Week of May 26-29 - No new assignments for English. Look for optional assignments coming from the school.
FYI - For those of you continuing with AP Literature/CCP English 255 and 257 in the fall, there will not be a summer assignment. Plan to work hard when we see each other again.
Week of May 18-22 Monday, May 18 - Optional AP Practice Returned Tuesday, May 19 - AP Psychology Exam - 2 PM Wednesday, May 20 - AP English Language Exam - 2PMThursday, May 21 - Sun, chapters 17-19 due - quiz in Google Classroom - only open this day. Friday, May 22 - AP Stats Exam - 2 PM
Week of May 11-15 Monday, May 11 - AP Practice Returned / AP U.S. Gov and Politics Exam - 4 PM Tuesday, May 12 - AP Calculus AB and BC Exams- 2 PMWednesday, May 13 - Optional AP Practice Thursday, May 14 - Optional AP Practice / Sun, chapters 15-16 due Friday, May 15 - Sun, chapters 17-19 reading day - no study guide - a quiz will be available on May 21 in Google Classroom
Week of May 4-8 Monday, May 4 - AP Practice Returned Sun, chapters 13-14 reading day (study guide in Google Classroom) Tuesday, May 5 - Sun, chapters 13-14 due Wednesday, May 6 - AP Practice in Google Classroom. If you scored a 40/40 on the Edward Abbey practice, you do not need to complete this week's practice. Thursday, May 7 - AP Practice Friday, May 8 - Sun, chapters 15-16 reading day (study guide in Google Classroom)
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 - AP Practice Returned / Sun, chapters 8-9 due - the study guide is in Google Classroom Tuesday, April 28 - Sun, chapters 10-12 reading dayWednesday, April 29 - AP Practice in Google Classroom Thursday, April 30 - AP Practice due at midnight Friday, May 1 - Sun, chapters 10-12 due - the study guide is in Google Classroom
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.
Student Communications and Exam Access Students will need access to their email or College Board account to take the 2020 AP Exams. You can help ensure that your students have access in the following ways: 1. Remind them to check the email address they used to create their account on myap.collegeboard.org; students should regularly check this email address for the most recent information about their AP Exams. 2. Students should verify their College Board account at myap.collegeboard.org by clicking on their profile at the top right-hand corner of the page, and going to Account Settings. Students should scroll down to verify their information and confirm that their email address is the one to which they'd like to receive the e-ticket to take their AP Exams. If it's not the correct email, they can update it to an email they check regularly by clicking Update.
Schedule for the remainder of the year! Click link. The schedule is also posted in Google Classroom. During the weeks ahead, we will be preparing for the AP Exam and reading Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.
Monday, April 20 - AP Practice Returned / Sun, chapters 4-7 reading day / a study guide is in Google Classroo **I've put an audio review of chapters 1-3 with the 4-7 study guide. Please listen to it. Tuesday, April 21 - Sun, chapters 4-7 due Wednesday, April 22 - AP Practice - look for it in Google Classroom - you are going to be revising last week's essay Thursday, April 23 - AP Practice due Friday, April 24 - Sun, chapters 8-9 reading day
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 Language exam will be one essay - FRQ#2, which is the rhetorical analysis.
Notice: Per the email I sent over the weekend, the new guidelines about assignments the school emailed to families do not apply to AP and CCP courses. Check each day for an assignment that will be graded. I re-opened the AP Classroom assignment that was due on Monday for those of you who didn't complete it.
Wednesday, April 1 - Friday, April 3 - After I return your planning sheet to you, which will be sometime on Wednesday, you need to write the Mencken essay. Use your best formal writing skills. The essay is due to the Google Classroom by Friday at 11:45 pm and will be graded using the AP rubric linked below. This is FRQ 3: Argumentative.
Tuesday, March 31 - Go to Google Classroom for today's assignment. It is a planning paper for an argumentative essay. Follow the directions on the paper and submit it by 11:45 on Tuesday night. (I won't be awake then, but I'll see it on Wednesday morning). After I review your planning sheet and return it, you will write the essay.
Monday, March 30 - In the AP Classroom, you will find an assessment called "Cats and Confirmation." The assignment will be open from 7am-11:45pm and has a 25 minute time limit. The assessment asks you to make rhetorical choices. We know that there will not be multiple choice questions on your AP exam; however, you will still need to analyze writing and understand authors' rhetorical choices.
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.
Thursday, March 26 - Friday, March 27 - 1. Go to Google Classroom and answer the question posed. 2. Please return to the question over the weekend to read you classmates' answers and respond to at least two classmates about their choices.
Tuesday, March 24-Wednesday, March 25 - You'll find in the Google Classroom a rhetorical analysis FRQ called Crèvecoeur. Follow the directions at the top of the page. We are not writing the essay. Our task is to read and analyze. Due on Wednesday by 9 PM.
Monday, March 23 - Complete the Emerson assignment from last week - answering all of the questions. For those of you who submitted the assignment, I will return it so you can complete the remaining questions. Remember to re-submit.
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 - No new assignments today. Make sure that you completed the assignments for Wednesday and Thursday - MANY of you didn't.
Thursday, March 19 - In the textbook, you will find a reading called "Education" by Emerson (page 208). Carefully read the article, attempting to understand Emerson's point. Emerson requires all your concentration as a reader. You can't let your mind wander or you'll lose his purpose. Focus and read. And then re-read! For Friday, answer questions 1-7 on the document in the Google Classroom. Submit by 9 p.m.
**For those of you without access, I'll attach the reading and questions in the Google Classroom. You do have access established at the beginning of the year. Here's the link:
Wednesday, March 18 - Complete the assignment in AP Classroom by 3 p.m. Be aware there will be a 20 minute time limit on the assignment. Additionally, please complete the textbook access form in the Google Classroom.
Tuesday, March 17 - Final Othello paper due by 3 p.m. Look for an assignment today in the AP Classroom. This assignment will be due tomorrow by 3 p.m. Be aware there will be a 20 minute time limit on the assignment.
Monday, March 16 - Othello Paper due for peer review. It is up to you to have someone review your paper. Your reviewer should put his/her name on the works cited page below the entry.
Week of March 9-13 Monday - Othello - finalize quote selection/write introduction Tuesday - Write "good man of high status" and "tragic flaw" sections. Wednesday - Write "dramatic reversal" and "recognition" sections. Thursday - Complete paper. Friday - Revise Othello Paper - be aware of sentence structure/use of appropriate vocabulary/integration of quotes.
Week of February 24-27 Monday - Othello Act III Tuesday - ACT Wednesday - Othello Act III Thursday - Othello Act III/IV
Week of February 18-21 Expect ACT prep, AP practice, and Othello
Week of February 10-14 Monday - Vocabulary quiz (from last week) / Othello, Act II Tuesday - Thursday - Assignments in the AP Classroom Friday - Othello, Act II/III
Week of February 3-7 (ACT Prep outside of class) Monday – Life Act Presentation Tuesday – Life Act Presentation / Packet due Wednesday – Othello, Act I Thursday – Othello, Act II Friday – Vocabulary quiz 8, Othello Act II
Week of January 27-31 Monday – Syllabus / Return to Synthesis Essays on Money – review content Tuesday – Introduce Othello / Continue work on paper – Checklist for content and style Wednesday – Peer editing / Othello Thursday – Othello Friday – Papers due (printed) / Vocabulary quiz 7 / AP Practice
Week of January 13-17 Monday – Thesis and paper plan due in class Tuesday – Work on paper – making sure you are putting in citations as you write Wednesday – Two full pages due at the end of class for review Thursday – Continue work on paper Friday - Four full pages due at the end of the period
Week of January 6-10 Monday – Analyze visual texts (pages 838-840) in class Tuesday – Discuss pages 841-847 Wednesday – Discuss pages 848-856 / Begin Synthesis Paper on Money (see prompts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 on pages 865-867) OR Prompts 1 and 2 on the bottom of page 857. Thursday - Review Vocabulary List 6 / Formulate thesis and find quotes/supporting material Friday - Vocabulary Quiz 6 / Continue work on paper
Week of December 16-20 Monday – Vocabulary Quiz 5 / Consumerism in America with Machado / Intro debate Tuesday – Discuss Murray (pages 817-822) and Matthews (link will be provided) Wednesday – Read articles either in support of or opposed to UBI – take notes Thursday – Within your groups, prepare for the debate. Friday – Debate over UBI
Week of December 9-13 Monday – Carnegie and Washington in class Tuesday – Discuss Eighner’s “On Dumpster Diving” (787-790), answer questions 1,2,3 and 5. Wednesday – Review vocabulary / Continue with Eighner (790-795), answer questions 8,9 and 11 Thursday – Read Machado “Luxury Shopping” (813-816) and answer question 2,4,6, and 8. Friday – School Counselors in / Vocabulary quiz will move to Monday.
Week of December 2-6 Monday – Read Ehrenreich’s “Serving in Florida” and Shepard’s “Scratch Beginnings” pages 759-768; Answer Questions for Discussion #4, 5, 6. Tuesday – Discuss Ehrenreich and Shepard Wednesday – Read Swift in class Thursday – Review Vocabulary List 4 / Conclude Swift in class Friday – Vocabulary List 4 / Read pages 116-117 and 1198-1200 about the Toulmin Model of Argument. You might also check out Purdue Owl's definition.
Week of October 29-November 1 Tuesday – MD – commas, semi-colons, tense Wednesday – MD – peer-editing Thursday – Finalize MD papers / Read pages 1-10 of textbook and take notes due Friday Friday – MD papers due / Discuss pages 1-10 / Read pages 11-24 for Monday
Week of October 21-25 Monday/Tuesday - Practice AP Test Wednesday - Review test / return to MD Papers (the content should be complete) / begin editing process Thursday - Editing/revising Friday - Editing/revising
Week of October 14-18 Monday - Continue work on MD Paper/conference with instructor Tuesday - Submit MD Paper draft at the end of the period Wednesday - AP/ACT Practice Thursday - Return MD Paper and continue working / conference with instructor Friday - Work day - you should be nearing the 4-5 page mark
Week of October 7-10 Monday - Martin Dressler Discussion and Paper Topics Tuesday - Conclude discussion if necessary and select paper topic, formulate thesis, and begin gathering support (quotes) Wednesday - Show me your thesis and plan. Writing/Work Day Thursday - Writing and Work Day - At the end of the period, submit 1-2 pages of paper for review.
Week of September 30-October 4 Monday - Continue work on Chapter 13 Summary Tuesday - Martin Dressler Discussion Wednesday - Martin Dressler Discussion / Chapter 13 Summary due Thursday - Martin Dressler Discussion Friday - Begin Martin Dressler Papers
Week of September 24-27 Note: No Reader Response for this part. Tuesday - Pages 185-207 due in The Omnivore's Dilemma Wednesday - Pages 208-238 due in The Omnivore's Dilemma Thursday - Pages 239-273 due in The Omnivore's Dilemma Friday - Work on Summary for this part
Week of September 16-20 Monday - Summary Writing Lesson; Assign Reader's Response for pages 124-184 Tuesday - Summary Writing Workshop Wednesday - Summary Writing Workshop Thursday - Summary Writing Workshop Friday - Summary due at the beginning of class. Finalize Reader's Response for pages 124-184 at the beginning of class
Week of September 9-13 Monday – SLO / Diagnostic Writing Tuesday – Reader Response due for “Our National Eating Disorder” (pages 1-11) Wednesday – Discussion of Pollan’s work Thursday – Counselors in Friday – Reader Response due for “Industrial Corn” (pages 15-119)
Week of September 3-6 Tuesday - Syllabus, Rules, Textbooks, Expectations Wednesday - Submit Crucible Essay - After Corrections Thursday - Discuss Miller's "Why I Wrote the Crucible" Friday - Crucible Test
Welcome to English 161/162 and AP English Language!