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Click  HERE for the CLASS OF 2011 PHOTO GALLERY.

Click the following website for the WEB ALBUM GALLERY:

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WEEK 1a:  Jan. 31-February 4, 2011

WELCOME TO AP ENGLISH: 

Getting Started & Novel Groups

TA DA!!!

How's your quilt square coming? We're done!

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NOVEL GROUPS 2011

Our Frankenstein Group

Our Hamlet Group

Our Pride & Prejudice Group

Our Owen Meany Group

Our Things Fall Apart Group

Our  ♥ Heart of Darkness Group

Our Tale of Two Cities Group

Our Beowulf/Grendel Group

 

Click  HERE for the CLASS OF 2011 PHOTO GALLERY.

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"'Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are' is true enough,

but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread."

Francois Muriac

 

 

Click  HERE for the CLASS OF 2011 PHOTO GALLERY.

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Click HERE for the CLASS OF 2010 PHOTO GALLERY.

Click HERE for PHOTO GALLERY ARCHIVES of our previous AP classes!

 

HEADS UP! 

We're going on a field trip this semester:

Hamlet at the Theatre in the Round-- Thursday, April 14, 2011

 Cost $20.00  due date February 10th. Click HERE for the permission form.

Click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  

Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals.

Click HERE to go automatically to the yellow HW packet!

Click HERE for another copy of the 4 week IVORY HW calendar.

Click HERE for the Literary Time Periods Time line/Works Most Frequently Appearing

on the AP Open-ended Essay.

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

 

     
DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY  day 1

WELCOME TO AP ENGLISH and your last semester of FREE education!

"We're so glad to be here."

"We're so glad you're here, too."

Today's Quote of the Day:

"When the student is ready, the teacher appears"

When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.

John W. Gardner (1912 - 2002)

"The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty."

Pablo Neruda

"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."

John Locke

Today's WORDS of the Day:

synchronicity

and

serendipity

Today's Allusion:

Achilles Heel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check in:  1. Quotes on the board,  2. Highs & Lows of senior year so far, 3.  favorite summer read--choose as a group and do table top card questions  4. ASSIGNED NOVEL--TABLE TOPICS and HOW DOES OJ#1 quote relate to the novel your group was assigned? Which quotes did you write on for OJ#1?
  2. Housekeeping items:  Explain white board, in-box, hand-out table, website Oles/Wallies, etc.
  3. AWAD --WORD OF THE DAY:  AWAD website & vocab EC for papers & "tricks" to remember the words.  URL: http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/   and
  4. concepts of Synchronicity and Serendipity
  5. Wally's Reading & Rolf's reading from Murphy
  6. Share stories of synchronicity
  7. start WA 1:  Reflections (Timed writings and Lifeline)  Read quotes on the board first.  If you were absent and need instructions on how to do this, click HERE.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. OJ 1

 

  1. ASSIGNMENT A:  #1, 2, 3, and 5 ONLY!  You can either click on the link and follow the online HW packet or just proceed below:

    #1 Actively read the following:  1.  the 2010 LONG GREEN" welcome letter" and syllabus  (For a pdf copy of this, CLICK HERE.) 2.   Read the article "Summer Bummer." Click HERE for a copy.  3.  If you got one, read the "letter of advice from a student who was in AP Lit. last year.

    #2  Do journal WA2 "FIRST IMPRESSIONS" (at least 2 sides of a page and addressing something about EACH of the 6 topics listed below). REMINDERS ABOUT JOURNALS:  TYPE YOUR JOURNALS if at all possible, and start a folder for them on your computer.  All journal entries (WA's, CC's, and PR's) must be typically a minimum of 1 full page--single-spaced if hand-written, double-spaced if typed--for  5 points ! Never let the page minimums inhibit you!  You may, of course, write as much as you want!  Always start a new sheet of paper for each new journal (WA)!

    Click  HERE for the CLASS OF 2011 PHOTO GALLERY.

    Click the following website for the WEB ALBUM GALLERY:

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    WA 2 "First Impressions" You must write a minimum of 2 full sides of a page of your reaction/musings/questions to each of the items on the list below is REQUIRED (worth 10 pts).

    •Devote the amount of discussion on each of the following as you see fit--as long as you have at least two sides by the time you're done  and  you have addressed each of the following topics.  

    •Please mark each topic clearly on your page as you begin to address it so the teacher knows exactly what topic you are on. 

    Label the first topic "topic A," etc.

    HERE ARE THE 6 REQUIRED TOPICS YOU 

    MUST ADDRESS IN WA2 :

     topic A  your response/reaction our  first day of class

    topic B  your response/reaction to our  summer reading requirement AND the yellow article "Summer Bummer." (Click HERE for a copy.)

    FOR FUN, Take a look that this Pride & Prejudice Austen Facebook

    http://www.much-ado.net/austenbook/

     topic C  reaction to the  course syllabus & our green “welcome” letter  For a pdf copy of the LONG GREEN" welcome letter" and syllabus, CLICK HERE.

     topic D  reaction to the  letters of advice  from last year's AP students  NOTE:  SAVE about 1/4-1/2 page for ROOM FOR THIS TOMORROW NIGHT SINCE WE DIDN'T GET THEM YET!

     topic E  your thoughts about the notion of going out  “with all flags flying”?  Think about the class, the senior year you've already had, your motivations last year for signing up for this advanced class, the rumors you’ve heard, and reflect on the phrase, “Why not go out with all flags flying?”  Think about your own definition of what it means to go out with all your “flags flying.”  In other words, what are your goals for the rest of the year (and your last term of free education)?  After thinking about all of this, jot down your ideas on what it means to you to go out  “with all flags flying”?

     topic F  Write down 1 – 3 “educational paradigms” that you wish you would rather not have learned, put up with, survived in spite of, and otherwise wished never existed.  We'll call these "Educational Baggage."  These can be minor or major.  The bottom line is that you have acknowledged their existence and would rather have done without them.  For each one, please explain why you wrote them down.  Limit yourself to no more than 3!

     topic G :  WRITE 5 SPECIFIC GOALS FOR THIS TERM

    •3 goals must be for this class--one connected to learning about the literature, one to writing, and one to class management/performance

    •2 goals--either personal or academic OUTSIDE OF THIS CLASS

     

       #3 Complete your Word of the Day slip for 8 words (click HERE if you need copies)-- Look up and fill out the sheet (orange for Oles and blue for Wallies) for 8 words:  4 assigned words (highlighted on the allusion/vocab hand-out you got today) and 4 of your own choice NOT ON THE LIST!!! (suggestion:  try to find 2 words associated with a career path you are considering). 

    Don't forget to add a trick to help us remember the word's definition (they can be really silly) Example:  for the word "taciturn,"the trick might be "That's Saturn!"  imagine a picture of the planet Saturn with a smiley face on it.  The ring is around Saturn's mouth because "taciturn" means quiet.  Ha! (Silly!)     Note: below are some cool word websites.  Here are the URL's: http://www.wordsmith.org or http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/ (for vocabulary building; once you "sign up," you will receive an e-mail daily with a "word of the day" and other fun! t has a new word each day, the etymology, a sentence, and a quote of the day.  There are also Themes of the Week. ) and, if you like, bookmark these great WORD resources:  http://thesaurus.reference.com/   and http://thesaurus.reference.com/features/thesaurusalphabet2005  and Wally's favorite online thesaurus: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/landing/  and for etymology work:   http://www.etymonline.com/ and for idioms: http://www.tjtaylor.net/tools-idioms-phrasal-verbs.htm   For a copy of the yellow ASSIGNMENT PACKET, click HERE. 

       #5 Bring a file folder by THURSDAY (preferably a unique color!)  NOTE:  You will decorate this and copy your 5 goals you determined in WA 2 on this folder--hopefully writing them in a unique, creative way!

     

  2. BRING check for $5.00 for the EPHS SURVIVAL MANUAL FOR WRITING PAPERS.  Major rule changes made all our old materials "extinct," so we gathered all the necessary materials and put together a manual that our students will find necessary when writing papers-grammar rules, formatting, documentation procedures, etc., are all in the manual.  It is bound, color-coded, and has worked great with all students who ordered it this year.  All students need to purchase the manual, so please bring a check immediately for $5.00 made out to "EP SCHOOLS-SURVIVAL MANUAL."  We will be using the manuals right away.  Without one, students will need to use the online version available on our EPHS English Department home page:

    http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

     

  3. DUE FRIDAY (or ASAP!)-- Design your "square"!  YOU MUST WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE SQUARE IN LARGE LETTERS AND WRITE ONE of the two quotes from your WA#1 Reflections (the one we did in class today) on this square.!  Be sure to decorate the rest of the square however you would like.  You might attach fav. photos, artwork, color, designs, collage, etc.   Make this uniquely "you"!  (Due Friday)  We will put these up on the wall in our classroom (269). 
  4. Get supplies!  Go to the AP homepage and scroll down to the syllabus section.
  5. DUE IMMEDIATELY!  Turn in your 4 actively-read "Summer" Novels.    PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  To see/printout a copy of the rubric we'll use to evaluate this active reading, click HERE. Get your 4 actively-read "Summer" Novels ready to be turned in on Friday.  PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  

  6. Bring $20.00 for our field trip to see

    Hamlet at the Theatre in the Round-- Thursday, April 14, 2011.  Cost $20.00  due date February 10th. Click HERE for the permission form.

    If you were absent today, do WA 1:  Reflections (Timed writings and Lifeline)  If you need instructions on how to do this, click HERE.  For a pdf copy of the 2008 green welcome letter and the syllabus that was e-mailed to you before class started, click HERE. The AP class of 2007 letters of advice were handed out in class.  For a copy of one you can use, click HERE or e-mail Wally at  lwallenberg@edenpr.org If you need further help, e-mail Wally:  lwallenberg@edenpr.org

"Whoa!  You're into it now"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, day 2

Serendipity Cafe in NYC

the famous Serendipity Cafe in NYC

http://www.serendipity3.com/

Check it out!

Today's Quote of the Day:

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in it!"

Today's Allusion:

Achilles heel

Today's WORD OF THE DAY:

anachronism: (uh-NAK-ruh-niz-uhm) noun

1. The error of placing a person, object, custom, or event in the wrong historical period.

2. A person, thing, or practice that does not belong in a time period.

[From French anachronisme, from Latin anachronismus, from Greek anakhronismos,from ana-, (backwards) + khronos (time).]

See this link to learn more about this word:

http://visualthesaurus.com/?wl=anachronism

 

 

  1. Group check-in--1.)   any synchronicity or serendipity?  2.) Questions?
  2. Show VIDEO and share synchronicity and serendipity stories
  3. ALLUSION OF THE DAY
  4. Go over WEBSITE & HW--How we'll grade "Summer" Novels Active Reading on Friday! Print off the forms!  Get your 4 actively-read "Summer" Novels ready to be turned in on Friday.  PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  To see/printout a copy of the rubric we'll use to evaluate this active reading, click HERE.
  5. How to do FIG questions and examples
  6. Intro. THE UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS!  Rolf talks about the concept and the diagram on the back of the UQ sheet
 

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Fieldtrip slip and $
  2. $5 for Survival Manual
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Finish  journal WA2 "FIRST IMPRESSIONS"

    Finish the journal by doing the following: :

    ADDITIONS TO topic A? Response to first day(s) of class:  If you like, add any additional thoughts about our first two days of class!  Any questions for Wally?  Put those in, too?

    Do topic D:  Read the letter written by an "APE" from last year.  Then write a reaction to that letter of advice.  Write about 1/4-1/2 page commenting on the letter you got! 

     

  2. Do 12 FIG Questions--Using the ONE-PAGE sheet for FIG Questions given out in class (Click HERE if you need a copy), write one F (factual), one I (interpretive), and one G (global or universal) question for each of the 4 novels!  (total of 12 Q's and A's = 12 pts).  On the back of each box for the question, answer the question!  This is required to get full credit.  FOR AN EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE FIG QUESTIONS ARE, CLICK HERE.   CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT A PDF VERSION OF THE SHEET TO PRINT OUT.
  3. Do OJ 2 Universal Questions  (min. of 2 sides)(OLD ASSIGNMENT B): --try to focus on only ONE question rather than two, but you can do two if absolutely necessary.  Relate your chosen UQ to you (1 side min.) and then to someone/some event, etc., in one or more of the summer novels of your choice (1 side min.). Give a "meaty" response! You may create your own UQ if you think one is missing.  For a copy of the questions, click HERE.
  4. Bring $20.00 for our field trip to see

    Hamlet at the Theatre in the Round-- Thursday, April 14, 2011.  Cost $20.00  due date February 10th. Click HERE for the permission form.

     

  5. BRING check for $5.00 or CASH for the EPHS SURVIVAL MANUAL FOR WRITING PAPERS.  Major rule changes made all our old materials "extinct," so we gathered all the necessary materials and put together a manual that our students will find necessary when writing papers-grammar rules, formatting, documentation procedures, etc., are all in the manual.  It is bound, color-coded, and has worked great with all students who ordered it this year.  All students need to purchase the manual, so please bring a check immediately for $5.00 made out to "EP SCHOOLS-SURVIVAL MANUAL."  We will be using the manuals right away.  Without one, students will need to use the online version available on our EPHS English Department home page:

    http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

     

  6. DUE IMMEDIATELY!  Turn in your 4 actively-read "Summer" Novels.    PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  To see/printout a copy of the rubric we'll use to evaluate this active reading, click HERE. Get your 4 actively-read "Summer" Novels ready to be turned in on Friday.  PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  
  7. DUE FRIDAY (or ASAP!)-- Design your "square"!  YOU MUST WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE SQUARE IN LARGE LETTERS AND WRITE ONE of the two quotes from your WA#1 Reflections (the one we did in class today) on this square.!  Be sure to decorate the rest of the square however you would like.  You might attach fav. photos, artwork, color, designs, collage, etc.   Make this uniquely "you"!  (Due Friday)  We will put these up on the wall in our classroom (269). 

WEDNESDAY, day 3

Today's Quote of the Day:

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. -Carl Schurz, general and politician (1829-1906)

Today's WORDS OF THE DAY:

adulate

pugnacious

Today's Allusions:

pound of flesh

Serendipity in St. Paul, Minnesota!

 

 

  1. Group check-in- 1.TRANSPARENCIES--WA 2 First Impressions--each group has a diff. assigned topics A-G.  A:  FIRST DAY OF CLASS  B:  SUMMER READING  C: SYLLABUS/WELCOME LETTER  D:  LETTER OF ADVICE FROM last year's APE   E:  FLAGS FLYING IDEA   F:  EDUCATIONAL PARADIGMS  G:  WA 1 REFECTIONS & JOURNALING  H:  POT LUCK    2. Table Topics for TALE & FIGS for TALE
  2. DEBRIEF TRANSPARENCIES--WA 2 First Impressions--each group has a diff. assigned topics A-G.  A:  FIRST DAY OF CLASS  B:  SUMMER READING  C: SYLLABUS/WELCOME LETTER  D:  LETTER OF ADVICE FROM 2008 APE   E:  FLAGS FLYING IDEA   F:  EDUCATIONAL PARADIGMS 
  3. START TO DEBRIEF WA 1:  Reflections and ADD THE LIFELINE and WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE STATEMENT . . .   &  Sara Groves song "Just One More Thing" If time, 6 degrees of separation theory,  Add 2 sentences to WA 1: "When I was little . . ."  "Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!"
  4. Rolf Previews AP Essay & how to do the MC questions! How to do the open-ended AP essay exam--Discuss the structure of the AP Exam--MC and three essays and how to do the essay tonight--share comments on the essay--unpacking the actual question! Click HEREBrief on how the AP Lit.&Comp exam is set up.   Pass out green folders to peruse.  

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Fieldtrip slip and $
  2. $5 for Survival Manual
  3. OJ 2:  Universal Questions
  4. WA 2 First Impressions--write Wally or Ole on the top of all your journals!
  5. Word of the day slip (Wallies = blue and Oles = salmon) for 8 words (4 off of ivory sheet and 4 of your own choice)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. AP multiple choice exam on Tale of Two Cities.   Spend a total of no more than 60 min. max.  Write your answers on the scanner.  Make sure you put your test number and total number of minutes your spent on the exam above your name box on scanner sheet.  Do not use any resources.  HINT:  If you can eliminate ONE choice, you should guess rather than leaving an answer blank for this practice test only.  Do NOT do the ESSAY QUESTION on the last page!  If you need a copy of the test, click HERE.
  2. WA 3 "Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!" (5 pts or 1 side min.) Read Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address--"Stay Hungry!  Be Foolish!"  For a copy of this address, click HERE.  Choose one or more of his four topics: Connecting the dots,  Love and Loss, Death, or the overall "Stay Hungry!  Be Foolish" idea.  How do Jobs' topics resonates with you?  What messages in the grad. address make sense to you, connect to your life, etc.? Is this guy out to lunch? If you were to sit down with him and converse about the address, what would you ask him? What would you share with him about how this all relates to you?   HEADS UP!  Tomorrow night, you will be exchanging this journal with another classmate's.  You will respond in the margins to his/her thoughts on the topics in Jobs' speech.   If you would like to see the entire graduation address on youtube (14 minutes), go to:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA 

    If you would like to see Jobs actually delivering part of the address (starting with his comments on death--6 minutes approx), CLICK ON:   http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/grad-061505.html 

     

  3. BRING check for $5.00 for the EPHS SURVIVAL MANUAL FOR WRITING PAPERS.  Major rule changes made all our old materials "extinct," so we gathered all the necessary materials and put together a manual that our students will find necessary when writing papers-grammar rules, formatting, documentation procedures, etc., are all in the manual.  It is bound, color-coded, and has worked great with all students who ordered it this year.  All students need to purchase the manual, so please bring a check immediately for $5.00 made out to "EP SCHOOLS-SURVIVAL MANUAL."  We will be using the manuals right away.  Without one, students will need to use the online version available on our EPHS English Department home page:

    http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

     

  4. DUE FRIDAY (or ASAP!)-- Design your "square"!  YOU MUST WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE SQUARE IN LARGE LETTERS AND WRITE ONE of the two quotes from your WA#1 Reflections (the one we did in class today) on this square.!  Be sure to decorate the rest of the square however you would like.  You might attach fav. photos, artwork, color, designs, collage, etc.   Make this uniquely "you"!  (Due Friday)  We will put these up on the wall in our classroom (269). 

  5. DUE IMMEDIATELY!  Turn in your 4 actively-read "Summer" Novels.    PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  To see/printout a copy of the rubric we'll use to evaluate this active reading, click HERE. Get your 3 actively-read "Summer" Novels ready to be turned in on Friday.  PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  To see/printout a copy of the rubric we'll use to evaluate this active reading, click HERE.
THURSDAY day 3

Today's Quote of the Day:

"How important is it?

the answer? from Sara Groves . . .

"And everything is important

But everything is not .

At the end of your life your relationships are all you've got . . ."

from her song "One More Thing"  For a copy of the lyrics to this great song, click HERE.

Today's WORD OF THE DAY:

dissemble (di-SEM-buhl) verb tr., intr.  To hide true feelings, motives, or the facts. [By alteration of Middle English dissimulen, from Latin dissimulare, from simulare, from similis (similar).]From The Devil's Dictionary: Dissemble, v.i. To put a clean shirt upon the character.

Today's word in Visual Thesaurus: http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=dissemble

"So when should you be honest and when should you dissemble? 'You don't want to trick them and tell them later about the onions in the soup because they'll learn not to trust you,' advises Chambliss." Barbara Rowley; 7 Rules For a Peaceful Home; Parenting (San Francisco); Dec 2001/Jan 2002.

Today's Allusion:

Sacred Cow

  1. Group check-in--1.)   any synchronicity or serendipity?  2  Which authors have you read? HIGHLIGHT all works you've read and KNOW well enough to write an essay right now? CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST USED WORKS SHEET.3.)   JOT DOWN MOST COMMON, THOSE YOU LIKED, DIDN'T LIKE AND OTHER FINDINGS 4.)  put up your square (if done)
  2. DEBRIEF  TRANSPARENCIES--WA 2 First Impressions--each group has a diff. assigned topics A-G.  A:  FIRST DAY OF CLASS  B:  SUMMER READING  C: SYLLABUS/WELCOME LETTER  D:  LETTER OF ADVICE FROM 2008 APE   E:  FLAGS FLYING IDEA   F:  EDUCATIONAL PARADIGMS 
  3. Rolf Previews AP Essay Exam! How to do the open-ended AP essay exam--Discuss the structure of the AP Exam--MC and three essays and how to do the essay tonight--share comments on the essay--unpacking the actual question! Click HEREBrief on how the AP Lit.&Comp exam is set up.   Pass out green folders to peruse.  
  4. Group Tale of Two Cities work:    A.  FIG STUFF:  Share & write on transparency  GROUP FIG favorites--esp. key in to the GLOBAL ones--the universal questions!  B. TABLE TOPICS--choose one and jot down ideas   
  5. play short "Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!" CLICK ON:   http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/grad-061505.html  & discuss
  6. Finish DEBRIEF WA 1:  Reflections and ADD THE LIFELINE and WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE STATEMENT . . .   &  Sara Groves song "Just One More Thing" If time, 6 degrees of separation theory,  Add 2 sentences to WA 1: "When I was little . . ."  "Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!"

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. AP mult. choice scanner
  2. Field trip slip and $
  3. stamp in groups WA3 Stay Hungry & then exchange

 

 

 

 
  1. FHFF THE FIRST FANTASTIC HEALTH FOOD FRIDAY TOMORROWBring something!  Surprise your group!   Your group will love you if you remember to do this!
  2. Respond to someone else's WA 3: Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!  Do this honestly and respectfully.  Flood the margins with your ideas or write/type your response on another sheet of paper and staple it to the back of the original journal.  
  3. AP ESSAY on Tale of Two Cities (The question is typed on the last page of your Tale of 2 Multiple Choice test, but if you need a copy of the question with tips!, click HERE.) You may word process the essay (double-spaced).  If you hand write it, please write legibly and do not write on the back side of the pages. The time limit is 40 min. max.  About 10 min. of that 40 min. should be spent planning the essay.  You may NOT use any outside resources.  Of course, this means you may NOT use the text.  Here's the question  In literature, some characters are clearly heroic or villainous.  Other characters, however, are more ambiguous, displaying a mixture of positive and negative qualities.  In a well-organized essay, consider two or three such characters in A Tale of Two Cities, explain what makes them ambiguous, and discuss how this ambiguity contributes to one or more of the novel’s themes.

  4.   "The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty."  (Pablo Neruda)  Some of you asked for a copy of the AP. Lit. Exam MOST OFTEN USED WORKS/AUTHORS SHEET we used in class today.  CLICK HERE FOR A COPY.  

  5. DUE FRIDAY (or ASAP!)-- Design your "square"!  YOU MUST WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE SQUARE IN LARGE LETTERS AND WRITE ONE of the two quotes from your WA#1 Reflections (the one we did in class today) on this square.!  Be sure to decorate the rest of the square however you would like.  You might attach fav. photos, artwork, color, designs, collage, etc.   Make this uniquely "you"!  (Due Friday)  We will put these up on the wall in our classroom (269). 
  6. DUE IMMEDIATELY!  Turn in your 4 actively-read "Summer" Novels.    PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  To see/printout a copy of the rubric we'll use to evaluate this active reading, click HERE. Get your 4 actively-read "Summer" Novels ready to be turned in on Friday.  PLEASE PRE-SCORE YOUR RUBRIC ADDING YOUR COMMENTS (TO SWAY OUR GRADE ON YOUR BEHALF?)  

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY day 4

BUILD THE QUILT DAY! !

Click  HERE for the CLASS OF 2011 PHOTO GALLERY.

Click the following website for the WEB ALBUM GALLERY:

https://picasaweb.google.com/103391408735368780157/2011APLitClassPix?authkey=Gv1sRgCIre876Uxtrs2wE#

and pick your CLT PAPER TOPIC

Quote of the Day:

 Stay Hungry! 

Stay Foolish!

Today's Allusion:

crossing the Rubicon

Today's Words of the Day:

assuage

gregarious

the famous Serendipity Cafe in NYC

http://www.serendipity3.com/

Check it out!

 

 

  1. Group check-in-- a.  Share your Square & put up on wall.  1.)   Weekend Plans? any synchronicity or serendipity?  2.)  Reaction to AP Essay exam and ?  3.)  Discuss WA3:  Stay Hungry!  Stay Foolish!  Exchange for Peer commenting!   4.) Housekeeping items--study buddies, fix e-mails, etc.   5.)  Pick CLT topic from FATE CAN.   6.)  Check out books
  2. How to do color tests, CLT paper, etc.   Show the

    http://www.gesher.org/Myers-Briggs/keirsey%20temperament%20sorter.htm

    and  "colorgenics" test:  http://www.paulgoldinresearch.com/cg/index.htm

  3. TALE MC debrief.  Come to consensus & turn in a new scanner.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Field trip slip and $
  2. AP MC and AP Essay on Tale of Two Cities
  3. WA 3 "Stay Hungry!  Be Foolish!" --stamp and peer exchange

 

  1. Bring a file folder by MONDAY!
  2. ASSIGNMENT E:  CLT PAPER INTRO AND E.D. HIRSCH  Do #1-4  (Familiarize yourself with E.D. Hirsch's work and the CLT paper assignment.)  For a copy of the AP CLT PAPER PACKET, click HERE.  #1. Read several of the green-colored articles attached at the end of the purple CLT PAPER packet  to familiarize yourself with the concept of what E.D. Hirsch calls "Cultural Literacy."          Somewhere on the CLT paper packet, jot down your thoughts on this concept of  "Cultural Literacy."  #2.Then actively read the CLT paper packet and LOOK VERY CAREFULLY OVER THE IVORY GRADING SHEET AT THE VERY END OF THE PACKET.   For a copy of the AP CLT PAPER PACKET, click HERE  #3. Take the green "quiz" (pp. 5-6) over the CLT paper requirements.  #4.This weekend, start looking for info. on your CLT topic in a library or online.   Start your research!  The CLT PAPER IS DUE  on February 16th!
  3. ASSIGNMENT C:  OJ 3 Zen and other controversial articles.  For a pdf. copy of ALL of these articles, click HERE.  Be sure to address these 3 topics:  PURPLE SECTION OF PACKET: JOURNAL: "Zen & the Art of Grade Motivation," Alfie Kohn's chapter of Punished by Rewards and Pot Luck (your choices of articles)  There is so much material here, so remember to "Take what you like and leave the rest"! FYI!  If Kohn's work further intrigues you, check out his website:  http://www.alfiekohn.org/index.html  I particularly enjoyed listening to some of his interviews, particularly his take on homework explored in his latest book entitled The Homework Myth 

  4. Listen to an interview with

    Alfie Kohn about homework

  5. TAKE  color TESTS!  

    To find your “true color,” take two different COLOR Tests and ONE LEARNING STYLES INVENTORY AS FOLLOWS:

    TEST ONE:  PRIMARY COLOR:  PINK TESTS  Take the shorter pink one first.  Then, take the Kiersey (the longer pink one)  NOTE:  If you want to, do the second pink one, the Kiersey, online instead of doing the pink paper copy.  To do the Kiersey online, go to

    http://www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/register.asp?partid=1

    It used to be under www.advisorteam.com also.  You can try there if you have trouble.  Anyway, it’s called the TEMPERAMENT SORTER.  You have to give some personal info, but it is a safe site.  Do not pay anything for your resultsPrint out the results before they prompt you to pay for a more extended version of your results.   Print out the FREE mini-report, and bring it to class tomorrow.  Write them on the write slip you are to turn in tomorrow with your results. Here is how your results translate to colors:  Artisans = Orange, Guardians = Gold, Idealists = Blue, and Rationals = Green

    For lots more great information on the major colors, click http://www.keirsey.com/

    Links to famous people (celebrities, presidents, etc.) who exhibit the four colors:

    Artisans (ORANGE) http://keirsey.com/personality/sp.html

    Guardians (GOLD) http://keirsey.com/personality/sj.html

    Idealists (BLUE) http://keirsey.com/personality/nf.html

    Rationalists (Green) http://keirsey.com/personality/nt.html

               TEST TWO:  SECONDARY COLOR: 

            IVORY TESTS  

  1. SECONDARY COLOR:  IVORY HARTMAN TEST  Take the IVORY color group inventory (from Hartman's book, COLOR CODE)  to determine your secondary COLOR CODE colors.   Also, the ivory COLOR CODE Hartman test is now online!  You can have family and friends do it. Here's the link to Taylor Hartman's Color Code website & test http://www.thecolorcode.com/

            TEST THREE:  LEARNING STYLES

Take the WHITE GREGORC Learning Styles inventory.  Write your results (abstract random, abstract sequential, concrete random, or concrete sequential) on the write slip you are to turn in tomorrow with your results.  If you want to take the GREGORC online, click on this link:  http://www.thelearningweb.net/personalthink.html

  1. NOW, FILL OUT THE WHITE SLIP WITH YOUR RESULTS OF ALL TESTS--including the Myers-Briggs letters if you did that test, too.  BE SURE TO JOT DOWN AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE--your color from the pink inventories (orange, gold, blue, green)  AND the Hartman COLOR CODE (yellow, red, blue, white) AND your learning style (AS = abstract sequential, CS = concrete sequential, AR = abstract random, CR = concrete random)

WHAT ABOUT MYERS-BRIGGS?   

If you would like to do the Myers-Briggs (the test the Kiersey Color Test was based on), go to this link: http://www.kisa.ca/personality/        COPY DOWN YOUR LETTERS, and BRING THEM TO CLASS.  Here's a link to explain what your  letters mean: http://typelogic.com/    For a list to find out how your Myer-Briggs letters translate to Kiersey's colors (Orange, Gold, Blue, Green), click HERE.

Kyle Miller (class of '08) suggested some better links for the Myers-Briggs indicator:

a short one:

http://www.ithaca.edu/mathcs/LearnStyle/MyersBriggsTest.shtml

http://4np.net/ddli/  (if you want to spend an incredible amount of time)

http://www.mypersonality.info/   (another one)

SOME FUN COLOR-RELATED SITES TO VISIT:  

Daily Celebrations of Colors http://www.dailycelebrations.com/092499.htm  

or try the "colorgenics" test! It's cool:  http://www.paulgoldinresearch.com/cg/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  37. DID NOT DO 2009--maybe 2010????ASSIGNMENT F--#2 WRITING ADVICE from BARRY, WILBERS, and O'CONNOR:  TAKE NOTES/ADD YOUR "MUSINGS" OR YOUR COMMENTARY Each group takes 1 side of a page of musings/notes (every line does not have to be filled; this is not a journal) on these three items:  Dave Barry article "What is and What Ain't Grammatical" (everyone gets this article!)  PLUS on whatever articles your group was given:  Wilbers articles or O'Connor articles. 
  38. Using your actively read Summer Reading Novels, fill out a MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET for ONE (or more if you like) of the summer novels.  Eventually, you will need to have 5 MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEETS by the time the AP Lit Exam comes along.  These sheets  will be useful for you in preparation for the AP Lit & Comp. exams.  You received one "free" sheet in class.  You will need to print out 4 other for the other four works.  Click HERE for a WORD document.  Click HERE for a pdf. copy.  Click HERE for a sample of a MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET FOR Tale of Two Cities.