Thursday, October 29, 2020

Day 36

Objective:  The students will discuss Grendel, two short stories, and read.  Almost ready for our next essay.

1.  Roll Quiz for 5 points

2.  Discuss Grendel 10 PP

3.  Two Hemingway Discussions:  "Indian Camp" and "Ten Little Indians"

4.  Grendel Chapter 11 Read and assignment in GC.

Have a great weekend.  I enjoy teaching you all!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Day 35

 Objective:  The students will present one Nick Adams Story

1.  Roll Quiz for no points

2.  Present "The Battler"

3.  Take the rest of the day off from AP Lit.  Do Economics/Gov instead.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Day 34

Good Morning!  Patriots lost again! Dang!

Objective:  The students present two Nick Adams Stories, then they will read Grendel Chapter 10

Roll Quiz

1.  Sorry, I can't find my Chapter 9 PP on Grendel.

2.  Presentations of Nick Adams Stories.

3.  Read and complete Grendel 10.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Day 33

Objective:  The students will complete reading and analysis of Grendel Chapter 9.

1.  Roll

2.  Two random Hemingway Story Presentations

3.  Complete reading and assignment for Grendel Chapter 9 by Monday.

4.  Multiple Choice Thursday: assignment"  Prose Practice 2 in GC


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Day 32

Objective:  The students will discuss Chapter 8 of Grendel

Note:  If we have 80% of the class WITH CAMERAS ON TODAY, there will be NO HOMEWORK.  Otherwise, we will read Chapter 11 tonight.  This is a little experiment...


1.  Grendel 8 Discussion PP

2.  Grendel 9 if we don't have enough participation in the EXPERIMENT.

3.  Hemingway Story Presentations start RANDOMLY TOMORROW!!!!!  If you are not ready... ZERO.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Day 31

Objective: The students will discuss Grendel 7 with the teacher and then complete their Hemingway story presentation.

Note:  Ashton... your letter and recommendations for West Point and to the senator are done.  I will drop off today about 2:30.  Brianna and Evenie, you are next.  

1.  Roll

2.  Discuss Grendel 7 PP

3.  Story Presentation Preparation

4.  Grendel 8 in GC.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Day 30

Objective:  The students will get into groups and pick a story to re-read and present analysis to the rest of the class.

Note:  I really enjoyed yesterday's "discussion."  It was fun... (I am a literature nerd).  I look forward to actually having a real talk about literature with you someday!

1.  Grendel Chapter 7 in GC.

2.  Nick Adam's Presentation Groups and Requirement:

3. Multiple Choice Assignment #1 (due tonight by midnight)

Day 29

 Objective:  The students will discuss the analysis of Cat in the Rain.

1.  Roll Quiz on GC

2.  By tomorrow:  Register for class in AP Central (follow the instructions on the post below).  10 points or no points by tomorrow.

3.  Respond to the email invite for by tomorrow.  First assignment is tomorrow.

Here is the code:   2IM711A6GZ8JI

4.  Discuss "Cat in the Rain."  It is an awesome story!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Day 28

Objective:  The students will read and analyze another Hemingway story with another pretty sucky (I know, that's not a good lit analysis AP term) male character.

Good job to the two people who attended the UCR AP Readiness Training:  Can you tell the other students about it?

1.  Roll/Grendel 6 Quiz


AP Class Registration:  Class Code is VRX62X

Here are some instructions:




  1. Students MUST join your section before November 13 so that their test can be ordered.  Attached are the join codes for MLKHS AP courses, as well as instruction sheets. Make sure they indicate "Yes" upon joining. These documents were sent previously but may be deep down in your inbox.  (Virtual teachers - you have an additional set of codes sent separately for your non-MLK students)  The deadline is approaching!  Any student who joins AFTER November 13 will be charged an extra $40.  (Exception = 2nd semester Gov/Econ)
  2. AP Exams may now be purchased. Students may go to to pay for their exams.  2020-2021 prices are: $95 per exam, $5 per exam for students who qualify for a waiver (those who participate in the lunch program).  The system will allow only those students who qualify to select the AP Waiver option.  Deadline for exam purchases: November 13.

2.  Discuss Grendel 6 

I will put link here after the quiz.

3.  Hill Like White Elephants TTSTCANDI

4.  New assignment:  "The Cat in the Rain" reading and TTSTCANDI in GC.  Due at start of the class on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Day 27

Objective: The students will discuss Grendel 5. Then they will discuss "Hills Like White Elephants" and complete the TTSTCANDI. Finally they will read Grendel 6 and complete the brief assignment. 

 Did you all complete the MC Test???

 1. Roll Quiz Grendel 5 for 10 points.

 2. Discuss Grendel Chapter 5 PP

 3. Discuss Hill Like White Elephants 

 4. Grendel Chapter 6

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Day 26

Objective:  The students will pass their first MC Quiz/Test for points.


Note:  Aeries!  First Quarter Grades are next week.  You are in charge of watching your grade in Aeries.  There are several issues with GC and Aeries importing grades over.  I can not watch all of your grades!

 Note:  Want 50 points of Extra Credit?

1.  MC Practice Test for Points in GC

2.  Grendel Chapter 5 and assignment in GC

Monday, October 05, 2020

Day 25

 Objective:  The students will learn about Ernest Hemingway's Code Hero for a string of stories that we will read by him.


Note:  I was wrong about returning to class in person.  I thought it was November 2.  It is actually set for November 30 (thanks to whoever it was who pointed out my mistake last week!) 

Note 2:  You may have noticed that I forgot to link the Grendel 4 Chapter Questions to GC.  So you have until Wednesday to complete.  Sorry.  Thanks Amanda for pointing it out to me.

1.  OK, let's talk about what you would write about if you were given an essay for "The Grave."  Look at your TTSTCANDI.  If we can't have a good discussion, then I will assign the essay.

2.  Ernest Hemingway PP Notes.

3.  Read the first Hemingway story by Wednesday.  I would print it and close read with TTSTCANDI in mind.

 "Hills Like White Elephants"