SEPT. 11-15

A couple of items for this week…

REPOST: If you are able to send in large/family size boxes of Kleenex (Puffs, etc.), we will need them ASAP.  Please write “AUSLEY” on the box so your child will remember who to give the tissues. The school provides basic facial tissues, but they are thin and won’t last long. I will store donated boxes in my classroom for all of our students to use. Trust me, everyone will need one!   🙂

Documents due back to Ms. Ausley (completed and with parent/guardian signature):

Lastly, codes are below — text your class code to 81010 and be sure you include the “@” sign.

Please take care of your business on time (Remind signups and the two forms were due last week).

Ms. Ausley



  • 3-1B (Monday): Student Services junior class orientation
  • Remind signups —
    • 1A English 3:    @272he3
    • 2A English 3:    @d333b94
    • 4A English 3:    @gfaf73
    • 3B English 3:    @hf7e8k
  • 2A (Tuesday): we will meet in class and go together to the Auditorium for Student Services’ junior class orientation meeting
  • 1A & 4A Tuesday: Introduction to American Literature: Section 1 & 2 Notes from the blue American Lit textbook (1: PreColonial America & 2: Colonial America)
  • Unit 1: PreColonial America (Native American Myths & Early Settlers) — PPT and guided notes



  • Monday: Student Services junior class orientation
  • Remind signups —
    • 1B AP Lang:       @h39hea
    • 4B AP Lang:       @cb739b
  • Begin review of Figurative Language, beginning with Figures of Thought (or “tropes”). The first group depends on comparison between two very different objects, or a transfer of qualities associated with an unrelated object, experience, or concept, including simile, metaphor, personification, pathetic fallacy, synecdoche, and metonymy. The second group of tropes depends on contrast between two levels of meanings, or a shift from one level to another, including irony, paradox, oxymoron, understatement, litotes, hyperbole, periphrasis, and pun. CHANGE: QUIZ ON ALL TERMS NEXT TUESDAY (9/19).
  • Your first article annotation and reflection for the APLC Q1 Independent Columnist Project is due THIS FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017. MLA format — make sure you read the assignment and the rubric.  (Resource: Purdue OWL, MLA Formatting & Style Guide)