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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!




Link to "Hunters in the Snow" by Tobias Wolff


Introduction & DICTION Analysis Paragraph Example

(2 Chunks! Henry James passage)


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



Class Activities and Assignments for AP English Lit. & Comp. (all periods):


Monday, October 13, 2014:  Students turned in their study guide work and reviewed answers to the close-reading practice.  In periods 2 and 7, students paired off and completed the close-reading practice before reviewing their answers.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014:  Students finished close-reading practice review and then took some notes over LANGUAGE as bell work.  Students then received study guide questions for Part III of Heart of Darkness.  Students are to read pages 53-59 as homework tonight, completing study guide questions as they read.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014:  Students completed a SYNTAX voice lesson as bell work, and then continued their reading and discussion of Heart of Darkness.  Students are to read through the the first half of page 66 and complete study guide work that corresponds to the pages of Part III they have read so far.


Thursday, October 16, 2014:  Students did not have a bell work task.  Students received a list of quotes from Part III of Heart of Darkness to identify and analyze.  All Part III work (quotation analysis and study guide) will be due at the start of class Monday.  Students are to finish reading the novel, completing all Part III work, and come to class prepared for a reading quiz over Part III on Monday.


Monday, October 20, 2014:  Students turned in Part III study guide and quotations work, and then completed a reading quiz as bell work.  Students then took notes on thematic possibilities in Heart of Darkness.  As homework, students are to continue reviewing the novel and research online study guides for more assistance with theme statement development.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014:  Students took notes over prompt-answering strategies, and received a graphic organizer for planning their timed writing responses, as well as a copy of "The Hollow Men" and questions to answer while/after reading the poem.  First period students will receive the poetry work tomorrow.  In all classes, the poetry work will be due Thursday at the start of class.  As homework, students are to continue reviewing the novel in preparation for both days of testing, and begin working on the poetry homework.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014:  Students completed a timed essay test over Heart of Darkness in class.  As homework, students are to complete their work over "The Hollow Men," and perform a final review of the novel as preparation for the objective test that will be given in class tomorrow.


Thursday, October 23, 2014:  Students turned in their work over "The Hollow Men" and completed the Heart of Darkness objective test.  There is no homework tonight.  Any students who did not turn in their copies of Heart of Darkness are to return them tomorrow.


Friday, October 24, 2014:  Students completed multiple-choice practice as bell work.  Students then began reading the Heart of Darkness poetry packet.  Class concluded with a brief ACT review.  As homework, students are to read through all the poetry in the packet and record thematic information on the final page of the packet.


Monday, October 27, 2014:  Students showed their poetry homework to the teacher as bell work, then reviewed multiple-choice practice and answers.  Students returned to their poetry homework and some classes worked in groups to share theme ideas.  There was no homework assigned.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014:  Students began working on language vocabulary practice as bell work, and the teacher gave students the rest of the period to complete the language terms list.  Some classes finished before the end of class and were able to begin taking notes on theme and thematic statements.  If students did not complete the language terms list, that is to be done before the start of class tomorrow.  All classes experienced interruptions due to yearbook pictures being taken.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014:  Students entered class and the teacher checked their language terms work, then most classes took notes over THEME.  A couple of classes began watching instructional videos related to THEME.  All classes viewed their results on both halves of the Heart of Darkness tests.


Thursday, October 30, 2014:  Students entered class and received home copies of the AP Literature and Composition textbooks.  Students then completed a round of multiple-choice practice.  Students finished taking notes over THEME.  As homework, students are to read pages 4-17 in their textbook, including all instructions and literature samples under "activities."  Students are to write a response to the activity prompt and short story on pages 16-17.  That work will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Friday, October 31, 2014:  Students turned in their work from the first chapter of their textbooks at the start of class, and then reviewed the previous day's multiple-choice practice with the teacher.  A few classes finished taking THEME notes.  All classes viewed commercials as practice for composing theme statements.  As homework, students are to read "A & P" (the story begins on page 462 in the textbook) and return to class ready to discuss it on Monday.


Monday, November 3, 2014:  Students entered class and took CHARACTER notes.  Students then moved on into a discussion of characterization in "A & P."  From there, students read "Miss Brill" and a discussion of the CHARACTER of Miss Brill followed.  As homework, students are to read "Hunters in the Snow" and take notes on the three main characters.  The notes will be used in class tomorrow to write chunks about the characters. 


Archived Class Activities & Assignments for APE Lit. & Comp. (all periods):


Weeks 7 & 8 (September 29-October 10, 2014)


Weeks 5 & 6 (September 15-26, 2014)


Weeks 3 & 4 (September 2-12, 2014)


Weeks 1 & 2 (August 18-29, 2014)

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