Weeks 7-9

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While we may have wrapped up the argument unit, the analysis unit will consume the next three weeks.  We will be diving into multiple choice, too.  The EOC elements of Romanticism and Realism will be our American Literature focus.  The Laws of Life essay will not be due until right before we leave for Thanksgiving Break, but writing a narrative is important practice for the EOC.

As usual, please use remind to contact me if you have questions about any of the content of class.

Have a great day!


AP Language Weeks 5 and 6

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We are continuing our journey into the world of AP argument.  With the American Literature of the Revolutionary Period as the backdrop to our argumentative study, we have a wonderful combination of EOC prep and AP Argument prep wrapped into just a few weeks.

Please make sure you are continuing to read The Crucible.  If you choose to watch the play instead of read the test, please make sure you do additional research on the characters, the history behind the Red Scare and Senator MacCarthy, and the reason why the “witch hunt” that Arthur Miller presents is a frightening vision into what can happen when lies become fear and fear becomes a new truth.

There will be no homework over Fall Break…that is only if you finish The Crucible before you head off on your vacation.  Something to consider, right?


Honors World Literature Weeks 5 and 6

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We are continuing to work and finish the research paper.  With the completion of the annotated bib, the readings from Unit 5 and the writing of the rough drafts, you will have your final paper ready to turn in before we leave for Fall Break.

There is no homework for Honors World Literature during Fall Break…except to enjoy yourself and get some much needed rest and relaxation.


Honors World Literature 4th Week

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We are continuing our time in the Springboard workbook. Unit 5 contains multiple pieces about the environment.  Students will be choosing a topic concerning the environment, researching the information, and writing a persuasive paper.

Students will also be reading most of the Springboard passages at school, but portions of the writing will be completed at home.

 


AP Language: Week 4

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We are wrapping up the month with a continued look into early American Literature, argument writing, and argumentative terminology.  It is so important to develop base line skills before we dive into writing our full AP pieces.  Over the next couple of weeks, you will be doing quite a bit of in-class writing.  Your attendance is so important!

Next month, you will be reading The Crucible.  We will have a test over the play at the end of the month PRIOR to the September break.  You are responsible for reading this literature at home.

 

 


AP Language Week 3

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As we continue our journey into the world of AP argument, I expect to see a number of actions from you, the student: verbal banter with your classmates, on-going questioning of your own views, insights from outside and in-class readings, thoughtful musings over the content of the day, and progression of thought through open-minded conversation.

When you walk out of the AP Language classroom, your job is not simply to “finish the homework.”  If you truly want to be successful in this class and (dare I say) in life, you have to use what you have learned in the rest of your day.  Go to your APUSH or HUSH class and engage in a discussion with materials you learned in AP Language.  Watch the news at night, and connect it with what we read in class that day.  Connect!

So glad to hear your Slackers in the Hands of an Angry teacher.  We are moving on to the Iroquois Constitution and some modern connections to how the United States was shaped by the literature of those of the oppressed.


World Literature Week 3

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We are continuing our venture into cultural identity.  We will start with flavoring up Monday with Ethnic Hash and an herb/spice activity.  (We’ll be looking at descriptive adjective choices and getting hungry at the same time.)

If you want to do your spice/herb activity on the computer, you are welcome to do this.  You may hand write or draw your work, as well.  Here is the link for the handout:  Spice handout 2018-2ivshng

The rest of the week will be a venture into finishing Springboard selections from Unit 1 and 2.


AP Week 3: Argument and Early American Literature

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We will be spending the next few week working with the construction of the AP argument.  Additionally, you will be diving into a multitude of American literature pieces.

By the end of the month, you will need to have read Of Mice and Men.  That is your August out of class novel.  The August 13th due date for Fences will culminate in a written and multiple choice response.  Please make sure you are keeping up with the long-term assignment, as well as the daily work we do in class.

Other assignments that you will be working on over the next weeks:

The Slackers Speeches – Jonathan Edward’s and the Puritan Sermon (summative assessment)

Mutliple Choice Practice: AP Test (Applied Practice)

Argument Timed Writing (2 formative assessments and 1 summative assessment)

Springboard (pages 9,16,19,37,49,56,69,75,81,87,93,103)

If you would like to have access to the Springboard workbook at home (on-line), go to the following site: https://clever.com/

On the right hand side of the screen, you will see “Log in as a student”.  When you log in the first time, use your student number for both the log in and password.  You will be prompted to change your password.  Use something you will remember, as I will not have access to your passwords to get you back into the site.

Let’s keep plugging away!


World Lit Week 2

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So glad we are moving into core elements of the semester.  We will be focusing on Units 1 and 2 in the Springboard workbook.  If you need to bring the workbook home with you, that’s fine.  You do need to sign it out, however.

If you were absent and need the Ancestry handout, you may download it here or you may pick up a hard copy in my room.  You choose. Family Top Down – Landscape – a4-12iju5s

If you were absent this week, please make up the pre-test we took in class.  You will need to catch up on some of the reading we have done, too.  (What is cultrual identity, Ethnic Hash, and Two Kinds)

Hope you liked Finding Your Roots.  New episodes are starting in the fall.

If you would like to have access to the Springboard workbook at home (on-line), go to the following site: https://clever.com/

On the right hand side of the screen, you will see “Log in as a student”.  When you log in the first time, use your student number for both the log in and password.  You will be prompted to change your password.  Use something you will remember, as I will not have access to your passwords to get you back into the site.


AP Lang Week 2

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I hope the first three days of class helped you better understand the next 18 weeks of AP Language for you.  It’s time to set some personal goals for the semester, so reflect on what you would like to get out of the class and, more importantly, out of your efforts.

We will be spending the first six weeks primarily on the argument unit.  Through your experience and outside reading of meaningful pieces of literature, I know you will contribute to our thoughtful classroom discussions and written responses.

This months American Literature novel is Of Mice and Men.  The effects of one’s decisions and the nature of a person’s convictions can determine the fate of others in magical and tragic ways.  I hope you enjoy John Steinbeck’s classic.

The video requirement (to be completed before August 13th) if Fences.  How and why do we build Fences around those we love?  What happens when communication comes to an end?  Who suffers more – the one suffering on the inside or the ones who watch the suffering?  There are endless themes to explore in this fantastically written play. Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2m6Jvp0bUw

 

Glad we are all together this semester!