Below you will find our homework assignments posted below. Each assignment is posted on the day it was assigned.
Always assume the homework is due during the next class period unless I've noted it on the wiki.



Date of Assignment

Description of Assignment

Tuesday,

May 17th

1. Please work on your Rumors skits for homework. You'll have about 30-40 minutes in class on Thursday & then we'll perform them after you do a quick rehearsal!

2. Future Me assignments will be due on Monday, May 23rd. We'll go over those in class on Thursday.

Friday,

May 13th

Teacher Appreciation Letters Due Tuesday, May 17th!
Let me know if you need an explanation of the assignment.

Friday,

April 29th

This weekend, use your time to prepare for the AP Exam this Wednesday, May 4th.


Here are my recommendations:


1. Read over our Super Duper Q3 Review Guide document to help focus your review of the novels/plays from this year.

2. Re-read the 3-4 scenes mentioned in our Review Guide (above) that students suggested would be good scenes to review for the exam. This is an important step not to skip! As your read, take notes and jot down many details from the scene. Remember that for the Q3 Essay, the AP Readers are expecting that you'll recall a high level of detail in your body paragraphs (almost bordering on summary but not). Be sure to read the final climax/closing scenes from each novel:
a. O'Brien's "Lives of the Dead,"
b. Irving's scene of Owen's death,
c. Gatsby's death & funeral (maybe even Nick's final meeting with Tom and Daisy where he makes the observation about how careless they are), d. d. Walton and the monster's deaths,
e. Final "revelation" scene in Earnest.

3. Finally, use the packet I gave out in class today to do some more practicing of organizing your essays:
a. Q1 Poetry Essay
b. Q2 Prose Passage Analysis
c. Q3 Open Response (thematic idea)

For each of the essay, here's what I'd suggest: write a thesis, decide what your topic sentence ideas would be, and bullet your evidence. The process of reading the prompt, identifying the prompt focus, writing an essay, and thinking through how you might organize your body paragraphs will be very helpful.

Wednesday,

April 27th

1. Complete your Super Duper Q3 Novels worksheet posted on GC. Be sure that you include details and page numbers in your answers to help students study and prepare for the exam. Remember that this is our review sheet, so please take time to complete this sheet thoroughly and actively.

Good luck!

Monday,

April 25th

HOMESTRETCH!

1. Read the handout Q2 Tips and Reminders. The final sheet of this handout is Q2 essay questions for years past, so read through a few of these to see what types of questions they often ask you.

2. Write a Q2 essay based upon the prompt from Exam 2014 from Charlotte Bronte's Shirley. Hand write the essay using the lined paper we gave out in class today. Give yourself no longer than 40 minutes. Take 10-12 minutes for planning--write a thesis and (if time) write out the ideas for your topic sentences--make them all PERSUASIVE! Don't just say "what is"; instead, make an argument.

Monday,

April 11th

Finish reading The Great Gatsby for class on Wednesday. Be sure to sticky up important passages. Come ready for a reading check and to jump into a full discussion of the novel! Enjoy--it's a great ending. :)

Thursday,

April 7th

Read The Great Gatsby pp. 1-88 for Monday. Please choose at least 3 passages to sticky to discuss for class discussions on Monday. Be prepared for a reading quiz.

Tuesday, April 5th

1. Reading and sticky noting The Great Gatsby pp. 1-64. For Thursday, we will read pp. 1-64 of the novel. Though there will not be a reading check, please try to keep up with our reading schedule. Our weekend reading will require about 88 pages, so please keep a good pace for yourself so you're not overwhelmed on Sunday. We will have a reading check on Monday on pp. 1-88.

2. On Thursday, please remember to bring your head phones to class with you for our Google Expedition. Also, remember that Thursday, April 7th is also our talk with Mr. Beatty in they YPAC period 3. You can leave your computer cases in the computer lab or in our classroom.

Friday,

April 1st

1. Write your Q3 Frankenstein on a Google document--give yourself 40 minutes. When you are finished, please post it on our "Anonymous Postings: Frankenstein Q3 Essay" document in Google classroom. Look for the box marked: "Please post your essay in the space below." We will peer edit these together on Tuesday.

2. For those of you absent for the Cuban musical performance on Friday, please complete the "Says/Does" activity for your Frankenstein passage. Please do at least 3-4. The "Says/Does" document is posted on GC; make a copy and submit when finished. This activity will help you write your Q3.

Wednesday,

March 30th

1. Please complete the Frankenstein poem assignment for class on Friday!

2. If you would like to complete the practice Frankenstein Q3 early, it is now posted on our Google Classroom. Remember to give yourself 40 minutes only.

Friday,

March 18th

1. Finish reading Frankenstein for next Monday, March 28th. Be sure to chip away at the reading and don't save it to the last minute. Keep marking good passages that show us Victor's and the Monster's development/changes as the book progresses.

A snow day's a perfect time to snuggle up with a good, scary novel (say, like Frankenstein), make some hot chocolate, and read! Enjoy the day!

Monday,

March 14th

1. Please post your TTTC Creative piece on our Google Classroom.

2. For Friday, read pp. 1-70 in Frankenstein. Remember that the first chapters are Walton's narration via letters to his sister Margaret. Then, we will eventually here Frankenstein telling his story to Walton (who, technically, is writing back to his sister). As you read, focus on Victor Frankenstein's characterization--sticky significant passages that seem important regarding Victor's character. Look especially at how Victor changes over the course of the first part of the novel. Also pay attention to the monster's characterization as he enters the novel.

I will post guided reading questions on Google Classroom that you can use to help check your comprehension (you can jot down notes to help guide yourself through the reading but you do not have to do these questions for homework). Don't try to cram this reading into one night! The language is dense, so you need to give yourself time to work through it.

Tuesday,

March 8th

No homework for this evening! Take some time to get caught up if you need the time.

I have created a post on Google Classroom so you can post your reflections from the final set of readings, please post your reflections by the end of the day tomorrow.

Friday,

March 3rd

1. Please read The Things They Carried and do the reflection portion of the Writing assignments below. We will do the Analysis writing in class together.


pp. 180-244/END “Ghost Soldiers” through “Lives of the Dead”
a. Reflection: How did you feel about Tim’s choices in “Ghost Soldiers”? Discuss the title of this chapter. Was Tim justified in his actions against Bobby Jorgenson--explain? Discuss your emotional reactions to any 4 of the following images in “Lives of the Dead”: the dead corpse, Tim’s “date” with Linda, Nick Veenhof’s removal of Linda’s red cap, Tim’s “willing” Linda alive after he hears the news of her death, Tim’s encounter with Linda’s corpse, Tim’s assignment with the KIAs, Tim’s ice-skating with Linda.

Go, Boy's Hockey!

Go, Playmakers!

Monday,

Feb. 29th

Please read The Things They Carried and do the reflection portion of the Writing assignments below. We will do the Analysis writing in class together.

pp: 129-179 “Speaking of Courage” through “Field Trip”
a. Reflection: How did you feel about Bowker’s struggles in “Speaking of Courage”? What does it mean to be a soldier and to have “courage”? How did you feel about the “In the Field” story? Why does O’Brien create a setting of a “shit field”--what’s he trying to show us about war? What part of this “In the Field” story impacted you the most and why? Who is responsible for Kiowa’s death and why?


b.Analysis (we'll do in class): On pp. 141-142, discuss O’Brien’s repetition of the verbs “would have” as Bowker “tells” his story to his father. Discuss O’Brien’s use of imagery, diction, detail, dialogue, and figurative language in “In the Field.” Why is this chapter in the novel? How is Cross’s reaction in this scene similar to his reaction to Lavender's death in Chapter 1? Why does O’Brien make this parallel?

Thursday,

Feb. 25th

GREAT JOB WITH SPIRIT WEEK, SENIORS!

Please read The Things They Carried and do the writing below. Be sure to do all of the reflections and then choose two of the analysis to complete. Please complete in a Google Classroom--I will post a place to submit.


pp. 67-136 “How to Tell a True War Story” through “Ambush”
a. Reflection:
  • In “How to Tell a True War Story” O’Brien tells us, “...in a true war story nothing is absolutely true” (82). React to this quote.
  • How did you feel about the Curt Lemon story? How did you feel about the Baby Water Buffalo story? Why are these stories in this novel?
  • In the “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong,” how did you feel about Maryanne’s transformation? What happens to her? Like Maryanne, are there aspects of war that might “capture” you? Why/why not?
  • In “The Man I Killed” why do you think Tim invents such an elaborate story in his mind about the man he killed? Do you feel that Tim is being too hard on himself?


b. Analysis:
  1. On pages 80-81, in “How to Tell a True War Story,” O’Brien uses paradox to show us that “ . . . you’re never more alive than when you’re almost dead.” Explain other paradoxes that O’Brien introduces and discusses in this chapter and explain why these paradoxes show “the truth” of war.
  2. Compare and contrast O’Brien’s characterization of Mary Anne Bell from the beginning to the end of the chapter. What is O’Brien revealing to us about war through her radical transformation? Does it matter if Maryanne’s story is a “true war story”?
  3. In “The Man I Killed,” explain how O’Brien uses repetition, internal monologue, selection of detail, and imagery to reveal Tim’s guilt about his shooting of the Viet Cong soldier.
  4. Extra Credit: How does O’Brien use detail and dialogue in “Style” to reveal the horrors, grief, and shock of war?

Wednesday,

February 10th

1. Bring a copy of your favorite poem of your poet's that you'd like to share with the rest of the class.

2. Bring a copy of a poem that you've written--a poem of your own! You can see the prompts we used for writing a poem below--have fun! If you'd like to bring a fun snack, bring a fun snack! :)

CONGRATULATIONS on getting your papers in! GREAT JOB!


Writing Prompts (we'll work on these in class next class):

a. Create a "found poem" from a variety of lines from your annotations.

b. Create an allusion poem where you tell a myth or fairy tale from an interesting POV (witch tells the Hanzel and Getel story; evil step sister tells the Cinderella story).

c. You Can't Write a Poem about . . .

d. The Problem with . . . (try to model the form/line breaks of the Cruz poem).

e. Free Write!
f. _ (emotion) became a _(something concrete)... This prompt is modeled after the "Fear Became a Brown Dog..." poem by Stephen Dobyns.

Monday,

February 8th

1. Final Draft Due at the beginning of class. We'll have our "poetry celebration" on Friday! Good luck getting your papers done. Feel free to come and work in my room after school on Tuesday--there's a small crew coming to write and work after school, so please join us if it will help.

Friday,

Feb. 5th

1. Full rough draft of Poetry Research papers do for class on Monday 2/8. Please come to class with your rough draft printed and ready for a peer edit. I'll be giving you about 1/2 of class on Monday to peer edit.

2. Final Draft of Poetry Research paper due for Wednesday 2/10th. Good luck!


I won't be on my computer on Friday, but I'll be home for most of the weekend. Feel free to email me with any research paper questions you might have.

Wednesday,

Jan. 27th

1. Outlines due Friday 1/29.

2. Rough Draft Due Thursday 2/4.

2. Final Papers Due Monday, 2/8.

Writing Prompts (we'll work on these in class next class):
a. Create a "found poem" from a variety of lines from your annotations.
b. Create an allusion poem where you tell a myth or fairy tale from an interesting POV (witch tells the Hanzel and Getel story; evil step sister tells the Cinderella story).
c. You Can't Write a Poem about . . .
d. The Problem with . . . (try to model the form/line breaks of the Cruz poem).
e. Free Write!

Thursday,

Jan. 21st

1. Source Notes #3 & Thesis: Monday 1/25

2. Outlines Due Wednesday 1/27

Tuesday,

Jan. 18th

1. Source Notes #2 and Annotations #3 due at the end of class on Thursday. We'll have about 60 minutes of class work time on Thursday if not more. I want to do one short activity and then we'll work.

2. Be sure you have submitted Reflection #2 and turned in you annotations to me with your goldenrod sheet.

3. PORTLAND STAGE PERMISSIONS SLIPS AND MONEY! DUE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK!

Thursday,

Jan. 14th

1. Reflection #2 Due Tuesday, Jan. 19th. Before finishing your Reflection #2, please be sure to read my comments on Google Classroom on your first Reflection. I should have these done by Saturday morning.

Upcoming:
a. Annotated poems #3 & Source Notes #2: Thursday 1/21 (Work Day)
b. Source Notes #3 & Thesis: Monday 1/25

2. Please remember to bring your Portland Stage Permission Slips & $ to class on Tuesday.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Tuesday,

Jan. 12th

1. Source Notes #1 Due Thursday, Jan. 14th.
Annotations #2 Due Thursday, Jan. 14th.

2. Source Notes: You can find exemplars posted in our Poetry Unit section on the wiki. To Search for Literary Criticism of your poet, go to Marvel on our Library Homepage. Go to the "Literature" link on the left-hand side navigation page. When you click on the literature link, go to the "Literary Resource Center" as well as the "Gale Literature Resource Center." Type in your poets' name.

3. Portland Stage Permission Slips: Please bring them and the money by this THURSDAY 1/14.

Friday,

January 8th

1. Reflection #1 Due Tuesday, 1/2. Remember to turn in your reflection with the five poems that you analyzed for your annotations.

2. Feel free to email me if you have questions!

3. Source Notes: For those of you who might want to get a jump start on your source notes, you can find exemplars posted in our Poetry Unit section on the wiki. To Search for Literary Criticism of your poet, go to Marvel on our Library Homepage. Go to the "Literature" link on the left-hand side navigation page. When you click on the literature link, go to the "Literary Resource Center" as well as the "Gale Literature Resource Center." Type in your poets' name.


Wednesday,

January 6th

1. Bring your 5 annotated poems and your poetry books to class on Friday 1/8. I will give you about 45 minutes on Friday in class to annotate or work on your reflection, so be sure to bring what you need for that work time.

Monday,

January 4th

1. Be sure to finish your Q2 Introduction and body paragraph revision--post using the form on our Google Classroom.

2. Begin annotating 5 of your Live Poets poems--due Friday 1/8. DON'T FORGET TO BRING POETRY BOOK WITH YOU TO CLASS.

Live Poets Research Paper Deadlines (Project Descriptor Posted on GC):
1. Annotated poems #1: Friday 1/8
2. Reflection 1 & Conferencing: Tuesday 1/12
3. Annotated poems #2 & Source Notes #1: Thursday, 1/14 (Work Day)
5. Reflection 2: Tuesday, 1/19
6. Annotated poems #3 & Source Notes #2: Thursday 1/21 (Work Day)
7. Source Notes #3 & Thesis: Monday 1/25
6. Outline: Wednesday 1/27
7. Complete Rough Draft for Peer Edit: Tuesday 2/2
6. Final Paper: Monday 2/8

Thursday,

Dec. 17th

1. Be sure that you have completed your close reading from Tuesday night's homework on the Milton and Douglass Q1. Be sure you have annotated the poems (your focus device, rhyme scheme, type of sonnet).

2. Sign up here for your poet and book. Be sure by next class you have chosen the 5-6 poems you want to focus on for your first analysis. Focus on imagery, diction, syntax, figurative language, tone as your starting point for your annotations & we'll go from there after a lesson on Monday.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday,

Dec. 15th

1. Finish your annotations of the Milton! and Douglass Sonnets. Remember to mark them up madly! In the margins jot down at least 4-5 observations about the impact of that literary device on the meaning as a whole. Be sure to identify the poems as either Shakespearean or Petrarchan.
We'll work on a thesis together in class.

Good luck to those of you who are submitting your applications tonight!

Friday,

Dec. 11th

1. No homework! Enjoy the weekend! :)

2. Please be sure to turn in your short story and justification if you haven't already done so (use the homework break to catch up!
Monday
12/7
1. Final Draft of Short Story: Due Wednesday, 12/7. Please be ready to turn in a final draft of your story on Google Classroom. I'm happy to look your story over before Wednesday, but please share it with me on Google Docs and SEND ME AN EMAIL asking me to look it over. :) Have fun!

2. Short story justifications: Due Friday 12/9.

Thursday

12/3

Congratulations to everyone for a very successful Poetry Out Loud today! It was inspiring to hear and see your poems--really delightful!


1. Come to class on Monday with a rough draft of your short story. 12/7. We'll do a peer edit on Monday. Feel free to email me your story over the weekend if you'd like some feedback. We'll go over the rubric and discuss the justification on Monday. Both are posted on the Google classroom.

2. Short Story Final draft due Wednesday 12/9--we'll share them together in small groups on Wednesday. Short Story Justifications due 12/11.

Tuesday,

12/1

1. Poetry Out Loud Classroom Competition on Thursday 12/3! Have fun tweaking the final interpretations of your poems! Don't forget to sign up for our POL coffee house on the email I sent out on Tuesday afternoon.

Upcoming:
a. Short Story Rough Draft Due Monday 12/7.
b. Short Story Final Draft due Wednesday 12/9. Short Story Justification due 12/11.
The rubric for our short stories and your short story justification explanation are posted on Google Classroom. I'll go over the justification on Friday.

Tuesday

11/24

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Upcoming:
1. Poetry Out Loud Classroom Competition on Thursday 12/3. If you did not have a chance to write down your poem in class on Tuesday, be ready to write your poem down on Tuesday 12/1. Be sure your poem is 100% memorized for Tuesday!

2. Short Stories rough draft will be due on Monday 12/7. Final draft due on Wednesday 12/8.

Friday 11/20

1. Memorize your poem 100% on Tuesday. I'll ask you to write you poem down for me!

2. Study for our Fiction Terms Quiz on (x.100)

3. Read over our Q2 Timed Essay guidelines for our Q2 essay on Tuesday.

Go, Football!

Wednesday,

11/18

1. Final Draft of Short Story Essays: due Friday 11/20. Good luck. Email or come see me if you have questions after I make comments on your essays. Please use this "Sentence Variety Menu" to help you add some variety to your sentence "plate." :)

Sentence Variety Menu


2. Keep working on your POL poems: 85% memorized by Friday.

3. Study for Fiction Terms Test on Tuesday 11/20.

Upcoming: Terms Test (Tuesday)
Q2 (next Tuesday 11/24)
Creative Short Stories (12/7)
POL Classroom Competition (Thursday 12/3)

Monday,

11/16

1. Final Draft of Short Story Essays: due Wednesday 11/18. Good luck. Email or come see me if you have questions after I make comments on your essays.

2. Keep working on your POL poems: 85% memorized by Friday.

3. Study for Fiction Terms Test on Friday 11/20. We'll do a review of terms in class on Wednesday.

Upcoming: Terms Test (Friday)
Q2 (next Tuesday 11/24)
Creative Short Stories (12/7)
POL Classroom Competition (Thursday 12/3)

Thursday,

Nov. 12th

1. Be sure you have chosen your POL poem for Monday; please start memorizing this weekend! Be ready to have 85% of your poem memorized by next Friday 11/20.

2. Short Story Analysis Essay (about 4 paragraphs--compressed introduction & thesis with two meaty body paragraphs) come with a complete, full rough draft to class on Monday 11/16.

Upcoming:
a. Wednesday 11/18 Fiction Terms Test.
b. Q2 Essay Friday 11/20 (We'll start the process of working on Q2s next week.

Monday,

Nov. 9th

1. Read Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" online--posted in Google Classroom. Annotate online, using Google doc comments and highlighter, focusing on the following things: POV, imagery, selection of detail, characterization, dialogue, tone. Consider what this story might be about--is it about otherness, family systems, identity? Remember to give yourself time to read this piece--it may take you 45 minutes or 1 hour. Take notes! This assignment will be due on Thursday, Nov. 12th. Make at least 10-12 good annotations that select a literary device and look at it's impact on the text. You can find a copy online on our GC.

2. Choose your POL poem for Thursday. Here's the POL link here.

Thursday,

Nov. 5th

1. Read Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" online--posted in Google Classroom. Annotate online, using Google doc comments and highlighter, focusing on the following things: POV, imagery, selection of detail, characterization, dialogue, tone. Consider what this story might be about--is it about otherness, family systems, identity? Remember to give yourself time to read this piece--it may take you 45 minutes or 1 hour. Take notes!
This assignment will be due on Thursday, Nov. 12th.

kafka.jpg
Here is some background on Franz Kafka:
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech-born German writer is best known for his short story Metamorphosis (1912) and the widespread familiarity of the literary term Kafkaesque, inspired by his nightmarishly complex and bizarre yet absurd and impersonal short stories.
Franz Kafka was born 3 July, 1883 in Prague, Bohemia, now the Czech Republic, into a Jewish middle-class, German speaking family; his mother Julie, (née Löwy), three younger sisters and his successful merchant father Hermann. Hermann owned a shop below where the family lived in Prague's House of the Three Kings. He was ill-tempered and disrespectful towards his son's escape into literature and pursuit of writing and proved to be an on-going source of conflict and despair in many of Kafka's works. Kafka became the eldest and only son when his two brothers died in infancy and he was excruciatingly aware of this role in the family for the rest of his life.

Tuesday,

Nov. 3rd

1. Read Ray Carver's "Cathedral." Focus your annotations and close reading on the following devices: 1st person narration, selection of detail-pay attention to names or lack thereof, symbolism of the Cathedral and eating/being in "communion" (look this word up and consider its connotations), symbolism of "blindness," dialogue, and imagery. Consider why Carver chooses this narrator to tell this story--why? Is he a flat or dynamic character?

2. Next class, I'll introduce Poetry Out Loud, so begin surfing around for your poems.

Friday,

October 30th

1. Finish reading Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." And annotate and close read with a focus on POV, dialogue, characterization (Grandmother, Bailey, June Star, John Wesley, the Misfit), diction, setting, and figurative language (especially irony and allusion).

2. Create three pieces of analysis (2-3 sentences) using three of the templates provided on Google Classroom.

3. Please do not hesitate to send me an email if you need me too look over your college essay before Sunday. Good luck to all you November 1st deadlines!

GOOD LUCK Soccer, Football, and Cross Country! Go, Clippers!

Wednesday,

October 28th

1. Read Poe's "Cask of Amontillado" for Friday 10/29. Please focus your annotations and close reading on the following devices: first person POV, dialogue, characterization (narrator and Fortunado), setting, irony, imagery.

2. College Essays: Please let me know via email or in person if you need me to look over your college essay again (and again) before you submit! They are an incredible bunch of essays--you folks should be proud of the incredible work you did!

Thursday,

October 22nd

1. Read "The Garden Party" for Wednesday 10/28. Please focus your annotations and close reading on the following devices: symbolism, allusion, imagery, point of view, tone, choice of detail, and description.

2. On Monday, we'll finish our discussions of "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" and "The Lottery" and begin talking about the "Q2" Essay (yippee!).

Tuesday,

October 20th

1. Read and Annotate "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." As you read, underline, circle diction that seems interesting, jot notes in the margins as you work your way through the stories. We'll have a brief pop quiz on Thursday, and I will let you use your reading annotations for the quiz. For each story, focus your close reading annotations on the following literary devices:

"The Lottery'
a. diction, imagery, syntax, figurative language, and tone
b. point of view, setting, irony, symbol, characterization of the townspeople


"The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"
a. diction, imagery, syntax, figurative language, and tone
b. point of view, characterization of Granny, flashback, metaphor

2. Please post your college essay if you are ready for me to take a look. If you are not ready, please be ready to turn in your final draft on Thursday, October 22nd.

Friday, October

16th

1. Final Draft of College Essay due Tuesday, 10/20. We'll do a final peer edit and self-assessment on the essay on Tuesday. Good luck!

2. Do the Point of View Writing Activity (Google Doc Link here):
a. choose a fictional "scene" to write about--about one paragraph--from the first person point of view.
b. write the same scene over again--same details/setting, etc.--from third person omniscient point of view.
c. write the same scene over again but from the third person objective point of view.

Go, Clippers! Good luck to everyone competing this weekend!

Thursday,

October 8th

1. Lily King Short Story Workshop during class on Wednesday, October 14th: Please meet in the library! Please come with questions for her about her life as a writer and about "Father of the Rain." We'll do some creative writing for most of class and then have about 15 minutes at the end for Q & A.

2. Read TC Boyle's "Greasy Lake" short story and complete the chart/questions posted on the Google Classroom. Please have the short story and questions ready to go for a class discussion on Friday, October 16th.

3. AP Literature Terms for Fiction: Next week, we'll start to take a look at our short story terms posted here and on our Classroom next week!

Tuesday,

October 6th

1. Great job getting your first draft of your college essay done! WHEW. You're on your way.

2. Read Lily King's "Father of the Rain" Short Story/Chapter. As you read, annotate, focusing on setting, characterization of the narrator, and imagery. Next, answer the questions posted on Google Classroom--answer in complete sentences and will detail. As you read, consider some questions you might like to ask Lily about the writing process, revision, a writer's choices (or anything else you might be interested in asking her!).

Friday,

October 3rd

1. Work on a full, complete rough draft of your College Essay for a Peer Edit on Monday 10/5!

GO, CLIPPERS! Happy Homecoming

Wednesday,

Sept. 30th

1. Study for our OM Timed Essay Preparation. See notes below for preparation.

2. College Essay Rough Draft due Tuesday, October 6th. Please come to class with a completed draft of your essay for peer review and be ready to turn in. Keep working on fleshing out those ideas that you've started. Common Application Prompts

Up Coming: Short Story/Fiction Bootcamp Unit begins Next Week!

Monday, Sept. 28th

1. Owen Meany Timed Essay Preparation: Please prepare for your Q3 Timed Essay this Friday. Review our Q3 Guide and be sure to re-read key passages from the novel: Owen's death & funeral, Nativity Scene Powerstuggle with Barb Wiggin, THE VOICE (Mary Magdeline statue?), Armadillo/Tabby's death. Also, review our thematic subjects, motifs, key symbols. Q3 Preparation Guide.

2. College Essay Rough Draft due Tuesday, October 6th. Please come to class with a completed draft of your essay for peer review and be ready to turn in. Keep working on fleshing out those ideas that you've started. Common Application Prompts

Up Coming: Short Story/Fiction Bootcamp Unit begins Next Week!

Thursday, Sept. 24th

1. Q3 Essay Packet: Please read the Q3 Essay packet and follow the directions posted on the Q3 Scoring Guide provided here and also posted on our classroom. Please fill it out electronically as you read and work through the essays, and submit it to our GC on Monday 9/28. Our in-class timed essay on Owen Meany will be on Friday, October 2nd.

2. Before diving into the essays, be sure to do the following:
a. Read the prompt question and circle key words in the prompt so you know what the students are supposed to respond to.
b. Read the AP Reader Scoring Comments (sheet on the flip side of the prompt question) and highlight key words from each scoring section to highlight key areas the AP readers are expecting at each scoring area.

Tuesday,

Sept. 22nd

No homework for tonight! :)

Wednesday,

Sept. 16th

1. Continue to work on Critical Inquiry, due Tuesday, Sept. 22nd. Remember that I will collect these electronically, so be sure to post your Critical Inquiry on the Google Doc provided on Google Classroom. Enjoy the writing and have fun exploring! :).

Monday,

Sept. 14th

1. Read over the Critical Inquiry Explanation and Student Exemplar (paper copy only).
2. Read over the Critical Inquiry Rubric
3. We will go over these in class on Wednesday; Critical Inquiry Due this Friday, Sept. 18th. I will have you turn your critical inquiries in electronically via Google Classroom, so be sure to do your critical inquiry on a Google Doc.
Tuesday,
Sept 8
1. All About You Assignment: This assignment will help me learn a bit more about you as well as help me gather some ideas that might be helpful on your college essay (coming up in about 2 weeks!). Of the list of 9, please choose 5-6 that you'd like to write about. If you'd like to do more--go for it! Enjoy this assignment and have fun.



2. Owen Meany: Please be sure to bring your novel and a notebook to class from here on in. If for some reason (hurricane, evil dwarfs) you haven't finished the novel, please work hard to be finished so that you can feel comfortable and easy about the class discussions. Your homework sheets look great so far! Great insights and discussion in class today: wow!

3. Google Classroom: If you'd like to sign up for Google Classroom, I'll post our assignment there as well as here. Our class code is: yge7lft