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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!

 

 

 

Synthesis Paper Information

 

Synthesis Paper Minor Works

 

Synthesis Paper Grading Rubric

 

Synthesis Paper Brainstorming Sheet

 

Orientation to Teaching Course

 

Contacting Ms. Davis:    kdavis@fortsmithschools.org  
                              OR         shsdavisapes@gmail.com
 
Link to College/University AP Score Requirements:

 

 

Current Class Activities & Assignments for APE Lit. (Periods 1, 3, 4, 6, & 7):

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014:  Students turned in sonnet work and viewed Act III of Hamlet as a review.  As homework, students are to review the third act in preparation for the quiz that will be given at the start of class tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014:  Students completed Act III viewing, took their quizzes over Act III, and received instructions for the independent study project.

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014:  Students read through the first six scenes of Act IV.  Students are to select a play for their independent study and review Act IV before class tomorrow.

 

Friday, March 7, 2014:  Students viewed Act IV and took an Act IV quiz.  Students turned in their independent study selection and are to begin reading their plays this weekend as homework.

 

Monday, March 10, 2014:  Students reviewed their answers from the long multiple-choice practice extravaganza from 2/28/2014.  Students worked in pairs to attempt reaching consensus on the correct answer and in looking at the question with a partner, also tried to determine what kind of question each item was.

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014:  Students began reading Act V of Hamlet.  As homework, students are to continue reading their independent study works, and begin reviewing Hamlet in its entirety.

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014:  Students concluded their reading of Act V of Hamlet.  As homework, students are to review the act in preparation for a quiz, and continue reading their independent study selection.

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014:  Students viewed Hamlet,  Act V, took a quiz over Act V, and the teacher provided information about and advice on preparing for a test over the entire play.

 

Friday, March 14, 2014:  Students completed their objective tests over Hamlet, and the teacher directed students in their preparation for the essay test over Hamlet that will take place Monday.

 

Monday, March 17, 2014:  Students completed their essay tests over Hamlet.

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014:  Students began presenting their sonnet projects.  As homework, students are to finish studying their independent study selections in preparation for the timed essay assessment that will take place in class tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014:  Students completed timed essay writing tasks over their independent study selections.

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014:  Students continued sharing their sonnet project presentations.

 

Friday, March 21, 2014:  Students shared the rest of their sonnet project presentations.

 

Monday, March 31, 2014:  Students participated in a book pass.  As homework, students are to continue exploring the titles they sampled in class, to decide which novel they will read as an independent study this quarter.

 

Tuesday, APril 1, 2014:  Students received information about the synthesis paper assignment.  Students are to consider which prompt they will select, as well as their choices for major and minor works to be discussed in their papers.  Students also need to decide upon a novel they will be reading in independent study this quarter.

 

Wednesday, APril 2, 2014:  Students turned in the titles of their independent study selections and took notes over how to format and compose their introductory paragraph and body paragraphs for the synthesis paper.

 

Thursday, APril 3, 2014:  Students received independent study novels and reviewed minor works for consideration in their synthesis papers.  Students should be reading their independent study works and completing their statements of responsibility, which are due at the start of class tomorrow.

 

Friday, APril 4, 2014:  Students turned in their statements of responsibility, completed a multiple-choice practice set, and received copies of their major works for use in composing rough draft paragraphs of their synthesis papers.  Students are to compose their introductory paragraphs (due Monday), and continue reading in their independent study selections.

 

Monday, APril 7, 2014:  Students turned in their synthesis introductions and read "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin.  There was a brief discussion of how irony plays a significant role in the story and its meaning.  Students practiced chunk writing with the short story, and then had time to compose body paragraphs for their synthesis papers.

 

Tuesday, APril 8, 2014:  Students received their graded introductions with feedback and had the class period to work on drafting major work paragraphs or reading their independent study work.

 

Wednesday, APril 9, 2014:  Students turned in their first major work rough draft paragraphs for their synthesis papers.  Students then reviewed their recent multiple-choice practice questions.  Students are to begin working on their next round of major work rough draft paragraph writing and continue reading their independent study novels.

 

Thursday, APril 10, 2014:  Students completed three rounds of multiple-choice practice.  Students are to begin working on their next round of major work rough draft paragraph writing and continue reading their independent study novels.

 

Friday, APril 11, 2014:  Students received their first major work rough draft paragraphs with grades and feedback, and used the class period to work on their next round of rough draft paragraph writing or continue reading their independent study novels.

 

Monday, APril 14, 2014:  Students turned in their second major work rough draft paragraphs and used the class period to work on their next round of rough draft paragraph writing or continue reading their independent study novels.

 

 

 

 

Archived English Class Activities and Assignments:

 

Weeks 25 & 26 (February 17-28, 2014)

 

Weeks 23 & 24 (February 3-14, 2014)

 

Weeks 21 & 22 (January 21-31, 2014)

 

Weeks 19 & 20 (January 6-17, 2014)

 

Weeks 17 & 18 (December 9-20, 2013)

 

Weeks 15 & 16 (November 25-December 6, 2013)

 

Weeks 13 & 14 (November 11-22, 2013)

 

Weeks 11 & 12 (October 28-November 8, 2013)

 

Weeks 9 & 10 (October 14-25, 2013)

 

Weeks 7 & 8 (September 30-October 11, 2013)

 

Weeks 5 & 6 (September 16-27, 2013)

 

Weeks 3 & 4 (September 3-13, 2013)

 

Weeks 1 & 2 (August 20-30, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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