Friday, April 28, 2017

HW DUE MON. 5/1

1st/3rd AP LANG 

**NO HW DUE MON. 5/1!!

**ATTENTION: be ready MON. 5/1 in class to start discussion/preparation for the LAST ESSAY PROMPT on the AP LANG. EXAM: the SYNTHESIS ESSAY!!!

**AND PLEASE, PLEASE BE IN CLASS THIS WEEK, Mon. 5/8 through Fri. 5/12, for the beginning of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN:" 
--JOURNALS #1-14 graded/back to you
--"The Yellow Wallpaper" MChoice EXTRA CREDIT Qu's
--**AP LANG EXAM "SYNTHESIS ESSAY" PRACTICE for a grade
--**AP LANG EXAM 'FULL'/60min. MCHOICE PRACTICE for a grade
--**[info/explanation/due date for] AP LANG FINAL EXAM PROJECT: GROUP ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 
--**final prep/overview for AP LANGUAGE EXAM on WED. 5/10**
NOTE: THE ASSIGNMENTS YOU MISS ABOVE MARKED WITH **TWO ASTERISKS** ARE REQUIRED TO BE MADE UP! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!**

**SENIORS: READ/KEEP UP WITH YOUR SENIOR CALENDAR DATES and EOC/AP EXAM DATES!

**AND, FINALLY; ANYONE/EVERYONE, DO NOT FORGET TO GET BACK TO ME ASAP:
--One Hundred Great Essays (OGE) anthology
--my checked-out books from the back of my room
--AP Exam Princeton Review books
--anything else/misc. you may have borrowed from me during this semester
--**ALSO: PAY ALL YOUR FINES. LUNCH $$. TURN IN UNIFORMS. etc. etc.
...OR NO CAP AND GOWN/NO ULYMPICS 5/19!!! 



2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

HW DUE MON. 5/1:

**FIRST: using your choice of four Upfront Magazine last page "Debate" section topics you chose and completed an INFORMATIONAL ESSAY RESPONSE to last night, over the weekend:
--complete your OWN FOUR to FIVE (4-5) paragraph (*with a THESIS/your ARGUMENT/controlling idea as the last sentence of the 1st paragraph!) ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY RESPONSE in which you MUST CHOOSE A SIDE TO ARGUE (DO NOT "QUALIFY" or 'weigh' both sides!!!) for the topic 

--The FOUR Upfront edition issue choices you were given to choose your response to:
--"Should Young People Be Allowed To Do Extreme Sports?" (2/8/16)
--"Should There Be a Fee on Plastic Bags?" (9/19/16)
--"Should College Athletes Be Paid?" (3/13/17)
--"Are We Too Wired?" (4/24/17)

--SECOND: to compose your essay response, log on to USATESTPREP, and complete/SUBMIT this response in the posted assignment titled: "American Lit. EOC/Milestones ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY RESPONSE PRACTICE"

**here is a link to a sample/model student response informational essay with TWO sources to incorporate into the essay; **SCROLL TO pp. 18 and pp. 22 FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS, PROMPT TASK, and SAMPLE ESSAY!! (**TOP score: 7/7 on the rubric)
EOC/MILESTONES SAMPLE STUDENT  ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING RESPONSE  

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ALSO: BY MON. 5/1, in Jon Krakauer's travel essay/book INTO THE WILD, make sure you have read:
--CHAPTER 11
**CH. 11 begins to really 'dig into' some personal details of Chris' home life and childhood, so pay attention to family issues that Krakauer focuses on, especially with his mother Billie and father Walt
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**ALSO, LAST CHANCE: don't forget the following opportunity for EXTRA CREDIT to complete by THIS COMING TUES. 5/2 (*your American Lit./Comp. EOC DAY 1)  
--USATESTPREP American Lit./Comp. EOC practices
***ONE (1) EXTRA CREDIT POINT EARNED FOR EACH AND EVERY 'PRACTICE' YOU COMPLETE THOROUGHLY ON USATESTPREP!!!
--DIRECTIONS were shown/given in class on how/where to complete these--SEE ME if you have qu's

Thursday, April 27, 2017

HW DUE FRI. 4/28

1st/3rd AP LANG 

**NO HW DUE FRI. 4/28!!

**FRI. 4/28 is "Senior Skip Day"** 

**ATTENTION: PLEASE, PLEASE BE IN CLASS NEXT WEEK, Mon. 5/8 through Fri. 5/12, for the beginning of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN:" 
--JOURNALS #1-14 graded/back to you
--"The Yellow Wallpaper" MChoice EXTRA CREDIT Qu's
--**AP LANG EXAM "SYNTHESIS ESSAY" PRACTICE for a grade
--**AP LANG EXAM 'FULL'/60min. MCHOICE PRACTICE for a grade
--**[info/explanation/due date for] AP LANG FINAL EXAM PROJECT: GROUP ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 
--**final prep/overview for AP LANGUAGE EXAM on WED. 5/10**
NOTE: THE ASSIGNMENTS YOU MISS ABOVE MARKED WITH **TWO ASTERISKS** ARE REQUIRED TO BE MADE UP! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!**

**SENIORS: READ/KEEP UP WITH YOUR SENIOR CALENDAR DATES and EOC/AP EXAM DATES!

**AND, FINALLY; ANYONE/EVERYONE, DO NOT FORGET TO GET BACK TO ME ASAP:
--One Hundred Great Essays (OGE) anthology
--my checked-out books from the back of my room
--AP Exam Princeton Review books
--anything else/misc. you may have borrowed from me during this semester
--**ALSO: PAY ALL YOUR FINES. LUNCH $$. TURN IN UNIFORMS. etc. etc.
...OR NO CAP AND GOWN/NO ULYMPICS 5/19!!! 



2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

HW DUE FRI. 4/28:

--FIRST: from the choice of four Upfront Magazine issues you were given Thurs. 4/27, CHOOSE ONE of the last page "Debate" section topics to complete your OWN FOUR or FIVE- (4-5) paragraph  INFORMATIONAL/EXPLANATORY ESSAY RESPONSE in which you EXPLAIN THE VIEWS of BOTH SIDES of the issue/topic presented 
--The FOUR Upfront edition issue choices you were given to choose your response to:
--"Should Young People Be Allowed To Do Extreme Sports?" (2/8/16)
--"Should There Be a Fee on Plastic Bags?" (9/19/16)
--"Should College Athletes Be Paid?" (3/13/17)
--"Are We Too Wired?" (4/24/17)

--SECOND: to compose your essay response, log on to USATESTPREP, and complete/SUBMIT this response in the posted assignment titled: "American Lit. EOC/Milestones INFORMATIONAL ESSAY RESPONSE PRACTICE"

**here is a link to a sample/model student response informational essay with TWO sources to incorporate into the essay; **SCROLL TO pp. 38-39 FOR THE SAMPLE ESSAY!! (**TOP score: 7/7 on the rubric)
EOC/MILESTONES SAMPLE STUDENT INFORMATIONAL WRITING RESPONSE  
 
**PLEASE NOTE!!! Since you will be asked to complete either an INFORMATIONAL or ARGUMENTATIVE prompt CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE on the EOC WRITING PORTION TUES. 5/2, this assignment will count FOR A GRADE, and you will be turning this response into an ARGUMENTATIVE one over the weekend (*more info in class Friday!)

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2) In Jon Krakauer's travel essay/book INTO THE WILD, make sure you have read:
--CHAPTERS 8, 9, and 10 

**And everyone be ready for DISCUSSION of what you read RE: the THREE OTHER ADVENTURERS Krakauer compares McCandless to/against in these chapters!

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**ALSO, don't forget the following opportunity for EXTRA CREDIT to complete by TUES. 5/2 (*your American Lit./Comp. EOC DAY 1)  
--USATESTPREP American Lit./Comp. EOC practices
***ONE (1) EXTRA CREDIT POINT EARNED FOR EACH AND EVERY 'PRACTICE' YOU COMPLETE THOROUGHLY ON USATESTPREP!!!
--DIRECTIONS were shown/given in class on how/where to complete these--SEE ME if you have qu's

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

HW DUE THURS. 4/27

1st/3rd AP LANG 

HW DUE THURS. 4/27:

EVERYONE, click the links below, and DO. NOT. FORGET TO READ:

1) Please CAREFULLY read Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" using this LINK: 

"The Yellow Wallpaper"

2) THEN, after reading her text, read her afterward titled "Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'"/LINK: 

"Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'" 

***THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL REPRESENT NOT ONLY A DISCUSSION GRADE THURS. 4/27, but also for ANOTHER "ASSIGNMENT" TBA IN THE GRADEBOOK, SO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE!!!!
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IMPORTANT!!! DUE THURS. 4/27:

YOUR SEMESTER JOURNALS #1-14, ARE DUE TO ME IN THE ORDER BELOW, NUMBERED, COMPLETE, FOR A TEST GRADE (!!!) by 1:15 p.m. THURSDAY AFTERNOON: NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

JOURNAL #1: Susan Sontag QUOTE RESPONSE
JOURNAL #2: IN-CLASS Herman "Prologue RESPONSE/graded
JOURNAL #3: Eisenhower Quotes x2 COMPARATIVE RESPONSE
JOURNAL #4: IN-CLASS Woolf and Queen Elizabeth I TEXT ANALYSIS COMPARATIVE RESPONSE 
JOURNAL #5: OGE Orwell "Politics..." Qu RESPONSE
JOURNAL #6: OGE Lincoln "Gettysburg..." Qu RESPONSE
**JOURNAL #7: **MIDTERM IN-CLASS Morrison texts x2 CHOICE RHETORICAL/PERSONAL RESPONSE/graded
JOURNAL #8: NYT Upfront "Fake News" article Qu RESPONSE
JOURNAL #9: OGE Orwell "Shooting an Elephant" OGE QU-CHOICE RESPONSE
JOURNAL #10: IN-CLASS Clinton speeches x2 ARG. RESPONSE/graded
JOURNAL #11: Hurston "How It Feels..." METAPHORICAL EVALUATION RESPONSE
JOURNAL #12: IN-CLASS AP LANG. EXAM 'short' 'advertisements' ARGUMENTATIVE PROMPT RESPONSE/graded
JOURNAL #13: IN-CLASS OGE Freud/Machiavelli/Plato Qu RESPONSE/graded
JOURNAL #14: OGE Swift or Brady CREATIVE CHOICE Qu SATIRICAL RESPONSE


2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

HW DUE THURS. 4/27:

1) Tonight, COMPLETE JOURNAL #9: LIST OF THREE FAVORITE APHORISMS (WRITING section)
--Review the definition of APHORISM from your LIT. TERMS GLOSSARY list (NOTES section)

--CHOOSE THREE you particularly like and EITHER TYPE and PRINT or WRITE THEM DOWN to share in class THURS. 4/27!

**Here is a link for a site with APHORISMS...but there are many more!
APHORISMS GALORE
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**HW DUE FRI. 4/28:

2) In Jon Krakauer's travel essay/book INTO THE WILD, make sure you have read:
--CHAPTERS 8, 9, and 10 

**And everyone be ready for DISCUSSION of what you read RE: the THREE OTHER ADVENTURERS Krakauer compares McCandless to/against in these chapters!

********************
**ALSO, don't forget the following opportunity for EXTRA CREDIT to complete by TUES. 5/2 (*your American Lit./Comp. EOC DAY 1)  
--USATESTPREP American Lit./Comp. EOC practices
***ONE (1) EXTRA CREDIT POINT EARNED FOR EACH AND EVERY 'PRACTICE' YOU COMPLETE THOROUGHLY ON USATESTPREP!!!
--DIRECTIONS were shown/given in class on how/where to complete these--SEE ME if you have qu's