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Welcome to English!

 

 

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PPT One--Essay Formatting

 

PPT Two--Prompt Work

 

PPT Three--APES Basic Training

 

PPT Four--AP Poetry 

 

 
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):

 

Monday, September 12, 2011:  Students entered class, completed their first weekly journal entry, and then completed three exercises for the weekly word study lesson.  Any vocabulary work that was not completed in class today is homework and will be due at the start of class tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011:  Students entered class, turned in vocabulary homework, and then read two persuasive compositions of early American literature: Patrick Henry's 1775 speech in the Virginia House of Burgesses ("Give me liberty, or give me death!"), and an excerpt of Thomas Paine's The Crisis, Part One.

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011:  Students entered class and read two women's rights selections from the Early American Literature collection, then aphorisms from Poor Richard's Almanac.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2011:  Students read two examples of autobiography (Olaudah Equiano & Benjamin Franklin), and completed all Active Reading activities to go with the excerpts.  Any work not completed during class time is homework and will be due at the start of class tomorrow.

 

Friday, September 16, 2011:  Students studied, then completed the weekly word study quiz.  Students then began completion of the Collection One study guide--that quiz will be given on Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

 

Monday, September 19, 2011:  Students entered class, finished completing their study guides, and then worked on exercises for the new week's word study lesson.  Any incomplete exercises are to be finished as homework.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011:  Students met in the auditorium for a presentation about essay writing given by the district literacy coordinator.  Students are to have completed notes from the presentation as well as their vocabulary exercises ready to turn in at the start of class tomorrow.

 

 

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

 

 

Monday, September 12, 2011:  Students entered class and finished reviewing the multiple-choice practice from last Friday.  Students then received the 2002 APE Lit. & Comp. Exam Poetry Prompt (Question Two), the Scoring Guide for that essay, and Three Student Essay Samples.  Students are to read through all the information and use the Scoring Guide to assign scores to the three student essay samples.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011:  Students entered class and the teacher announced a change in the intended schedule for the week (due to Tuesday's advisory meeting, fourth period could not revise their "Convergence" essays, so that will take place during class on Wednesday instead).  Students then received their reading assignment and reflective prompts for How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  the remaining class time was given for completion of the reading and reflective prompts.  Here are those prompts:

Chapter 6 -- When in Doubt, It's from Shakespeare...

Discuss a work that you are familiar with that alludes to or reflects Shakespeare. Show how the author uses this connection thematically. Read pages 44-46 carefully. In these pages, Foster shows how Fugard reflects Shakespeare through both plot and theme. In your discussion, focus on theme.

 

Chapter 7 -- ...Or the Bible

Read "Araby" (available online at http://fiction.eserver.org/short/araby.html ). Discuss Biblical allusions in this story that Foster does not mention. Look at the example of the "two great jars." Be creative and imaginative in these connections.

 

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011:  Students entered class, reviewed three poetry analysis sample essays, and discussed the College Board's scoring of them.  Students then took time to revise a portion of their timed essays over the same poem. 

 

Thursday, September 15, 2011:  Students entered class and picked up the daily reading assignment from How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  Students had the class period to read Chapters 8 & 9 and complete the reflective prompts--any unfinished work was to be completed as homework and is due at the start of class the following day.

 

Friday, September 16, 2011:  Students entered class, turned in the previous day's work, and then completed another round of multiple-choice practice.  As homework, students are to read pages 790-795 and answer the seven questions after poems on those pages.

 

Monday, September 19, 2011:  Students entered class and completed reading and reflective responses over Chapter 10 and the first Interlude from How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  The reflective responses as well as the weekend poetry work is due at the start of class tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in poetry work and the reflective responses from the day before.  Students then used the mini-laptops to follow a presentation regarding basic essay structure, and the beginnings of prompt analysis.  As homework, students are to read pages 807-812 in their Perrine's anthologies and answer all questions on those pages. 

 

Archived Class Activities and Assignments (All Classes):

 

Weeks 3 & 4 (August 29-September 9, 2011)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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