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Text of "Billiards"--SPLOTTS Notes and Paragraph discussing how IMAGERY reveals theme will be due at the start of class on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
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 26, 2011:  Students entered class and accessed mini-computers to turn in week 5 journal entries and write the first journal entry for week 7.  Students then reviewed and completed weekly word study exercises.  Any unfinished exercises are to be completed as homework and will be due at the start of class the following day.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in vocabulary exercises, then began taking notes over basic essay structure and how to form a thesis statement.  Some classes began reading a professional example of an autobiographical narrative as well.

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011:  Students entered class, completed taking notes over basic essay structure, read a professional example of an autobiographical narrative, and then visited the school book fair.

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011:  Students entered class, wrote a second journal for the week, read two autobiographical essay examples, and then completed a pre-writing worksheet.  Students are to study vocabulary for tomorrow's quiz.

 

Friday, September 30, 2011:  Students entered class, turned in pre-writing work, studied quietly, completed vocabulary quizzes, and reviewed the answers to their collection one literary quizzes.

 

Monday, October 3, 2011:  Students entered class and wrote their first journal entry for the week.  Students then received their pre-writing work and began composing rough drafts of their autobiographical narrative essays.

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011:  Students entered class and reviewed test-taking skills for the upcoming CHUNK tests (Wednesday and Friday).  Students then resumed composing their rough drafts, which are to be completed before returning to class tomorrow, when they will have to be turned in.

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011:  Students entered class and completed their quarterly TLI (The Learning Institute) writing assessment.  As homework, students have been given another day to complete their rough drafts.

 

Thursday, October 6, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in their rough drafts.  Students then completed their second journal entry of the week and turned in weekly journals.  Students reviewed methods of responding to reading comprehension tests and completing open response items.  Students then reviewed their TLI writing multiple-choice responses and made sure all answers had been properly recorded.

 

Friday, October 7, 2011:  Students entered class and received a revision sheet for use with their rough drafts.  Students then completed a reading comprehension TLI assessment for the grading quarter.  Students used remaining time to begin revision of their rough drafts.  All revision work is to be completed by the end of class Monday, October 10, 2011.

 

Monday, October 10, 2011:  Students entered class and quickly got to work on a new word study lesson for the week, and completed revision of rough drafts.  Revision sheets were due at the end of class, and vocabulary exercises are to be completed as homework if students did not complete all of them during class.

 

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

 

Monday, September 26, 2011:  Students entered class and reviewed information regarding applications for scholarships at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  The teacher provided a brief overview of the week's plans, and poetry homework was assigned (read and answer all questions on pages 829 through the top of page 834 in the Perrine's literature anthologies).  The class then reviewed the answers and question stems from Friday's multiple-choice close reading practice.  Students are to complete poetry reading and question answering as homework.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in poetry reading work.  The students reviewed basic essay structure, how to compose a thematic thesis statement, and how to write a proper paragraph following SPLOTTS notes.  The first SPLOTTS assignment will be posted on this website tomorrow, along with a sample SPLOTTS paragraph, and the original SPLOTTS notes as references.  The assigned SPLOTTS notes and paragraph will be due at the start of class next Tuesday, October 4, 2011.  As homework, students are to read through pages 834-838 in their Perrine's anthologies, and answer the six questions within those pages.

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in their poetry work from the evening before.  Students completed a poetry analysis timed essay task.  As homework, students may begin reading and thinking about the SPLOTTS assignment over "A Poison Tree" (found on pages 986-987 in the Perrine's book).

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011:  Students entered class and turned in any make-up work, then took How to Read Literature Like a Professor notes.  Students read essential portions of Chapter Twelve, and then received reflective prompts for the two chapters of HTRLLAP read this week.  The responses to those prompts will be due at the start of class tomorrow.  The prompts are as follows:

Chapter 11: Present one example of each of the two kinds of violence found in literature. Show how the effects (on story, character, theme) are different.

Chapter 12: Use the process described on page 106 and investigate the symbolism of the fence in "Araby" (Mangan's sister stands behind it).

 

Students then received copies of Heart of Darkness, completed a free-association activity as an introduction, and are to read and annotate the first four pages of the book as homework.

 

Friday, September 30, 2011:  Students entered class, turned in work, reviewed Heart of Darkness, and completed multiple-choice practice.

 

Monday, October 3, 2011:  Students entered class, completed a reading quiz over the first eighteen pages of Heart of Darkness, and then discussed various concerns of the early pages of the book.  As homework, students are to continue reading according to the assigned schedule, and complete all SPLOTTTS work, which will be due at the start of class tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011:  Students entered class and got out their SPLOTTS work that was due.  Students and the teacher reviewed all steps of SPLOTTS for the poem, adding to their existing notes as the poem was explored.  Students then turned in the work and had brief time to discuss Heart of Darkness.  As homework, students are to finish reading the first chapter and begin work on the new SPLOTTS assignment.

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011:  Students entered class and discussed the end of Chapter One of Heart of Darkness.  Some classes had time to begin discussing the poems from the previous Wednesday's timed writing task.  As homework, students are to follow the reading schedule as assigned and work on the weekly SPLOTTS assignment.

 

Thursday, October 6, 2011:  Students entered class and reviewed poetry from the previous week's timed essay task.  Students then had some time to revise their timed writings.  For the last portion of class, students worked on close reading questions from Chapter Two of Heart of DarknessAs homework, students are to follow the reading schedule as assigned and work on the weekly SPLOTTS assignment.

 

Friday, October 7, 2011:  Students entered class and received more close reading practice for the remainder of Chapter Two of Heart of Darkness.  Students then received and completed the weekly multiple-choice practice.  Students and the teacher reviewed last week's multiple-choice practice questions and answers.  As homework, students are to follow the reading schedule as assigned and work on the weekly SPLOTTS assignment, as well as complete close reading work for Chapter Two. 

 

Monday, October 10, 2011:  Students entered class and viewed the new schedule for the week (tests have been postponed one day each). The teacher reminded students SPLOTTS work will be due tomorrow.  Students then reviewed Friday's multiple-choice practice.  Remaining class time went to reviewing Chapter Two of Heart of Darkness and beginning a discussion of the early pages of Chapter Three. As homework, students are to finish reading Chapter Three and complete SPLOTTS work that is due tomorrow.

 

 

Archived Class Activities and Assignments (All Classes):

 

Weeks 5 & 6 (September 12-23, 2011)

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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