the remainder of class.

 

Monday, April 4, 2011:  Students entered class, finished taking notes over the historic introduction to the Victorian Era, and then completed the weekly word study exercises.

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011:  Students entered class, briefly discussed FAFSA completion and ADHE scholarship deadlines, then viewed a brief introductory video for the Victorian Era.  Students then completed the notes and reading tasks on pages 196-205 in their Holt Readers.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011:  Students entered class and put Holt Readers away.  Students turned their attention to the big literature books and read through Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott."  Students then answered questions 1-9 at the end of the poem.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in homework from yesterday.  Students reviewed vocabulary for their weekly quiz that will be in class tomorrow.  Students read and completed all side note tasks and graphic organizer blanks over "My Last Duchess" in their Holt Readers on pages 211-215.

 

Friday, April 8, 2011:  Students entered class and studied terms quietly, then completed the weekly vocabulary quiz.  Students then read "The Bet" and completed all activities associated with that story in their Holt Readers.

 

Monday, April 11, 2011:  Students entered class and completed a new vocabulary lesson and then had silent reading time.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011:  Students perused three novels, then the class voted on which they would like to read most.  After the vote, the class began reading the opening chapter of Pride & Prejudice.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011:  Students entered class and received five handouts for the first six chapters of Pride & Prejudice.  Students then resumed reading the first chapter.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2011:  Students entered class, resumed reading Pride & Prejudice, and began completing worksheets over the first six chapters.

 

Friday, April 15, 2011:  Students studied quietly, completed weekly vocabulary quizzes and senior commencement information forms, and then resumed reading the first six chapters of Pride & Prejudice.

 

Monday, April 18, 2011:  Students entered class and completed reading through Chapter Six of Pride & Prejudice, then used remaining time to complete characterization and relationship worksheets.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011:  Students completed vocabulary lesson 23 exercises and a close reading activity, analyzing Austen's use of various forms of irony to produce characterization in early chapters of Pride & Prejudice.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011:  Students resumed reading Pride & Prejudice, paying specific attention to more details that reveal character as well as Austen's continued use of irony.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2011:  Students resumed reading Pride & Prejudice, paying specific attention to more details that reveal character as well as Austen's continued use of irony.

 

 

 

Archived Class Activities and Assignments (All Classes):

 

Weeks 31 & 32 (April 4-15, 2011)

 

Weeks 29 & 30 (March 14-18 & March 28-April 1, 2011)

 

Weeks 27 & 28 (February 28-March 11, 2011)

 

Weeks 25 & 26 (February 14-25, 2011)

 

Weeks 23 & 24 (January 31-February 11, 2011)

 

Weeks 21 & 22 (January 17-28, 2011)

 

Weeks 19 & 20 (January 3-14, 2011)

 

Weeks 17 & 18 (December 6-17, 2010)

 

Weeks 15 & 16 (November 22-December 3, 2010)

 

Weeks 13 & 14 (November 8-19, 2010)

 

Weeks 11 & 12 (October 25-November 5, 2010)

 

Weeks 9 & 10 (October 11-21, 2010)

 

Weeks 7 & 8 (September 27-October 8, 2010)

 

Weeks 5 & 6 (September 13-24, 2010)

 

Weeks 3 & 4 (August 30-September 10, 2010)

 

Weeks 1 & 2 (August 19-27, 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

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