Week of May 26-29 - No new assignments for English. Look for optional assignments coming from the school.
Textbook Fees - You may notice a fee appeared on your account for the textbook for this course (if you have a physical textbook). On the day when the school collects your laptops, they will also collect any books you might have. The fee will be removed from your account at that time. Siddhartha texts - I did not list the novel on your fees, but you can turn it in with your other items. If you like the book and want to keep it, please do.
Week of May 18-22 Monday, May 18 - Work on Final Poetry Project Tuesday, May 19 - AP Psychology Exam - 2 PM Wednesday, May 20 - Work on Final Poetry ProjectThursday, May 21 - Work on Final Poetry Project Friday, May 22 - AP Stats Exam - 2 PM / Final Poetry Project due by Midnight in the Google Classroom
Week of May 11-15 - Happy AP Week! Monday, May 11 - Lessons from the River / Siddhartha Assignment in Google Classroom Tuesday, May 12 - AP Calculus AB and BC - 2 PMWednesday, May 13 - AP English Literature Exam - 2 PMThursday, May 14 - AP Physics Exam - 4 PM Friday, May 15 - Work on Final Poetry Project
Monday, May 4 - Quiz over pages 75-115 of Siddhartha in Google Classroom Tuesday, May 5 - Optional AP Practice in Google Classroom Wednesday, May 6 - Optional AP Practice in Google Classroom Thursday, May 7 - Reading Day for pages 115-152 of Siddhartha Friday, May 8 - Optional AP Practice Returned / Reading Day for pages 115-152 of Siddhartha
Zoom sessions at noon and 3 on Thursday to discuss AP Exams. Please plan to attend one of the sessions. I sent the links to your email.
Monday, April 27 - Quiz over pages 45-73 of Siddhartha in Google Classroom Tuesday, April 28 - AP Practice Wednesday, April 29 - AP Practice / Complete the Google Form identifying the poem you will study for the Final Poetry Project Thursday, April 30 - Reading Day for pages 75-115 of Siddhartha Friday, May 1 - AP Practice Returned / Reading Day for pages 75-115 of Siddhartha
AP Announcement: To ensure that you receive information regarding your AP Exams, please verify the email you used when setting up AP Classroom by following the steps below. If you have forgotten completely, I can see it. Just email me.
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Monday, April 20 - Quiz over pages 3-42 of Siddhartha in Google Classroom Tuesday, April 21 - AP Practice go to Google Classroom for the assignment AND Complete the Google Form identifying the poet you will study for the Final Poetry Project Wednesday, April 22 - AP Practice due Thursday, April 23 - Reading Day for pages 45-73 of Siddhartha Friday, April 24 - AP Practice Returned / Reading Day for pages 45-73 of Siddhartha
Tuesday, April 14 - Go to Google Classroom for a practice FRQ due on Wednesday. Monday, April 13 - Go to Google Classroom for today's assignment. Please note the Final Assignment below.
Introduction to Poetry - Final Assignment You'll find a final assignment - due May 20 - posted in Google Classroom. Please note that it contains two parts - a project and a paper.
A letter to students and families regarding grading for AP and CCP Classes. Please read and share with your parents.
Look for an email from AP on Friday about this year's exams. Please read it as it will contain crucial information about testing. The English Literature exam will be one essay - FRQ#2, which is the prose analysis.
In Google Classroom you will find two assignments for the week. Both are due on Friday, April 3, by midnight. One assignment is a group poetry presentation that you can be working on throughout the week. The second assignment includes questions over the final section of the novel, which you should also be working on throughout the week. Open both and read the instructions. Monday, March 30 - Begin work on the Lighthouse Poetry Presentation Assignment Tuesday, March 31 - To the Lighthouse, "The Lighthouse" chapters 1-3 due Wednesday - To the Lighthouse, "The Lighthouse" chapters 4-8 due Thursday, April 2 - To the Lighthouse, "The Lighthouse" chapters 9-13 due Friday, April 3 - Poetry Presentation Assignment Due / Questions over "The Lighthouse" Due
AP YouTube Channel - The AP is launching a YouTube channel starting today (3/25) with test prep for all content areas. You can watch sessions live or recorded. I'm not going to require these, but they might be helpful. There isn't much there yet, but they are going to be adding more content. On April 3, we'll know more about what is on the on-line exam and the test dates.
Monday, March 23 - We'll meet in Google Hangout at 1 pm. I've heard from at least one person who can't make it at that time. If you can't, please put your information on the google slide before 1 on Monday.
Tuesday, March 24 - At this link, you'll find the poems that appear in To the Lighthouse. Pick two of the poems. For those two, complete the poetry analysis paper found in Google Classroom. This is due on Wednesday by 9 pm.
Wednesday, March 25 - In Google Classroom, you'll find the slides and audio for the last chapters (18-19) of "The Window."
Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 - Take the time to listen to the audio and read along for "Time Passes."
AP Exam Update as of March 20 (click for link) The upshot is that: 1. You will take a shortened version ( 45 minutes) of the exam from home. Each exam will have two exam dates. You will get to select the date you want to take the exam on. 2. Starting Wednesday next week, the AP will provide free on-line instruction to prepare for the exam. 3. The AP will let us know soon which FRQs will be on the exam so we can prepare for those. 4. If you follow the link, it specifies what is getting cut from the exam. For us (since we're skill based, not content based), it doesn't matter much. It says that units 8 and 9 are not going to be tested. Those units are just further study in concepts presented in units 1-7.
During our extended spring break, you are expected to complete the assignments posted and observe the deadlines. I will be available from 9-11 am daily to answer questions and give assistance. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Friday, March 20 - Lighthouse, chapters 12-16 due (slides in the Google Classroom). These are all short chapters as we gear up for the famous dinner party scene in chapter 17. If you haven't already done so, please log into google hangouts and make a comment so I know you can join the dinner party on Monday from 1-2 pm. I'll be sending out a Google Slide tomorrow that you'll need to contribute to prior to Monday's hangout. You will need to read chapter 17 before contributing to the Google Slide.
Thursday, March 19 - Two AP Classroom assignments - due by 11 p.m. You will have 15 minute time limits on each assignment. They are called "Ah, Wilderness" and "City Shoes."
Wednesday, March 18 - Go to Google Classroom for an assignment over the "Plants" Introductions.
Tuesday, March 17 - I've posted the slides for Lighthouse, chapters 10-11 since that seems to be working. See also the "Plants" assignment in Google Classroom.
Monday, March 16 - Lighthouse, chapters 8-11 due. Go to Google Classroom where I've shared a slides with you for chapters 8 and 9. You'll see that there is audio on most slides. View and listen to it - have your book handy. When you're done respond to the assignment.
See below for questions over the text. The file is for all of "The Window" and may help you understand more as you read.
Week of March 9-13 Monday - Lighthouse, chapters 2-4 due Tuesday - Poetry Wednesday - Lighthouse, chapters 5-7 due Thursday - Poetry Friday - No school - work on senior scholarship applications / Read Lighthouse / Complete "Plants" Prompt Monday, March 16 - Lighthouse, chapters 8-11 due
Week of March 2-6 Monday - Awakening Group Presentations Tuesday - Discuss the poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" Wednesday - Introduction for To the Lighthouse / Poetry Thursday - Poetry Friday - Discuss chapter 1 of Lighthouse
Week of February 24-27 Monday - Awakening Group Presentation Tuesday - no school for seniors Wednesday - Test on A Doll's House and The Awakening Thursday - Awakening Group Presentations
Week of February 18-21 Tuesday - The Awakening, Chapters 33-39 Wednesday – A Doll’s House Discussion Thursday – Work in groups on The Awakening Presentations Friday – Work in groups on The Awakening Presentations
Week of February 10-14 Monday - The Awakening, Chapters 15-32 *Tuesday - Thursday - A Doll's House (in small groups) Friday - The Awakening, Chapters 33-39 *Assignment in AP Classroom to be completed.
Week of February 3-7 Monday, February 3 – The Awakening chapters 9-16 dueTuesday, February 4 – Poetry Wednesday, February 5 – The Awakening chapters 17-24 dueThursday, February 6 – Poetry / Intro to A Doll’s HouseFriday, February 7 – The Awakening chapters 25-32 due
Week of January 27-31 Monday, January 27 – Introduction to Poetry Syllabus / Introduction to The Awakening / Poetry Tuesday, January 28 – Poetry Wednesday, January 29 – Poetry Thursday, January 30 – The Awakening chapters 1-8 due Friday, January 31 – Tobogganing
Week of November 18-22 Monday - Hamlet, Act II Tuesday - Hamlet, Act II Wednesday - Reading Day for Pride and Prejudice Thursday - Hamlet, Act III Friday - Literary Terms Quiz 6 and Hamlet, Act III
Week of November 11-15 Monday – Huck Finn in-class essay Tuesday – Introduction to Pride and Prejudice (2nd quarter’s read) Wednesday – Begin Hamlet, Act I Thursday - Hamlet, Act I Friday - Hamlet, Act II
Week of November 4-8 Monday - Huck Finn due - submit your reductions/Finish biography / Questions 1 and 12 whole class discussion Tuesday - Huck Finn Questions 5/6/7 group discussion Wednesday - Huck Finn Questions 3/8/10 group discussion Thursday - Review group questions Friday - Discuss "Re-thinking Huck" critical article / Literary Terms Quiz #5
Week of October 29-November 1 Tuesday – Discuss Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” Wednesday – Discuss Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” Thursday - Death of a Salesman – bring your copies of the play Friday – Discuss “Everyday Use” page 1016-1021
Week of October 21-25 Monday - Read “Young Goodman Brown” in the textbook on pages 418-426 and prepare answers for questions 1, 5, 6, 7. Tuesday - Work with group to prepare presentation Wednesday - Present and discuss "I Stand Here Ironing" Thursday - Discuss "Young Goodman Brown" Friday - Literary Terms Quiz #4 / Discuss "The Story of an Hour"
For Wednesday's Presentation, you should plan to: Review the key terms in your section Give examples of the terms from the short stories Be entertaining Feel free to use a Google Slide Prepare a five minute presentation
Week of October 14-18 Monday - Sonnets/Poetry Tuesday - Poetry Wednesday - Sonnet Quiz/Group work review chapter two from the textbook Thursday - Group presentations for review / Read "I Stand Here Ironing" pgs. 248-253, prepare answers for questions 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 Friday - College Friday / Physics Fieldtrip
Week of September 30-October 4 Monday - Continue discussion of 1984 Tuesday - Test on 1984 Wednesday - Sonnets Thursday - Sonnets Friday - Sonnets
Join my Google Classroom using the code: fi9nkl The Senior Brag Sheet is an assignment in the classroom.
Week of September 24-27 Tuesday - Continue group work for Frankenstein presentations Wednesday - Frankenstein presentations Thursday - Frankenstein presentations conclude and begin discussion of 1984 Friday - Literary Terms Quiz #2 and Discussion of 1984
Huck Finn - See File Below for Assignment. You must complete the assignment and read the entire novel by November 4.
We have tickets for Death of a Salesman on October 31!
Week of September 16-20 Monday - Death of a Salesman In-class essay Tuesday - Group work time for Heart of Darkness presentations Wednesday - Presentations Thursday - Frankenstein Assignment Due - determine groups Friday - Group work time for Frankenstein presentations
Guidelines for Frankenstein Presentations: Content: 1. Have an introduction and conclusion that engages the audience and supports your theme 2. Make specific references to the text - ask the audience to find the page or quote, read it, discuss the significance 3. Understand the larger meaning of your theme in the novel and present that Speaking: 1. No keynote/powerpoint/google slides presentations 2. You may have a handout - but do not read from it other than quotes from the novel 3. Use AP senior vocabulary and speaking skills, for instance no "likes" or middle school words 4. I expect these to last somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes - no more, no less 5. You will be seated in a panel-style presentation; hence, the presentation should be free-flowing between the members of the group (not scripted).
Week of September 9-13 Monday – Death of a Salesman Tuesday – Heart of Darkness Essay Due / Death of a Salesman Wednesday – Discussion of Death of aSalesman / "Tragedy and the Common Man" Article Thursday – Counselors in Friday – Literary Terms Quiz 1 / Assign Critical Articles on Heart of Darkness
Week of September 3-6 Tuesday - Syllabus, Expectations, Textbooks, Rules Wednesday - Death of a Salesman (bring your copies) Thursday - Death of a Salesman - Finish Act I Friday - Death of a Salesman - Act II
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