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Welcome to AP English, Seniors!

 

 

 

MLA Formatting Notes

 

AP Lit T-shirt design & color

 

Literature Circles/Book Club Reading Goals (by page numbers)

 

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

 

 

Contacting Ms. Davis:    kdavis@fortsmithschools.org  

                              OR         shsdavisapes@gmail.com
 

Class Activities and Assignments :

 

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.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016:  Students received their first major work rough draft writing, with teacher feedback and suggestions.  Students completed another thesis construction/writing outline task with a prose excerpt prompt as bell work.  Remaining time in class could be used for writing new paragraphs or reading lit circle texts.  As homework, students are to finish composing the next three rough draft paragraphs over their second selected major works.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016:  Students turned in three rough draft paragraphs over their second major works for their synthesis papers.  Students completed a bell work task involving a short prose analysis and thesis formation.  Students received page-reading goals for their literature circle novels.  Students used remaining class time to begin writing their third major work rough draft paragraphs or continue reading their literature circle novels.  As homework, students are to continue writing rough draft paragraphs and reading their literature circle novels.

 

Friday, April 8, 2016:  Students entered class and completed a triple multiple-choice practice task.  With remaining class time, students were allowed to either write their next body paragraphs or read their book club selections.  As homework, students are to continue writing rough draft paragraphs and reading their literature circle (book club) novels.

 

Monday, April 11, 2016:  Students completed a bell work task involving a short prose analysis and thesis statement formation.  Students then discussed their findings and developments with the teacher.  Students received feedback and scored paragraphs that were turned in last Thursday.  As homework students are to continue writing rough raft paragraphs and reading their literature circle (book club) novels.  The next three rough draft paragraphs are due at the start of class tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016:  Students turned in their final major work rough draft paragraphs and began completing senior awards forms as bell work.  Students reviewed literature circle procedures with the teacher and then met with fellow group members to assign roles for the next literature circle meeting.  Students ended class with a reading and evaluation of three sample essays over the prose analysis prompt and text from yesterday's bell work task.

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016:  Students completed a timed prose analysis essay task.  As homework, students are to continue reading their independent study novels and complete two rough draft paragraphs over their first minor work for the synthesis paper assignment.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016:  Students completed a lengthy multiple-choice practice and had a small amount of time to work on writing or reading assignments that are due tomorrow.  As homework, students are to finish reading assigned pages and completing their role sheets for tomorrow's literature circle meeting, and write two rough draft paragraphs for their first synthesis paper minor work.

 

Friday, April 15, 2016:  Students turned in their first two minor work rough draft paragraphs and worked with their literature circles groups.  Students received scores and feedback on the paragraphs they turned in before leaving class.  Students took notes over how to craft the conclusion paragraph of their synthesis papers.  As homework, students are to continue drafting synthesis paper paragraphs and reading their literature circle novels.

 

Monday, April 18, 2016:  Students had the entire class period to work on their rough draft paragraphs and/or read their independent study novels.  As homework, students are to continue working on both the paragraphs and the novel reading.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016:  Students used class time to meet with fellow students in their literature circles to discuss their independent reading progress.  As homework, students are to finish writing the final two rough draft body paragraphs of their synthesis papers, which are due tomorrow, and continue reading their independent study novels.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016:  Students used class time to read or write conclusion paragraphs.  There was a bell work task that most classes will address on Friday due to so many class interruptions throughout the entire day.  As homework, students are to write their rough draft conclusion paragraphs and continue reading their independent study novels.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016:  Students completed a four-passage multiple-choice practice after turning in their synthesis paper conclusion paragraph rough drafts.  As homework, students should be revising and word processing synthesis papers, and reading independent study novels.

 

Friday, April 22, 2016:  Students completed another poetry analysis bell work task, then worked in literature circles. As the students worked in groups, the teacher gave back the second minor work paragraphs and the conclusion paragraphs with feedback and scores.  As homework, students are to continue reading their independent study novels and begin revising and word processing their synthesis papers.

 

Monday, April 25, 2016:  The teacher reviewed MLA formatting for the synthesis paper with students and students took a brief look at AP poetry essay prompts that feature two poems.  As homework, students are to continue reading their independent study novels, as well as revising and word processing their synthesis papers.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016:  Students worked through another poetry prompt analysis task, followed by a discussion with the teacher.  Students in most classes had time to meet with their literature circles one last time before the timed writing tomorrow.  As homework, students are to finish reading their independent study novels and continue revising and word processing their synthesis papers.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Weeks 29 & 30 (March 14-18, & March 28-April 1, 2016)

 

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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