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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!




Synthesis Paper Assignment Information


Synthesis Paper Minor Works List


Synthesis Paper Final Copy Scoring Rubric


MEAL body paragraph structure & example


ACT Resources


Introduction + 2-Block Paragraph Form for Literary Analysis Practice



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Class Activities and Assignments :


Monday, March 14, 2016:  Students completed their reading of Act I of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.  All students received study guide questions for Acts I-II.  Students used remaining class time to begin completion of Act I questions.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016:  Students almost read all of Act II in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.  Students may continue working on answers to the study guide questions as homework.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016:  Students read the rest of Act II and all of Act III of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.  Students used remaining class time to work on completion of all study guide questions.  Students should use the study guide to review the play.  There will be a short quiz over the play in class tomorrow.


Thursday, March 17, 2016:  Students in all classes reviewed study guide answers in class.  As homework, students should review the study guide and play in preparation for a quiz tomorrow.


Friday, March 18, 2016:  Students completed an open-note, open-book quiz over Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.  Students in classes with time remaining after all quizzes were turned in had the opportunity to watch a few scenes from the film adaptation of the play.


Monday, March 28, 2016:  Students received information regarding the synthesis paper assignment and reviewed that information with the teacher.  As homework, students are to read back through all pages and begin considering their selections of major and minor works to be analyzed in the synthesis paper.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016:  Students completed a book pass in class.  As homework, students are to complete their Statement of Responsibility, selecting a prompt as well as major and minor works to use in response to that prompt in a synthesis paper.  The Statement of Responsibility will be due at the start of class tomorrow.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016:  Students turned in their statements of responsibility and took notes regarding how to craft an introduction to their synthesis papers.  Students then reviewed book titles up for consideration in next month's literary circle assignment.  As homework, students are to reach a decision about which major work they will study in their literary circle.


Thursday, March 31, 2016:  Students completed two passages of AP Exam multiple-choice practice and then took notes on how to construct body paragraphs for the synthesis paper.  As homework, students are to complete their introduction rough drafts, which are due at the start of class tomorrow, and make final decisions about lit circles/book club titles.


Friday, April 1, 2016:  Students turned in their introductory paragraph rough drafts. Students in most classes received their synthesis paper books and designated what title they would be reading for literary circle work in April.  Students reviewed correct answers and their performances on the Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Quiz, as well as yesterday's multiple-choice practice.  As homework, students are to begin composing a rough draft of their first major work paragraphs (3) for the synthesis paper.


Monday, April 4, 2016:  All classes finalized literature circles/book club titles and had time in class to receive graded introductions with feedback and begin writing three body paragraphs on one major work.  Those paragraphs are due tomorrow.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016:  Students entered class and turned in their first three paragraphs of rough draft writing over their first synthesis paper major works.  Students read through a prose analysis prompt and formulated a thesis statement as bell work.  Students received copies of their selected books for literature circles/book club.  Students had time in class to begin reading their selected books.




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


Weeks 27 & 28 (February 29-March 11, 2016)


Weeks 25 & 26 (February 16-26, 2016)


Weeks 23 & 24 (February 1-12, 2016)


Weeks 21 & 22 (January 19-29, 2016)


Weeks 19 & 20 (January 4-14, 2016)


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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