OK, make sure you look at the post from yesterday with the AP Info Updates if you are taking the test.
I had three kids write yesterday's essay. That's OK. If you didn't write it, at least read the prompt and the piece and think about what you would write about.
Today's AP Lesson looks like they are going to review the piece, kinda like I am going to do right now. I am interested into seeing what they have to say, but I will have to watch it later this afternoon. Lots to do today!
As I said yesterday, I read the dissented the prompt first. I noticed key words that should be used in the essay: complex relationship between sisters and family and society. And literary elements.
Then I read the piece. I was specifically looking for things that would stand out: contrasts, shifts, and lit elements.
And they stood out right away: The contrasts between the two sisters.
The shift at the end where one of them starts to change when she meets a man.
And a great symbol: Remember: Spring. Or something blooming is always a sign. She was described in a metaphor as a "vegetable" and then, as a blooming flower. So this is obviously a coming of age story.
So what would i WRITE ABOUT? Characterization and contrasts between the characters. Then the shift where the one girl changes and blooms, comes to being and feeling like a woman.
I would get a 5 on this essay I am sure.
Today's lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwGEnIhbFpU&list=PLoGgviqq4845L7Yj9c1kkIfdskkaLOUzD&index=30
I will assign something maybe later.
OK they didn't assign anything. So, I have a prompt here. What I would do is set up a timer. Read the prompt. Dissect it. Read the passage. Then come up with a thesis and an outline. Then stop the timer. How much time do you have left? Is that enough for a good essay? I will give you 50 points for this. Tomorrow, I will give a whole essay again.