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AP: English Poetry

10/17 to 11/3

AP: Frankenstein Unit

9/25 to 10/16

Calendar

Frankenstein Calendar

Calendar Addition: Rough Draft due (printed out) 10/16 for peer review.

Materials:

English 11: Romantic, Transcendental, & Gothic Literature Unit

9/11 to 10/13 (25 days)

Calendar:

RomTransGothCalendar

Rom_Trans_Goth_Calendar (updated 9/24/17)

CHANGE: RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER instead of DR. HEIDEGGER’S EXPERIMENT

Romanticism Materials:

Transcendentalism Materials:

Gothic Materials:

AP Crime and Punishment Unit

8/23 to 9/1

Announcements:

  • Incoming Juniors: You must ALSO read AT LEAST TWO of the following:
    • The Awakening (Chopin)
    • The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
    • The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
    • Huck Finn (Twain)
    • The Crucible (Miller)
  • Need Help? Check this out: SUMMER READING TIPS AND TRICKS

Materials:

English 11 Short Story Unit

8/23 to 9/8 (12 days)

Calendar and Lessons

Readings

Essay Writing Materials

Essay Ambulance, 09/2017

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Notes from Mrs. Lamp to AP and English 11:

Reading Comprehension: When you read a poem, consider each stanza as a unit or “as a whole.” What is the main idea of the stanza? If you don’t see the stanza as a whole with a main idea, you will cut off too much when you try to add evidence to your paper. Avoid giving evidence where the idea is incomplete because you’ve cut off too much. When you read the evidence back to yourself, it should make perfect sense and cover what you are saying about it. If it doesn’t, you probably cut off too much.

Some Essay Writing No-Nos…

  1. Don’t start making new claims in the analysis part of your paragraph.
  2. Although it is important to avoid cutting out too much, you should also avoid using big chunks of the poem or story all at once. If the quote takes up longer than 1/4 of a page in your essay, consider whether you actually need all of that to prove your claim.
  3. No first or second person pronouns! (No I, we, you, us, etc.)
  4. Write in PRESENT tense about what HAPPENS in the story.
  5. It’s a bit rude to refer to the author by first name! (Don’t write, “Henry believes…”)

Some Writing Advice…

  1. USE KEY WORDS FROM THE PROMPT TO WRITE THE THESIS.
  2. Keep the analysis focused on explaining HOW the evidence PROVES the claim.
  3. Consider adding warrant lines (to link a body paragraph back to the thesis).
  4. Use transition words (there’s a list in here: AHS English Essentials)
  5. You need to mention the author & title in the intro paragraph!