VIEW THE SYLLABUS HERE: AP SYLLABUS PDF
CONTAINS UNIT OVERVIEWS, WITH ESSAY PROMPTS & OTHER FINAL ASSESSMENTS
10/17 to 11/6 (15 days)
UNIT PACKET →Crucible_Packet (updated 10/13/17)
FULL TEXT: The Crucible PDF
AUDIO & VIDEO:
9/25 to 10/16
Calendar Addition: Rough Draft due (printed out) 10/16 for peer review.
- Activity One…
- Activity Two…
- Additional Materials (for extra help/additional study)…
9/11 to 10/13 (25 days)
Rom_Trans_Goth_Calendar (updated 9/24/17)
CHANGE: RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER instead of DR. HEIDEGGER’S EXPERIMENT
- Packet Materials
- Write your own Gothic story! 2-3 pages
- Integrating Quotes into a Narrative
- Characters Short List: A protagonist who is insane or going insane, a damsel in distress, a creepy/mysterious stranger, gargoyles, ghosts, living dolls/toys, monsters, mummies, mutants, vampires, werewolves, or zombies.
- More Monster Types from Scooby Doo
Notes from Mrs. Lamp to AP and English 11:
Reading Comprehension Tips: 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.
Essay Writing No-Nos:
- Don’t start making new claims in the analysis part of your paragraph.
- 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.
- No first or second person pronouns! (No I, we, you, us, etc.)
- Write in PRESENT tense about what HAPPENS in the story.
- It’s a bit rude to refer to the author by first name! (Don’t write, “Henry believes…”)
General Writing Advice:
- USE KEY WORDS FROM THE PROMPT TO WRITE THE THESIS.
- Keep the analysis focused on explaining HOW the evidence PROVES the claim.
- Consider adding warrant lines (to link a body paragraph back to the thesis).
- Use transition words (there’s a list in here: AHS English Essentials)
- You need to mention the author & title in the intro paragraph!
Common Grammar Errors:
- Forgetting to use commas with introductory elements. If you have words at the start of a sentence that can be crossed out, you need to set them off with a comma.
- Putting commas after every single name (which is soooo WRONG). The comma goes after the name only when the name is someone being “directly addressed.”
- Using plural pronouns when the antecedent is singular. Mostly, students are using words like “a person” (singular antecedent) and then matching those singular words up with “they/their” (plural pronouns). This is WRONG.