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Welcome to Senior English!

 

 

 

 

Link to online text of Frankenstein

 

Reading Schedule for A Tale of Two Cities

 

Link to online text of A Tale of Two Cities

 

"Beefing up Commentary"

 

Link to Online Textbook (Regular Seniors)

 

Link to Collaborize Classroom Registration

 

PDF of the "Big Five" Power Point Notes

 

General Scoring Guide for Advanced Placement Essays and Timed Writings

 

    
 
 
 
Contacting Ms. Davis:    kdavis@fortsmithschools.org  
                              OR         shsdavisapes@gmail.com
 
Link to AP Score Requirements:
 
Current Class Activities & Assignments for English IV-A (Pds. 1, 2, & 3):

 

January 28, 2013:  Students read biographical information about William Blake, read four Blake poems, and began viewing a biographical video.

 

January 29, 2013:  Students read biographical information about William Wordsworth, read three Wordsworth poems, and began viewing a biographical video while completing reading comprehension and analysis work over the poems.

 

January 30, 2013:  Students read biographical information about Samuel Taylor Coleridge, read "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," and a non-fiction article about Coleridge's landscape.

 

January 31, 2013:  Students read biographical information about Percy Bysshe Shelley, read three Shelley poems, and began viewing a biographical video while completing reading comprehension and analysis work over the poems.

 

February 1, 2013:  Students read biographical information about John Keats, read three Keats poems, and began viewing a biographical video while completing reading comprehension and analysis work over the poems.

 

February 4, 2013:  Students completed their mid-year STAR Reading assessments, then began reviewing the story of Prometheus in order to understand Mary Shelley's allusion to it in Frankenstein.

 

February 5, 2013:  Students read the Author's Introduction, Preface, and Letters 1-3 of Frankenstein.  Students received a worksheet that they were to complete as they read.  After Letter 4, it needs to be finished.

 

February 6, 2013:  Students read the fourth letter of Frankenstein and reviewed responses on their worksheets from Monday and Tuesday.

 

February 7, 2013:  Students finished the fourth letter and began reading early chapters of Frankenstein.

 

February 8, 2013:  Students continued reading early chapters of Frankenstein.  Some classes met for shorter time due to the Homecoming pep rally.

 

February 11, 2013:  Students continued reading early chapters of Frankenstein, and received a character list that they have begun annotating.

 

February 12, 2013:  Students continued reading and annotating their character lists.  Some classes were shorter in length due to advisory meetings.

 

February 13, 2013:  Students resumed reading and annotating, and the teacher announced there will be a reading quiz tomorrow once the classes complete their reading of Chapter 8 of Frankenstein.  The reading quiz will cover the introductory material, letters, and Chapters 1-8.

 

February 14, 2013:  First period finished reading through Chapter 8 and completed their first Frankenstein reading quizzes.  Other classes neared completion of the eighth chapter and will take reading quizzes tomorrow.  All classes are expected to complete reading through Chapter 10 before the end of class tomorrow, so the character notes will be due at that time.

 

February 15, 2013:  Students in all classes read through Chapter 10 of Frankenstein, and turned in character charts/notes.  Students in periods 2 & 3 completed the first reading quiz over Chapters 1-8 and the introductory letters.

 

February 19, 2013:  Students read Chapter 11 of Frankenstein.

 

February 20, 2013:  Students read through Chapter 13 of Frankenstein.

 

February 21, 2013:  No school due to inclement weather conditions.

 

February 22, 2013:  Students read through Chapter 15 of Frankenstein.  Students will have a second reading quiz over Chapters 9-17 in class on Tuesday.

 

February 25, 2013:  Students read through Chapter 17 of Frankenstein.  Students are to be prepared for a second reading quiz (over Chapters 9-17) at the start of class tomorrow.

 

February 26, 2013:  Students completed a reading quiz, viewed three analytical clips, and read Chapter 18 of Frankenstein.

 

February 27, 2013:  Students completed Chapters 19-20 of Frankenstein.

 

February 28, 2013:  Students completed Chapter 21 of Frankenstein.

 

March 1, 2013:  Students completed Chapter 22 of Frankenstein.

 

March 4, 2013:  Students completed Chapter 23 of Frankenstein and viewed a few clips from a film adaptation.

 

March 5, 2013:  Students nearly finished their reading of the novel Frankenstein.

 

March 6, 2013:  Students finished reading all of Frankenstein, took a final reading quiz, and viewed a few clips of a film adaptation.  The teacher discussed the timed essay that will take place tomorrow, and the objective test over the novel that will be during class Friday.

 

March 7, 2013:  The teacher informed students that they will prepare for the in-class essay next Monday and write it during class next Tuesday.  Students viewed a few more scenes from a film adaptation of the novel as a form of review for the objective test that will take place during class tomorrow.

 

 

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

 

January 28, 2013:  Students completed a Frankenstein multiple-choice practice as bell work, and then reviewed the answers.  Students then viewed the 1831 introduction to the novel.  As homework, students are to complete SPLOTTS notes and read Chapters I-IV of Frankenstein.

 

January 29, 2013:  Students completed the weekly SPLOTTS quiz, received a Frankenstein reading schedule as well as new SPLOTTS notes pages and poem assignment, and continued reading in Frankenstein.

 

January 30, 2013:  Students completed practice multiple-choice analysis questions over the previous reading assignment, then continued reading in Frankenstein.

 

January 31, 2013:  Students completed another round of multiple-choice analysis questions over the prior evening's reading of Frankenstein, then continued reading according to the assigned reading schedule.

 

February 1, 2013:  Students completed official AP multiple-choice practice, then picked up several rounds of multiple-choice analysis questions for the weekend reading assignment of Frankenstein.

 

February 4, 2013:  Students completed their mid-year STAR Reading assessments, then reviewed the story of Prometheus, and discussed how it is a relevant allusion in Frankenstein.

 

February 5, 2013:  Students had the class period to catch up and continue their reading of Frankenstein.  Students received more multiple-choice analysis practice.

 

February 6, 2013:  Students completed SPLOTTS quizzes (and fourth period took a reading quiz), then reviewed answers to multiple-choice practice questions.  Students are to read Chapters 22-23 of Frankenstein tonight.

 

February 7, 2013:  Students continued reviewing multiple-choice practice over Frankenstein, as well as official AP Exam multiple-choice practice.  Students are to finish their reading of Frankenstein as homework.

 

February 8, 2013:  Students completed another round of AP Exam multiple-choice practice, reviewed prior multiple-choice practice, and briefly discussed the objective test over Frankenstein that will take place on Monday.

 

February 11, 2013:  Objective test over Frankenstein and a few hints/tips/remarks about completing a timed essay over a major work.

 

February 12, 2013:  Students completed a timed essay over Frankenstein.

 

February 13, 2013:  Students composed "found" poems over Frankenstein.  Students from 4th period are to have their poems ready to turn in by e-mail or in hard copy form at the start of class tomorrow.  6th & 7th period students are to have their poems entered into their assigned slides of the Google Presentations (see sidebar) by the start of class tomorrow.

 

February 14, 2013:  Students turned in found poetry and received mid-quarter grade reports.  Students reviewed their performances on the objective Frankenstein test from Monday.  There were several corrections and grades will be adjusted to reflect that.  Students then received the excerpt from Paradise Lost that they are to read this evening, completing all side-note questions and tasks, and filling in the graphic organizer at the end (on the page provided or transferred to their own, full-size paper).  Paradise Lost work will be due at the start of class tomorrow.

 

February 15, 2013:  Students completed multiple-choice practice and reviewed the previous week's practice answers.  Students then viewed their Frankenstein timed essays, and the Frankenstein found poetry.  Remaining time was devoted to reading about Charles Dickens and cursory information regarding the French Revolution.

 

February 19, 2013:  Students reviewed their Frankenstein essay tests and took notes on critical elements that should be included in timed essays from this point forward.  Students then covered introductory information for A Tale of Two Cities, and are to read pages 5-7 in their copies, which were issued in class today.

 

February 20, 2013:  Students finished all introductory material for A Tale of Two Cities, and began reading.  Students in periods 6 & 7 received a character list and graphic organizer for Chapter V of Book the First.  The graphic organizer will be due on Friday.  As homework, students are to read Chapters I-III for Thursday, and Chapters IV-VI for Friday.

 

February 21, 2013:  No school due to inclement weather conditions.  Students are to read Chapters IV-VI of Book the First in A Tale of Two Cities and complete the first graphic organizer before returning to class tomorrow.

 

February 22, 2013:  Students completed multiple-choice practice and reviewed answers to the previous week's practice.  Students then briefly discussed the new novel.  Students are to read Chapters I-IV of Book the Second in A Tale of Two Cities before returning to class Monday.

 

February 25, 2013:  Students discussed Book the Second and character development.  Some classes completed multiple-choice practice as bell work.  Students received a full reading schedule for the book and resumed reading.

 

February 26, 2013:  Students completed bell work multiple-choice practice, reviewed answers, and discussed character development and reading confusion.  Students are to continue reading according to the assigned schedule.

 

February 27, 2013:  Students received a weekly SPLOTTS assignment that will be due at the start of class next Tuesday (3/5/2013).  Students continued discussing characters and relationships in the plot of A Tale of Two Cities.  Students are to work on SPLOTTS notes and continue reading according to the assigned schedule.

 

February 28, 2013:  Students continued discussing characters and relationships in the plot of A Tale of Two Cities.  Students are to work on SPLOTTS notes and continue reading according to the assigned schedule.

 

March 1, 2013:  Students completed multiple-choice practice and reviewed answers to the previous week's multiple-choice practice.  Students are to work on SPLOTTS notes and continue reading according to the assigned schedule.

 

March 4 2013:  Students discussed various character and plot development aspects at the close of Book the Second.  Students are to work on SPLOTTS notes and continue reading according to the assigned schedule.

 

March 5, 2013:  Students discussed significant developments from the opening chapters of Book the Third after completing their weekly SPLOTTS task.

 

March 6, 2013:  Students discussed the previous evening's reading, took a reading quiz, and the teacher gave a general forecast of tonight's reading assignment.  Students will have a timed writing tomorrow.

 

March 7, 2013:  Students completed a timed prose analysis essay in class.  As homework, students are to complete their reading of A Tale of Two Cities.

 

 

 

Archived Class Activities and Assignments (All Classes):

 

Weeks 1 & 2 (August 20-31, 2012)

 

Weeks 3 & 4 (September 4-14, 2012) 

 

Weeks 5 & 6 (September 17-28, 2012) 

 

Weeks 7 & 8 (October 1-12, 2012)

 

Weeks 9 & 10 (October 15-26, 2012

 

Weeks 11 & 12 (October 29-November 9, 2012)

 

Weeks 13 & 14 (November 12-20, 2012)

 

Weeks 15 & 16 (November 26-December 7, 2012)

 

Weeks 17 & 18 (December 10-20, 2012)

 

Weeks 19 & 20 (January 3-11, 2013)

 

Weeks 21 & 22 (January 14-25, 2013)

 

Weeks 23 & 24 (January 28-February 8, 2013)

 

Weeks 25 & 26 (February 11-22, 2013)

 

Weeks 27 & 28 (February 25-March 8, 2013)

 

Weeks 29 & 30 (March 11-15, 2013, & March 25-29, 2013)

 

Weeks 31 & 32 (April 1-12, 2013)

 

Weeks 33 & 34 (April 15-26, 2013)

 

Weeks 35 & 36 (April 29-May 10, 2013)

 

Weeks 37 & 38 (May 13-24, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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