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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!



Synthesis Paper Assignment Information & Timeline


Synthesis Paper Brainstorming Notes Page


Synthesis Paper Minor Works List


Synthesis Paper Statement of Responsibility: Due 3/17/2015


Synthesis Paper Final Copy Scoring Rubric


Synthesis Paper MLA Formatting Guide


Link to Literary Terms



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, March 2, 2015:  Students entered class and reviewed Act III quickly before viewing a film adaptation of the act.  As homework, students are to complete their graphic organizer, which will be due at the start of class tomorrow, and review for the Act III quotes quiz that will be given at the start of class tomorrow.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015:  Students concluded their viewing of Act III, then completed their Act III quizzes.  Students and the teacher began reading Act IV. All classes read through the fourth scene of the act.  As homework, students should review the Act IV reading so far and work on completion of the Act IV graphic organizer.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015:  Students entered class and completed their guided reading of Act IV.  Students are to finish all entries on the Act IV graphic organizer.  It will be due at the start of the next class.


Thursday, March 5, 2015:  Due to inclement weather, there were no classes on this day.


Friday, March 6, 2015:  Students entered class and turned in their Act IV graphic organizers.  Students viewed a film adaptation of Act IV as a review.  As homework, students should thoroughly review all scenes of Act IV in preparation for the Act IV quiz, which will be given at the start of class on Monday.


Monday, March 9, 2015:  Students entered class and reviewed silently before the Act IV quotes quiz.  After the quiz, students began their abbreviated reading of Act V and began considering how to complete the Act V graphic organizer.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015:  After a quick review of potential timed writing prompt material, students viewed the film adaptation of Act V.  As homework, students are to review the play and all notes in preparation for the essay and objective tests over Hamlet.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015:  Students completed the timed essay writing portion of the Hamlet test.  At the end of class, the teacher gave a brief review of what students should expect for tomorrow's Act V quotes quiz, as well as the objective Hamlet test.  As homework, students should review the characters and action of the play, as preparation for tomorrow's quiz and test.  Also, students are to complete the Act V graphic organizer--it will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Thursday, March 12, 2015:  Students entered class and turned in their Act V graphic organizers, then quietly reviewed before taking the Act V quiz.  Students then completed the objective test over all of Hamlet.  Students read through the main Synthesis Paper assignment information, then viewed a couple of scenes from a differing version of the play as a comparison to the film used during their study of it.


Friday, March 13, 2015:  Students viewed their graded Hamlet tests, then viewed a few key scenes from a third adaptation of Hamlet.  Students picked up several handouts pertaining to aspects of the synthesis paper; the teacher reviewed major works in terms of the five thematic prompts students are to consider.  Over the weekend, students should review the synthesis paper assignment and make decisions about which prompt to work with and what major works to write about.


Monday, March 16, 2015:  Students took notes over the way to format and draft their synthesis paper introductions.  Students then reviewed minor works with the teacher for consideration with the synthesis paper.  In classes where time allowed, a discussion of the conventions of Shakespearean comedy followed.  As homework, students are to complete their Statements of Responsibility for the synthesis paper.



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


Weeks 25 & 26 (February 17-27, 2015)


Weeks 23 & 24 (February 2-13, 2015)


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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