This A-week in Room 2808…
- 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 (email@example.com)
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