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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!




PLOTTS Notes form for "A Study of Reading Habits"


Introduction + 2-Block Paragraph Form for Literary Analysis Practice



Contacting Ms. Davis:    kdavis@fortsmithschools.org  

                              OR         shsdavisapes@gmail.com
Link to College/University AP Score Requirements:

Class Activities and Assignments :


Monday, September 14, 2015:  Students began copying a lengthy list of literary terms.  There is no homework in AP English tonight, due to Open House and students spending the next class in the auditorium.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015:  Students met in the auditorium to hear a presentation given by the counseling department.  There is no homework in AP English tonight.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015:  Students read through "Approaching the Multiple-Choice Exam" as bell work.  Students received mid-quarter grade reports that need to be signed by a parent and returned to the teacher tomorrow.  Students reviewed the various "Big 5" lists for AP English Literature and Composition.  Students then received a Diction analysis packet.  Students are to complete reading through the packed and fill in all practice areas.  The packets will be checked at the start of class tomorrow.


Thursday, September 17, 2015:  Students entered class and returned mid-quarter grade slips.  Students also showed their Diction packet work to the teacher for completion credit.  Students completed their first graded round of multiple-choice practice.  As homework, students are to read the Frederick Douglass excerpt, then write a major thesis paragraph of introduction and a Diction analysis paragraph, according to the assigned format.  The two Douglass paragraphs will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Friday, September 18, 2015:  Students turned in their first Diction analysis paragraphs, and then reviewed the multiple-choice practice from Thursday (third and fourth periods had to complete the practice today, due to classes being shortened by 40 minutes after the second period guest speaker assemblies). Students received another prose passage (excerpt from The Scarlet Letter) to read and study, then write an introduction and Diction analysis paragraph in response to the passage.  The introduction and Diction analysis paragraph will be due at the start of class Monday.


Monday, September 21, 2015:  Students added to their literary terms after turning in their Diction practice paragraphs.  Students reviewed strong and weak attempts at composing the two-tone introductions, as well as two-block Diction analysis paragraphs and received their first Diction analysis paragraphs back with teacher feedback.  Students picked up an Imagery analysis packet and began work on its completion.  As homework, students are to complete the introduction and Imagery analysis paragraph over Robert Frost's "Out, Out--."  This work will be due at the start of class Wednesday.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015:  Students picked up an analyzing Detail packet as they entered class.  Students used class time to work through the practice in the packet and compose an introduction and Detail analysis paragraph on the back side of the page with their Imagery introduction and analysis paragraph.  Both the Imagery and Detail writing tasks will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015:  Students added to their literary terms after turning in their Imagery and Detail practice paragraphs. Students then took notes over Language and Syntax.  As homework, students are to complete PLOTTSS notes over "A Study of Reading Habits."  The PLOTTSS notes will be due at the start of class tomorrow.



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


Weeks 3 & 4 (August 31-September 11, 2015)


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

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