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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!

 

 

ACT Resources

 

Introduction + 2-Block Paragraph Form for Literary Analysis Practice

 

 

Contacting Ms. Davis:    kdavis@fortsmithschools.org  

                              OR         shsdavisapes@gmail.com
 

Class Activities and Assignments :

 

Monday, November 9, 2015:  Students completed the Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment in class.  Students who finished before the bell used time to begin reading the day's assigned pages from the novel.  As homework, all students are to read Jane Eyre, Volume III, Chapters III-IV.

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015:  Students took down a list of thematic topics in Jane Eyre and the teacher instructed students to select five of the topics and develop full theme statements for them to share in class tomorrow.  As homework, students are to read Jane Eyre, Volume III, Chapters V-VI.

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015:  Students shared theme statements in small groups and then with the class.  Students reviewed block-style literary analysis writing with a consideration of how to explore theme using the particular paragraph structure format practiced earlier in class.  As homework, students are to read Jane Eyre, Volume III, Chapter VII.

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015:  Students completed another round of AP Exam multiple-choice practice, and first period caught up on the theme work other classes finished in class the day before. Due to a lengthy reading assignment, classes began reading after the conclusion of multiple-choice practice (and in the case of first period, following group work).  As homework, students are to complete the fourth Jane Eyre study guide and read Jane Eyre, Volume III,  Chapter VIII.

 

Friday, November 13, 2015:  Students turned in their fourth Jane Eyre study guide and graphic organizer work and picked up the fifth and final study guide and graphic organizer.  Students discussed theme statements and critiqued those presented from group work earlier in the week.  As homework, students are to read Jane Eyre Volume III, Chapters IX-X and begin completion of the final study guide and graphic organizer.

 

Monday, November 16, 2015:  Students entered class and completed the first two tasks on the final Jane Eyre study guide, and then resumed their review of themes and thematic statements for the novel Jane Eyre.  Students are to complete the final study guide over the novel, and read Jane Eyre, Volume III, Chapter XI this evening.

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015:  Students turned in their final Jane Eyre study guide and graphic organizer responses and received mid-quarter grade progress reports.  The teacher read the final chapter of the novel with the students and a brief discussion of the conclusion followed.  Students finalized their discussion of thematic statement formation and looked at example responses as preparation for the essay test over Jane Eyre.  As homework, students are to review their theme statement notes and study guides as preparation for both the essay and objective tests over Jane Eyre.

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015:  Students turned in parent-signed mid-quarter progress reports and completed a timed essay test over Jane Eyre.  As homework, students are to review study guides and other notes in preparation for the objective test over the novel.

 

Thursday, November 19, 2015:  Students entered class and turned in their copies of Jane Eyre, then completed an objective test over the entire novel.  Some classes had time remaining and were able to view part of a video about the novel.  There is no homework in AP English this evening.

 

Friday, November 20, 2015:  Students completed a new round of AP Exam multiple-choice practice and then resumed their viewing of the critical analysis of Jane Eyre video.  At the end of class, students had the opportunity to view their Jane Eyre essay test results, as well as results from the objective test over the novel.  There is no homework in AP English this weekend.

 

Monday, November 23, 2015:  Students began watching a film adaptation (from 2011) of Jane Eyre.

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015:  Students concluded their viewing of the film adaptation of Jane Eyre.

 

Monday, November 30, 2015:  Students completed an anticipation guide for A Doll's House.  Students then used their technology to access files posted to this website to introduce them to the author Henrik Ibsen, the social and historical context of the play, as well as modern theatrical conventions, modernism, and realism.  As homework, students are to finish their reading and review of all introductory materials and return to class Tuesday ready to begin reading the play.

 

 

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

 

Weeks 11 & 12 (October 26-November 6, 2015)

 

Weeks 9 & 10 (October 12-23, 2015)

 

Weeks 7 & 8 (September 28-October 9, 2015)

 

Weeks 5 & 6 (September 14-25, 2015)

 

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

 

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

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