Click here to get to the ACT Test Prep page.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and find the box, “Practice for Each Subject” in the bottom right. Click on English.
Begin the test. You will have the class period to work–this test is allotted 45 minutes on the real test.
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:
AP Lang: You are missing a piece of your prompt due to a printing error on my part. Here it is. There is also a new Quizlet for this week, as you saw in class.
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 IV: British Literature and Mythology
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.