AP English Assignments, Fall and Spring Semesters, 2019-2020

AP English Assignments
Fall and Spring Semesters, 2019-2020

DateAgendaObjectiveHomework Assignment
Friday, June 12th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN OUR FINAL, FUN GOOGLE MEET (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period!

2.) Toasts, Best Wishes and Reminders: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020!! YOU ARE AN AWESOME, EXTRAORDINARY, AND BRIGHT CLASS, AND I'M CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL BE VERY SUCCESSFUL IN ALL OF YOUR PURSUITS!!

3.) Inspirational Quotes

SWBAT (Students will be able to) reflect on their high school experience IOT (in order to) prepare to be successful in college. CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2020!! GOOD LUCK IN COLLEGE!!! I WILL MISS YOU!! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO STAY PRODUCTIVE AND KEEP ACTIVE:
  • Travel: Virtual Tours of Shakespeare's Spots in England and 52 Places to Travel, Virtually
  • Tour College Life: Check out Student-Generated Videos of Colleges
  • Get a Job: Indeed.com for Teenagers in Queens, NY
  • Volunteer: check out Volunteer Match to find a volunteer opportunity near you
  • Read Books you've always wanted to read and books to challenge your mind: Here are some of Ms. Conn's Recommended Classics
  • Build your Vocabulary: Ms. Conn's SAT Vocabulary Lists
  • Create a Website/Blog: Check out Blogger
  • Enjoy a new Hobby:Learn to Sew
  • Work on your Resume: High School Resume Writing Tips from Indeed.com
  • Research Careers: Take a Career Quiz, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Major and Career Search (College Board)
  • Wednesday, June 10th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #15 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Speech Presentations: All students who did not present will present today. Student presenters MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    Magaly's speech

    Fardin's speech

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."--Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American essayist, poet and philosopher

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose and present a graduation speech IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experience and prepare to be successful in college. DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #15):
  • Upload today's GOOGLE MEET #15 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).
  • f you have not present on the day it's due, then you'll present today.

    DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th:

  • FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT YOUR GRADUATION SPEECH FOR LATE CREDIT: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that is leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you did not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    THE END OF THE MARKING PERIOD IS TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th! ALL OWED WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH (before midnight!)! YOU'RE GOING TO BE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!!!!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU! You can also contact Mr. Tice at CTice@schools.nyc.gov

  • Tuesday, June 9th, 2020: Work on Speech Presentations: All Student presenters who haven't presented yet MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    Brian Sherpa's speech

    Gareth Villaverde-Martinez's speech

    Magaly's speech

    Inspirational Quote: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."--Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American essayist, poet and philosopher

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose and present a graduation speech IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experience and prepare to be successful in college. DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th:
  • FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT YOUR GRADUATION SPEECH FOR LATE CREDIT: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that is leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    THE END OF THE MARKING PERIOD IS THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th! ALL OWED WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH (before midnight!)! YOU'RE GOING TO BE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!!!!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU! You can also contact Mr. Tice at CTice@schools.nyc.gov

  • Monday, June 8th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #14 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Speech Presentations: Students with last names beginning with S-Z will present their graduation speeches today. After all scheduled presenters, then, any students who were scheduled for last week and did not present will present today. Student presenters MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    Brian Sherpa's speech

    Gareth Villaverde-Martinez's speech

    Magaly's speech

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."--Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American essayist, poet and philosopher

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose and present a graduation speech IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experience and prepare to be successful in college. DUE TODAY, MONDAY, JUNE 8th (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #14):
  • Upload today's GOOGLE MEET #14 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).
  • Students with last names starting with S-Z will present their graduation speeches today (in video or live format). If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th:

  • FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT YOUR GRADUATION SPEECH FOR LATE CREDIT: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that is leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    THE END OF THE MARKING PERIOD IS THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th! ALL OWED WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH (before midnight!)! YOU'RE GOING TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE!!!!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU! You can also contact Mr. Tice at CTice@schools.nyc.gov

  • Friday, June 5th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #13 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Speech Presentations: Students with last names beginning with O-R will present their graduation speeches today. After all scheduled presenters, then, any students who were scheduled for Monday or Wednesday and did not present will present today. Student presenters MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    Jawad's speech

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."--Martin Luther King, Jr.

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose and present a graduation speech IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experience and prepare to be successful in college. DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #13):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #13 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).
  • Students with last names starting with O-R will present their graduation speeches today (in video or live format). If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z and any students who have not presented):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that is leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    THE END OF THE MARKING PERIOD IS THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th! ALL OWED WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH (before midnight!)! YOU'RE GOING TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE!!!!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU! You can also contact Mr. Tice at CTice@schools.nyc.gov

  • Thursday, June 4th, 2020: Work Period:
  • Students who have not presented their graduation speeches should work on final preparations.
  • Make up any owed HW.

    Inspirational Quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."--Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose and present a graduation speech IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experience and prepare to be successful in college. DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):
  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that is leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    THE END OF THE MARKING PERIOD IS IN A WEEK--WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th! ALL OWED WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH (before midnight!)! YOU'RE GOING TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE!!!!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU! You can also contact Mr. Tice at CTice@schools.nyc.gov

  • Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #12 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Speech Presentations: Students with last names beginning with K-N will present their graduation speeches today. After all scheduled presenters, then, any students who were scheduled for Monday and did not present will present today. Student presenters MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

  • Stefany's Speech
  • Gareth's Speech

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."--Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose and present a graduation speech IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experience and prepare to be successful in college. DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #12):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #12 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).
  • Students with last names starting with K-N will present their graduation speeches today (in video or live format). If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that is leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    THE END OF THE MARKING PERIOD IS IN A WEEK--WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th! ALL OWED WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH (before midnight!)! YOU'RE GOING TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE!!!!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020: Work Period:

    MAKE UP ANY OWED ASSIGNMENTS!

    DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    Inspirational Quote: Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.--Harriet Tubman

  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose and present a graduation speech IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experience and prepare to be successful in college. DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):
  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    THE END OF THE MARKING PERIOD IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th! ALL OWED WORK MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH (before midnight!)

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Monday, June 1st, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #11 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Speech Presentations: Students with last names beginning with A-F will present their graduation speeches today. Student presenters MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    3.) Inspirational Quote: 'The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause."--Mark Twain

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) compose and present a graduation speech IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experience and prepare to be successful in college. DUE TODAY, MONDAY, JUNE 1st (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #11):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #11 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).
  • Students with last names starting with A-F will present their graduation speeches today (in video or live format). If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY! Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech! If you do not present on the day it's due, it will be 1/2 off.

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Thursday, May 28th-Friday, May 29th, 2020: Work Period: Work on your graduation speech! Make up any owed HW.

    Inspirational Quote:"Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever."--Roy T. Bennett, author

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) prepare their graduation speeches IOT (in order to) reflect on their high school experiences and prepare for college. DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):
  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH (of course, you can impress all of us with your AMAZING VOCABULARY!): Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Wednesday, May 27th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #10 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Discussion/Analysis: Students who are choosing to verbally share their answers to 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions will share at this time. They will write their question #s in the chat, and I will choose a few questions for them to answer aloud. They have to prove that they read or watched the movie version of one of Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics.

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are"--Mason Cooley (1927-2002), English Professor at Columbia University and the College of Staten Island, American aphorist

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) engage in a discussion on book/movie classics IOT (in order to) be successful in college and in the future. DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #10):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #10 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th (before midnight):

  • Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written form (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight) or verbally in our Google Meet.

    DUE MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Tuesday, May 26th, 2020: Work Period: Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written form (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th) or verbally in our Google Meet. Be ready to share your progress tomorrow in class!

    Inspirational Quote: "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are"--Mason Cooley (1927-2002), English Professor at Columbia University and the College of Staten Island, American aphorist

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) engage in book/movie classics IOT (in order to) be successful in college and in the future. DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th:
  • Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written form (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight) or verbally in our Google Meet.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Friday, May 22nd, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #9 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Fishbowl on Book/Movie Classics

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are"--Mason Cooley (1927-2002), English Professor at Columbia University and the College of Staten Island, American aphorist

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) engage in a fishbowl on book/movie classics IOT (in order to) be successful in college and in the future. DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, MAY 22nd (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #9):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #9 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).
  • OUTER CIRCLE PARTICIPANTS must submit answers to Fishbowl on Book/Movie Classics. If you were not present in today's Google Meet #9, then you MUST submit answers to the inner circle questions.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th:

  • Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written form (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight) or verbally in our Google Meet.

    DUE MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You have the choice: make a video or present your graduation speech live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Thursday, May 21st, 2020: Work Period: Work on the HW assignments (see the details in the HW section).

    Inspirational Quote: "Your graduation marks your passage into adulthood--the time when you begin to take charge of your own life. It's when you get to decide what's important to you: the kind of career you want to pursue. Who you want to build a family with. The values you want to live by...And, given the current state of the world, that may be kind of scary...So if the world's going to get better, it's going to be up to you" --President Obama (from his 2020 High School Commencement Speech)

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) engage in preparation for the book clubs and graduation speech assignments IOT (in order to) be successful in college and in the future. DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MAY 22nd:
  • Be ready to share which book or movie version you've chosen from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Be ready to explain why you made that choice. Be ready to share your thoughts and initial preparation you've done in reading the book or watching the movie version.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th:

  • Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written form (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight) or verbally in our Google Meet.

    DUE MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You are allowed to make a video or choose to present it live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Wednesday, May 20th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #8 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Review final assignments--book/movie clubs and graduation speech (See HW section for details). Q & A. Are the assignments' instructions clear? Are there are questions or concerns? Please choose a book/movie before Friday, so we can discuss what you've chosen in our fishbowl Friday!

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "Your graduation marks your passage into adulthood--the time when you begin to take charge of your own life. It's when you get to decide what's important to you: the kind of career you want to pursue. Who you want to build a family with. The values you want to live by...And, given the current state of the world, that may be kind of scary...So if the world's going to get better, it's going to be up to you" --President Obama (from his 2020 High School Commencement Speech)

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) engage in a Q & A about the book clubs and graduation speech assignments IOT (in order to) be successful in college and in the future. DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #7):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #8 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th:

  • Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written form (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight) or verbally in our Google Meet.

    DUE MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You are allowed to make a video or choose to present it live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Tuesday, May 19th, 2020: Work Period: Work on your HW:
    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th:
  • Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions (of your choice) from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight) or verbally in our Google Meet. Be ready to share in written or verbal form for class on Wednesday, May 27th.

    DUE MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You are allowed to make a video or choose to present it live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    Inspirational Quote: "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today"--Malcolm X

  • SWBAT (Students will be able to) engage in book clubs and write a graduation speech IOT (in order to) be successful in college and in the future. DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th:
  • Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight) or verbally in our Google Meet. Be ready to share in written or verbal form for Google Meet class on Wednesday, May 27th.

    DUE MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You are allowed to make a video or choose to present it live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Monday, May 18th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #7 (invite was emailed to you through jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Introduce final assignments--book/movie clubs and graduation speech (See HW section for details).

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today"--Malcolm X

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) engage in book clubs and write a graduation speech IOT (in order to) be successful in college and in the future. DUE TODAY, MONDAY, MAY 18th (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #7):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #7 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    DUE WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th:

  • Choose a book from Ms. Conn's Highly Recommended Classics. Read or watch the movie with a friend in AP English (or read or watch independently). Answer 10 questions from the 40 Book Club Questions. You may provide the answers in written (upload as a Juno Doc before midnight) or verbally in our Google Meet.

    DUE MONDAY, JUNE 1st (students with last names starting with A-F)/DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd (students with last names starting with K-N)/DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 5th (students with last names starting with O-R)/DUE MONDAY, JUNE 8th (students with last names starting with S-Z):

  • WRITE AND PRESENT YOUR OWN GRADUATION SPEECH: Read Sample Graduation Speeches. Use these sample graduation speeches to guide you in writing your own graduation speech. You will write two handwritten pages OR one typed, double-spaced page. You MUST include the following: an attention grabbing opening, your personal story (including struggles and accomplishments) that are leading you to high school graduation, a description of Info Tech (which may include the student community, the teachers, the staff, the activities, your experiences at Info Tech), your personal thank-yous, advice to your fellow graduates, and a great conclusion (that ties everything together and leaves the audience with a final thought). You are allowed to make a video or choose to present it live! You have to dress up! I'm really looking forward to seeing you present your graduation speech!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Friday, May 15th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #6 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Fishbowl: Fishbowl on AP Exam Reflections

    3.) Inspirational Quote: "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today"--Malcolm X

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) review and reflect on the experience of taking the AP English Literature Exam IOT (in order to) be successful in college and in the future. DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, MAY 15TH (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #6):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #6 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).
  • OUTER CIRCLE PARTICIPANTS must submit answers to Fishbowl on AP Exam Reflections. If you were not present in today's Google Meet #6, then you MUST submit answers to the inner circle questions.

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Thursday, May 14th, 2020: Rest, relax and rejuvenate! SWBAT (Students will be able to) recover from the AP Exam IOT (in order to) be successful in college and beyond. IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!
    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020: AP EXAM! You're all going to do GREAT!!! SWBAT (Students will be able to) review and apply essential information for exam day IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Literature exam. YOU'VE GOT THIS!! THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS TODAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (check-in is 1:30pm! Exam actually starts at 2pm, but you MUST check in 30 minutes beforehand) I'M SOOOO PROUD OF ALL YOUR AMAZING PREPARATION!! YOU'RE GOING TO BE AWESOME!! GOOD LUCK!!

    PLEASE GO HERE ASAP: The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist

    REVIEW YOUR NOTES ON THE AP VIDEOS, VOCABULARY, MY SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT ON PAST ESSAYS, AND ANY ADDITIONAL NOTES THAT YOU FIND HELPFUL FOR THE AP EXAM. Look at past AP essay questions and sample exemplary essays (prose passage essay is always essay question #2! When analyzing the prose passage, you should pay close attention to complex characters, relationships, shifts in the passage, the progression/development from the beginning, middle and end of the passage, impact of characters, setting, and/or relationships on the text as a whole, and the narrator's attitude toward characters or subjects. Literary devices to keep in mind are imagery, tone, diction, characterization, point of view, symbolism, and setting. Remember, your AP Essay should follow this format: You SHOULD write 4-6 paragraphs. Your introduction and conclusion paragraphs can be 2-4 sentences (if you're running out of time, your intro only needs to have the thesis statement and the conclusion only needs to restate the thesis statement in some new words). The body paragraphs can be 6-12 sentences. If you have fewer body paragraphs, then you write more sentences. Make sure you have a clear, defensible thesis (in the introduction) that fully addresses the essay prompt. Each body paragraph should have a clear topic sentence that addresses the thesis. Your body paragraphs should always connect back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should have abundant evidence (about 5-6 quotes in each body paragraph; 10-12 pieces of textual evidence in quotes). Include STRONG COMMENTARY (sentence starters include: "through the use of______, "the passage begins to set up...", the author portrays...", "Throughout the whole passage...", "This further establishes...") Your body paragraphs should include insightful analysis of the evidence that always connects back to the thesis. You passage should always address FUNCTION (the author's purpose/WHY does the author make the choices he/she does). You should have a clear LINE OF REASONING (this means that your essay should flow and always connect back to the thesis). Your body paragraphs should include clear references to your chosen literary devices. Your body paragraphs should always show the progression of the prose passage from beginning to the end. Your body paragraphs should have abundant sophisticated vocabulary. Your conclusion should restate the thesis in new words, address the progression of the entire passage and leave the reader with a final thought. Refer to the Prose Passage Rubric (question #2)!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #5 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! Invite is on jupitergrades. This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) AP Exam Reminders and Q & A: Reminders of timing (14 minutes to read and attack the prompt (2 minutes) and read and annotate the prose passage; 31 minutes to write the essay), reading, annotating, and essay composition. Remember, you MUST check in to the exam tomorrow at 1:30pm! What questions or concerns do you have?

    3.) Final Thoughts/Reminders: Review The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist

    4.) Inspirational Quote: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."--Benjamin Franklin

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) review essential information for exam day IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Literature exam. YOU'VE GOT THIS!! THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (check-in is 1:30pm! Exam actually starts at 2pm, but you MUST check in 30 minutes beforehand) I'M SOOOO PROUD OF ALL YOUR AMAZING PREPARATION!! YOU'RE GOING TO BE AWESOME!! GOOD LUCK!!

    PLEASE GO HERE ASAP: The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist

    DUE TODAY, TUESDAY, MAY 12TH (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #5):

  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #5 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    REVIEW YOUR NOTES ON THE AP VIDEOS, VOCABULARY, MY SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT ON PAST ESSAYS, AND ANY ADDITIONAL NOTES THAT YOU FIND HELPFUL FOR THE AP EXAM. Look at past AP essay questions and sample exemplary essays (prose passage essay is always essay question #2! When analyzing the prose passage, you should pay close attention to complex characters, relationships, shifts in the passage, the progression/development from the beginning, middle and end of the passage, impact of characters, setting, and/or relationships on the text as a whole, and the narrator's attitude toward characters or subjects. Literary devices to keep in mind are imagery, tone, diction, characterization, point of view, symbolism, and setting. Remember, your AP Essay should follow this format: You SHOULD write 4-6 paragraphs. Your introduction and conclusion paragraphs can be 2-4 sentences (if you're running out of time, your intro only needs to have the thesis statement and the conclusion only needs to restate the thesis statement in some new words). The body paragraphs can be 6-12 sentences. If you have fewer body paragraphs, then you write more sentences. Make sure you have a clear, defensible thesis (in the introduction) that fully addresses the essay prompt. Each body paragraph should have a clear topic sentence that addresses the thesis. Your body paragraphs should always connect back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should have abundant evidence (about 5-6 quotes in each body paragraph; 10-12 pieces of textual evidence in quotes). Include STRONG COMMENTARY (sentence starters include: "through the use of______, "the passage begins to set up...", the author portrays...", "Throughout the whole passage...", "This further establishes...") Your body paragraphs should include insightful analysis of the evidence that always connects back to the thesis. You passage should always address FUNCTION (the author's purpose/WHY does the author make the choices he/she does). You should have a clear LINE OF REASONING (this means that your essay should flow and always connect back to the thesis). Your body paragraphs should include clear references to your chosen literary devices. Your body paragraphs should always show the progression of the prose passage from beginning to the end. Your body paragraphs should have abundant sophisticated vocabulary. Your conclusion should restate the thesis in new words, address the progression of the entire passage and leave the reader with a final thought. Refer to the Prose Passage Rubric (question #2)!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Monday, May 11th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #4 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! Invite is on jupitergrades. This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) AP Exam Reminders and Q & A: Reminders of timing, reading, annotating, and essay composition. What questions or concerns do you have?

    3.) Final Thoughts/Reminders: Review The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist

    4.) Inspirational Quote: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."--Benjamin Franklin

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) review essential information for exam day IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Literature exam. PLEASE GO HERE ASAP: The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist

    DUE TODAY, MONDAY, MAY 8TH (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #4):

  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #4 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    REVIEW YOUR NOTES ON THE AP VIDEOS, VOCABULARY, MY SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT ON PAST ESSAYS, AND ANY ADDITIONAL NOTES THAT YOU FIND HELPFUL FOR THE AP EXAM. Look at past AP essay questions and sample exemplary essays (prose passage essay is always essay question #2! When analyzing the prose passage, you should pay close attention to complex characters, relationships, shifts in the passage, the progression/development from the beginning, middle and end of the passage, impact of characters, setting, and/or relationships on the text as a whole, and the narrator's attitude toward characters or subjects. Literary devices to keep in mind are imagery, tone, diction, characterization, point of view, symbolism, and setting. Remember, your AP Essay should follow this format: You SHOULD write 4-6 paragraphs. Your introduction and conclusion paragraphs can be 2-4 sentences (if you're running out of time, your intro only needs to have the thesis statement and the conclusion only needs to restate the thesis statement in some new words). The body paragraphs can be 6-12 sentences. If you have fewer body paragraphs, then you write more sentences. Make sure you have a clear, defensible thesis (in the introduction) that fully addresses the essay prompt. Each body paragraph should have a clear topic sentence that addresses the thesis. Your body paragraphs should always connect back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should have abundant evidence (about 5-6 quotes in each body paragraph; 10-12 pieces of textual evidence in quotes). Include STRONG COMMENTARY (sentence starters include: "through the use of______, "the passage begins to set up...", the author portrays...", "Throughout the whole passage...", "This further establishes...") Your body paragraphs should include insightful analysis of the evidence that always connects back to the thesis. You passage should always address FUNCTION (the author's purpose/WHY does the author make the choices he/she does). You should have a clear LINE OF REASONING (this means that your essay should flow and always connect back to the thesis). Your body paragraphs should include clear references to your chosen literary devices. Your body paragraphs should always show the progression of the prose passage from beginning to the end. Your body paragraphs should have abundant sophisticated vocabulary. Your conclusion should restate the thesis in new words, address the progression of the entire passage and leave the reader with a final thought. Refer to the Prose Passage Rubric (question #2)!

    DUE BY CLASS TIME TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MAY 12th (11:35am--we will have Google Meet #5): Watch the following videos. Video #31 is a timed essay. Set aside time, space and quiet to take this exam. Take notes on #32 (you don't have to upload it. We will discuss it on Tuesday, May 12th in our Google Meet!)

  • VIDEO #31 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #32 on a REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #33 on FINAL LESSON on EXAM TIPS AND BEST WISHES

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM COLLEGE BOARD, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP. THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION.

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Friday, May 8th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #3 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! Invite is on jupitergrades. This counts as class participation for today!

    2.) Fishbowl: Fishbowl Questions on the AP Videos and Prep for Exam Day. Here's the AP Prose Passage Rubric!

    3.) Final Thoughts/Reminders: Review The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist

    4.) Inspirational Quote: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."--Benjamin Franklin

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) discuss the notes on the AP videos and preparation for exam day IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Literature exam. PLEASE GO HERE ASAP: The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist

    DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, MAY 8TH (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #3):

  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #3 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    REVIEW YOUR NOTES ON THE AP VIDEOS, VOCABULARY, MY SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT ON PAST ESSAYS, AND ANY ADDITIONAL NOTES THAT YOU FIND HELPFUL FOR THE AP EXAM.

    DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, MAY 10th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the 20 vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, MAY 10h before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit


  • HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed above in a piece of writing in which you ANSWER THIS QUESTION: HOW CAN I BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY? Supplementary questions to support this essential question: What are the essential strategies that I learned in the AP videos? What are the essential strategies that I learned in the chapter from 5 Steps to a 5? What are the essential strategies that Ms. Conn emphasized all year? Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, May 10th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE BY CLASS TIME on TUESDAY, MAY 12th (11:35am): Watch the following videos. Video #31 is a timed essay. Set aside time, space and quiet to take this exam. Take notes on #32 (you don't have to upload it. We will discuss it on Tuesday, May 12th in our Google Meet!)

  • VIDEO #31 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #32 on a REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #33 on FINAL LESSON on EXAM TIPS AND BEST WISHES

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM COLLEGE BOARD, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP. THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION.

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Thursday, May 7th, 2020: Work Period: Work on the HW due today (before midnight!)! Read The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist)

    Reminders: You should be reviewing all vocabulary words from previous lists, strategies for success for the AP exam, your timing and note-taking plan for the AP exam, your strengths and weaknesses in writing the prose passage essay, and your notes on the videos. If you have not received any emails from the College Board about the AP English Literature Exam, please e-mail me ASAP!

    Inspirational Quote: "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."--Benjamin Franklin

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) review the notes on the AP videos IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Literature exam. PLEASE GO HERE ASAP: The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist)

    DUE BY TODAY, THURSDAY, MAY 7th (before midnight): Take notes ONLY on the AP Videos in ALL CAPS (video #26, 28, 29, and 30). The other videos are optional. It's up to you on how much you want to watch and how much you want to prepare. Video #29 is a a timed practice exam. Set aside time, space and quiet (the best you can) to properly practice. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as four separate assignments (40 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections):

  • Video #19 on Deconstructing Prompts
  • Video #20 on Writing Effective Thesis Statements
  • Video #21 on Developing Claims to Support a Thesis
  • Video #22 on Choosing Evidence to Support Claims
  • Video #23 on What Makes Good Commentary (Analysis vs. Summary
  • Video #24 on Establishing a Line of Reasoning
  • Video #25 on Deconstructing Prompts and Close Reading
  • VIDEO #26 on REVIEW STUDENT SAMPLES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING
  • Video #27 on Deconstructing Prompts and Close Reading
  • VIDEO #28 on REVIEW STUDENT SAMPLES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING
  • VIDEO #29 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #1
  • VIDEO #30 on REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #1

    DUE NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 10th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the 20 vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, MAY 10h before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit


  • HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed above in a piece of writing in which you ANSWER THIS QUESTION: HOW CAN I BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY? Supplementary questions to support this essential question: What are the essential strategies that I learned in the AP videos? What are the essential strategies that I learned in the chapter from 5 Steps to a 5? What are the essential strategies that Ms. Conn emphasized all year? Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, May 10th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE BY CLASS TIME on TUESDAY, MAY 12th (11:35am): Watch the following videos. Video #31 is a timed essay. Set aside time, space and quiet to take this exam. Take notes on #32 (you don't have to upload it. We will discuss it on Tuesday, May 12th in our Google Meet!)

  • VIDEO #31 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #32 on a REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #33 on FINAL LESSON on EXAM TIPS AND BEST WISHES

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM COLLEGE BOARD, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP. THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Wednesday, May 6th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #2 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! Invite is on jupitergrades. This counts as class participation for today!
    Listen to a quick review of the Google Meet Class Rules

    2.) Mini-Lesson: Review notes on videos #14-18. WHAT are the main points? HOW will these main points help you be successful on the AP exam? WHY are they important?

    3.) Final Thoughts/Reminders: You should be reviewing all vocabulary words from previous lists, strategies for success for the AP exam, your timing and note-taking plan for the AP exam, your strengths and weaknesses in writing the prose passage essay, and your notes on the videos. If you have not received any emails from the College Board about the AP English Literature Exam, please e-mail me ASAP!

    4.) Inspirational Quote: "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."--Benjamin Spock

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) review the notes on the AP videos IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Literature exam. PLEASE GO HERE ASAP: The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO and WHAT YOU NEED ON EXAM DAY (including an important checklist

    DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #2):

  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #2 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    DUE BY THIS THURSDAY, MAY 7th (before midnight): Take notes ONLY on the AP Videos in ALL CAPS (video #26, 28, 29, and 30). The other videos are optional. It's up to you on how much you want to watch and how much you want to prepare. Video #29 is a a timed practice exam. Set aside time, space and quiet (the best you can) to properly practice. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as four separate assignments (40 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections):

  • Video #19 on Deconstructing Prompts
  • Video #20 on Writing Effective Thesis Statements
  • Video #21 on Developing Claims to Support a Thesis
  • Video #22 on Choosing Evidence to Support Claims
  • Video #23 on What Makes Good Commentary (Analysis vs. Summary
  • Video #24 on Establishing a Line of Reasoning
  • Video #25 on Deconstructing Prompts and Close Reading
  • VIDEO #26 on REVIEW STUDENT SAMPLES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING
  • Video #27 on Deconstructing Prompts and Close Reading
  • VIDEO #28 on REVIEW STUDENT SAMPLES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING
  • VIDEO #29 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #1
  • VIDEO #30 on REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #1

    DUE NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 10th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the 20 vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, MAY 10h before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit


  • HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed above in a piece of writing in which you ANSWER THIS QUESTION: HOW CAN I BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY? Supplementary questions to support this essential question: What are the essential strategies that I learned in the AP videos? What are the essential strategies that I learned in the chapter from 5 Steps to a 5? What are the essential strategies that Ms. Conn emphasized all year? Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, May 10th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE BY CLASS TIME on TUESDAY, MAY 12th (11:35am): Watch the following videos. Video #31 is a timed essay. Set aside time, space and quiet to take this exam. Take notes on #32 (you don't have to upload it. We will discuss it on Tuesday, May 12th in our Google Meet!)

  • VIDEO #31 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #32 on a REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #33 on FINAL LESSON on EXAM TIPS AND BEST WISHES

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM COLLEGE BOARD, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP. THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Wednesday, May 6th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #2 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! Invite is on jupitergrades. This counts as class participation for today!
    Listen to a quick review of the Google Meet Class Rules

    2.) Mini-Lesson: Review notes on videos #14-18. WHAT are the main points? HOW will these main points help you be successful on the AP exam? WHY are they important?

    3.) Final Thoughts/Reminders: You should be reviewing all vocabulary words from previous lists, strategies for success for the AP exam, your timing and note-taking plan for the AP exam, your strengths and weaknesses in writing the prose passage essay, and your notes on the videos. If you have not received any emails from the College Board about the AP English Literature Exam, please e-mail me ASAP!

    4.) Inspirational Quote: "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."--Benjamin Spock

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) review the notes on the AP videos IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Literature exam. PLEASE GO HERE ASAP: The AP EXAM DAY EXPERIENCE AND AP EXAM DEMO

    DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET #2):

  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #2 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME (not me) in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    DUE BY THIS THURSDAY, MAY 7th (before midnight): Take notes ONLY on the AP Videos in ALL CAPS (video #26, 28, 29, and 30). The other videos are optional. It's up to you on how much you want to watch and how much you want to prepare. Video #29 is a a timed practice exam. Set aside time, space and quiet (the best you can) to properly practice. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as four separate assignments (40 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections):

  • Video #19 on Deconstructing Prompts
  • Video #20 on Writing Effective Thesis Statements
  • Video #21 on Developing Claims to Support a Thesis
  • Video #22 on Choosing Evidence to Support Claims
  • Video #23 on What Makes Good Commentary (Analysis vs. Summary
  • Video #24 on Establishing a Line of Reasoning
  • Video #25 on Deconstructing Prompts and Close Reading
  • VIDEO #26 on REVIEW STUDENT SAMPLES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING
  • Video #27 on Deconstructing Prompts and Close Reading
  • VIDEO #28 on REVIEW STUDENT SAMPLES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING
  • VIDEO #29 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #1
  • VIDEO #30 on REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #1

    DUE NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 10th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the 20 vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, MAY 10h before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit


  • HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed above in a piece of writing in which you ANSWER THIS QUESTION: HOW CAN I BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY? Supplementary questions to support this essential question: What are the essential strategies that I learned in the AP videos? What are the essential strategies that I learned in the chapter from 5 Steps to a 5? What are the essential strategies that Ms. Conn emphasized all year? Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, May 10th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE BY CLASS TIME on TUESDAY, MAY 12th (11:35am): Watch the following videos. Video #31 is a timed essay. Set aside time, space and quiet to take this exam. Take notes on #32 (you don't have to upload it. We will discuss it on Tuesday, May 12th in our Google Meet!)

  • VIDEO #31 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #32 on a REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #33 on FINAL LESSON on EXAM TIPS AND BEST WISHES

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM COLLEGE BOARD, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP. THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Tuesday, May 5th, 2020: Work Period: Work on HW due today (see the videos in the HW section) and the HW due this Thursday!

    Inspirational Words: "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud"--Maya Angelou (American poet and author)

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) acquire new vocabulary words IOT (in order to) be successful on the SAT and in college. DUE BY TODAY, TUESDAY, MAY 5th (before midnight): Take notes on the following AP Videos. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :
  • Video #14 on Exploring Contrasts Between Characters
  • Video #15 on Setting
  • Video #16 on Unpacking Symbolism
  • Video #17 on Narration
  • Video #18 on Writing Claims and Providing Concrete Evidence

    DUE BY THIS THURSDAY, MAY 7th (before midnight): Take notes ONLY on the AP Videos in ALL CAPS (video #26, 28, 29, and 30). The other videos are optional. It's up to you on how much you want to watch and how much you want to prepare. Video #29 is a a timed practice exam. Set aside time, space and quiet (the best you can) to properly practice. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as four separate assignments (40 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections):

  • Video #19 on Deconstructing Prompts
  • Video #20 on Writing Effective Thesis Statements
  • Video #21 on Developing Claims to Support a Thesis
  • Video #22 on Choosing Evidence to Support Claims
  • Video #23 on What Makes Good Commentary (Analysis vs. Summary
  • Video #24 on Establishing a Line of Reasoning
  • Video #25 on Deconstructing Prompts and Close Reading
  • VIDEO #26 on REVIEW STUDENT SAMPLES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING
  • Video #27 on Deconstructing Prompts and Close Reading
  • VIDEO #28 on REVIEW STUDENT SAMPLES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING
  • VIDEO #29 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #1
  • VIDEO #30 on REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #1

    DUE NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 10th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the 20 vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, MAY 10h before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit


  • HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed above in a piece of writing in which you ANSWER THIS QUESTION: HOW CAN I BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY? Supplementary questions to support this essential question: What are the essential strategies that I learned in the AP videos? What are the essential strategies that I learned in the chapter from 5 Steps to a 5? What are the essential strategies that Ms. Conn emphasized all year? Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, May 10th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE BY CLASS TIME on TUESDAY, MAY 12th (11:35am): Watch the following videos. Video #31 is a timed essay. Set aside time, space and quiet to take this exam. Take notes on #32 (you don't have to upload it. We will discuss it on Tuesday, May 12th in our Google Meet!)

  • VIDEO #31 on a TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #32 on a REVIEW OF TIMED AP EXAM PRACTICE #2
  • VIDEO #33 on FINAL LESSON on EXAM TIPS AND BEST WISHES

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM COLLEGE BOARD, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP. THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Monday, May 4th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: JOIN GOOGLE MEET #1 (invite is on jupitergrades) during your class period! Invite is on jupitergrades. This counts as class participation for today!
    Listen to a quick review of the Google Meet Class Rules

    2.) Mini-Lesson: Introduce VOCABULARY LIST #13

    3. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "The healthiest response to life is joy"--Mark Twain (American author)

    SWBAT (Students will be able to) acquire new vocabulary words IOT (in order to) be successful on the SAT and in college. DUE TODAY, MONDAY, MAY 4TH (RIGHT AFTER OUR GOOGLE MEET CLASS):
  • Upload your GOOGLE MEET #1 Class pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the GOOGLE MEET class (with your classmates).

    DUE BY TONIGHT, MONDAY, MAY 4th (before midnight):

  • Read Prose Passage Essay Chapter (taken from the 5 Steps to a 5: 2019 AP English Literature--up until page 65 in the book. WRITE THE ESSAY You SHOULD write 4-6 paragraphs. Your introduction and conclusion paragraphs can be 2-4 sentences. The body paragraphs can be 6-12 sentences. If you have fewer body paragraphs, then you write more sentences. Make sure you have a clear thesis (in the introduction) that fully addresses the essay prompt. Your body paragraphs should always connect back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should have abundant evidence (about 10-12 pieces of textual evidence in quotes or paraphrase). Your body paragraphs should include insightful analysis of the evidence that always connects back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should include clear references to your chosen literary devices. Your body paragraphs should always show the progression of the prose passage from beginning to the end. Your body paragraphs should have abundant sophisticated vocabulary. Your conclusion should restate the thesis in new words, address the progression of the entire passage and leave the reader with a final thought. Your essay is on the passage from the short story "The Dead" in the link above. The essay prompt and the prose passage can be found on pp. 63-64. Do not look at or copy the sample essays on pp. 71-73. It will be about 25% of the 3rd marking period grade! You will be graded on the Prose Passage Rubric (question #2).

    DUE BY TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MAY 5th (before midnight): Take notes on the following AP Videos. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :

  • Video #14 on Exploring Contrasts Between Characters
  • Video #15 on Setting
  • Video #16 on Unpacking Symbolism
  • Video #17 on Narration
  • Video #18 on Writing Claims and Providing Concrete Evidence

    DUE NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 10th (upload on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the 20 vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by SUNDAY, MAY 10h before midnight. f it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit


  • HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #13. You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed above in a piece of writing in which you ANSWER THIS QUESTION: HOW CAN I BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY? Supplementary questions to support this essential question: What are the essential strategies that I learned in the AP videos? What are the essential strategies that I learned in the chapter from 5 Steps to a 5? What are the essential strategies that Ms. Conn emphasized all year? Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, May 10th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM COLLEGE BOARD, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP. THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Friday, May 1st, 2020: 1. Do Now:
  • Join Microsoft Teams Class Meeting #7 (you've been invited via e-mail) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
  • Are you satisfied with your quality of work and effort for the 2nd marking period? Explain. What are your plans on achieving success for the 3rd marking period?

    2. Fishbowl: Fishbowl Discussion on Chapter from 5 Steps to a 5.

    5. Inspirational Words: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day...when it's cold outside, I've got the month of May"--From the song "My Girl" by The Temptations (1965)

  • SWBAT acquire essential skills for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TODAY, FRIDAY, MAY 1st:
  • Upload your Microsoft Teams Meeting #7 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Microsoft Teams class (with your classmates).
  • OUTER CIRCLE PARTICIPANTS must submit answers to the Fishbowl Discussion on Chapter from 5 Steps to a 5. If you were not present in today's Microsoft Meeting, then you MUST answer the Inner Circle questions to earn credit.

    DUE BY THIS COMING MONDAY, MAY 4th (before midnight):

  • Read Prose Passage Essay Chapter (taken from the 5 Steps to a 5: 2019 AP English Literature--up until page 65 in the book. WRITE THE ESSAY You SHOULD write 4-6 paragraphs. Your introduction and conclusion paragraphs can be 2-4 sentences. The body paragraphs can be 6-12 sentences. If you have fewer body paragraphs, then you write more sentences. Make sure you have a clear thesis (in the introduction) that fully addresses the essay prompt. Your body paragraphs should always connect back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should have abundant evidence (about 10-12 pieces of textual evidence in quotes or paraphrase). Your body paragraphs should include insightful analysis of the evidence that always connects back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should include clear references to your chosen literary devices. Your body paragraphs should always show the progression of the prose passage from beginning to the end. Your body paragraphs should have abundant sophisticated vocabulary. Your conclusion should restate the thesis in new words, address the progression of the entire passage and leave the reader with a final thought. Your essay is on the passage from the short story "The Dead" in the link above. The essay prompt and the prose passage can be found on pp. 63-64. Do not look at or copy the sample essays on pp. 71-73. It will be about 25% of the 3rd marking period grade! You will be graded on the Prose Passage Rubric (question #2).

    DUE BY THIS COMING TUESDAY, MAY 5th (before midnight): Take notes on the following AP Videos. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :

  • Video #14 on Exploring Contrasts Between Characters
  • Video #15 on Setting
  • Video #16 on Unpacking Symbolism
  • Video #17 on Narration
  • Video #18 on Writing Claims and Providing Concrete Evidence

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Thursday, April 30th, 2020: Work Period: Work on the HW assignments due next week!

    3. Inspirational Words: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day...when it's cold outside, I've got the month of May"--from the song "My Girl" by The Temptations (1965)

    SWBAT acquire essential skills for analyzing the prose passage IOT (in order to) be successful on the prose passage essay on the AP Exam. DUE BY MONDAY, MAY 4th (before midnight):
  • Read Prose Passage Essay Chapter (taken from the 5 Steps to a 5: 2019 AP English Literature--up until page 65 in the book. WRITE THE ESSAY You SHOULD write 4-6 paragraphs. Your introduction and conclusion paragraphs can be 2-4 sentences. The body paragraphs can be 6-12 sentences. If you have fewer body paragraphs, then you write more sentences. Make sure you have a clear thesis (in the introduction) that fully addresses the essay prompt. Your body paragraphs should always connect back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should have abundant evidence (about 10-12 pieces of textual evidence in quotes or paraphrase). Your body paragraphs should include insightful analysis of the evidence that always connects back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should include clear references to your chosen literary devices. Your body paragraphs should always show the progression of the prose passage from beginning to the end. Your body paragraphs should have abundant sophisticated vocabulary. Your conclusion should restate the thesis in new words, address the progression of the entire passage and leave the reader with a final thought. Your essay is on the passage from the short story "The Dead" in the link above. The essay prompt and the prose passage can be found on pp. 63-64. Do not look at or copy the sample essays on pp. 71-73. It will be about 25% of the 3rd marking period grade! You will be graded on the Prose Passage Rubric (question #2).

    DUE BY TUESDAY, MAY 5th (before midnight): Take notes on the following AP Videos. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :

  • Video #14 on Exploring Contrasts Between Characters
  • Video #15 on Setting
  • Video #16 on Unpacking Symbolism
  • Video #17 on Narration
  • Video #18 on Writing Claims and Providing Concrete Evidence

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Wednesday, April 29th, 2020: 1. Do Now:
  • Join Microsoft Teams Class Meeting #6 (you've been invited via e-mail) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses in reading a prose passage and writing a successful prose passage essay in the 40 minutes?

    2. Mini-Lesson: Go to Prose Passage Essay Chapter (taken from the 5 Steps to a 5: 2019 AP English Literature. We will read and discuss the following:

  • Types of Prose Passage Essay Questions
  • How the raters will evaluate your essay
  • Timing the Essay
  • Working/Attacking the Prompt
  • Simplified annotations

    3. Inspirational Words: "If there is no struggle, there is no progress."--Frederick Douglass

  • SWBAT acquire essential skills for analyzing the prose passage IOT (in order to) be successful on the prose passage essay on the AP Exam. DUE BY TODAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th:
  • Upload your Microsoft Teams Meeting #6 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Microsoft Teams class (with your classmates).

    DUE BY MONDAY, MAY 4th (before midnight):

  • Read Prose Passage Essay Chapter (taken from the 5 Steps to a 5: 2019 AP English Literature--up until page 65 in the book. WRITE THE ESSAY You SHOULD write 4-6 paragraphs. Your introduction and conclusion paragraphs can be 2-4 sentences. The body paragraphs can be 6-12 sentences. If you have fewer body paragraphs, then you write more sentences. Make sure you have a clear thesis (in the introduction) that fully addresses the essay prompt. Your body paragraphs should always connect back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should have abundant evidence (about 10-12 pieces of textual evidence in quotes or paraphrase). Your body paragraphs should include insightful analysis of the evidence that always connects back to the thesis. Your body paragraphs should include clear references to your chosen literary devices. Your body paragraphs should always show the progression of the prose passage from beginning to the end. Your body paragraphs should have abundant sophisticated vocabulary. Your conclusion should restate the thesis in new words, address the progression of the entire passage and leave the reader with a final thought. Your essay is on the passage from the short story "The Dead" in the link above. The essay prompt and the prose passage can be found on pp. 63-64. Do not look at or copy the sample essays on pp. 71-73. It will be about 25% of the 3rd marking period grade! You will be graded on the Prose Passage Rubric (question #2).

    DUE BY TUESDAY, MAY 5th (before midnight): Take notes on the following AP Videos. Upload your notes on Juno Doc. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :

  • Video #14 on Exploring Contrasts Between Characters
  • Video #15 on Setting
  • Video #16 on Unpacking Symbolism
  • Video #17 on Narration
  • Video #18 on Writing Claims and Providing Concrete Evidence

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Tuesday, April 28th, 2020: Work Period: Make up any owed assignments! Tomorrow is the last day of the 2nd marking period, so all owed work must be uploaded before our class period tomorrow!

    Inspirational Words: "Words--so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them!"--Nathaniel Hawthorne

    SWBAT acquire essential skills for memorizing vocabulary IOT (in order to) enhance the prose passage essay on the AP Exam. MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades): The 2nd marking period ends TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 29th (by 5th period).

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    Monday, April 27th, 2020: 1. Do Now:
  • Join Microsoft Teams Class Meeting #5 (you've been invited via e-mail) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
  • What do you believe are strategies to remember the vocabulary acquired this year so that you can easily integrate them in your prose passage essay?

    2. Mini-Lesson: Here are some strategies for long-term acquisition of vocabulary.

  • Create mnemonic devices (like acronyms).
  • Create stories and memorize your vocabulary stories. Here's an introduction for an example from list #1: Johnny was abased to a job with lower pay and he had to abdicate the throne because he was involved in an abduction. He felt belittled by his belligerent boss. He was always a beneficial and benevolent worker.
  • Divide the words into positive and negative word categories. For List #2, here are the Positive Words: affluence, assess, commendable, decipher, fundamental, humane, hypnotic, intermingle, manifest, poignant, transcendent, vital and yearning. Negative Words: abhorrent, brevity, condemn, culpable, fiery, infuriate, and pretentious.
  • Review the Vocabulary for Character Traits (thanks to Magaly for sending this clear pdf!).

    5. Inspirational Words: "Words--so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them!"--Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • SWBAT acquire essential skills for memorizing vocabulary IOT (in order to) enhance the prose passage essay on the AP Exam. DUE BY TODAY, MONDAY, APRIL 27th:
  • Upload your Microsoft Teams Meeting #5 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Microsoft Teams class (with your classmates).

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades): The 2nd marking period ends THIS Wednesday, April 29th (by 5th period).

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

  • Friday, April 24th, 2020: 1. Do Now:
  • Join Microsoft Teams Class Meeting #4 (you've been invited via e-mail) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
  • What were your impressions about the exemplary essay for the 2018 prose passage?

    2. Fishbowl: Fishbowl Discussion on 2018 Prose Passage Essay Question #2 and Exemplary Prose Passage Essay. Answer the Fishbowl Discussion Questions.

    5. Inspirational Words: "There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so."--William Shakespeare (from Hamlet, April 23rd, 1564-1616)

  • SWBAT acquire essential skills for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 24th:
  • Upload your Microsoft Teams Meeting #4 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Microsoft Teams class (with your classmates).
  • OUTER CIRCLE PARTICIPANTS must submit answers to the Fishbowl Discussion Questions on the 2018 prose passage. If you were not present in today's Microsoft Meeting, then you MUST answer the Inner Circle questions to earn credit.

    DUE BY THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 26th (before midnight):

  • Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 26th before midnight.

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades): The 2nd marking period ends next Wednesday, April 29th.

  • Thursday, April 23rd, 2020: 1. Work Period:
  • Prepare for tomorrow's fishbowl discussion (see the readings and the questions in the homework section).
  • Do the homework (vocabulary flashcards) due this Sunday.
  • Make up owed HW (the last day of the 2nd marking period is April 29th)!

    2. Inspirational Words: "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."--Shakespeare (from Hamlet, April 23rd, 1564-1616). Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

  • SWBAT acquire essential skills for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TOMORROW, FRIDAY, APRIL 24th (by class time):
  • Read 2018 Prose Passage Essay Question #2 and Exemplary Prose Passage Essay (2A Essay). Be ready to answer the following questions in the fishbowl: What are the essential components of the introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion that make this essay exemplary? What skills did you acquire from the videos that were identifiable in this exemplary student's essay? There is nothing to post on jupitergrades. You should read and answer the questions above so you can be prepared to engage in fishbowl tomorrow!

    DUE BY THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 26th (before midnight):

  • Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 26th before midnight.

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades): The 2nd marking period ends next Wednesday, April 29th.

  • Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020: 1. Do Now:
  • Join Microsoft Teams Class Meeting #3 (you've been invited via e-mail) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today!
  • What were essential skills that you most remembered from videos #9-13?

    2. Mini-Lesson: Review videos #9-13. All of the videos focus on character, setting, plot structure, point of view, and contrasts within the prose passage. Realize that you won't know, until the actual exam, which literary device you will be expected to analyze in the text provided. Let's review essential facts from each of the videos that we should keep in our figurative tool set so we are ready on the day of the exam.

  • Video #9 on the Prose Passage Essay: Characterization
  • Video #10 on the Prose Passage Essay: Setting
  • Video #11 on the Prose Passage Essay: Structure (Plot)
  • Video #12 on the Prose Passage Essay: Point of View/Narrator
  • Video #13 on the Prose Passage Essay: Contrasts and Figurative Language

    3. Today's Summary of Skills in Videos 9-13: Remember to analyze character's dialogue, actions, motivations, other people's POV and their personality traits. What does the character reveal about their society? WHY did the author make specific choices about the characters? What is the function of setting? What is the setting's significance throughout the text? How is the setting a mirror of society/humanity? How does the setting add more depth to the text as a whole? What is the arrangement of events of the plot? Why did the author make those choices? Are the events in order? WHY did the author choose a specific point of view? How does the point of view impact readers? What are the advantages, disadvantages, reliability and limitations of the specific POV? What are the contrasts in the text and WHY does the author set up those contrasts? What is the function of those contrasts? ALWAYS connect back your findings to your thesis/essay prompt.

    4. Homework: Friday, April 24th: Microsoft Teams #4: Fishbowl Discussion on 2018 Prose Passage Essay Question #2 and Exemplary Prose Passage Essay.

    5. Inspirational Words: "Even in darkness it is possible to create light"--Elie Wiesel

  • SWBAT acquire essential skills for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd:
  • Upload your Microsoft Teams Meeting #3 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Microsoft Teams class (with your classmates).

    DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 24th (by class time):

  • Read 2018 Prose Passage Essay Question #2 and Exemplary Prose Passage Essay (2A Essay). Be ready to answer the following questions in the fishbowl: What are the essential components of the introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion that make this essay exemplary? What skills did you acquire from the videos that were identifiable in this exemplary student's essay?

    DUE BY NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 26th (before midnight):

  • Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 26th before midnight.

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades): The 2nd marking period ends next Wednesday, April 29th.

  • Tuesday, April 21st, 2020: Work Period:
  • Work on the homework due today (before midnight)!
    Work on any owed assignments.
  • Work on the assignments due this Friday and Sunday.
  • SWBAT acquire strategies for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE TODAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 21st (before midnight):
    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC by TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21st BEFORE MIDNIGHT. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :
  • Video #9 on the Prose Passage Essay: Characterization
  • Video #10 on the Prose Passage Essay: Setting
  • Video #11 on the Prose Passage Essay: Structure (Plot)
  • Video #12 on the Prose Passage Essay: Point of View/Narrator
  • Video #13 on the Prose Passage Essay: Contrasts and Figurative Language

    DUE BY THIS COMING FRIDAY, APRIL 24th (by class time):

  • Read 2018 Prose Passage Essay Question #2 and Exemplary Prose Passage Essay (2A Essay). Be ready to answer the following questions in the fishbowl: What are the essential components of the introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion that make this essay exemplary? What skills did you acquire from the videos that were identifiable in this exemplary student's essay?

    DUE BY NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 26th (before midnight):

  • Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 26th before midnight.

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades): The 2nd marking period ends next Wednesday, April 29th.

  • Monday, April 20th, 2020: 1. Do Now: Join Microsoft Teams Class Meeting #2 (you've been invited via e-mail) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today! Listen to a quick review of video chat rules:
    A.) When you enter you will only be allowed to enter with your name (as seen on your attendance forms); you will be kicked out otherwise. You should take a picture of YOURSELF as proof that you're in the Microsoft Team Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Microsoft Class Meeting #2 Juno Doc.
    B.) You should have your video on so I can "see" you.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this video chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will not earn credit for this VIdeo Meeting (which is class participation).

    2. Mini-Lesson: Introduce List #12. HW Reminders. Looking ahead at this week's schedule: Wednesday, April 22nd: MIcrosoft Teams #3: review of videos #9-13. Friday, April 24th: Microsoft Teams #4: Fishbowl Discussion on 2018 Prose Passage Essay Question #2 and Exemplary Prose Passage Essay.

    SWBAT acquire sophisticated vocabulary IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE TODAY, MONDAY, APRIL 20th:
  • Upload your Microsoft Teams Meeting #2 pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Microsoft Teams class (with your classmates).

    DUE BY TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21st (before midnight):
    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC by TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21st BEFORE MIDNIGHT. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :

  • Video #9 on the Prose Passage Essay: Characterization
  • Video #10 on the Prose Passage Essay: Setting
  • Video #11 on the Prose Passage Essay: Structure (Plot)
  • Video #12 on the Prose Passage Essay: Point of View/Narrator
  • Video #13 on the Prose Passage Essay: Contrasts and Figurative Language

    DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 24th (by class time):

  • Read 2018 Prose Passage Essay Question #2 and Exemplary Prose Passage Essay (2A Essay). Be ready to answer the following questions in the fishbowl: What are the essential components of the introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion that make this essay exemplary? What skills did you acquire from the videos that were identifiable in this exemplary student's essay?

    DUE BY NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 26th (before midnight):

  • Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #12. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 26th before midnight.

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades): The 2nd marking period ends next Wednesday, April 29th.

  • Friday, April 17th, 2020: WORK PERIOD:
  • Check out our last day of "spring break" activities: College and Career Day Activities and College and Career Advising for 12th Graders
  • Also, we have a special meditation and stretching video by our very own Certified Yoga and English Teacher, Ms. Kaso!
  • Make up missing assignments! Get rid of the zeroes! YOU can do this!
  • Work on upcoming assignments (see the homework section).
  • SWBAT acquire strategies for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC by TUESDAY, APRIL 21st BEFORE MIDNIGHT. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :

  • Video #9 on the Prose Passage Essay: Characterization
  • Video #10 on the Prose Passage Essay: Setting
  • Video #11 on the Prose Passage Essay: Structure (Plot)
  • Video #12 on the Prose Passage Essay: Point of View/Narrator
  • Video #13 on the Prose Passage Essay: Contrasts and Figurative Language

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Wednesday (April 15th)-Thursday (April 16th), 2020: WORK PERIOD:
  • Check out more fun "spring break" activities: Health and Wellness Activity and World Languages Activity Also, we have a special meditation and stretching video by our very own Certified Yoga and English Teacher, Ms. Kaso!
  • Make up missing assignments! Get rid of the zeroes! YOU can do this!
  • Work on upcoming assignments (see the homework section).
  • SWBAT acquire strategies for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. IF YOU NEED/WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF OUR AMAZING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS. ALL OF US ARE HERE FOR YOU!

    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC by TUESDAY, APRIL 21st BEFORE MIDNIGHT. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :

  • Video #9 on the Prose Passage Essay: Characterization
  • Video #10 on the Prose Passage Essay: Setting
  • Video #11 on the Prose Passage Essay: Structure (Plot)
  • Video #12 on the Prose Passage Essay: Point of View/Narrator
  • Video #13 on the Prose Passage Essay: Contrasts and Figurative Language

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Tuesday, April 14th, 2020: WORK PERIOD:
  • Check out TODAY'S fun "spring break" activity: CS for ALL Activity! Also, we have a special meditation and stretching video by our very own Certified Yoga and English Teacher, Ms. Kaso!
  • Make up missing assignments! Get rid of the zeroes! YOU can do this!
  • Work on upcoming assignments (see the homework section).
  • SWBAT acquire strategies for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC by TUESDAY, APRIL 21st BEFORE MIDNIGHT. They will count as five separate assignments (50 points). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :
  • Video #9 on the Prose Passage Essay: Characterization
  • Video #10 on the Prose Passage Essay: Setting
  • Video #11 on the Prose Passage Essay: Structure (Plot)
  • Video #12 on the Prose Passage Essay: Point of View/Narrator
  • Video #13 on the Prose Passage Essay: Contrasts and Figurative Language

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Monday, April 13th, 2020: WORK PERIOD:
  • Check out these fun "spring break" activities: Science-Themed Activities, Algebra-Themed Activity and Additional Math-Themed Activities! Also, we have a special meditation and stretching video by our very own Certified Yoga and English Teacher, Ms. Kaso!
  • Make up missing assignments! Get rid of the zeroes! YOU can do this!
  • Work on upcoming assignments (see the homework section).
  • SWBAT acquire strategies for writing the prose passage essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TODAY, MONDAY, APRIL 13th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • Annotate (take notes that address the essay prompt), break down the essay prompt into multiple questions, and write the introduction paragraph for the 2018 AP English Literature Essay Question #2.

    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC by Tuesday, April 21st, before midnight. They will count as five separate assignments. Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own insights/connections) :

  • Video #9 on the Prose Passage Essay: Characterization
  • Video #10 on the Prose Passage Essay: Setting
  • Video #11 on the Prose Passage Essay: Structure (Plot)
  • Video #12 on the Prose Passage Essay: Point of View/Narrator
  • Video #13 on the Prose Passage Essay: Contrasts and Figurative Language

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Thursday, April 9th-Friday, April 10th, 2020: WORK PERIOD:
  • Make up missing assignments! Get rid of the zeroes! YOU can do this!
  • Work on upcoming assignments (see the homework section): vocabulary assignments (due Sunday) and the prose passage essay question (due Monday)!
  • SWBAT acquire strategies for writing the thesis and developing commentary IOT (in order to) be successful on the prose passage essay question on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (stay tuned!)

    DUE BY THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 12th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight.
  • AP STRATEGIES ON A PROSE PASSAGE: VOCABULARY STORY (which is really a review) on List #11 using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. It's been revealed that the AP Exam will be on a PROSE PASSAGE (which will be on May 13th, the day of the AP English Literature Exam). Review your old notes from the first semester of our class, when we read the following stories: "Girl" (by Jamaica Kincaid), and "The Story of an Hour" (by Kate Chopin) and write a review of AP English Strategies (reference strategies that I and the AP instructors in the videos have taught that could be APPLIED to a prose passage essay question) to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a prose passage essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #11. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

    DUE BY MONDAY, APRIL 13th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • Annotate (take notes that address the essay prompt), break down the essay prompt into multiple questions, and write the introduction paragraph for the 2018 AP English Literature Essay Question #2.
  • Wednesday, April 8th, 2020: 1. Do Now: Join Microsoft Teams Class Meeting #1 (you've been invited on Jupitergrades) during your class period! This counts as class participation for today! Listen to a quick review of video chat rules:
    A.) When you enter you will only be allowed to enter with your name (as seen on your attendance forms); you will not be admitted otherwise. You should take a picture of YOURSELF as proof that you're in the Microsoft Team Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Microsoft Class Meeting #1 Juno Doc.
    B.) You must have your video on so I can "see" you. You will only get credit if it's turned on.
    C.) Please be respectful of everyone in this video chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will not earn credit for this VIdeo Meeting (which is class participation).

    2. Discuss/Share:
    THESIS VIDEO #7: What are the ESSENTIALS that a thesis statement MUST convey to the reader? HOW do you compose a thesis? Why are the following thesis statements worthy of the 1 point on the AP grading rubric? Here's the essay prompt: Analyze the complex nature of the gift and how the gift contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Thesis Statements: 1.) The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, shows a young man, Dorian Gray, who does not age, and although it seems like a blessing to him, it quickly begins to burden him and arise problems. 2.) In the story of Metamorphosis, the main character undergoes a huge physical change that impacts the entirety of his life. Although many saw his change as purely a burden, the change revealed a lot to the main character which could've been perceived as a gift. 3.) Isabel's gift of a large inheritance gives her the advantage of moving more freely as a woman in society but also makes her more vulnerable to being seen by others as a tool, highlighting the novel's depiction of a woman's disadvantaged role in society.
    DEVELOPING COMMENTARY VIDEO #8: What are the ESSENTIALS that the COMMENTARY (or ANALYSIS OF THE EVIDENCE) MUST contain in your essay?

    Inspirational Words: "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"--Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd President of The United States

    SWBAT acquire strategies for writing the thesis and developing commentary IOT (in order to) be successful on the prose passage essay question on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (stay tuned!)

    DUE BY THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 12th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight.
  • AP STRATEGIES ON A PROSE PASSAGE: VOCABULARY STORY (which is really a review) on List #11 using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. It's been revealed that the AP Exam will be on a PROSE PASSAGE (which will be on May 13th, the day of the AP English Literature Exam). Review your old notes from the first semester of our class, when we read the following stories: "Girl" (by Jamaica Kincaid), and "The Story of an Hour" (by Kate Chopin) and write a review of AP English Strategies (reference strategies that I and the AP instructors in the videos have taught that could be APPLIED to a prose passage essay question) to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a prose passage essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #11. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

    DUE BY MONDAY, APRIL 13th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • Annotate (take notes that address the essay prompt), break down the essay prompt into multiple questions, and write the introduction paragraph for the 2018 AP English Literature Essay Question #2.
  • Tuesday, April 7th, 2020: Work Period: Work on Homework Assignments Due Today (Tuesday, April 7th) and Sunday (April 12th):
  • Watch Video #7 on Writing a Thesis Statement. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (Due by Today, Tuesday, April 7th, before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).
  • Watch Video #8 on Developing Commentary. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (Due by Today, Tuesday, April 7th, before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).

    DUE THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 12th:

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • AP STRATEGIES ON A PROSE PASSAGE: VOCABULARY STORY (which is really a review) on List #11 using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. It's been revealed that the AP Exam will be on a PROSE PASSAGE (which will be on May 13th, the day of the AP English Literature Exam). Review your old notes from the first semester of our class, when we read the following stories: "Girl" (by Jamaica Kincaid), and "The Story of an Hour (by Kate Chopin) and write a review of AP English Strategies (reference strategies that I and the AP instructors in the videos have taught that could be APPLIED to a prose passage essay question) to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a prose passage essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #11. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    Inspirational Words: "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible!" --Audrey Hepburn

  • SWBAT acquire strategies for writing the thesis and developing commentary IOT (in order to) be successful on the prose passage essay question on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TODAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 7TH (before midnight):
  • Watch Video #7 on Writing a Thesis Statement. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).
  • Watch Video #8 on Developing Commentary. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (stay tuned!)

    DUE BY THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 12th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight.
  • AP STRATEGIES ON A PROSE PASSAGE: VOCABULARY STORY (which is really a review) on List #11 using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. It's been revealed that the AP Exam will be on a PROSE PASSAGE (which will be on May 13th, the day of the AP English Literature Exam). Review your old notes from the first semester of our class, when we read the following stories: "Girl" (by Jamaica Kincaid), and "The Story of an Hour" (by Kate Chopin) and write a review of AP English Strategies (reference strategies that I and the AP instructors in the videos have taught that could be APPLIED to a prose passage essay question) to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a prose passage essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #11. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Monday, April 6th, 2020: Work Period: Work on Homework Assignments Due Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 7th) and Sunday (April 12th):
  • Watch Video #7 on Writing a Thesis Statement. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (Due by Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7th, before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).
  • Watch Video #8 on Developing Commentary. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (Due by Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7th, before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).

    DUE NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 12th:

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.
  • AP STRATEGIES ON A PROSE PASSAGE: VOCABULARY STORY (which is really a review) on List #11 using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. It's been revealed that the AP Exam will be on a PROSE PASSAGE (which will be on May 13th, the day of the AP English Literature Exam). Review your old notes from the first semester of our class, when we read the following stories: "Girl" (by Jamaica Kincaid), and "The Story of an Hour (by Kate Chopin) and write a review of AP English Strategies (reference strategies that I and the AP instructors in the videos have taught that could be APPLIED to a prose passage essay question) to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a prose passage essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #11. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    Inspirational Words: "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible!" --Audrey Hepburn

  • SWBAT acquire new vocabulary IOT (in order to) be successful on the prose passage essay question on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 7TH (before midnight):
  • Watch Video #7 on Writing a Thesis Statement. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).
  • Watch Video #8 on Developing Commentary. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).

    ATTENTION: THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE EXAM DATE IS MAY 13TH (at 2pm). THE EXAM WILL BE A PROSE PASSAGE ESSAY QUESTION. YOU CAN EMPLOY MANY OF THE STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE LEARNED IN ANALYZING POETRY AND A LONG TEXT ON THIS ESSAY QUESTION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

    MORE VIDEOS AND REVIEW OF STRATEGIES COMING FOR THE AP EXAM (stay tuned!)

    DUE BY NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 12th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight.
  • AP STRATEGIES ON A PROSE PASSAGE: VOCABULARY STORY (which is really a review) on List #11 using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #11. It's been revealed that the AP Exam will be on a PROSE PASSAGE (which will be on May 13th, the day of the AP English Literature Exam). Review your old notes from the first semester of our class, when we read the following stories: "Girl" (by Jamaica Kincaid), and "The Story of an Hour" (by Kate Chopin) and write a review of AP English Strategies (reference strategies that I and the AP instructors in the videos have taught that could be APPLIED to a prose passage essay question) to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a prose passage essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #11. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 12th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Friday, April 3rd, 2020: 1.) Do Now:
    JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #6 AT 11:35am TODAY. It will count as class participation! Please be ON TIME (especially since our zoom meetings will not take up the entire class period). If you're not on time, you may lose the class participation for that day.
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of yourself as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #5 Juno Doc.
    B.) There's a new "waiting room" feature. You have to be approved before you're allowed to be admitted into the zoom meeting. You will note be allowed to enter unless you have your full name (first and last name).
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) You must have your video on so I can "see" you. You will only get credit if it's turned on.
    E.) Make sure you log into Jupitergrades to get attendance today.

    2.) Fishbowl Discussion Questions

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about week #2 of online learning? Any questions or concerns about homework/assignments?

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "Be the CHANGE you want to see in the world"--Mahatma Gandhi

    SWBAT review plot structure and narrator's perspective throughout a long work IOT (in order to) be successful on the free-response question on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd (right after class!):
  • Upload your Zoom Class pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU and YOUR NAME in the Zoom class (with your classmates)

    DUE BY THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight.
  • AP ENGLISH STRATEGIES VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original review of AP English Strategies to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a free-response essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #10. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE BY TUESDAY, APRIL 7TH (before midnight):

  • Watch Video #7 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Writing a Thesis Statement. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).
  • Watch Video #8 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Developing Commentary. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight). Please include key information from the video, your own questions, comments/reactions to the video, and your own examples (using our class texts).

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Thursday, April 2nd, 2020: Work Period: Work on the assignments due today (before midnight).
  • Watch Video #5 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Plot Structure. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight tonight).
  • Watch Video #6 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Speaker or Narrator Perspective. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight tonight).
  • Be ready to discuss BOTH videos above on Fishbowl Friday!
  • SWBAT review character development throughout a long work IOT (in order to) be successful on the free-response question on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TODAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd (before midnight):
  • Watch Video #5 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Plot Structure. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight tonight).
  • Watch Video #6 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Speaker or Narrator Perspective. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight tonight).
  • Be ready to discuss BOTH videos above on Fishbowl Friday!

    DUE BY THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight.
  • AP ENGLISH STRATEGIES VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original review of AP English Strategies to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a free-response essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #10. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2020: 1.) Do Now:
    JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #5 AT 11:35am TODAY. It will count as class participation! Please be ON TIME (especially since our zoom meetings will not take up the entire class period). If you're not on time, you may lose the class participation for that day.
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of yourself as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #5 Juno Doc.
    B.) There's a new "waiting room" feature. You have to be approved before you're allowed to be admitted into the zoom meeting.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, then click on the "raise your hand" button.
    E.) Make sure you log into Jupitergrades to get attendance today.

    2.) Mini-Lesson: Look at the Exemplary Essay for the 2016 Essay Question #3 (the open-ended essay question).
    A.) Introduction: Hook is not necessary. Introduce the author and novel. Identify a character who deceives others and introduce his purpose (WHY?) for deception. What are his motives for his actions? What are the consequences of his actions? How does this character's actions begin in the text, progress throughout the text, and end in the text? How do his actions address a broader idea throughout the text as a whole?
    B.) Body Paragraphs: In each body paragraph, include the following: a topic sentence to address the essay question, paraphrased evidence of the chosen character's actions to support the essay prompt, the purpose for their actions, consequences of their actions, their motivations, values, and desires. Show the character's development from the beginning of the text to the end of the text. Show progression and transformation. Address bigger picture, such as "the industrial culture" and "American culture after the spread of capitalism." Sentence starter suggestions: The character moves through the novel..., The pivotal movement in the novel speaks for..., The character that is introduced at the beginning of the novel would not...,
    C.) Conclusion: Final thoughts/summary/lesson of the text and connection back to the essay prompt.

    3. Q & A: How have the protagonists of the long texts we've read in our class so far (Oedipus in Oedipus Rex, Prince Hamlet in Hamlet, Gregor in Metamorphosis, and Dorian in The Picture of Dorian Gray) developed throughout the novel? What are these protagonists' inconsistencies and complexities and how do they influence the texts as a whole? How have these protagonists' actions and motivations affected the texts as a whole? What were the reactions and thoughts of the other characters about these protagonists? What are broad ideas/bigger pictures/central ideas present in each of the texts we've read so far?

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: In honor of today, April 1st (April Fools' Day!): "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."--Shakespeare from his play, As You Like It, adapted from Socrates, a Greek philosopher, 470-399 B.C.E.

    SWBAT review character development through a long work IOT (in order to) be successful on the free-response question on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1st (right after class!):
  • Upload your Zoom Class pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Zoom class (with your classmates)

    DUE BY TOMORROW, THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd (before midnight):

  • Watch Video #5 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Plot Structure. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight tonight).
  • Watch Video #6 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Speaker or Narrator Perspective. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight tonight).
  • Be ready to discuss BOTH videos above on Fishbowl Friday!

    DUE BY THIS COMING SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight.
  • AP ENGLISH STRATEGIES VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original review of AP English Strategies to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a free-response essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #10. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Tuesday, March 31st, 2020: Work Period: Watch Video on Longer Fiction or Drama: Character Complexity. Take notes and upload your notes on Juno Doc. SWBAT acquire knowledge on the essential details of the open-ended AP essay question IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE TODAY, TUESDAY, MARCH 31st (before midnight):
  • Watch Video #4 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Character Complexity. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (this is due before midnight tonight).

    DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd (before midnight):

  • Watch Video #5 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Plot Structure. TAKE NOTES and UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight tonight).
  • Watch Video #6 on Longer Fiction or Drama: Speaker or Narrator Perspective. TAKE NOTES AND UPLOAD YOUR NOTES ON JUNO DOC (before midnight tonight).
  • Be ready to discuss BOTH videos above on Fishbowl Friday!

    DUE BY NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight.
  • AP ENGLISH STRATEGIES VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original review of AP English Strategies to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a free-response essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #10. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Monday, March 30th, 2020: 1.) Do Now:
    JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #4 AT 10:35am TODAY. It will count as class participation! Please be ON TIME (especially since our zoom meetings will not take up the entire class period; for example, today we are only meeting until noon!). If you're not on time, you may lose the class participation for that day.
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of yourself as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #4 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, then click on the "raise your hand" button.
    E.) Make sure you log into Jupitergrades to get attendance today.

    2.) Mini-Lesson:
    Introduce vocabulary words from List #10. Introduce HW (flashcard requirements and vocabulary story requirements). See Vocabulary List #10.

    3. Q & A: Share questions, comments or concerns about the AP Exam.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I ignore the rest" (Venus Williams, American professional tennis player).

    SWBAT acquire new vocabulary IOT (in order to) be successful on the free-response question on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE TODAY, MONDAY, MARCH 30th (right after class!):
  • Upload your Zoom Class pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Zoom class (with your classmates)

    MORE COMING ABOUT THE AP EXAM (stay tuned!)

    DUE BY NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 5th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight.
  • AP ENGLISH STRATEGIES VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #10. Write an original review of AP English Strategies to be successful on the AP English Literature Exam (a free-response essay question). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #10. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Sunday, April 5th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Friday, March 27th, 2020: 1.) Do Now:
    JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #3 AT 11:35am TODAY. It will count as class participation! Please be ON TIME (especially since our zoom meetings will not take up the entire class period; for example, today we are only meeting until noon!). If you're not on time, you may lose the class participation for that day.
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of yourself as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #2 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, then click on the "raise your hand" button.

    2.) Fishbowl Discussion:

  • Fishbowl Discussion Questions on Poetry Videos (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Poetry Part 1 Video and Poetry Part 2 Video

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about our first week of online learning? You will use the same Meeting ID that I provided for every future class. Any questions or concerns about homework/assignments? Reminder: All work will continue to be posted on msconn.net and jupitergrades.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "Treat the world the way you want to be treated" (Mike Tyson, American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005).

  • SWBAT identify the structure and contrasts in poetry IOT (in order to) be successful on the free-response question on the AP English Lit. Exam. DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 27th (right after class!):
  • Upload your Zoom Class pic of YOU! You will not get credit if I don't see a picture of YOU/YOUR NAME in the Zoom class (with your classmates).
  • Upload your Fishbowl Outer Circle answers (Inner Circle does not need to submit answers because they're speaking contributions count, just like normal!). Here are today's Fishbowl Discussion Questions on Poetry Videos (Parts 1 and 2)

    DUE BY THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 29th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):

  • Watch and take notes on the Poetry Part 3 Video. Set aside 45 minutes. Prove that you watched the entire video with your abundant note-taking. Include any questions that you have (because good students ask questions!). Submit your notes on Juno Doc.

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Thursday, March 26th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: Read the instructions e-mailed to you on Jupitergrades.

    2.) Work Period: Watch and take notes on the following videos: Poetry Part I: Important Reminders for the AP English Literature Exam (this video was from yesterday, so you may have already watched it!) and Poetry Part II. You will need to watch both of these videos in order to participate in tomorrow's Fishbowl Friday! Also, these videos will be a HUGE help for the AP exam!

    3.) Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it" (Helen Keller).

    SWBAT identify the structure in poetry IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 27th:
  • Watch and take notes on the following videos: Poetry Part I: Important Reminders for the AP English Literature Exam (you may have already watched this video yesterday) and Poetry Part II. You will need to watch both of these videos in order to participate in tomorrow's Zoom Fishbowl Friday! Also, these videos will be a HUGE help for the AP exam!

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Wednesday, March 25th, 2020: 1.) Do Now:
    JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #2 AT 11:35am TODAY. It will count as class participation! Please be ON TIME (especially since our zoom meetings will not take up the entire class period; for example, today we are only meeting until noon!). If you're not on time, you may lose the class participation for that day.
    Listen to a quick review of the Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of yourself as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #2 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).
    D.) If you want to speak, then click on the "raise your hand" button.

    2.) Mini-Lesson:

  • Review essay requirements (essay on "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is due tonight before midnight on Juno Doc) and the AP exam is going to be a 45-minute online exam. There is a live YouTube today about the revised AP Exam at 12pm (so we're going to end zoom class early so everyone can watch it).
  • Make sure to LOG INTO JUPITERGRADES DURING OUR CLASS PERIOD SO IT COUNTS AS ATTENDANCE.

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about future Zoom Classes (next day and time will be sent out via jupitergrades). You will use the same Meeting ID that I provided for every future class. Any questions or concerns about homework/assignments. Reminder: All work will continue to be posted on msconn.net and jupitergrades.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  • SWBAT identify the structure of the free-response essay IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th (uploaded on Juno Doc BEFORE MIDNIGHT):
  • ESSAY ON "THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY": HERE'S YOUR ESSAY QUESTION (Go to Question #3): Designate 40 MINUTES to write this essay. Morally ambiguous characters--characters whose behavior discourages readers from identifying them as purely evil or purely good--are at the heart of many works of literature. Choose a novel (THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY ONLY) in which a morally ambiguous character plays a pivotal role. Then write an essay in which you explain how the character can be viewed as morally ambiguous and why his or her moral ambiguity is significant to the work as a whole. Avoid mere plot summary.
  • Here's a SAMPLE EXEMPLARY ESSAY (the first essay)
  • Here's an OUTLINE OF HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR FREE-RESPONSE ESSAY
  • Here's the GRADING RUBRIC (question 3)

    MAKE UP PAST ASSIGNMENTS (check msconn.net and missing work on jupitergrades)

  • Tuesday, March 24th, 2020: 1.) Do Now: Read the instructions e-mailed to you on Jupitergrades.

    2.) Work Period: Work on the homework assignments due this week. DUE TODAY, TUESDAY, MARCH 24th (uploaded on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #9. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Tuesday, March 24th before midnight.
  • "GRATITUDE" VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #9. Write an original response on the current health situation in which you answer this question: What can I be grateful for during this pandemic? (you may want to go to these news sources to support your knowledge of the pandemic known as COVID-19/Coronavirus: CNN, Fox News, or BBC News). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #9. While you focus on GRATITUDE, you can also include your opinions and report on the facts. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). Please identify the website(s) you've used for your news information. You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Tuesday, March 24th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE BY TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th (uploaded on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • ESSAY ON "THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY": HERE'S YOUR ESSAY QUESTION (Go to Question #3): Designate 40 MINUTES to write this essay. Morally ambiguous characters--characters whose behavior discourages readers from identifying them as purely evil or purely good--are at the heart of many works of literature. Choose a novel (THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY ONLY) in which a morally ambiguous character plays a pivotal role. Then write an essay in which you explain how the character can be viewed as morally ambiguous and why his or her moral ambiguity is significant to the work as a whole. Avoid mere plot summary.
  • Here's a SAMPLE EXEMPLARY ESSAY (the first essay)
  • Here's an OUTLINE OF HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR FREE-RESPONSE ESSAY
  • Here's the GRADING RUBRIC (question 3)

    3. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul" (William Ernest Henley). "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it" (Helen Keller).

  • SWBAT define and apply unfamiliar vocabulary words IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TODAY, TUESDAY, MARCH 24th (uploaded on Juno Doc before midnight):
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #9. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Tuesday, March 24th before midnight.
  • "GRATITUDE" VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #9. Write an original response on the current health situation in which you answer this question: What can I be grateful for during this pandemic? (you may want to go to these news sources to support your knowledge of the pandemic known as COVID-19/Coronavirus: CNN, Fox News, or BBC News). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #9. While you focus on GRATITUDE, you can also include your opinions and report on the facts. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). Please identify the website(s) you've used for your news information. You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Tuesday, March 24th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE BY TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th (uploaded on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • ESSAY ON "THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY": HERE'S YOUR ESSAY QUESTION (Go to Question #3): Designate 40 MINUTES to write this essay. Morally ambiguous characters--characters whose behavior discourages readers from identifying them as purely evil or purely good--are at the heart of many works of literature. Choose a novel (THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY ONLY) in which a morally ambiguous character plays a pivotal role. Then write an essay in which you explain how the character can be viewed as morally ambiguous and why his or her moral ambiguity is significant to the work as a whole. Avoid mere plot summary.
  • Here's a SAMPLE EXEMPLARY ESSAY (the first essay)
  • Here's an OUTLINE OF HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR FREE-RESPONSE ESSAY
  • Here's the GRADING RUBRIC (question 3)
  • Monday, March 23rd, 2020: 1.) Do Now:
    JOIN ZOOM CLASS MEETING #1 AT 10:45am TODAY. It will count as class participation!
    Listen to Zoom Class Rules:
    A.) When you enter, you should take a picture of yourself as proof that you're in the Zoom Meeting. Right after class, you will upload your picture on the Zoom Class Meeting #1 Juno Doc.
    B.) Everyone can see you but not hear you. You've been muted and you are not going to un-mute yourself unless you raise your hand and I give you the mic.
    C.) Please be respectful of your teachers and your classmates in this zoom chat. If disrespectful behavior is seen or heard, you will NOT earn credit for this Zoom Meeting (which is class participation).

    2.) Mini-Lesson:
    Make sure to LOG INTO JUPITERGRADES DURING OUR CLASS PERIOD SO IT COUNTS AS ATTENDANCE.
    Introduce vocabulary words from List #9. Introduce HW (flashcard requirements and vocabulary story requirements). See Vocabulary List #9. Complete HW assignments posted.

    3. Q & A: Any questions or concerns about future Zoom Classes (next day and time will be sent out via jupitergrades). You will use the same Meeting ID that I provided for every future class. Any questions or concerns about homework/assignments. Reminder: All work will continue to be posted on msconn.net and jupitergrades.

    4. Final Thoughts: Famous inspirational words: "It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters" (Epictetus, Greek philosopher). "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way" (Viktor Frankl). "Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength" (Mahatma Gandhi).

    SWBAT define and apply unfamiliar vocabulary words IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam and in college. DUE BY TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MARCH 24th (uploaded on Juno Doc before midnight):
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS: Compose flashcards for all of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #9. Create the flashcards using one of these sources: Quizlet, Cram, in a table on Google Doc/Microsoft Word, or another electronic resource that you've found. Write the vocabulary word and part of speech (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) on the front of the card. Write the definition and an original sentence on the back of each card (write your own sentence; don't copy from the sample sentences provided in the sentences from the power point). UPLOAD IT ON JUNO DOC by Tuesday, March 24th before midnight.
  • "GRATITUDE" VOCABULARY STORY using 10 of the vocabulary words from Vocabulary List #9. Write an original response on the current health situation in which you answer this question: What can I be grateful for during this pandemic? (you may want to go to these news sources to support your knowledge of the pandemic known as COVID-19/Coronavirus: CNN, Fox News, or BBC News). You must use at least 10 of the vocabulary words listed in List #9. While you focus on GRATITUDE, you can also include your opinions and report on the facts. Write three paragraphs (an introduction, a 10-12 sentence body paragraph and a conclusion). Please identify the website(s) you've used for your news information. You MUST upload it on JUNO DOC by Tuesday, March 24th before midnight. If it's after that time/day, it will be late, which will be half credit.

    DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th (uploaded on Juno Doc before midnight):

  • ESSAY ON "THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY": HERE'S YOUR ESSAY QUESTION (Go to Question #3): Designate 40 MINUTES to write this essay. Morally ambiguous characters--characters whose behavior discourages readers from identifying them as purely evil or purely good--are at the heart of many works of literature. Choose a novel (THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY ONLY) in which a morally ambiguous character plays a pivotal role. Then write an essay in which you explain how the character can be viewed as morally ambiguous and why his or her moral ambiguity is significant to the work as a whole. Avoid mere plot summary.
  • Here's a SAMPLE EXEMPLARY ESSAY (the first essay)
  • Here's an OUTLINE OF HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR FREE-RESPONSE ESSAY
  • Here's the GRADING RUBRIC (question 3)
  • Friday, March 13th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl on AP-style multiple-choice questions and The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Distribute and review the graded poetry essay.
  • SWBAT compose AP-style multiple-choice questions for The Picture of Dorian Gray IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam. UPDATE: ALL WORK WILL BE POSTED THIS WEEK (stay tuned!). YOU WILL LEARN, AND WE WILL TEACH YOU! STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY! :-)
    Thursday, March 12th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Review the answers to the exam on The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • SWBAT compose AP-style multiple-choice questions for The Picture of Dorian Gray IOT (in order to) be successful on the AP English Lit. Exam. DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, MARCH 16th:
  • QUIZ on PREFIXES, SUFFIXES, AND ROOTS.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18th:

  • ESSAY EXAM on The Picture of Dorian Gray (about 15% of the 2nd marking period)
  • Wednesday, March 11th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show 20 post-it notes on The Picture of Dorian Gray (HW)
  • SWBAT identify key details throughout the novel IOT (in order to) analyze the moral behaviors of characters throughout the novel as a whole. DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 16th:
  • QUIZ on PREFIXES, SUFFIXES, AND ROOTS.
  • Tuesday, March 10th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Review chapters 12, 13 and 14 in The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • SWBAT identify key details in chapters 12, 13 and 14 IOT (in order to) analyze the moral behaviors of characters throughout the novel as a whole. DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th:
  • EXAM on The Picture of Dorian Gray (25% of the 1st marking period). It will be multiple-choice questions. You will need to review the Do Now questions and the class questions/answers. Know the following: the setting, character relationships, the major events of the plot, morally ambiguous characters and characterization (personality traits, actions, thoughts, feelings, and other characters' points of view), and the evolution of characters throughout the novel. Prove that you READ THE ENTIRE NOVEL.
  • SHOW YOUR 20 POST-IT NOTES on moral behaviors/summary notes in The Picture of Dorian Gray. THIS WILL COUNT AS FOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.
  • Monday, March 9th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Review chapters 10-11 in The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • SWBAT define prefixes, root words, and suffixes IOT (in order to) determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases. DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:
  • Read pp. 151-178 (chapters 12, 13 and 14) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.

    DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th:

  • EXAM on The Picture of Dorian Gray (25% of the 1st marking period). It will be multiple-choice questions. You will need to review the Do Now questions and the class questions/answers. Know the following: the setting, character relationships, the major events of the plot, morally ambiguous characters and characterization (personality traits, actions, thoughts, feelings, and other characters' points of view), and the evolution of characters throughout the novel. Prove that you READ THE ENTIRE NOVEL.
  • SHOW YOUR 20 POST-IT NOTES on moral behaviors/summary notes in The Picture of Dorian Gray. THIS WILL COUNT AS FOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.
  • Friday, March 6th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the moral behaviors of characters depicted in chapters 10 and 11 in The Picture of Dorian Gray? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, MARCH 9th:
  • Read pp. 121-150 (chapters 10 and 11) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.

    DUE THIS COMING TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • Read pp. 151-178 (chapters 12, 13 and 14) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.

    DUE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th:

  • EXAM on The Picture of Dorian Gray (25% of the 1st marking period). It will be multiple-choice questions. You will need to review the Do Now questions and the class questions/answers. Prove that you READ THE ENTIRE NOVEL.
  • SHOW YOUR 20 POST-IT NOTES on moral behaviors/summary notes in The Picture of Dorian Gray. THIS WILL COUNT AS FOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.
  • Thursday, March 5th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the moral behaviors of characters depicted in chapters 8 and 9 in The Picture of Dorian Gray? DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 9th:
  • Read pp. 121-150 (chapters 10 and 11) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.

    DUE NEXT TUESDAY, MARCH 10th:

  • Read pp. 151-178 (chapters 12, 13 and 14) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th:

  • EXAM on The Picture of Dorian Gray (25% of the 1st marking period). It will be multiple-choice questions. You will need to review the Do Now questions and the class questions/answers. Prove that you READ THE ENTIRE NOVEL.
  • SHOW YOUR 20 POST-IT NOTES on moral behaviors/summary notes in The Picture of Dorian Gray. THIS WILL COUNT AS FOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.
  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the moral behaviors of characters depicted in chapters 6 and 7 in The Picture of Dorian Gray? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, MARCH 5th:
  • Read up to p. 120 (chapters 8 and 9) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th:

  • EXAM on The Picture of Dorian Gray (25% of the 1st marking period). It will be multiple-choice questions. You will need to review the Do Now questions and the class questions/answers. Prove that you READ THE ENTIRE NOVEL.
  • SHOW YOUR 20 POST-IT NOTES on moral behaviors/summary notes in The Picture of Dorian Gray. THIS WILL COUNT AS FOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the moral behaviors of characters depicted in chapters 4 and 5 in The Picture of Dorian Gray? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th:
  • Read up to p. 96 (chapters 6 and 7) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th:

  • EXAM on The Picture of Dorian Gray (25% of the 1st marking period). It will be multiple-choice questions. You will need to review the Do Now questions and the class questions/answers. Make sure to READ THE ENTIRE NOVEL.
  • SHOW YOUR 20 POST-IT NOTES on moral behaviors/summary notes in The Picture of Dorian Gray. THIS WILL COUNT AS FOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.
  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: vocabulary flashcards of List #8. Upload vocabulary story, if necessary.
  • How can we enhance our long-term acquisition of vocabulary skills? DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd:
  • Read up to p. 76 (chapters 4 and 5) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.
  • Friday, February 28th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on Chapters 1-3 in The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • How can we analyze moral behavior in chapters 2 and 3 in The Picture of Dorian Gray? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #8. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #8. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title requirement MUST be taken from our new novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd:

  • Read up to p. 76 (chapters 4 and 5) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use two post-it notes (provided in class) to write notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) and morally ambiguous characters found in these chapters. Be ready to share your findings in class.
  • Thursday, February 27th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the author's background influence on chapters 1 and 2 in The Picture of Dorian Gray? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th:
  • Read up to p. 47 (chapter 3) in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use another post-it (provided in class) to write summary notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) found in these opening pages. Be ready to share your first impressions in tomorrow's fishbowl discussion.

    DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #8. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #8. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title requirement MUST be taken from our new novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we use self assessment and peer assessments to help us improve our writing? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th:
  • Read the first 20 pages of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Use the post-it (provided in class) to write summary notes that focus on morality (standards of right and wrong) found in these opening pages. Be ready to share your first impressions in class tomorrow.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #8. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #8. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title requirement MUST be taken from our new novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

  • Tuesday, February 25th, 2020:
  • Vocabulary Flashcard Composition
  • How can we compose vocabulary flashcards to enhance our long-term vocabulary acquisition? Make up owed HW:
  • This was due yesterday (in class): POETRY ESSAY on one of the poems we've read this semester ("First Muse," "White Man's Burden" or "Black Man's Burden"). Here's the essay prompt: Considering such elements as imagery, diction and tone, write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the relationship between_______________________(e.g. identity, discrimination, historical context) and the speaker's attitude toward his/her subject. Follow the grading rubric (provided in class) and the Exemplary essay sample and our notes on the structure of the essay to guide you. This will be worth 25% of the 1st marking period. It will be -10 points each day late. Your essay must be 3-4 handwritten pages and 4-5 paragraphs. Here's the grading rubric for the poetry essay.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #8. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #8. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title requirement MUST be taken from our new novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

  • Monday, February 24th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Turn in Poetry Essay and Grading Rubric.
  • See Vocabulary List #8
  • How can we enhance our vocabulary skills by learning new vocabulary? Make up owed HW:
  • This was due today (in class): POETRY ESSAY on one of the poems we've read this semester ("First Muse," "White Man's Burden" or "Black Man's Burden"). Here's the essay prompt: Considering such elements as imagery, diction and tone, write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the relationship between_______________________(e.g. identity, discrimination, historical context) and the speaker's attitude toward his/her subject. Follow the grading rubric (provided in class) and the Exemplary essay sample and our notes on the structure of the essay to guide you. This will be worth 25% of the 1st marking period. It will be -10 points each day late. Your essay must be 3-4 handwritten pages and 4-5 paragraphs. Here's the grading rubric for the poetry essay.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #8. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #8. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #8. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title requirement MUST be taken from our new novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

  • Friday, February 14th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on Poetry Essay Composition
  • How can we analyze the components of an exemplary poetry essay and rubric? DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th:
  • POETRY ESSAY (turn in during class) on one of the poems we've read this semester ("First Muse," "White Man's Burden" or "Black Man's Burden"). Here's the essay prompt: Considering such elements as imagery, diction and tone, write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the relationship between_______________________(e.g. identity, discrimination, historical context) and the speaker's attitude toward his/her subject. Follow the grading rubric (provided in class) and the Exemplary essay sample and our notes on the structure of the essay to guide you. This will be worth 25% of the 1st marking period. It will be -10 points each day late. Your essay must be 3-4 handwritten pages and 4-5 paragraphs. Here's the grading rubric for the poetry essay.

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Thursday, February 13th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the components of an exemplary poetry essay and rubric? DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24th:
  • POETRY ESSAY on one of the poems we've read this semester ("First Muse," "White Man's Burden" or "Black Man's Burden"). Here's the essay prompt: Considering such elements as imagery, diction and tone, write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the relationship between_______________________(e.g. identity, discrimination, historical context) and the speaker's attitude toward his/her subject. Follow the grading rubric (provided in class) and the Exemplary essay sample to guide you. This will be worth 25% of the 1st marking period. Your essay must be 3-4 handwritten pages and 4-5 paragraphs. Here's the grading rubric for the poetry essay.

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Wednesday, February 12th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the significance of poetic devices in "Black Man's Burden" (Johnson)? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the significance of poetic devices in "Black Man's Burden" (Johnson)? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Monday, February 10th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: flashcards for List #7 and upload the Vocabulary Story #7 as a JUNO DOC
  • How can we enhance our long-term acquisition of vocabulary? Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)
    Friday, February 7th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "White Man's Burden" (poem by Kipling)
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on "White Man's Burden"
  • How can we analyze the significance of poetic devices in the poem, "White Man's Burden" (Kipling)? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #7. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #7. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #7. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: "First Muse", Woman's/Man's/Any Human's Burden, college application process, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Thursday, February 6th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "White Man's Burden" (poem by Kipling)
  • How can we analyze the significance of poetic devices in the poem, "White Man's Burden" (Kipling)? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #7. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #7. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #7. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: "First Muse", college application process, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Wednesday, February 5th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "White Man's Burden" (poem by Kipling)
  • How can we analyze the author's purpose of figurative language in the poem, "First Muse" (Julia Alvarez) and "White Man's Burden" (Kipling)? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6th:
  • Read "White Man's Burden" (poem by Kipling). Finish today's classwork, which includes the following: annotate abundantly. Your annotations should include identifying the author's message, audience, imagery, diction, repetition, rhyme scheme, rhythmic pattern, unknown words (define them), and understanding of the author's purpose for all of the figurative language. You may also summarize the lines in the margins. Also, answer the following questions: 1.) The poem is written as a series of imperatives, addressed to "you" (ye); to whom is the speaker addressing his exhortations? What do you think this audience might have said in response to it? 2.) How are people of other races depicted in this poem? Cite specific descriptions and images. 3.) What exactly is the "burden" alluded to in this title? 4.) Why do you believe there have been parodies of this poem? 5.) How would you describe the tone of this poem?

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #7. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #7. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #7. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: "First Muse", college application process, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Tuesday, February 4th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the author's purpose of figurative language in the poem, "First Muse" (Julia Alvarez)? DUE NEXT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #7. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #7. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #7. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: "First Muse", Man's/Woman's Burden, college application process, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Monday, February 3, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See List #7.
  • Turn in homework on the poem "First Muse" (Alvarez).
  • How can we enhance our language skills by acquiring new vocabulary? DUE NEXT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #7. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #7. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #7. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: "First Muse", Man's/Woman's Burden, college application process, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. If you write in prose, you must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). If you write in poetry, you must write 20 lines. You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    Make up owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

  • Friday, January 31st, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we compose poetic lines that emulate the style of the poem, "First Muse" (Julia Alvarez)? DUE THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd:
  • Show your answer to today's Do Now (choose one):
    1.) How is the poem "First Muse" (published in 1999) a universal poem with a universal message?
    2.) What do you think came before or after the poem, "First Muse"?

    Complete one of the following (from today's Work Period):
    1.) Write a sequel (right after the ellipses at the end of the poem) to "First Muse." You should write five lines of poetry with strong imagery that suggests speech, sound and voice. Connect to the poet's message.
    2.) Write five lines of your own personal version of the poem "First Muse." Make it personal, just like Julia Alvarez did. Include strong imagery that suggests speech, sound and voice.

  • Thursday, January 30th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See AP Poetry Essay Prompts (1970-2017)
  • Show your annotations and answers to the questions for "First Muse" (poem by Julia Alvarez)
  • How can we analyze the author's purpose for imagery, tone and structure in the poem, "First Muse" (Julia Alvarez)? Make up any owed HW.
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Turn in your completed Goal Sheet
  • "First Muse" (poem by Julia Alvarez)
  • How can we analyze the author's purpose for imagery, tone and structure in the poem, "First Muse" (Julia Alvarez)? DUE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th:
  • ANNOTATIONS AND ANSWERS FOR THE QUESTIONS on "First Muse" (poem by Julia Alvarez) (This was Wednesday's classwork, but if you didn't finish it in class, then you will finish for homework).
  • Tuesday, January 28th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we review our acquired skills and set goals for the future? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th:
  • Turn in your completed Goal Sheet
  • Friday, January 17th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl on the Evaluation of this Course
  • How can we evaluate our successes and challenges throughout this semester and set goals for the future? DUE TUESDAY, JANUARY 28th:
  • Turn in your completed Goal Sheet
  • Thursday, January 16th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Goal Sheet
  • How can we evaluate our successes and challenges throughout this semester and set goals for the future? N/A
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we culminate our study of family responsibility and social isolation in The Metamorphosis? N/A
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we culminate our study of family responsibility and social isolation in The Metamorphosis? N/A
    Monday, January 13th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: Vocabulary Bingo! Review Lists 1-6 to play and win Vocabulary Bingo!
  • How can we improve our long-term vocabulary acquisition? DUE TOMORROW, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14th:
  • ALL make-up work MUST be turned in by class time. No exceptions.
  • Friday, January 10th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl on the rest of The Metamorphosis
  • How can we analyze the rest of The Metamorphosis through the themes of family responsibility and social isolation? DUE THIS MONDAY, JANUARY 13th:
  • EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: Vocabulary Bingo! Review Lists 1-6 to play and win Vocabulary Bingo!

    DUE THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 14th:

  • ALL make-up work MUST be turned in by class time. No exceptions.
  • Thursday, January 9th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze an exemplary thesis and supportive evidence in The Metamorphosis? MAKE UP ANY OWED HOMEWORK: All owed work MUST be turned in by this coming Tuesday, January 14th.
    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020: FINAL EXAM: ESSAY on The Metamorphosis

    *Show HW: annotations on the themes of family responsibility and social isolation

    How can we prove our knowledge in an essay exam on The Metamorphosis? Make up any owed HW
    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we prepare for tomorrow's essay exam on The Metamorphosis? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th:
  • READ THE METAMORPHOSIS and ABUNDANTLY ANNOTATE with a FOCUS ON THE THEMES OF SOCIAL ISOLATION AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY.
  • FINAL EXAM: ESSAY on THE METAMORPHOSIS with a FOCUS ON THE THEME OF SOCIAL ISOLATION OR FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY. You will write the essay in class. No notes will be permitted.
  • Monday, January 6th, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: flashcards for List #6 and vocabulary story (uploaded on Juno Doc).
  • How can we improve our vocabulary skills and acquisition in order to improve our writing for the AP English Lit. Exam? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th:
  • READ THE METAMORPHOSIS and ABUNDANTLY ANNOTATE with a FOCUS ON THE THEMES OF SOCIAL ISOLATION AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY.
  • FINAL EXAM: ESSAY on THE METAMORPHOSIS with a FOCUS ON THE THEME OF SOCIAL ISOLATION OR FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY. You will write the essay in class. No notes will be permitted.
  • Friday, January 3rd, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl on pages 1-4 in The Metamorphosis
  • How can we analyze the introductory pages of The Metamorphosis by focusing on the universal themes of social isolation and family responsibility? DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2020:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #6. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #6. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the prequel of Metamorphosis, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    DUE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th:

  • READ THE METAMORPHOSIS and ABUNDANTLY ANNOTATE with a FOCUS ON THE THEMES OF SOCIAL ISOLATION AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY.
  • FINAL EXAM: ESSAY on THE METAMORPHOSIS
  • Thursday, January 2nd, 2020:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze the introductory pages of The Metamorphosis by focusing on the universal themes of social isolation and family responsibility? DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2020:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #6. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #6. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the prequel of Metamorphosis, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    DUE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th:

  • READ THE METAMORPHOSIS and ABUNDANTLY ANNOTATE with a FOCUS ON THE THEMES OF SOCIAL ISOLATION AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY. Be ready for a READING QUIZ.
  • Friday, December 20th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on the opening paragraphs of The Metamorphosis
  • How can we prepare to study The Metamorphosis by focusing on the universal themes of social isolation and family responsibility? Make up any owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

    DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2020:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #6. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #6. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the prequel of Metamorphosis, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    DUE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th:

  • READ THE METAMORPHOSIS and ABUNDANTLY ANNOTATE with a FOCUS ON THE THEMES OF SOCIAL ISOLATION AND FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY. Be ready for a READING QUIZ.
  • Thursday, December 19th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See "Can Instagram Enrich Friendships in Real Life?"
  • How can we prepare to study The Metamorphosis by focusing on the universal theme of social isolation? Make up any owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

    DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2020:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #6. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #6. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the prequel of Metamorphosis, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Wednesday, December 18th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Summary video of Hamlet
  • How can we culminate our study of Hamlet? Make up any owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

    DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2020:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #6. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #6. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the prequel of Metamorphosis, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Tuesday, December 17th, 2019: TEACHER SURVEY How can we evaluate our teachers effectively? Make up any owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

    DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2020:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #6. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #6. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the prequel of Metamorphosis, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Monday, December 16th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we enhance our vocabulary skills and improve long-term vocabulary acquisition? Make up any owed HW (see previous days' assignments)

    DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2020:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #6. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #6. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #6. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the prequel of Metamorphosis, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Friday, December 13th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion Handout on Act V
  • How can we prove our knowledge and engage in a fishbowl discussion on Act V in Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the protagonist's/antagonist's motives for deception? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th:
  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Acts IV and V of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).
  • Thursday, December 12th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA

    Dialogue from Act IV, Scene 1:

  • Gertrude tells Claudius that Hamlet is "mad as the sea and wind when both contend" (line 8). She also reveals that he killed Polonius.
  • Claudius instructs Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to speak nicely to Hamlet and to get him to obtain Polonius' dead body to bring to the chapel.
  • Dialogue from Act IV, Scene 2:

  • Hamlet refuses to tell Guildenstern where Polonius’ body is. Instead, he uses word play (double entendre): "the body is with the king, but the king is not with the body. The king is a thing" (lines 25-27).

    Dialogue from Act IV, Scene 3:

  • Claudius acknowledges that Hamlet is loved by the public. "He's loved of the distracted multitude" (line 4).
  • When Claudius asks Hamlet where Polonius' body is, Hamlet is evasive and uses word play (lines 20-27).
  • Claudius makes plans to eliminate Hamlet. First, exile to England. Second, murder--by king of England (lines 45046; lines 60-64).

    Dialogue from Act IV, Scene 4:

  • Fortinbras asks permission to go across Denmark so Norway can invade Poland.
  • Hamlet is resolute to complete his mission (seek revenge on Claudius). "Oh from this time forth, my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!" (Lines 64-65).

    Dialogue from Act IV, Scene 5:

  • Ophelia is singing and appears delusional. Claudius believes Ophelia has lost her sanity because of her father's death, Hamlet's banishment, Polonius' hurried funeral, Laertes' return from France and because people are spreading gossip about Polonius’ death.
  • Laertes is starting a rebellion against Claudius' government. Laertes vows to take revenge against his father's murderer and for Ophelia's insanity. Laertes says, "By heaven, thy madness shall be paid by weight" (133-134).
  • Claudius tells Laertes that he'll join him in seeking revenge. "And we shall jointly labor with your soul to give it due content" (lines 172-173).
  • Laertes is angry that Polonius didn't have a proper funeral. "No trophy, sword, nor hatchment o'er his bones, no noble rite nor formal ostentation" (lines 175-177).

    Dialogue from Act IV, Scene 6:

  • Hamlet sent Horatio a letter about his imprisonment by a pirate ship when he was on his way to England. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are on their way to England. Hamlet tells Horatio to give the king the letters he has sent.

    Dialogue from Act IV, Scene 7:

  • Laertes questions Claudius' veracity. Claudius explains that he didn't seek revenge against Hamlet because Gertrude and the public favor him.
  • Hamlet tells Claudius (in a letter) that he's returning to Denmark.
  • Claudius questions Laertes' will to seek revenge against Hamlet. This is meant to incite Laertes to action.
  • Laertes proves to Claudius that he doesn't care if he is heretical. Laertes tells Claudius that he will kill Hamlet in church (line 123).
  • Claudius arranges a fencing match between Laertes and Hamlet (lines 125-136).
  • Laertes says he's going to poison the sword which he uses to fight Hamlet (lines 136-145).
  • Claudius makes a back-up plan to ensure Hamlet's death: a poisonous cup of wine (lines 149-152).
  • Gertrude announces that Ophelia has drowned (line 160).
  • How can we analyze and present dialogue from Act IV of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the protagonist's/antagonist's motives for deception? DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th:
  • Read Act IV and Act V. READING QUIZ on Acts III, IV and V (about 5-10% of the 3rd marking period). Prove that you know the events of the plot, characterization (personality traits, actions, thoughts and feelings) of characters, interactions between characters, and evidence of deception.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th:

  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Acts IV and V of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA

    Debate Questions for Act 3, Scene 2:

  • Is Hamlet's relationship with his mother inappropriate? Hamlet and Gertrude are very close. "Come hither, my dear Hamlet, sit by me" (page 5, line 99).
  • Does Hamlet love Ophelia? Hamlet flirting with Ophelia.
  • Is Hamlet a misogynist? Hamlet criticizes female nature--"as woman's love" (women love briefly) (page 7, line 141).
  • Is Claudius guilty? Claudius is uncomfortable and revealing guilt--"give me some light, away!" (Page 12, line 254).
  • Does Hamlet treat Gertrude with a respect? Gertrude wants to speak to Hamlet in her bedroom. He says at the end of the scene: "I will speak daggers to her but use none" (page 18, line 358).

    Dialogue from Act 3, Scene 3:

  • Is Claudius threatened by Hamlet? Claudius is sending Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to England.
  • Is Polonius threatened by Hamlet? Polonius will hide in Gertrude's bedroom to spy on Hamlet when he arrives (plus he says that she'll be too partial/biased)
  • Is Claudius truly repentant? Claudius' soliloquy revealing his guilt--"oh my offense is rank" (line 37). He is repenting. Hamlet overhears him praying/repenting.
  • Do Hamlet's beliefs in heaven and hell dictate his choices? Hamlet has an opportunity to kill Claudius, but he'll go to heaven since he's repenting. So Hamlet decides not to kill him (page 3). Hamlet decides to kill him when he's drinking, having sex with Gertrude, swearing, gambling or another sinful act.

    Dialogue from Act 3, Scene 4:

  • Does Hamlet really have no remorse for murdering Polonius? Hamlet hears Polonius (thinks he's Claudius) and kills him with his sword. Hamlet appears to have no remorse. He says it's "almost as bad, good mother, as kill a king and marry with his brother" (lines 29-30).
  • Is King Hamlet really comparable to a god? Hamlet speaks about his father as if he's a god (lines 57-62).
  • Is Hamlet's interest in his mother's sexual activity really inappropriate? Hamlet speaking about his mother in bed with Claudius (lines 92-95).
  • Is Hamlet insane? Ghost appears and talks to Hamlet; Gertrude can't hear anything and thinks Hamlet's gone crazy (lines 139-141).
  • Does Hamlet really believe his mother's relationship with Claudius is inappropriate? Hamlet tells his mother to repent (lines 151-152) and to not have sex with Claudius (lines 161-169).
  • Should Hamlet go to England? Hamlet reveals that he's been forced to go to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who he doesn't trust.
  • How can we debate and present claims on topics in Act III of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the protagonist's/antagonist's motives for deception? DUE THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th:
  • Read Act IV and Act V. READING QUIZ on Acts III, IV and V (about 5-10% of the 3rd marking period). Prove that you know the events of the plot, characterization (personality traits, actions, thoughts and feelings) of characters, interactions between characters, and evidence of deception.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th:

  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Acts IV and V of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).
  • Tuesday, December 10th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA

    Dialogue from Act 3, Scene 2:

  • Hamlet and Gertrude are very close. "Come hither, my dear Hamlet, sit by me" (page 5, line 99).
  • Hamlet flirting with Ophelia
  • Hamlet criticizes female nature--"as woman's love" (women love briefly) (page 7, line 141).
  • Claudius is uncomfortable and revealing guilt--"give me some light, away!" (Page 12, line 254).
  • Gertrude wants to speak to Hamlet in her bedroom. He says at the end of the scene: "I will speak daggers to her but use none" (page 18, line 358).

    Dialogue from Act 3, Scene 3:

  • Claudius is sending Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to England.
  • Polonius will hide in Gertrude's bedroom to spy on Hamlet when he arrives (plus he says that she'll be too partial/biased)
  • Claudius' soliloquy revealing his guilt--"oh my offense is rank" (line 37). He is repenting. Hamlet overhears him praying/repenting. Hamlet has an opportunity to kill Claudius, but he'll go to heaven since he's repenting. So Hamlet decides not to kill him (page 3). Hamlet decides to kill him when he's drinking, having sex with Gertrude, swearing, gambling or another sinful act.

    Dialogue from Act 3, Scene 4:

  • Hamlet hears Polonius (thinks he's Claudius) and kills him with his sword. Hamlet has no remorse. He says it's "almost as bad, good mother, as kill a king and marry with his brother" (lines 29-30).
  • Hamlet speaks about his father as if he's a god (lines 57-62).
  • Hamlet speaking about his mother in bed with Claudius (lines 92-95).
  • Ghost appears and talks to Hamlet; Gertrude can't hear anything and thinks Hamlet's gone crazy (lines 139-141).
  • Hamlet tells his mother to repent (lines 151-152) and to not have sex with Claudius (lines 161-169).
  • Hamlet reveals that he's been forced to go to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who he doesn't trust.
  • How can we analyze and present dialogue in Act III of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the protagonist's/antagonist's motives for deception? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th:
  • Finish reading Act III, Scene 2 of Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare); read Act III, Scene 3 and Act III, Scene 4.
  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Acts II and III of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th:

  • Read Act IV and Act V. READING QUIZ on Acts III, IV and V (about 5-10% of the 3rd marking period). Prove that you know the events of the plot, characterization (personality traits, actions, thoughts and feelings) of characters, interactions between characters, and evidence of deception.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th:

  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Acts IV and V of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).
  • Monday, December 9th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: flashcards for List #5 and uploaded vocabulary story
  • See Act III, Scene 2 of Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare)
  • How can we enhance our vocabulary skills? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th:
  • Finish reading Act III, Scene 2 of Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare); read Act III, Scene 3 and Act III, Scene 4.
  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Acts II and III of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).

    DUE THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th:

  • Read Act IV and Act V. READING QUIZ on Acts III, IV and V (about 5-10% of the 3rd marking period). Prove that you know the events of the plot, characterization (personality traits, actions, thoughts and feelings) of characters, interactions between characters, and evidence of deception.

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th:

  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Acts IV and V of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).
  • Friday, December 6th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion Handout on Acts II and III
  • See Act III, Scene 1 of Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare)
  • How can we analyze Acts II and III of Shakespeare's Hamlet by engaging in a fishbowl discussion? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #5. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #5. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #5. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: deception, the prequel of Hamlet, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Thursday, December 5th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Act III, Scene 1 of Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare)
  • How can we analyze the introductory scenes of Act III of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #5. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #5. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #5. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: deception, the prequel of Hamlet, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Wednesday, December 4th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Act II, Scene 2 of Hamlet
  • How can we analyze Act II, Scene 2 and the introductory scenes of Act III, of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #5. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #5. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #5. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: deception, the prequel of Hamlet, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • How can we analyze Act II, Scenes 1 and 2, of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DUE TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th, the LAST day of the 2nd marking period (make up all owed HW)

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #5. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #5. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #5. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: deception, the prequel of Hamlet, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Monday, December 2nd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See vocabulary list #5
  • How can we acquire new SAT vocabulary and advance our etymology skills? DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th, the LAST day of the 2nd marking period (make up all owed HW)

    DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th:

  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #5. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #5. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #5. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: deception, the prequel of Hamlet, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Wednesday, November 27th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See the 2016 Essay Question AP English Literature Free-Response (Open Questions) through the Years
  • See Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet
  • How can we prepare to write an AP free-response essay on Act I of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DATE CHANGE: DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 2nd:
  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).

  • Tuesday, November 26th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See the 2016 Essay Question AP English Literature Free-Response (Open Questions) through the Years
  • See Act I, Scene 3 of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet
  • How can we analyze Act I, Scenes 3 and 4 of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DATE CHANGE: DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 2nd:
  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).

  • Monday, November 25th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • Show HW: flashcards; upload vocabulary story on juno doc
  • See the 2016 Essay Question AP English Literature Free-Response (Open Questions) through the Years
  • See Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet
  • How can we analyze Act I, Scenes 2 and 3 of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DATE CHANGE: DUE NEXT MONDAY, DECEMBER 2nd:
  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).

  • Friday, November 22nd, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Fishbowl Discussion on Act I, Scenes 1 and 2 in Hamlet
  • See the 2016 Essay Question AP English Literature Free-Response (Open Questions) through the Years
  • See Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet
  • How can we engage in a fishbowl discussion on the analysis of Act I, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #4.. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #4. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the search for justice, the sequel/prequel of Oedipus Rex, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th:

  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).

  • Thursday, November 21st, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See the 2016 Essay Question AP English Literature Free-Response (Open Questions) through the Years
  • See Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet
  • How can we begin analyzing Act I, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DUE THIS COMING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #4.. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #4. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the search for justice, the sequel/prequel of Oedipus Rex, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th:

  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).

  • Wednesday, November 20th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See the 2016 Essay Question AP English Literature Free-Response (Open Questions) through the Years
  • See Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet
  • How can we begin reading Act I of Shakespeare's Hamlet by focusing on the theme of deception? DUE NEXT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #4.. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #4. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the search for justice, the sequel/prequel of Oedipus Rex, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.

    DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th:

  • Write a 4-5 paragraph essay (upload it on JUNO DOC) on Act I of No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet in which you address the following Open-Ended Essay Prompt: Many works of literature contain a character who intentionally deceives others. The character's dishonesty may be intended either to help or to hurt. Such a character, for example, may choose to mislead others for personal safety, to spare someone's feelings, or to carry out a crime. Choose a novel or play in which a character deceives others. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the motives for that character's deception and discuss how the deception contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole. Here's a sample exemplary essay (look at the first essay only) to guide you. Make sure you include abundant, sophisticated vocabulary (see our vocabulary lists).

  • Tuesday, November 19th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See AP English Literature Free-Response (Open Questions) through the Years
  • How can we prepare to read Shakespeare's Hamlet? DUE NEXT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #4.. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #4. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the search for justice, the sequel/prequel of Oedipus Rex, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • Monday, November 18th, 2019:
  • See TODAY'S AGENDA
  • See Vocabulary List #4
  • How can we advance our vocabulary skills? DUE NEXT MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25th:
  • QUIZ on Vocabulary List #4. Know the definitions and how to use each word in a sophisticated sentence. Use the sample sentences as guides.
  • VOCABULARY FLASHCARDS for Vocabulary List #4.. Put the word and part of speech on the front of each card. Put the definition and an original sentence (not the sentences provided) on the back of each card. Electronic flashcards are accepted and encouraged.
  • VOCABULARY STORY using TEN of the words from Vocabulary List #4. You must underline or bold the vocabulary words in the story. You may write fiction, non-fiction or even poetry. Topic/Title suggestions include the following: the search for justice, the sequel/prequel of Oedipus Rex, college life, senior year, career goals, or a topic approved by Ms. Conn. You must write three-four paragraphs (an introduction, 10-12 sentences for the body paragraph(s) and a conclusion). You must upload it on JUNO DOC.
  • 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.