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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!



Hamlet Act II Graphic Organizer--due Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Link to a full text of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark


Link to Literary Terms


New PLOTTSS Notes Assignment: due Wednesday, February 25, 2015



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, February 2, 2015:  Students turned in their final Jane Eyre study guides and graphic organizers, then completed a third round of literary terms as bell work.  Students then discussed possible themes in Jane Eyre as a review before the essay test that will be given in every class tomorrow.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015:  Students completed a timed essay writing task as part one of their test over Jane Eyre.  Students are to complete PLOTTSS notes that are due tomorrow and review the novel as preparation for the objective test that will take place in class tomorrow.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015:  Students turned in their weekly PLOTTSS work and copies of Jane Eyre, and completed an objective test over Jane Eyre in class.  There is no new PLOTTSS assignment this week, and there is no homework assigned this evening.


Thursday, February 5, 2015:  Students completed a new round of AP Exam multiple-choice practice as bell work, then began viewing a film adaptation of a Victorian novel.


Friday, February 6, 2015:  Students continued viewing the film adaptation selected by their class.  Some classes were displaced due to the PARCC Infrastructure testing.  There is no homework in AP English for the weekend.


Monday, February 9, 2015:  Students continued viewing the film adaptation.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015:  Students completed their film viewing and received an anticipation guide for Hamlet, which they are to complete by the start of class tomorrow.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015:  Students showed their anticipation guide work to the teacher as bell work.  Some classes read a chapter from How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  Some classes were shortened due to advisory schedule.  Some classes received mid-quarter grades (1st and 3rd period students will receive their grade slips tomorrow).  All classes reviewed their performances on last week's multiple-choice practice, as well as both the written and objective portions of the Jane Eyre tests.


Thursday, February 12, 2015:  Students who received progress reports yesterday turned them back in with parent signatures.  Students in periods 1 & 3 received their progress reports.  Students then took introductory notes and began reading Act I, scene i of Hamlet.  Students also received copies of the Act I graphic organizer.


Friday, February 13, 2015:  Students continued reading and taking notes over their Act I Hamlet reading.  Most classes read through the first half of Act I, scene ii.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015:  After a quick review of the early portion of Act I read last week, students resumed their guided reading of Act I of Hamlet.   All classes read into scene iv, with a couple of classes reading into scene v.  Students are to continue work on the Act I graphic organizer as homework.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015:  All classes concluded their reading and discussion of Act I of Hamlet.  All students are to complete the graphic organizer and review the Act I reading.  The graphic organizer will be due at the start of class tomorrow; the Act I quotes quiz will be at the start of class Friday.


Thursday, February 19, 2015:  Students turned in their Act I graphic organizers at the start of class.  The teacher advised students on the importance of thoroughly reviewing the first act before the quiz that will be given at the start of class tomorrow.  Remaining class time was spent viewing a cinematic version of Act I of Hamlet.  Students should study Act I as homework.


Friday, February 20, 2015:  Students picked up Hamlet Act II graphic organizers and then took quizzes over the first act of Hamlet at the start of class.  Students then reviewed the quiz answers, took introductory notes for Act II, and read through scene i.


Monday, February 23, 2015:  Students in periods 1-4 read through Act II, scene ii of Hamlet, up to Hamlet's soliloquy.  Sixth period heard a synopsis of the scene, and seventh period did not meet due to early dismissal.  ALL 1st through 6th period students are to have their graphic organizers for Act II completed and ready to turn in at the start of class tomorrow. 7th period students will have class time tomorrow to complete their graphic organizers.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015:  Due to inclement weather, there were no classes on this day.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015:  Students entered class and turned in their Act II graphic organizers.  The morning classes (periods 1-4) finished any reading of the act before viewing it.  Afternoon classes (periods 6 & 7) received a copy of an Act II synopsis to help their study, as they did not receive proper reading time.  Students used the synopsis information to complete and turn in their Act II graphic organizers, and then they viewed the film version of Act II.  As homework, all students are to review the two scenes of Act II in preparation for the Act II quiz, which will be given at the start of class tomorrow.



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


Weeks 21 & 22 (January 20-30, 2015)


Weeks 19 & 20 (January 5-15, 2015)


Weeks 17 & 18 (December 8-18, 2014)


Weeks 15 & 16 (November 24-December 5, 2014)


Weeks 13 & 14 (November 10-21, 2014)


Weeks 11 & 12 (October 27-November 7, 2014)


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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