Friday, August 31, 2018

Thanks for being great for the sub!

Objective:  The students will discuss Chapter 3 outline.

1.  Important Dates:  Summer Work Due:  September 14
                                  Grendel Novel:         September 10
                                  AP Readiness Class at UCR:  September 29  9 am to 2 -pm (25 points EC)

2.  Chapter 3 Outline Discussion and check (10 points)

3.  Multiple Choice Thursday (plus one):  The Chimes by Charles Dickens

Homework:  Relax.  Have a great long weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Presentations and TTSTCANDI

Objective:  The students will complete final discussion of "The Destructors"

Note:  I will be at an all day meeting tomorrow.  We will move Multiple Choice Practice to Friday.  Tomorrow you will complete the outline of Chapter 3 of your book on Characterization.  So make sure that your book is back here.

1.  Presentations (five)


Discussion:  If you were given this prompt on an AP Prose Essay, what would you write about?

Printed below is the complete text of a short story by Graham Greene.  Read the story carefully.  Then write an essay in which you show how the author uses literary devices to achieve his purpose.  (Suggested time:  40 minutes)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Back to School Night! Anyone Coming?

Objective:  The students will complete their DEEP analysis of "The Destructors"

1.  Allusion Notes:  St. Paul
2.  Presentations (Let's do five)
3.  Video Clip:  Donnie Darko
4.  Complete TTSTCANDI for "The Destructors"

Monday, August 27, 2018

Today We Do Presentations

Objective:  The students will teach the material covered in their Summer Reading Book.

1.  Get your personal statements.  Most just need clean up for a better grade. Some need a bit more.

2.  How to Read Lit Like a Professor Presentations 1-5

3.  The Destructors TTSTCANDI.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Busy Day for a Friday!!

Objective:  The students will complete a bunch of stuff today!  How's that for specific?

Grab a Chromebook.

1.  Noah Allusion
2.  Digital Awareness #5 and Assessment.  
3.  Chapter 2 Power Point:  Plot and Structure
4.  "The Destructors" intro Power Point and TTSTCANDI Handout.
5.  Presentations of How to Read Lit Like a Professor

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A Little More MC Practice

Objective:  The students will read another MC Selection.  This time they will do a little better than the first time.

1.  Jesus Christ Allusion Notes

2.  Digital Awareness Lesson 3 and 4

3.  TTSTCANDI Power Point

4.  MC Practice:  "The Name New York"  Read Closely.  Read Slowly.  What Do You See?

5.  Complete the questions, share and score.

6.  How to Read Like a Professor Presentations 1-5

7.  Homework:  Read "The Destructors" in Perrine's

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Almost Ready to Read....

Objective:  The students will outline a chapter on Plot and Structure before we read our first story.

1.  Outline Chapter 2 Plot and Structure.

2.  Work on Presentations of Summer Work.  First 5 are tomorrow.  100 points. Be sure to follow directions.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Summer Work Presentation Discussion

Objective:  The students will know expectations for summer work presentations.

1.  Digital Awareness Day 2

2.  Summer Work Presentations Handout

3.  Go over Tone Terms and Lit Device Terms

4.  Go over TTSTCANDI:  Handout.  There will be a quiz on Friday.

Begin Presentation Work:  use this link:

Monday, August 20, 2018

OK So did you make yourself sound sincere about getting into college?

Objective:  The students will discuss diction, tome and Chapter 1 of Perrine's.

1a)  Hand in your personal statement.

1b) Student Teacher Intro:  Cody Le from UCR

2.  District Digital Awareness Training (mandatory)

3.  School Handbook Presentation (mandatory 2-4 periods)

4.  Diction and Tone Handouts.

5.  Chapter 1 Outline Discussion


6.  Complete Tone and MC Vocab.

Friday, August 17, 2018

One Week Already! Have you learned something each day? That is the expectation!

Objective:  The students will read other Personal Statements to grade.  The students then will outline Chapter 1 of Perrine's.

1.  Using yesterday's MC Practice Sheet.  Please fill in your score for MY OWN PERSONAL DATA.  This will help me see where you are at without having to put grades in the gradebook.

2.  Get in groups of 3.  Pass your typed personal statement to others in your group.  Grade them on a scale of 1-9.  Nine being awesome.  1 being something like what I showed you not to do on the example.

3.  Discuss your "grades" with your partners.  Using their recommendations.  Take it home and make corrections before I get to read them.  Due again Monday.

4.  Prose Handouts:  Today complete the outline for Chapter 1 using the guide that I have given you.

Handout 1:

Handout 2:

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Our first MC Practice

Objective:  The students will get their first look at the Multiple Choice Section of the AP Test.

1.  The copier was broken upstairs, so here is a link to Jason's Cheat Sheet for Letters of Rec.

2.  Multiple Choice Prose Practice #1.

Content:  The subject or ideas of something written
Form:  The shape, arrangement of the body
Style:  The way language is used

Keys to this piece of literature:
  • Understanding and identifying lit devices (terms)
  • Noticing irony and shifts in tone
  • Noticing author's style:  CAPs
  • Vocabulary
3.  Personal Statement Due tomorrow Typed and Printed.  MLA Heading, Number Question and Word Count.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

How Are YOU Going to Pay For College?

Objective:  The students will know what the UC system requires for the Personal Insights Questions and write one of their own Personal Statements.

1.  Brief Rules for class:  Bathroom, Phone, Eating, and Cheating.
2.  Personal Statement Handout
3.  Video One:  What is a Personal Insight and What should you do on it?

4.  Why you should do this even if you are not planning on attending a UC school.

5.  Begin writing.  It is due typed and printed on Friday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Well Yesterday went well and you are all back... so let's try another one.

Objective:  The students will look at an example of the Prose section of the AP Literature test.

Note:  Summer Work due into Google by September 14 (100 points)

1.  Prompt Number 2.
     a)  Breakdown the prompt
     b)  Read and annotate the story
     c)  Outline your paper
     d)  Pair up and compare what each of you would write about and share specific details you would use to support.
     e)  Write the intro
     d)  Discuss

Homework:  Get a binder that you will use all year.  Organize it how you would like in order to use it and reference throughout the year and to study for the AP Exam.  I would do something like:  Prose, Poetry, Open Source, MC Practice, Essays.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Welcome to the FIRST DAY of one of the best years of your life!

Objective:  The students (and teacher) will feel comfortable in an environment of learning, inquiry, taking chances and experiencing literature through reading, writing and discussing.

1.  Sit anywhere that you feel comfortable and you will not be distracted.

2.  Roll and Intro:  AP Scores from last year:  Warren 38% 12/32 pass.  1's (4)   5 (1)
                                                                           S:  43%
                                                                           H:  44%

3.  Summer Work:  It was supposed to be completed yesterday.  How many of you did it?  1000 point test tomorrow!

4.  Poetry Prompt:
     a)  If this prompt was given to you as one part of the AP test, what are the steps that you would take to complete the task?

    b)  Read the poem:  What would you do if you had 40 minutes to read, analyze and write?

    c)  Discuss:  What would/could you write about?  What would you use as support?

    d)  Write:  Write the Intro Paragraph