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Welcome to 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 English III-A (Pds. 1, 2, & 3):

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011:  Course Introduction and general information; students are to have all necessary paperwork previewed, forms signed by parents/guardians, and signed sheets returned to class tomorrow.

 

Thursday, August 18, 2011:  Review of essential traits and dispositions for student success, followed by literature textbook overview and "Who I Am" worksheet completion.

 

Friday, August 19, 2011:  Students completed a book pass in class.  No homework was assigned for the weekend.

 

Monday, August 22, 2011:  Students completed a writing survey.  Students began writing their first essay for this year.

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011:  Students completed their rough draft paragraphs for their dinner party essays.

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011:  Students completed their first word study vocabulary lesson, as well as any dinner party rough draft paragraphs.

 

Thursday, August 25, 2011:  Students reviewed the week's word study terms and began publishing the final copies of their dinner party essays.

 

Friday, August 26, 2011:  Students took their weekly vocabulary quiz, finished publishing their dinner party essay final copies, and turned in their final copies through penzu. 

 

Monday, August 29, 2011:  Students began a new week of word study through reading for context clues after completing their start-of-year STAR Reading assessments.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011:  Students continued their word study exercises--all work is due by the start of class Wednesday if it was not turned in before the end of class today.  Students also began reading the historical background essay for the first unit of American Literature.

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011:  Students received graded vocabulary work and the teacher reviewed all correct answers and strategies for making sure responses are right before turning in work.  Students then received an interactive copy of the historic introduction essay for literature collection one; students are to read, respond to all questions, and complete all side-note tasks on the copied essay before returning to class tomorrow.  The article and work will be taken up at the beginning of class to be graded on Thursday.

 

Thursday, September 1, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in work from the previous day, then reviewed vocabulary terms for tomorrow's quiz.  Students then read the selections of Native American literature from their books, and began completion of critical thinking questions over those selections.  Students will have time after their vocabulary quizzes to finish the book work, and it will be due at the end of class tomorrow.

 

 

 

Current Class Activities & Assignments for APE Lit. (Pds. 4, 6, & 7):

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011:    Students turned in optional summer assignment work.  Course Introduction and general information; students are to have all necessary paperwork previewed, forms signed by parents/guardians, and signed sheets returned to class tomorrow.  

 

Thursday, August 18, 2011:  Review of essential traits and dispositions for student success.  Students reviewed annotation and received a copy of "The Flowers" to read and annotate, as well as respond to questions over, before returning to class Friday.

 

Friday, August 19, 2011:  Students entered class and reviewed the elements of the story "The Flowers" leading up to an assessment of its theme.  Students received home copies of their literature anthology and are to read pages 717-729 (Poetry Chapter One: "What is Poetry?").  As students read through the assigned pages, they are to answer any questions that follow example poems on pages 717-729.  These answers will be due at the start of the class next Monday.

 

Monday, August 22, 2011:  Students reviewed their responses to the poetry questions from the weekend and turned in their work.  Students received a handout and worksheet to use in their analysis of "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas (blue literature anthology, page 968).  The worksheet responses are due at the start of class on Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011:  Students turned in their Dylan Thomas poetry homework. The teacher discussed the importance of the college admissions essay and announced that a college essay first draft will be due at the start of class this Thursday, and the final copy will be due at the start of class this Friday (August 26th, 2011).  Students are to begin composing their college essays, and complete a poetry analysis worksheet for Percy B. Shelley's "Ozymandias" (blue literature anthology, page 838-839).  The Shelley analysis work will be due at the start of class tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011:  Students turned in their Percy Shelley poetry homework.  Students then completed a timed poetry analysis essay writing task over Thomas Hardy's "The Convergence of the Twain."

 

Thursday, August 25, 2011:  The teacher checked students' college essay drafts, then students performed two revision tasks involving sentence length and structure.  The teacher advised students also to review their verb and descriptive word choices, and to be sure to make them as vivid and precise as possible.  Students reviewed the poem from yesterday's timed writing task, and considered other ways to improve that essay.  Students saw their scored essays.  As homework, students are to finish revising and then produce final copies of their college essays.

 

Friday, August 26, 2011:  Students turned in their college essays (with sentence revision sheet and rough draft copies).  Students completed multiple-choice practice #1.  Students are to read pages 737-747 (end of questions) in their Perrine's literature anthologies, and answer all questions contained within those pages.  That work will be due at the start of class Monday.

 

Monday, August 29, 2011:  Students turned in their weekend poetry work, reviewed multiple-choice answers in greater detail, and completed STAR Reading assessments.

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011:  Students began their study of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, reading and taking notes over the Introduction and Chapter One.  Students are to complete two reflective responses over the reading and turn them in via penzu e-mail, or bring hard copies to turn in at the start of class.  The reflective response prompts are:  

     How do memory, symbol, and pattern affect the reading of literature? How does the recognition of    patterns make it easier to read complicated literature? Discuss a time when your appreciation of a literary work was enhanced by understanding symbol or pattern.

      List the five aspects of the QUEST (1.. A quester 2. A place to go 3. A stated reason to go there 4. Challenges and trials 5. The real reason to go is never for the stated reason; the quester usually fails at the stated task; The real reason is educational -- always self-knowledge) and then apply them to something you have read (or viewed).

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011:  Students entered class and some trouble-shooting work with Penzu had to be completed for all homework assignments to be successfully turned in.  Students then viewed a presentation of SPLOTTS for poetry analysis.  As homework, students are to read and complete SPLOTTS notes (no paragraph writing yet!) for "Richard Cory" (this poem can be found online or on page 1087 of the blue literature anthology).

 

Thursday, September 1, 2011:  Students turned in their "Richard Cory" notes and then previewed the University of Arkansas Honors College Prestigious Fellowship Application information--specifically, the suggested essay prompts.  Students then read Chapters Two & Three from How to Read Literature Like a Professor, and completed the following reflective responses (due before class begins tomorrow):

 Chapter Two: Choose a meal from a literary work and apply the ideas of Chapter 2 to this literary depiction. 

Chapter Three: What are the essentials of the Vampire story? Apply this to a literary work you have read or viewed.

 

 

 

Archived Class Activities and Assignments (All Classes):

 

 

Weeks 1 & 2 (August 17-26, 2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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