Tuesday, March 31, 2020

AP Lesson 5: Plot Structure


Hello all,

I just finished Lesson 5 and it was interesting.  They talked about a lot of things that we have done.

A good review and the homework prompt is cool.  Make sure you brainstorm that part because that might be part of a quiz.

If you know anyone in other classes that could benefit from these lessons, be sure to let them know.

Have a great day people!

AP Lesson 4: Longer Fiction: Character Complexity


Hello everyone,

Yesterday I took the day off to read all of the stuff that the district has planned for us to do the rest of the year.

We are supposed to start online teaching in two weeks.  BUT that is too long for you to wait if you are taking the test, so I will keep offering these lessons.

I think they are better anyway.

So here is yesterday's lesson.  I will watch today's lesson when it comes out and offer a quiz.

No some of you are texting me and it IS OBVIOUS that you are just skimming the videos,  not really thinking about them or applying the info to what we have covered in class.  And that's not what I want.

If I am giving you points, I EXPECT that you think, pay attention, apply.

Miss you all...  Be safe.  Text for quiz:  951-880-4804

Friday, March 27, 2020

AP Lesson 3: Specifis Words and Phrases

Hello everyone.  Yesterday we had fewer of you participate.  It's cool, it's Spring Break officially, but you have to be bored.

Period 1:  Tatum, Sienna and Jaden.

Period 2:  Sarah, Hara, Josh. Sydney,  Micaela and Depression.


I have been working all day in the garden.

But I just finished watching the new lesson.  It was shorter.  Kinda cool.  I like the poems that were discussed.

Text me at 951-880-4804 for three questions for 10 points of Extra Credit.  I will leave this open until tomorrow at 12 noon, because I am tired and a bit sun burnt (my wife shaved my head yesterday), so I may be in bed early!

Miss you all.  I wish we were back in school.

And you can comment below to let others know that you are participating.  Just click the "comment" thing.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

AP Central Lesson 2


OK, the new lesson will stream live in about 10 minutes.  Or you can watch later.  I have to go shopping for my parents, so I will watch later.

Yesterday we had 9 students participate:

Period 1:  Angelica, Illeana, Tatum and Briana.  (Sienna I think too)

Period 2:  Josh, Michaela, Perla and Misery.

10 points will be added to your grade.

Watch the lesson.  Don't skim and fast forward.  Spend 10 minutes on the Homework part at the end.  My questions may cover that part too today.

I am home and ready now to quiz you.  Decent lesson.  The lady talks a lot!

Take care.  Be safe.  Mr. Warren

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

AP Central Lesson Number 1


I just watched and took notes.  I am pretty happy.  I covered all of that in our units.  It was a cool review though.

So, if you want 10 points extra credit for viewing it during your Spring Break (it will not be extra credit next week, I will explain that part), send me a text with your name.  I will text back with THREE questions.  If you can answer them, I will give you the points.

You will have only 3 minutes to reply to my text, so be sure that you have that time (and you are not driving).

951-880-4804.  Write your name too. 

This offer is up to 10 pm tonight.

First Albert.io is in the grade. Another one coming. But check out the online class today for an optional quiz.

Here are the students who completed the Albert.io for points:
First period:  Owen, Jaden, Ashlee, Tatum, Angelica, Briana, Sienna, Sydney, Grant and Paola.

Second:  Alexis, Micaela, Emma, Hara, Savannah,
Perla, Ethan, Dylan D, Matt and Veanna.

Today's lesson from the college board streams live at 9 am.  You can also watch it afterward.

I will figure out a way to give you a quiz afterward.

Here is the link:


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Hope Everyone is Safe... I am BORED!!

Here is the info about tomorrow's AP seminar.

I will be watching.  You could too.  Then I will have a quiz on the content.  It will be points in the grade... somewhere.

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25, students and teachers can attend free, live AP® review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The classes are designed as a flexible supplement, aligned to the course and exam description topic structure. Available on YouTube Live, the courses:
Focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. They also include lessons covering topics from the final 25% of the course; this is content that colleges expect students to know to earn credit and placement but won't be tested on the exam.
Are mobile friendly and available on-demand so they can be accessed anytime.
Can also be used alongside work you already have planned.
Are also available to teachers seeking to establish connections to their own instruction.
The course schedule (.pdf/456 KB) is available online, along with information about what will be covered this week. All times on the schedule are Eastern Time. We'll continue to post updates as they’re available. We encourage you to pass information about the courses along to your students.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Virus Update: Extra Credit Check

Just checking who is actually checking the webpage for info.

So I put an Albert.io out tonight.  Good for 24 hours.  Nine questions.

I will give you one more point for your final score.

In other words:  If you get 3... I give your 4.  BUT... I will look at the time you spent on it.  If I see weak participation on your part... Nope.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

AP Classes online Scedule: This should be cool. I am going to do it. The one on contrasts should be perfect to go with Catcher in the Rye

Date Time Lesson Topic
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12−12:45 p.m. ET 3.C Explain the function of structure in a text.
Thursday, March 26, 2020 12−12:45 p.m. ET 3.D Explain the function of contrasts within a text.
Friday, March 27, 2020 12−12:45 p.m. ET 5.B Explain the function of specific words and phrases in a text.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Virus Update: I forget the nimber

We are going to start some sort of digital learning, so if you need a device or an internet hotspot, then follow these instructions.

Message that can be sent to families:

In order to provide the resources students need to learn from home, we are asking families who do not have internet access or an electronic device such as a computer, Chromebook or tablet at home, to let us know:

If you do not have a device for your child to access online learning resources from home, please complete the “Student Device and Internet Request” form by going to https://bit.ly/RUSDDEVICE or call us at 951-328-4098 for English and 951-328-4099 for Spanish. Please provide this information by midnight, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  

If your child already has a device and internet they can use to access online learning resources at home, you do not need to complete the Request Form.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Virus Update 3/20

The news just keeps coming in...

I heard from AP Central today.  Tests will go on.  But at home.

Interesting!  Here are my notes:

*45 minute online exam.
*There will be two testing dates.  One early (line early April) and one late (like May)
*  There will be cheating and plagiarism technologies used.  So don't plan on having an AP test party.
*Beginning March 25, AP Central will have free lessons given by AP teachers across the country.
*The schedule for these classes will be posted later today.  Once they do, I will post it here.

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Here is what is happening as of today:

1.  I graded all of the Othello Q3 essays.  I made the assignment worth 95 points, and graded on the tougher second quarter scale.
6= 90-100

Problems that I wish you would stop doing:
1.  If  you use a quote, use the right words.  Iago did not say, "I am not what I say that I am."
2.  Stop just summarizing.
3.  If the prompt says to pick A character.  Don't pick 2.
4.  If it says "motives" then ;list more than 1.
5.  Don't say this line is an allusion without explaining what it alludes to.
6.  The "bible" is a book.  So it's Bible and Biblical

So if we don't ever go back to school and they don't allow me to post assignments for you to do during this break, all grades are DONE for the year. What you see now is your semester grade.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Virus/Break Update: Post 1

As of Friday March 13.

We will be off and NO ASSIGNMENTS will be given. 


Visit warrenmlk.com daily for more info.  I will assign some Albert.io reading multiple choice assignments to help keep you in the AP Test ready.


Relax.  Try to have fun. 


Watch Netflix and send me recommendations of what I should watch over the hiatus.

Friday, March 13, 2020

I Got the BEST NOTE EVER from the sub about you all. Thanks! You are lucky... I was in one of my moods yesterday!!!

Objective:  The students will take an Extra Credit Quiz and complete the digital citizenship activity for 12th grade.

1.  Digital Citizenship (OH HOW TIMELY!!!!!)

2.  Extra Credit Quiz.

3.  Complete Catcher.  All is due on Monday.  We will finish this awesome book next week.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Good MOrning APers

Objective:  The students will discuss the importance of the chapters that we just read.

1.  Catcher Quiz 16-18 (and stop cheating on the quiz by looking at other papers and fake grading BS).

2.  Catcher Discussion of Key POints

3.  Sign off yesterday's study guide and discuss if needed

4.  Reading Catcher 19-21.  We are getting through the book very well.

Sub tomorrow.    You will read the next 3 chapters.  If you are absent.  READ.  Extra Credit/Make Up Quiz on Friday.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Catcher Discussion: Biblical Allusion: Mark 5.5

Objective:  The students will discuss reading of Catcher 13-15

1.  Quiz 13-15

2.  Discuss Key Points

3.  Read Chapters 16-18

Monday, March 09, 2020

How Many of You Did Your Albertio on Friday?

Objective:P  The students will complete reading of Catcher 13-15.

1.  Get out Chapters 10-12 Questions for signature.

2.  Chapters 10-12 Quiz

3.  Discuss Age 10 and Jim Steele and the Ducks.

4.  Chapter 13-15 Questions.

Friday, March 06, 2020

Happy Friday

Objective:  The students will complete a Prose MC Practice

1.  Good morning!  Happy that you are here! :) 

2.  Extra Credit Quiz:  Chapters 10-12

3.  Complete Albert.io Prose Practice 1.  The cut off time for this is midnight tonight.  No makeups!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 05, 2020

If You Don't Come Tomorrow... See the website.

Objective:  The students will do a MC Practice for Points.

1.  Quiz on Catcher 7-9

2.  Score Questions

3.  Catcher 10-12 Handout

Tomorrow:  YOU WILL have an assignment.  Albert.io.  It will be timed out due at a certain time.    Visit my website and do it.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

I Hope You Did Your OWN Work today!!

Objective:  The students will discuss the reading from Chapters 4-6.

1.  Quiz 4-6

2.  Discuss... 

3.  Chapters 7-9 Reading and Questions.

4.  MC Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

So the first three chapters...

Objective:  The students will discuss the beginning of the novel and its contrasts.

1.  Catcher Quiz.

2.  Discuss a few things.

3.  Get Questions signed.

4.  Chapters 4-6.

Monday, March 02, 2020

New Unit: Catcher in the Rye

Objective:  The students will be introduced to their last novel and begin reading analysis.

Grab the three papers on the side desk.

1.  Catcher intro notes and PP

2.  Symbols sheet.

3.  Close Read Chapters 1-3 and complete handout.  Quiz tomorrow.