Monday, April 20, 2009

Agenda Monday 4/20-4/24

MON
Confirm Practice AP dates
Check Glossary Entries
The Things They Carried
-DRAFTED!
-goodbye letter
HW Read Chapter 1 in The Things They Carried and write 3-level qs for WED
AND Identify a stylistic device and explain what it is and how it is used (abbreviated glossary entry)

TUES
PLATOON excerpts
TIME piece
"Things They Carry" about Iraq
-pack backpack
HW see MONDAY

WED
Quaker Share most important quotation from CH 1
Review Chapter 1
-3q discussion
-identify characters and contents of their backpack
Historical Background
-Geography -KW (L)
HW Read "Love" and "Spin" and 3qs and ID style

THURS
Small Group Questions and discussions
-Conversations Assignment #1
--in Journal, #10 Vocabulary List
Exit Ticket
-What is "truth" in war?
HW Read "Rainy River" and 3qs and ID style


FRI
Defining terms in the context of the novel
-ambiguity
-ambivalence
-apathy
Review "Rainy River"
-discussion on style
-narrative voice and tone
Movie Excerpts
HW Read "Enemies" & "Friends" for Monday
And "How to Tell a True War A Story" for Tuesday
Remark on the structure of the chapters; identify style elements and connect them to what you think are emerging themes in the novel.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Practice Free Response and Samples

Follow this link to a Practice Prompt, sample papers and scoring rubric. If you choose to use this prompt, time yourself for more authentic writing.

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http://www.msstevens.com/apfiles/PracticeFreeResponsePrep.pdf

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

SIgn Up for Samo Practice AP NOW!!

Alright, we're almost in the clear. The AP Language and Composition team of teachers has three dates to offer you:
Friday, April 17th at 9am-12pm (End of Spring Break)
Saturday, April 25th at 9am -12pm
Tuesday, April 28th at 3:30-6:30

You must sign up for one of the dates above. All students are required to take the practice test.