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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!





Planning for an AWESOME College Application Essay


College Essay Pre-Writing & Helpful Hints


College Essay Prompts


Poetry Analysis Overview: the "FIT" Method




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

Class Activities and Assignments :


Monday, August 17, 2015:  Students turned in completed tasks from the optional summer assignment, and filled out a "Getting to Know You" form as bell work. Students received copies of the course syllabus and parent letters. Students took time to review the course information and compile questions for discussion with the teacher and fellow classmates. Students then received a copy of "The Flowers," a short fiction piece by Alice Walker. As homework, students are to have the parent letter signed, read "Why Literature Matters," and complete all work over "The Flowers"--reading, annotation, and answering of all  (10 of 16) questions.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015:  Students turned in signed parent letters and showed their work on "The Flowers" to the teacher.  Students then took notes over the qualities and dispositions that lead to student success.  As homework, students are to use the "Planning for an Awesome College Essay" sheet to research at least three of the websites on that sheet.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015:  Students received more specific college essay information, as well as a partial course description for AP English Literature & Composition.  Students and the teacher discussed the course and exam format in class.  Students are to study the course description and continue drafting their college essay rough drafts. 


Thursday, August 20, 2015:  Students completed their first timed essay writing task: a poem analysis.  As homework, students are to continue composing their first college essay drafts.  Students also need to review the course description in preparation for a quiz over that material that will be given at the start of class tomorrow.


Friday, August 21, 2015:  Students completed a quiz over the course description, and then completed their first round of AP Exam multiple-choice practice.  Students then reviewed the practice content, questions, and correct answers with the teacher.  As homework, students are to complete their college essay rough drafts, which will be due at the start of class Monday.


Monday, August 24, 2015:  Students entered class and read through the generic scoring guide for APE Lit. & Comp. essays, then added it to their notes.  Students turned in their college essay rough drafts and set up the divisions of their English notebooks.  Students then reviewed the specific scoring guide for the timed writing task from last week and discussed the poem and the prompt with the teacher.  There is no homework in APE Lit. & Comp. this evening.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015:  Students entered class and thoroughly reviewed the prompt and poem from last week's timed writing task.  Students then received their essays and had some time in class to revise them before final scoring occurs.  Some classes had time to begin a discussion of "The Flowers."  There is no homework in APE Lit. & Comp. this evening.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015:  Students completed a diction exercise as bell work.  Students then reviewed "The Flowers" with annotation and close reading cues given by the teacher.  Students received textbooks to take home, as well as an introduction to the "FIT" method of analyzing poetry.  As homework, students are to read pages 1-17 in their textbooks.


Thursday, August 27, 2015:  Students entered class and completed another diction exercise as bell work.  Students picked up a copy of "Ozymandias" and associated FIT note-taking information.  There was no homework assigned for tonight in AP English.


Friday, August 28, 2015:  Students completed multiple-choice practice and reviewed answers, and reported to the library for database photography needs.  There is no homework in AP English this weekend.


Monday, August 31, 2015:  Students entered class and picked up a "Show, Don't Tell" practice sheet, and completed a detail/imagery exercise as bell work.  The students worked on the first part of the "Show, Don't Tell," practice, and received their college essay rough drafts back.  The teacher presented more information and advice about showing rather than telling in the college essays. Students also viewed a presentation on how NOT to start a college essay.  As homework, students should completed both sides of the "Show, Don't Tell" practice sheet, and begin revising their college essays.



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


Weeks 1 & 2 (August 17-28, 2015)

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