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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AP PRACTICE LOCATIONS and TIMES

Saturday, March 28th, 9-1 in T219
Friday, April 10th, 9-1 in B200 (due to painting, this location may change, check back)
Monday, April 13th, 3:30-7:00 in T208

TEST booklets will be passed out promptly, so arrive a little early!

NOTE: Bring pencils, pens, and paper.  Turn in multiple choice to box before break.  Staple and turn in all essays to box before leaving.  MAKE SURE TO PUT YOUR NAME (correct MLA heading and header) on ALL PIECES OF PAPER.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.23-3.27

The Great Gatsby

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Work on chapter 4-6 worksheet to turn in
Silent Reading
Work on Chapter 7-9

Presentations

Review Chapter 6-7
-character foils
-Gatsby's decline
HW Read Chapter 9 for Thursday.

WEDNESDAY
Turnitin.com review of BB essay.
Journal Entry #8
-reflect on 4-6 need for improvements
--and on 1-2 things done well.
--do you plan on revising for an improved grade?
HW Journal Entry #9: Independent Reading Entry 

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Presentations

Review Chapters 8-9
-imagery of pioneer
-loss of Am. Dream
-Gatsby's death and Buchannan's escape

Revisit essay prompts
-see MLA in-text citations
-rhetorical FLTs

Fitzgerald's ultimate commentary
DUE WORKSHEET 7-9, and GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
Recommended for Spring Break: COMPLETE JOURNAL ENTRY #10: INDEPENDENT READING ENTRY.
AND, Work on draft of essay for the 15th, bring to class.  ESSAY due April 17th to turnitin.com by 11:59pm --penalty will apply to late papers.

NEXT
Pair Share Quotation Analysis
Drafting
Review Practice AP


Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.16-3.20

The Great Gatsby

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Presentations
Hair CHECK
Review Chapter 4-6
-American Dream
--the past
--"There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired" (85)
-time
-the present
-climax
-colors and flowers
-Dan Cody
HW Read Chapter VII for Thursday

WEDNESDAY
Presentations
SSR #7
(Independent Reading)

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Presentations
Introduce Essay Prompts

Review Chapter 7
-the hotel scene
-the drive home
-symbolism: cars, valley; character foils
HW Read Chapter 8 for Monday
AND, prepare to turn in 2nd worksheet.



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.9-3.13

THE GREAT GATSBY

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Schedule presentations

Review Chapter 3
-color symbolism; social classes; The Jazz Age excerpts (written connection to Gatsby)

Ken Burn's "The Jazz Age" -New York
HW Read Chapter 4 for Thursday; AND, complete Then and Now Annotations for presentation

WEDNESDAY
Presentations

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Review Chapter 4
-hair share (walk around)

Define American Dream
-Discuss GG in the context of the "dream"
--expectations of wealth and prosperity
--effects of immigration/immigrants
--urban sprawl

Worksheets

Presentations
HW Read Chapter 5 and 6 for Monday, March 16th.