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on November 7, 2014 at 1:22:51 pm


Welcome to AP English, Seniors!




Link to "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson


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 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. 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014:  Students entered class, got out their notes over the characters from "Hunters in the Snow."  A class discussion followed with the teacher guiding the students to review of important points of character development in the story.  The teacher reviewed paragraph structure for literary analysis and the students began writing a characterization analysis paragraph over ONE of the characters from "Hunters in the Snow."  The paragraph and notes over the story will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014:  Students completed a prose analysis timed writing task in class.  As homework, they are to read and annotate another prose analysis prompt and return to class with an informal outline of how they would respond to it.


Thursday, November 6, 2014:  Class began with students showing their notes and writing plans for the prompt and prose excerpt they picked up the day before in class.  Students then completed another round of AP Exam multiple-choice practice.  After all practice concluded, students took notes over SETTING and then began reading "The Lottery"--as homework, students are to finish reading the story and taking notes about details of setting found throughout the story.


Friday, November 7, 2014:  Students shared their notes with the teacher and in most classes there was a brief conclusion to the work and discussion of "The Lottery."  Students reviewed their multiple-choice practice performance from the day before. The teacher distributed a new writing task to be performed after reading "Miss Brill," which the students began reading.  All writing work in response to "Miss Brill" will be due at the start of class Monday.


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


Weeks 9 & 10 (October 13-24, 2014)


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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