Mar. 19-23

This A-week in Room 2808…

CLASS NOTES: 

  • As a courtesy reminder, A-day classes on Monday, March 19th). Your GOLDEN TICKET must be completed with 8 courses and 4 alternates. Each class will meet in the Media Center at the start of the block.
  • THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY Q3 MISSING WORK TO MS. AUSLEY IS TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018 (AN A-DAY). WORK TURNED IN AFTER TUESDAY WILL NOT BE SCORED.

 

ENGLISH 3/AMERICAN LITERATURE

  • Practice English III NCFE (released from DPI, in-class handout only)
  • Kate Chopin, “A Pair of Silk Stockings”
  • NYTimes’ Upfront Magazine (must be completed and submitted in class Thursday (3-1) & Friday (A classes) — will not be accepted late)
  • Students Become Teachers!  Small group work studying individual authors. You will present them to us next week.  Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Herman Melville, Jack London, Stephen Crane.
    • Google Slide (day 1): list of everyone in your group; author’s biography (early life and influences, works published and any awards, professional influences. later in life); historical background from the time your author was living; brief info about the short story that your group read and you’ll be presenting.
    • Google Doc (day 2): ORIGINAL (from YOUR brains, not from online) 10 multiple choice (ABCD) test questions — and the answer key; 2 short answer questions (3-4 sentences) — and the answer key
    • Share your Slide and Doc with everyone in your group AND with Ms. Ausley (mrussell-ausley@wcpss.net)

 

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION

  • All AP-released exam materials (MC tests and FRQs) will be distributed in class; they cannot be posted by anyone other than the College Board.
  • Google Forms Test on last Friday’s PDF notes: Logical Fallacies (PPT) — I’d strongly recommend you study….
  • VIEW AT HOME: Video: The Power of Words (another type of visual medium to analyze)
  • (Thursday) 1 practice essay (rhetorical analysis) and 1 practice 55-question MC test (55q/60min) and 1 rhetorical analysis essay (40 min) — things to make note of/pay special attention to:
    • “In context…” (usually a vocabulary word that may have an alternate/unfamiliar meaning)
    • “…can best be described as…”
    • “…most nearly means…”
    • “…all of the following except…”
    • “…primarily appeals to…”
    • “…[paragraph or passage] as a whole…”
  • 50E: Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” reading and discussion. Complete #1, 2, 4 at the bottom of the excerpt, and (from handout) #1-7 QRS and #1-7 multiple choice.
  • Things we know we need to work on:
    • HANDOUT FROM WEDNESDAY: sentence structure types (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex)
    • types of sentence (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory)
    • (rhetorical) modes of composition (narration, description, exposition, argument)
    • tone & diction (how they work together)
    • Rhetorical Devices (PPT)  /  Rhetorical Devices (PDF) (where is my “hmmmmm…” emoji?? love y’all, but it sounds like you need to study…)
    • expanded vocabulary words