Friday, March 24, 2017

**1st/3rd AP HW DUE MON. 3/27 and 2nd PRE-AP HW DUE TUES. 3/28**

1st/3rd AP LANG 

HW DUE COMPLETED MON. 3/27:

**As given to you in class Fri. 3/24 (AP Practice Exams section) and explained, please come to class having COMPLETED THIS AP LANG MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION PRACTICE and 3-QUESTION 'CREATION' ASSIGNMENT

1) ON THE FRONT/FIRST PAGE LABELED "PASSAGE #1, #s 52-57; 60" EVERYONE read the passage and complete the AP MULTIPLE CHOICE PRACTICE QU's #52-57; 60 that go w/the passage; this is PART OF THE GRADE!!

2) NEXT, ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE PAGE LABELED "PASSAGE #2," EVERYONE READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSWER QUESTION #1

--At this point you have now read TWO AP MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM PASSAGES and answered a total of EIGHT (8) QUESTIONS

3) FINALLY, using PASSAGE #2 on the back of the page, YOU WILL CREATE THREE (3) OF YOUR OWN, ORIGINAL AP LANGUAGE-STYLE MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS FOR PASSAGE #2

GUIDELINES/REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR Qu's
:


--ALL THREE of your questions MUST INCLUDE: FIVE (5) answers for each question; ('A'-'E') AND NONE CAN INCLUDE 'none' or 'all of the above'

--YOU MUST PROVIDE THE CORRECT ANSWER CHOICE FOR EACH OF YOUR THREE QUESTIONS!

--ONE question MUST be about TONE in the ENTIRE passage--work TONE in either within the question OR within the answers

--ONE question MUST include the word "EXCEPT" in its wording 

--ONE question MUST be about a specific LITERARY [RHETORICAL]/LANGUAGE DEVICE or LOGICAL FALLACY in the passage--work it in either in the question OR the answers

--**AGAIN: USE THE AP MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU AS 'EXAMPLES' TO GUIDE YOU IN CREATING YOUR THREE QUESTIONS

**Your OVERALL GRADE and points earned on this 'multiple choice creation' part of this assignment will be based on how well you FOLLOW the instructions above! 

**The effort you put into writing your original three multiple choice Qu's will be used as BONUS POINTS (*up to +3pts earned) added to what you make on THIS EIGHT (8)-QUESTION PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT AS WELL AS OUR NEXT AP MULTIPLE CHOICE PRACTICE 1/2 EXAM, TBA!



2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

**REMINDER/DUE IN CLASS TUES. 3/28:

**THE ROAD EXAM PART II: ARCHTYPES ANALYSIS EXTENDED PARAGRAPH RESPONSE 'ROUGH DRAFT'

**Complete your essay draft FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW: 

1) AS A ROUGH (BUT COMPLETE!!!!!) DRAFT, choose and respond to ONE (1) of the THREE ANALYSIS ESSAY QUESTION CHOICES/PROMPTS BELOW

***PLEASE NOTE that this rough draft will be REWRITTEN IN CLASS TUES. 3/28
(timed/40min.) and turned in as your 
THE ROAD COMPREHENSIVE EXAM PART II

2) This draft can be TYPED or WRITTEN; just respond COMPLETELY TO ONE (1) PROMPT!

FOLLOW THE CHECKLIST/INSTRUCTIONS HERE
__READ and UNDERSTAND all parts of the question/prompt you choose!! 
__Your response should ONLY BE ONE EXTENDED PARAGRAPH (10-15 sentences) in length
__**PLEASE NOTE: this response is LITERARY ANALYSIS, so NO 1st person PRONOUNS, write in PRESENT TENSE, and you MUST use "the text for evidence and properly CITE EXAMPLES for each of your questions" (#). 
__**PLEASE DO NOT SUMMARIZE THE PLOT of THE ROAD; responses that summarize (instead of analyze evidence of archetypes present in the novel based on your prompt choice) will NOT BE SCORED and receive a failing grade!!!**
__PLEASE stick to analyzing the text of the novel The Road for your archetypal evidence!
__USE YOUR POST-ITs/NOTECARDS ARCHETYPAL evidence/annotations from the past week to help you form your ideas into a complete, clear ext. paragraph response for the question
__Have a 1-2 sentence intro for your question (relating to the prompt topic), then START EXPLAINING/ANALYZING!!!
__Answer BOTH parts of each question ('A' and 'B')
__Use good transitions and **STRONG VERBS (**go easy on PV!)
__NO METADISCOURSE, please ("The text states..."; "This quote means...")!
__ PLEASE include a SOLID CONCLUDING TRANSITION and CONCLUSION SENTENCE that ties back to your ORIGINAL TASK/QUESTION  

**MLA STYLE REQUIREMENTS:
___ "proper citation of text evidence" from the novel (#).
___ DOUBLE-SPACING--skipping lines if writing.
___**CREATE AND INCLUDE A WORK CITED for McCarthy's The Road that you will also include on your rewrite in class TUES. 3/28!!   

__*THIS ROUGH DRAFT IS FOR A GRADE! I WILL LOOK FOR IT TUES. 3/27 IN CLASS BEFORE YOU COMPLETE YOUR IN-CLASS REWRITE OF THIS RESPONSE 

 *************** 
PROMPT CHOICE #1. The bleak, gray, colorless SETTING in The Road proves absolutely vital to the OPPRESSIVE TONE of the entire story. USING TEXT EVIDENCE, ANALYZE McCarthy's use of SETTING in The Road through the ARCHETYPAL COLORS he uses (or chooses to leave out). 

A.] "CITING several (2-3) examples from the text," EXPLAIN how McCarthy uses VISUAL IMAGERY and NEGATIVE DICTION to describe his novel's setting (#)
and B.] ANALYZE HOW these DESCRIPTIONS contribute to the reader's sense of a _____ TONE as the man and son's journey comes to an end.

PROMPT CHOICE #2. The universal archetype of one's journey through life can be used in literature to represent both positive or negative circumstances one faces. ANALYZE McCarthy's use of 'THE ROAD/JOURNEY' ARCHETYPE/UNIVERSAL SYMBOL as it applies to The Road.
A.] "CITING several (2-3) examples from the text," WHAT kinds of OBJECTS/SYMBOLS does McCarthy use to suggest the "JOURNEY" ARCHETYPE {i.e., the road, the ocean, time, fire, etc.} (#)
and B.] ANALYZE how McCarthy uses either POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE DIALOGUE (between the boy and father) or SENTENCE STRUCTURE [SYNTAX] to bring this ARCHETYPE to life.

PROMPT CHOICE #3. The archetype of youthful innocence (i.e. "carrying the fire," "the good vs. the bad guys") that may lead to a hopeful future oftentimes pertains to the boy and how the father, the protector archetype, takes care of him in The Road. USING THE NOVEL'S TEXT EVIDENCE, 
A.] "CITE/give several (2-3) examples of DIALOGUE and/or SITUATIONS from the novel's plot that demonstrate the father's caution/protection and son's humanity/hope and why protecting the son's innocence is so important to the father," (#);  
and B.] ANALYZE/EXPLAIN how both the boy and the father embody their archetypal descriptions and patterns as they journey on the road. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

**REMINDERS FOR CLASS FRI. 3/24

1st/3rd AP LANG

**NO HW DUE FRI. 3/24!

   
2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

**REMINDER FOR CLASS FRI. 3/24:

**STUDY THE FOLLWING VOCABULARY FOR THE ROAD COMPREHENSIVE EXAM PART I IN CLASS FRI. 3/24!

**ALSO BE READY FOR
--major 'plot points'/moments in the novel that we've discussed and/or read together in class [multiple choice/T or F questions]
--several KEY QUOTES from the novel to evaluate and/or analyze [short-answer format]
--a few ARCHETYPES/THEMES from the novel to elaborate upon [multiple choice]
--the following 16 VOCAB WORDS from the text on your THE ROAD VOCAB SHEETS x3 (**this section will be MChoice analogies**):

OBSIDIAN
VISCERA
PHALANX
SCABLAND
BARROWS
MACADAM
MIDDENS
CHERT
ISOCLINE
VERMICULATE
*SEPULCHRE
*MARTYR
*INCANDESCENT
*TORSIONAL
*BIVOUAC
*MENDICANT

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

**REMINDERS FOR THURS. 3/23 and FRI. 3/24**

1st/3rd AP LANG

**REMINDER FOR CLASS THURS. 3/23:

--you will be completing a JOURNAL RESPONSE (#10) in class tomorrow regarding to specific speeches we will be reading from the same former US President
--you will be analyzing the speeches for the presence of LOGICAL FALLACIES that weaken the argument(s)/claim(s) made AS WELL AS offer your own evaluation of one of the speeches
--MORE INSTRUCTIONS TBA IN CLASS THURSDAY

**ALSO, please remember your AP EXAM $$ IS DUE TOMORROW--NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
EXAMS WILL BE ORDERED TOMORROW AFTERNOON
   
2nd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

**REMINDER FOR CLASS FRI. 3/24:

**STUDY THE FOLLWING VOCABULARY FOR THE ROAD COMPREHENSIVE EXAM PART I IN CLASS FRI. 3/24!

**ALSO BE READY FOR
--major 'plot points'/moments in the novel that we've discussed and/or read together in class [multiple choice/T or F questions]
--several KEY QUOTES from the novel to evaluate and/or analyze [short-answer format]
--a few ARCHETYPES/THEMES from the novel to elaborate upon [multiple choice]
--the following 16 VOCAB WORDS from the text on your THE ROAD VOCAB SHEETS x3 (**this section will be MChoice analogies**):

OBSIDIAN
VISCERA
PHALANX
SCABLAND
BARROWS
MACADAM
MIDDENS
CHERT
ISOCLINE
VERMICULATE
*SEPULCHRE
*MARTYR
*INCANDESCENT
*TORSIONAL
*BIVOUAC
*MENDICANT