Thursday, January 28, 2021

Day 65

Objective:  The students will get a score of 4 or better on the district writing test.

1.  District Writing Test.  You have 50 minutes.

Hints:  Remember, AP Literature likes to present contrasts as something that is to be analyzed.  Remember too that the prompt will TELL you specific words (ideas, concepts) that you need to focus on and mention IN YOUR ESSAY.  And remember, everything comes back to the author's purpose which should be mentioned and referred to a few times. 

Hint 2:  I am not dumb.  Believe me... I am not dumb.  Don't chance doing something stupid that you will regret!  One grade will have little effect on the semester grade.  One dumb mistake means I will seek to fail you or have you dropped from class.  To make this clear... I know there are essays on the internet... don't use them!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Day 64

Objective:  The student will discuss Chapter 11 and then outline chapter 12.

1.  Discuss Chapter 11:  Musical Devices

2.  Outline Chapter 12:  Rhythm and Meter, pages 915-930 Due tomorrow

Monday, January 25, 2021

Day 63

Objective:  The students will analyze a poem in an AP Test Type of situation and then outline a Perrine's chapter.

1.  Writing Prompt:  Prompt: Read carefully the following poem by Lorraine Dafney, paying close attention to the relationship between form and meaning. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze how the literary techniques used in this poem contribute to the author's purpose.

2.  Perfectly Poised.  Use Perfectly Poised to outline what you would discuss if you had to write the essay above.

3.  Outline Chapter 11 on Musical Devices in Poetry.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Day 62

Objective:  The students will analyze a poem by Sylvia Plath.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Mad Girl's Love Song in GC TTSTCANDI (due Monday)

This is well done:

3. assignment:  Poetry Practice Early Spring (Due tomorrow)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Day 61

Objective:  The students will have a great discussion about the analyzed poem, and if they do, there will be no essay tomorrow.

Roll in GC

1.  All Frankenstein essays are graded.  These were good.  I think most of you have a grasp on what is needed to pass the AP essay.  You are getting the typical errors out of the way, but...

Book need italics or underlines... not quotations.

Quotation Punctuation... "The punctuation goes inside of the last quotation mark."

Make sure you say the CORRECT AUTHOR!

Long Quotes still do not help your paper.

If you use Example Quotes:  You need a colon before.

The monster feels that he is in total control: "You made me, but I am your master." 

2.  Let's analyze Sweetness together

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Day 59

Objective:  The students will practice MC Poetry and then analyze a cool, but sad poem.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  MC Practice:  To Autumn in GC 

3.  Analyze "The Weight of Sweetness" in GC.  Complete assignment.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Day 58

Objective:  The students will discuss their analysis of She Trod...

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss analysis of the poem.  What would you write about if this was the subject of an essay?

Monday, January 11, 2021

Day 56

Objective:  The students will analyze a great poem by William Wordsworth.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss the Frankenstein Prompt and Essay:  What did you all write about?  And what would I have written about?

3.  Perrine's Chapter 7 Outline PP.  You don't have to outline it.  Just takes notes from the discussion.

4.  "She Dwelt Upon the Untrodden Ways" TTSTCANDI due Wednesday.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Day 55

Objective:  The students will write a passing grade essay.

1.  Frankenstein Q3 Essay


1.  Do not say "the reader" anywhere.  You are not part of the essay.  Instead of saying something like "this shows the reader that..."  Just say, "this shows"  or something to that effect.

2.  Have a good but short intro.  Must include the thesis.  And use key words from the prompt.

3.  Use a few quotes, but not too many on the Q3 essay.

4.  Develop your points with specific details to support your thesis.

5.  Make sure you mention the book and the author's name.

I picked a great prompt.  It should be easy if you read.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Day 55

 Objective:  The students will complete the Frankenstein test on

1.  I WAS SO PISSED after our lack of discussion of Frankenstein last class.  

I want to treat you all like college kids.  In college, it is the class discussions that make it all so RICH and educational.  

NOT Multiple Choice Tests.  So I hoped that we wouldn't have to use Multiple Choice Tests (other than the Practice MC for the real test).

But since only about 1/3 of you read the book... there has to be some consequence.

This is worth 100 points.  You have 45 minutes from when you start.  It is due today by 2 pm.

Monday, January 04, 2021

Day 54

Objective:  The students will have a final discussion of Frankenstein in preparation for their next essay.

1.  Roll out loud.

2.  Frankenstein Final Observations PP

 3.  Complete Frankenstein Q3 Study Form in GC due next class.