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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!




"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" text with margin notes


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.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016:  Students entered class and turned in their work on the "Mosquito" poem.  Students then turned their attention to "The Good Morrow" by John Donne.  As homework, students are to read through the poem numerous times, compose a reader-response journal entry, and answer all questions that were provided with the poem. That work will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016:  Students received graded work over "The Sound of Night" and "Mosquito" and picked up a copy of a student-written analysis of "The Good Morrow."  As a class, the teacher and student read and discussed the student response as well as other aspects of the poem. As homework, students are to write an introduction and 2-block paragraph over a device of their choosing (anything but rhyme or sound devices) in the "Mosquito" poem.  The writing is to follow the assigned introduction and 2-block paragraph structure and is due at the start of class tomorrow.


Thursday, January 14, 2016:  Students copied a sample 2-block paragraph over sound devices and turned in their 2-block paragraphs over "Mosquito." Students then began reading and completing margin notes over "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."  Completion of all margin notes is optional but will help prepare students for a short quiz over the long poem that will be given at the start of class Tuesday.  Students should complete the reading of the poem by that time.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016:  Students entered class and completed an open-note quiz over "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Students filled out diploma cards and worked through a brief introduction to Romanticism and a review of the Prometheus myth.  Students received a copy of the Frankenstein anticipation guide and are to complete all parts of it before returning to class tomorrow.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016:  Students received copies of Frankenstein and the teacher checked anticipation guides at the start of class.  Students then read through an introduction to the author and text, and received a reading assignment schedule and graphic organizer for the first reading assignment.  Students then began reading the letters of Robert Walton with the teacher.  As homework, students are to read through the four letters and complete the graphic organizer, which will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Thursday, January 21, 2016:  Students turned in their first Frankenstein graphic organizers and completed a practice multiple-choice round based on the previous night's reading.  Students reviewed the answers and then began reading the first four chapters with the teacher.  Students received a new graphic organizer (which will be due at the start of class next Tuesday) and are to read the first four chapters of Frankenstein before returning to 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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