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Welcome to English!

 

 

 

 

A Tale of Two Cities Reading Schedule

 

Poverty Poems Work for APE Lit. Students--DUE Monday, January 30, 2012

 

    
 
 
 
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, January 16, 2012:  No School!

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012:  Students reviewed information pertaining to literature Collection Four: "The Rise of Realism," including biographic information about Mark Twain.

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012:  Students entered class received historic background work and completed it in class, and watched part of a biopic of Mark Twain.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012:  Students reviewed the historic background work and began viewing a documentary regarding slavery in America.

 

Friday, January 20, 2012:  Students entered class, read a selection by Frederick Douglass, and then finished their viewing of the slavery documentary.

 

Monday, January 23, 2012:  Students entered class, reviewed the information about Frederick Douglass, and then read a slave narrative by Harriet A. Jacobs.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012:  Students entered class, finished their readings of the Jacobs narrative, then read an additional autobiographical excerpt by Frederick Douglass, followed by a study of traditional spirituals, and then a non-fiction article about Harriet Tubman.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012:  Students entered class and read primary source documents about the Civil War.

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012:  Students read two short stories set during the Civil War: "A Mystery of Heroism," and "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."

 

Friday, January 27, 2012:  Students finished reading "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and began watching a video version.

 

Monday, January 30, 2012:  Students entered class and completed a quiz over the Collection 4 historical background, as well as all slavery and Civil War literary readings.

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012:  Students entered class and reviewed biographical information about Mark Twain, then read "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012:  Students entered class and read "To Build a Fire," then completed a graphic organizer analyzing the causes and effects of the main character's decisions and their consequences.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2012:  Students entered class and read "A Pair of Silk Stockings" and then completed some work in their literature books.  After turning in that work, students began reading "A Wagner Matinee" independently.

 

 

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

 

 

Monday, January 16, 2012:  No School!

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012:  Students entered class and turned in work for Frankenstein, Chapters 1-16.  In each class, a significant number of students made up multiple-choice practice, while remaining students reviewed chapters for characterization (direct and indirect) of both Victor and his creature.  As homework, students are to read Chapters 17-19 and begin completion of the weekly SPLOTTS assignment (due Thursday).

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012:  Students entered class and had no work to turn in.  Students discussed various issues in Frankenstein.  As homework, students are to read Chapters 20-21 and complete their weekly SPLOTTS work.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012:  Students turned in SPLOTTS work and a graphic organizer.  Various opinions about the climactic event of the novel were investigated, students completed a few reflective responses about Chapters 17-21, and the SPLOTTS poem was reviewed.  Students are to read Chapters 22-23 of the novel as homework.

 

Friday, January 20, 2012:  Students entered class and completed Multiple-Choice practice, then reviewed the answers, and briefly discussed the culmination of Frankenstein.  As homework, students are to finish reading the novel and prepare for assessments over it.

 

Monday, January 23, 2012:  Students entered class, completed diploma cards, and then reviewed several major themes in the novel in small groups.  Students then shared their thematic statements with the class.  Students are to prepare for an essay test and objective test over the novel.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012:  Students completed a timed essay writing over a thematic issue in Frankenstein.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012:  Students completed an objective test over Frankenstein.  Students received an informational handout regarding historic background of the French Revolution which they are to read carefully before returning to class.

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012:  Students entered class and completed a quiz over the previous night's reading assignment, then worked in pairs to research other issues and topics regarding the French Revolution.

 

Friday, January 27, 2012:  Students entered class, turned in their research work, completed and reviewed multiple-choice practice, and did a quick review of key points and concepts of the historical background work over the French Revolution.  Students have a poetry SPLOTTS assignment that is due at the start of class Monday.

 

Monday, January 30, 2012:  Students entered class, turned in the weekend SPLOTTS work, and then received reading schedules and copies of A Tale of Two Cities.  Students then completed pre-reading thematic free writing.  Students are to read according to the assigned schedule and complete the anaphora exercise (creative writing).

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012:  Students entered class and reviewed the first four chapters of the book, then the teacher gave suggestions of particular details the students should consider as they read two more chapters of A Tale of Two Cities as homework.

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012:  Students entered class and first worked in pairs to complete reflective questions over the first book of ATo2C.  Students then worked independently on a close reading graphic organizer, and resumed reading chapters according to the assigned reading schedule. Students will turn in the graphic organizer tomorrow.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2012:  Students entered class and were greeted by a substitute, who took up their homework and then instructed them to use class time to independently read according to the assigned schedule.

 

Archived Class Activities and Assignments (All Classes):

 

Weeks 19 & 20 (January 4-13, 2012)

 

Weeks 17 & 18 (December 5-20, 2011)

 

Weeks 15 & 16 (November 21-December 2, 2011)

 

Weeks 13 & 14 (November 7-18, 2011)

 

Weeks 11 & 12 (October 24-November 4, 2011)

 

Weeks 9 & 10 (October 10-20, 2011)

 

Weeks 7 & 8 (September 26-October 7, 2011)

 

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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