AP English Assignments, Fall Semester, 2019

AP English Assignments
Fall Semester, 2019

DateAgendaAIMHomework Assignment
Friday, November 15th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Final Fishbowl Discussion on Oedipus Rex
  • How can we engage in a final fishbowl discussion on Oedipus Rex? MAKE UP ANY OWED HOMEWORK (See previous days' assignments)
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we write an AP free-response essay on Oedipus Rex? MAKE UP ANY OWED HOMEWORK (See previous days' assignments)
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Sample AP English Free-Response Essays
  • See AP English Literature Essay Rubrics
  • How can we analyze textual evidence from Scene 4 to support that Oedipus is a seeker of justice? DATE CHANGE: DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th:
  • ESSAY EXAM on OEDIPUS REX: You will study the text and your class notes to prepare to write the essay (in-class only) on Oedipus Rex. This exam will be worth about 15% of the 2nd marking period. NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGE: You cannot use the text and your notes in-class to write the essay. Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole.
  • Friday, November 8th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion and analyze textual evidence from Scene 3 to support that Oedipus is a seeker of justice? DUE NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th:
  • Read and abundantly annotate Scene 4 of Oedipus Rex. Your annotations should address the Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole. (You're not writing the essay, but merely annotating the text)

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th:

  • ESSAY EXAM on OEDIPUS REX: You will study the text and your class notes to prepare to write an essay (in-class only) on Oedipus Rex.
  • Thursday, November 7th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze textual evidence from Scene 2 to support that Oedipus is a seeker of justice? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th:
  • Read and abundantly annotate Scene 3 of Oedipus Rex. Your annotations should address the Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole. (You're not writing the essay, but merely annotating the text)

    DUE NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th:

  • Read and abundantly annotate Scene 4 of Oedipus Rex. Your annotations should address the Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole. (You're not writing the essay, but merely annotating the text)
  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW (annotations for Scene 2)
  • How can we analyze textual evidence from Scene 2 to support that Oedipus is a seeker of justice? DUE THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th:
  • Read and abundantly annotate Scene 3 of Oedipus Rex. Your annotations should address the Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole. (You're not writing the essay, but merely annotating the text)

    DUE NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th:

  • Read and abundantly annotate Scene 4 of Oedipus Rex. Your annotations should address the Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole. (You're not writing the essay, but merely annotating the text)
  • Monday, November 4th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: flashcards for List #3.
  • Work on HW (due Wednesday).
  • How can we advance our SAT/college vocabulary knowledge? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th:
  • Read and abundantly annotate Scene 2 of Oedipus Rex. Your annotations should address the Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole.
  • Friday, November 1st, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion and analyze scene 1 of Oedipus Rex? DUE THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #3. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #3. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Thursday, October 31st, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we begin reading and analyzing the introduction of Oedipus Rex? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st:
  • Read and abundantly annotate Scene 1 of Oedipus Rex. Your annotations should address the Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #3. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #3. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we begin reading and analyzing the introduction of Oedipus Rex? DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st:
  • Read and abundantly annotate Scene 1 of Oedipus Rex. Your annotations should address the Essay Prompt: Choose a character (Oedipus) who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character's understanding of justice, the degree to which the character's search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #3. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #3. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Tuesday, October 29th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we begin reading and analyzing the introduction of Oedipus Rex? DUE NEXT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #3. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #3. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Monday, October 28th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Introduce Vocabulary List #3.
  • How can we advance our vocabulary skills? DUE NEXT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #3. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #3. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Friday, October 25th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we apply our knowledge and strategies to be successful on the Midterm, (a practice section of the AP English Literature Exam)? DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 28th:
    FINISH PART 2 OF THE MIDTERM EXAM:
  • The Poetry Essay: Choose one of the poems we've studied thus far ("I am Offering This Poem,", "Theme for English B," or Polonius' advice to Laertes in Hamlet). Essay Prompt: Identify the complex contrasts that develop in your chosen poem and discuss the insights the narrator comes to as a result of the experience. Refer to such literary literary techniques as tone, poetic devices, imagery, and organization. Please allot 40 minutes to write your essay.

    *Your essay should be 4-5 paragraphs. Each body paragraph should be 10-12 sentences. You should include abundant textual evidence (citing specific lines)--at least 8-10 citations. You should include abundant analysis of the textual evidence. Your textual evidence and analysis should clearly address your thesis statement (which addresses the essay prompt). Use this Rubric to guide you (I will use this 6-point rubric to grade your essay). You MUST upload the essay as a JUNO DOC.

  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we apply our knowledge and strategies to be successful on the Midterm, (a practice section of the AP English Literature Exam)? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th:
    FINISH THE MIDTERM EXAM (AP-style multiple-choice questions, reading passages, and a short writing passage based on the texts we've read thus far) You will be allowed to use your notebook during the exam. You should review the following four types of multiple-choice questions and the key words/phrases found in the multiple-choice questions:
    1.) FACTUAL: words refer to, allusions (allude: refer to), antecedents, pronoun referents, genre, and setting
    2.) TECHNICAL: sentence structure, style, grammatical purpose, dominant technique, imagery, point of view, organization of passage, narrative progress of passage, conflict, irony, and function of
    3.) ANALYTICAL: rhetorical strategy, shift in development, rhetorical stance, style, metaphor, contrast, comparison, cause/effect, argument, description, narration, specific-general, how something is characterized, imagery, passage is primarily concerned with, and function of
    4.) INFERENTIAL: effect of diction, tone, inferences, effect of last paragraph, effect on reader, narrator's attitude, image suggests, effect of detail, author implies, author most concerned with, symbol

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we prepare to read and analyze Oedipus Rex by researching the themes and history of Greek theatre? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th:
    MIDTERM EXAM (AP-style multiple-choice questions, reading passages, and a short writing passage based on the texts we've read thus far) You will be allowed to use your notebook during the exam. You should review the following four types of multiple-choice questions and the key words/phrases found in the multiple-choice questions:
    1.) FACTUAL: words refer to, allusions (allude: refer to), antecedents, pronoun referents, genre, and setting
    2.) TECHNICAL: sentence structure, style, grammatical purpose, dominant technique, imagery, point of view, organization of passage, narrative progress of passage, conflict, irony, and function of
    3.) ANALYTICAL: rhetorical strategy, shift in development, rhetorical stance, style, metaphor, contrast, comparison, cause/effect, argument, description, narration, specific-general, how something is characterized, imagery, passage is primarily concerned with, and function of
    4.) INFERENTIAL: effect of diction, tone, inferences, effect of last paragraph, effect on reader, narrator's attitude, image suggests, effect of detail, author implies, author most concerned with, symbol

    Monday, October 21st-Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we prepare to read and analyze Oedipus Rex by researching the themes and history of Greek theatre? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd: Research the following questions on the major themes in the play we will be reading, Oedipus Rex and the historical background of the play. Cite the sources you use. Provide a proper Works Cited Page (prove that you know how to compose a proper Works Cited Page).
    1.) What did the earliest theatres in Greece look like?
    2.) How did the Greeks manage to put on a show for thousands of people with no electricity, no microphones and no digital effects?
    3.) How were the plots of ancient Greek (5th-6th century B.C.E.) plays inspired?
    4.) What was the subject matter in ancient Greek plays?
    5.) How did religion influence ancient Greek plays?
    6.) Besides Sophocles (the playwright of Oedipus Rex), who were two other popular ancient Greek playwrights? What were their unique styles?
    7.) Since Oedipus Rex is a Greek tragedy, what can you expect to see/hear as a popular quality of a Greek tragedy?
    8.) How has ancient Greek theatre influenced modern-day theatre?
    9.) What three literary devices are common in Greek tragedies, and why do you think they will be significant in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex?
    10.) Based on your research of ancient Greek theatre, how do you predict that Sophocles (the playwright of Oedipus Rex) will portray the themes of fate vs. free will and the search for truth?
    Friday, October 18th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on "My Last Duchess" (Browning)
  • Show yesterday's classwork: Provide answer choices (and the correct answer) for the following AP-style questions.
    1.) The theme of political power can best be illustrated in...
    2.) According to the poem, the last duchess was all of the following EXCEPT...
    3.) The speaker’s attitude toward his deceased wife is...
    4.) The poem is written in...
    5.) Create your own question.

  • See "My Last Duchess" (Browning)
  • How can we analyze literary devices and the author's significance in utilizing these devices in the poem "My Last Duchess" (Browning)? Stay tuned!
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "My Last Duchess" (Browning)
  • How can we analyze literary devices and the author's significance in utilizing these devices in the poem "My Last Duchess" (Browning)? N/A
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: annotations for "I Am Offering This Poem" (Baca) and AP-style questions/answers.
  • See "My Last Duchess" (Browning)
  • How can we analyze literary devices and the author's significance in utilizing these devices in the poem "My Last Duchess" (Browning)? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th:
  • Turn in any owed HW (on Juno Doc or handed in class, when appropriate). This is for the end of the 1st marking period!
  • Tuesday, October 15th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "I Am Offering This Poem" (Baca)
  • How can we analyze literary devices and the author's purpose in utilizing these devices in the poem "I Am Offering This Poem" (Baca)? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th:
  • Show yesterday's classwork: ABUNDANT ANNOTATIONS and create answers for the following AP-style multiple-choice questions for "I Am Offering This Poem" (Baca):
    1.) The organization of this poem moves from...
    2.) The image of the "pot full of yellow corn to warm your belly in the winter" (lines 9-10) implies that...
    3.) The word "hogan" in line 18 serves to...
    4.) Lines_________illustrate that this is a lyric poem.
    5.) According to the poem, the speaker is all of the following EXCEPT
  • Friday, October 11th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "I Am Offering This Poem" (Baca)
  • See FIshbowl Discussion on "I Am Offering This Poem" (Baca)
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion by analyzing literary devices and the author's purpose in writing the poem "I Am Offering This Poem" (Baca)? DUE THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th (post on Juno Doc before midnight):
  • Vocabulary Story #3 for Vocabulary List #3. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in list #3. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry form. Topic/Title suggestions include: college life, senior year at ITHS, your career goals, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one-two typed pages (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Thursday, October 10th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: annotations and AP-style questions (and answers).
  • How can we analyze literary devices and the author's purpose in writing the poem "Theme for English B"? DUE NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th (before midnight):
  • Vocabulary Story #3 for Vocabulary List #3. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in list #3. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: college life, senior year at ITHS, your career goals, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one-two typed pages (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze literary devices and the author's purpose in writing the poem "Theme for English B"? DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th (turn in during class):
  • Turn in the classwork (annotations and AP-style questions for "Theme for English B") and HW: Go home and write a page tonight (just like the instructor's directions to the speaker of "Theme for English B") on Juno Doc.

    MAKE UP OWED HW

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th (before midnight):

  • Vocabulary Story #3 for Vocabulary List #3. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in list #3. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: college life, senior year at ITHS, your career goals, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one-two typed pages (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Monday, October 7th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Vocabulary List #3
  • How can we advance our SAT vocabulary skills using etymology and context clues? MAKE UP OWED HW

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th (before midnight):

  • Vocabulary Story #3 for Vocabulary List #3. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in list #3. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: college life, senior year at ITHS, your career goals, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one-two typed pages (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Friday, October 4th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "Theme for English B" (Hughes)
  • See Fishbowl handout on "Theme for English B" (H)
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion while analyzing the poem "Theme for English B"? DUE THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Thursday, October 3rd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid.
  • See Polonius' Advice to Laertes in Hamlet
  • How can we compose multiple-choice questions for the short story, "Girl" (Kincaid) and Polonius' advice to Laertes in Hamlet? DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid.
  • See Polonius' Advice to Laertes in Hamlet
  • How can we analyze the literary devices and their purpose in the short story, "Girl" (Kincaid) and Polonius' advice to Laertes in Hamlet? DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Friday, September 27th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on "Girl" and Polonius' Advice to Laertes in Hamlet
  • See "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid.
  • See Polonius' Advice to Laertes in Hamlet
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion on the literary devices and their purpose in the short story, "Girl" (Kincaid) and Polonius' advice to Laertes in Hamlet? DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2nd:
  • 2019 Advice to a Boy/Girl: Imitating Kincaid or Shakespeare: You are going to write words of advice (just like the mother did in "Girl" (Kincaid) OR Polonius did in Polonius' Advice to Laertes in Hamlet (Shakespeare). You're going to write the same number of lines as the author (depending on which text you choose to imitate). You MUST imitate TWO-THREE of the most poignant/significant literary devices in your chosen text. You MUST be very clear that your advice is specific to the setting (NYC in 2019). You MUST upload it on Juno Doc before class time on Wednesday, October 2nd. Imitation is the best form of flattery!

    DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Thursday, September 26th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid. Share annotations. Focus on addressing the following: structure, characterization, literary devices, unknown/unfamiliar words, theme, contrasts, point of view, author's purpose, author's tone, dialogue, setting, events of the plot.
  • See Polonius' Advice to Laertes in Hamlet
  • How can we analyze the literary devices and their purpose in the short story, "Girl" (Kincaid) and Polonius' advice to Laertes in Hamlet? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th:
  • Finish today's classwork: Re-read Polonius' Advice to Laertes in Hamlet. Annotate abundantly. When annotating, focus on addressing the following: your personal emotions/reactions to the text, structure, characterization (personality traits, actions, thoughts, feelings, relationships between characters), additional literary devices, unknown/unfamiliar words, theme, contrasts, point of view, author's purpose, author's tone, setting, and diction.

    DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Wednesday, September 25th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid. Share annotations. Focus on addressing the following: structure, characterization, literary devices, unknown/unfamiliar words, theme, contrasts, point of view, author's purpose, author's tone, dialogue, setting, events of the plot.
  • How can we analyze the literary devices and their purpose in the short story, "Girl" (Kincaid)? MAKE UP OWED HW

    DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Tuesday, September 24th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we build prior knowledge and personal engagement in the short story, "Girl" (Kincaid)? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th:
  • Read "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid. Annotate abundantly. When annotating, focus on addressing the following: structure, characterization, literary devices, unknown/unfamiliar words, theme, contrasts, point of view, author's purpose, author's tone, dialogue, setting, events of the plot.

    MAKE UP OWED HW

    DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Tuesday, September 24th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we build prior knowledge and personal engagement in the short story, "Girl" (Kincaid)? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th:
  • Read "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid. Annotate abundantly. When annotating, focus on addressing the following: structure, characterization, literary devices, unknown/unfamiliar words, theme, contrasts, point of view, author's purpose, author's tone, dialogue, setting, events of the plot.

    MAKE UP OWED HW

    DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Monday, September 23rd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Vocabulary List #2
  • How can we advance our SAT vocabulary skills? MAKE UP OWED HW

    DUE MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #2. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #2. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #2 for Vocabulary List #2. Write a vocabulary story using TEN of the words in the list above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: your unique self (it may be a unique hobby, characteristic, experience or something that would persuade a college to accept you) or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Friday, September 20th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on "The Story of an Hour"
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion on the short story "The Story of an Hour"? MAKE UP OWED HW
    Thursday, September 19th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: yesterday's completed classwork questions on "The Story of an Hour"
  • How can we identify and analyze the function of character in the short story "The Story of an Hour"? MAKE UP OWED HW
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we identify and analyze the function of character in the short story "The Story of an Hour"? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th:
  • Finish today's classwork (read "The Story of an Hour" and answer the questions (handout).


  • If you did not finish yesterday's AP English Diagnostic, please finish before midnight tonight. Go to College Board for AP classes.
  • Tuesday, September 17th, 2019: 1. Do Now: Access a laptop and go to College Board for AP classes

    2. Work Period: Work on the AP English Diagnostic Exam.

    3. Reflections: What were the challenges you encountered on today's diagnostic? What were your strengths? What areas do you need improvement? How do you believe this will help you be successful in college?

    Objective: Students will be able to determine their strengths and weaknesses in the AP Diagnostic.

    How can we demonstrate our reading skills in the AP Diagnostic Exam? MAKE UP OWED HW
    Monday, September 16th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we demonstrate our knowledge of new SAT vocabulary? MAKE UP OWED HW
    Friday, September 13th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion Instructions and Questions on "The Myth of Music" poem
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion on "The Myth of Music" poem? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #1. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #1. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #1 for Vocabulary List #1. Write a vocabulary story using all of the words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: college, life at ITHS, senior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Thursday, September 12th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Exemplary Essay on "The Myth of Music" Poem (pp. 3-6; the 1A Essay)
  • How can we analyze an exemplary essay on "The Myth of Music" poem? DUE NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #1. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #1. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #1 for Vocabulary List #1. Write a vocabulary story using all of the words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: college, life at ITHS, senior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Wednesday, September 11th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "Three Questions" (Tolstoy)
  • How can we analyze the author's message (theme) and the purpose of other literary devices in "Three Questions" (Tolstoy)? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th:
  • GOOD DEED TO HONOR THE VICTIMS OF 9/11: Write a well-developed paragraph (10-12 sentences) on JUNO DOC (Jupitergrades) in which you write about a GOOD DEED that you will do today to honor the victims of 9/11. Good can counteract evil, and that's why you will write about a good deed that you can do today to counter the evil that happened on 9/11. You may want to use Volunteer Match to find volunteer opportunities near you. You should write about an action that you can do that takes about one hour. You should include the following in your well-developed paragraph (10-12 sentences):
  • A clear and detailed description of the good deed (suggestions include: tutoring, grocery shopping, serving food to someone in need, etc.; no exchange of money is allowed)
  • Reason(s) you chose this good deed
  • How the good deed may influence others
  • How the good deed may make you feel
  • How the good deed may make the world a better place

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #1. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #1. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #1 for Vocabulary List #1. Write a vocabulary story using all of the words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: college, life at ITHS, senior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Tuesday, September 10th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "Three Questions" (Tolstoy)
  • How can we analyze the author's message (theme) and the purpose of other literary devices in "Three Questions" (Tolstoy)? DUE NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #1. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #1. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #1 for Vocabulary List #1. Write a vocabulary story using all of the words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: college, life at ITHS, senior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Monday, September 9th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See SAT Vocabulary List #1
  • Upload your answers to the questions on "Three Questions" (Tolstoy) by the end of class time only. If you don't do it by the end of class, it will be 1/2 credit.
  • Show labeled sections of your notebook (DNA, LA, LS, APS, and HW).
  • How can we advance our SAT vocabulary skills? DUE NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #1. Know the definitions and how to use each vocabulary word in a detailed sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • Vocabulary Flashcards for Vocabulary List #1. Put the word and part of speech on the front of the flashcard and the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided in the list above) on the back of the flashcard. Electronic flashcards are acceptable and encouraged (for example: download the flashcard app onto your smart phone!).
  • Vocabulary Story #1 for Vocabulary List #1. Write a vocabulary story using all of the words above. You MUST use all of the words (underline them!). You may write fiction or non-fiction. Topic/Title suggestions include: college, life at ITHS, senior year, or an approved topic of your choice (approved by Ms. Conn). You do need to use the words correctly in a story that makes sense. Write about one typed page (uploaded on JUPITERGRADES as a NEW JUNO DOC) underlining all of the vocabulary words. You must write your OWN story.
  • Friday, September 6th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • "The Myth of Music" Poem (question 1)
  • "Three Questions" (Tolstoy)
  • How can we demonstrate our poetry analysis, writing and speaking skills? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th:
  • Read "Three Questions" (Tolstoy). Answer the following questions on jupitergrades ("new Juno Doc"): Why is this story a parable? How does the story set the tone for this class? What's the author's central idea (or message)?
  • Bring in class supplies: Create labeled sections of a notebook/binder/electronic device: Do Nows and Aims (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), AP Strategies (APS), and Homework (HW). You must show these labeled sections during your class time only.
  • Thursday, September 5th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • "The Myth of Music" Poem (question 1)
  • How can we demonstrate our poetry analysis, writing and speaking skills? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th:
  • Finish the classwork essay! You MUST upload it as a "new Juno Doc" on Jupitergrades.

    DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th:

  • Bring in class supplies: Create labeled sections of a notebook/binder/electronic device: Do Nows and Aims (DNA), Literary Analysis (LA), Language Skills (LS), AP Strategies (APS), and Homework (HW). You must show these labeled sections during your class time only.