Remind is currently down, so I cannot send out a message. I will continue trying throughout the evening! In the meantime, here are the reminders for the night:
Science Fiction: Bring your PRINTED stories to class for writer’s workshop tomorrow. Use a pseudonym or your student ID# instead of your name for anonymity. Short story critique forms are here.
BritLit: Bring your PRINTED drafts for peer editing. Use a pseudonym or your student ID# instead of your name for anonymity. Be sure to print before class, and do so even if your draft isn’t 100% complete. Peer Editing Criteria are here.
If you attended Julius Caesar last week, please fill out the student survey!
- To use the template…
- Sign in to your Google account
- Open the link above
- Click “File” and then “Make a Copy.” Your copy will belong to you and will be editable.
- Please remember: The outline is provided to assist those who are struggling, and to act as a reminder of things that should or could be included in the essay. If you already have a draft, I recommend simply checking that you have sufficient context at the beginning of your essay (as is suggested in the outline), but otherwise retaining your chosen method for organization.
Tone Words: More interesting and precise than “good”/”bad,” or “positive”/”negative”! If you’re struggling for word choice (WC), this is a great resource.
Mood Wheel: When describing the emotional effect of a poem, go beyond “sad,” “angry,” and “happy”–this wheel sorts mood words in a way that may be helpful for many.
- Use slashes to separate lines of poetry when using more than one line in a quotation. (/) Better yet, keep your quotations down to just a couple of words at a time. These “kernels” of text are easier to embed and allow you to analyze the poem on a deep level.
- Include at least 2-3 devices. This is part of WILDS and can help you evaluate Tone (which is itself a device!). Any good analysis will identify and discuss a few devices simply due to the nature of analysis.
- If you use any source outside of your poem and the textbook, be sure to include a Works Cited page AND in-text citations.
We have had a great start to the year!
Please feel free to explore my website: It has course syllabuses, course outlines, and contact information. For students, it also has a number of helpful links, as well as assignment descriptions, readings (when available online), and handouts.
New this year:
Schoology.com tests, quizzes, and discussion make-up
Welcome, new students! Please take a few minutes to explore this website. You can find the syllabus and course information for your class on the class pages:
English III: AP Language & Composition
In the first week of school, you should also complete the Google Form and Schoology login as described on your class page.