AP English Assignments, Fall Semester, 2019

AP English Assignments
Fall Semester, 2019

DateAgendaAIMHomework Assignment
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.