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Welcome to Senior English!



Synthesis Paper Minor Works


Synthesis Paper Instructions


Synthesis Paper Rubric


"Beefing up Commentary"

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):


March 11, 2013:  Students reviewed essay structure, taking notes, and the teacher discussed the format and nature of the timed writing task that students will perform tomorrow.


March 12, 2013:  Students completed their timed essay task as the culminating composition assignment for Unit 4.


March 13, 2013:  Students read three poetic works by Lord Byron and completed a text analysis graphic organizer and several questions.  All work with the poetry will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


March 14, 2013:  Students reviewed levels of comedy by way of the comedic ladder and then began viewing a parody.


March 15, 2013:  Students continued their viewing of the Frankenstein parody.  This completes all work and study for Unit Four.


March 25, 2013:  Students completed their viewing of the Frankenstein parody.  This completes all work and study for Unit Four.


March 26, 2013:  Students summarized parts of the introductory essay for Unit Five.


March 27, 2013:  Students received the calendar of closing events and reviewed their notes over the introductory essay for Unit Five.


March 28, 2013:  Students read Victorian poetry by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Robert Browning.


April 1, 2013:  Students finished their study of early Victorian poetry and began an early Victorian short story by Glaskell.


April 2, 2013:  Students continued reading the Glaskell story.  First period finished and completed a quiz over the story. All classes completed their final STAR Reading assessments for the year.


April 3, 2013:  Students in first period read two selections of literary non-fiction that offered opposing viewpoints.  Students in second and third period finished the Glaskell story and completed their quizzes.


April 4, 2013:  Students performed a media study of a segment of the documentary A History of Britain, and practiced evaluating all aspects of the production.


April 5, 2013:  Students read "Dover Beach" and "To an Athlete Dying Young" after comparing and contrasting the biographies of Matthew Arnold and A. E. Housman.  Students also began viewing a biopic of Thomas Hardy.


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


March 11, 2013:  Students reviewed themes present in the novel A Tale of Two Cities.  Students turned in character notes.  Students are to continue exploring thematic elements of the novel as homework, in preparation for a timed essay tomorrow.


March 12, 2013:  Students completed timed essay responses over A Tale of Two Cities.


March 13, 2013:  Students completed objective tests over A Tale of Two Cities.


March 14, 2013:  Students took notes over characteristics of Southern literature and William Faulkner, and began reading As I Lay Dying.  Students are to read through page 15 as homework, recording all questions that they have from those chapters for review in class tomorrow.


March 15, 2013:  Students completed another round of multiple-choice practice, reviewed answers from last week, and discussed the previous night's reading of As I Lay Dying.  Students are to read through page 52 before returning from the break.


March 25, 2013:  Students discussed and reviewed events of the novel up through the day's reading.  Students are to continue reading according to the assigned reading schedule.


March 26, 2013:  Students completed multiple-choice practice over passages from the novel and continued reading according to the schedule.


March 27, 2013:  Students reviewed the calendar of closing events and then discussed more character development points from the novel.  As homework, students are to continue reading according to the schedule.


March 28, 2013:  Students reviewed information about the Synthesis Paper assignment.  As homework, students are to brainstorm and take notes about major works as a means of selecting them and the prompt they will select.  Students are also to continue reading As I Lay Dying, according to the assigned schedule.


April 1, 2013:  Students discussed the Addie and Mosely chapters and some classes discussed minor works for use on the synthesis paper.  Students are to continue reading, complete multiple-choice practice, and fill out all required parts of the synthesis paper statement of responsibility that is due at the start of class tomorrow.


April 2, 2013:  Students received the final sections of multiple-choice practice over As I Lay Dying.  Students took notes on how to write their synthesis paper introductions.  Students completed their final STAR Reading assessments for the year.


April 3, 2013:  Students reviewed multiple-choice answers for As I Lay Dying practice sets and discussed several issues from the final pages of the book.  Students are to prepare their synthesis paper introductions and review themes of the novel for the timed essay that will be in class tomorrow.


April 4, 2013:  Students completed a timed essay over As I Lay Dying and turned in the rough draft of their synthesis paper introductions.  Students are to begin working on body paragraphs for the first major work and prepare for the objective test over the novel that will take place in class tomorrow.


April 5, 2013:  Students completed a test over As I Lay Dying and received their synthesis paper introductory paragraphs back with feedback and instructions for proceeding with writing body paragraphs.  The first set of body paragraphs will be due at the start of class Monday.




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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