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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!




"Mosquito" by John Updike (with questions and thesis blueprint)


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, January 4, 2016:  Students entered class and took notes over a review of "AP English Literature and Composition: Semester II by the Numbers" in their bell work booklets.  Students then began the first lesson in the Interpreting Poetry book (there is only a class set of these books, so they must remain in the room).  There was no homework assigned for this evening for Davis Squad AP English students.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016:  Students continued their study of "Introduction to Poetry" from the Interpreting Poetry book, recording their work in their bell work booklets.  Students received a copy of "Five O'Clock Shadow" by Sir John Betjeman and the teacher read through the poem, discussing the meaning of British expressions used in it.  Students are to create 15 questions about the poem after reading through it a few more times.  The comprehension-check questions are due at the start of class tomorrow.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016:  Students entered class and showed their "Five O'Clock Shadow" questions to their teacher for credit.  Students then worked on identifying figurative language and other poetic devices in the poem as indicators of theme. A class discussion followed.  Students received copies of "The Sound of Night" and are to write up to 15 questions, and annotate for devices as indicators of theme.  This work will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Thursday, January 7, 2016:  Students turned in their work over "The Sound of Night" and discussed thematic interpretations of the poem.  Students completed a new round of multiple-choice practice, and received a new poem to write comprehension-check questions about and annotate for deeper interpretation.  That work is due at the start of class tomorrow.


Friday, January 8, 2016:  Students reviewed the previous day's multiple-choice practice poem and questions.  Students then read Keats' "Ode on Melancholy."  As homework, students (except first period students) are to formulate at least 15 comprehension-check questions over the poem.  The questions will be checked in class on Monday.


Monday, January 11, 2016:  Students entered class and worked on more questions over "Ode on Melancholy." Students then re-visited the concept of annotation by comparing their notes to the teacher's.  Students read a critical analysis essay on the poem, and left class with the assignment to read John Updike's "Mosquito," annotate the poem, and answer the questions at the bottom of the page.  Students are also to attempt a completion of the thesis blueprint at the very bottom of the page.  All "Mosquito" work is due at the start of class tomorrow.




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


Weeks 17 & 18 (December 7-17, 2015)


Weeks 15 & 16 (November 23-December 4, 2015)


Weeks 13 & 14 (November 9-20, 2015)


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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