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WOHS Pre-AP/AP Summer Reading Assignments

9th Grade-

  • The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi  
  • House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

10th Grade-

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Email Mrs. Shellhorse for information on additional assignments.  [email protected]

11th Grade-

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Email Mrs. Sims for information on additional assignments. [email protected]

12th Grade-

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  • Email Mrs. Noble for information on additional assignments. [email protected]

Plans for the Week of May 21-23

**Final Exams Week**

Monday-

Study Hall, 4th, 5th

Tuesday-

1st, 2nd, 3rd

Wednesday-

6th, 7th, 8th

Plans for the Week of May 14-18

English III

Monday- Read final chapters of The Things They Carried

Tuesday- Test Review

Wednesday- Final Test over The Things They Carried

Thursday-Scholastic Assembly

Friday- Flashcards for SAT 10 Due!

 

AP English III

Monday- AP Exam Preparations; SAT Vocabulary 10 Flashcards

Tuesday- AP Exam Review

Wednesday- AP Exam

Thursday- Scholastic Assembly

Friday- Flashcards due and SAT Vocabulary 10 Test

Plans for the Week of May 7-11

AP English III

Monday- Analyze and debate opposing sides to 4 given AP Argument Essay prompts. Discuss structure and expectation of AP Essay.

Tuesday- Read, “How to Tell a True Story” from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien; identify rhetorical devices and author’s purpose

Wednesday- US History EOC

Thursday- Read excerpt from The Nam Within by Leonard Reese (guest speaker for Friday); compare writing styles with O’Brien

Friday- Guest speaker, Vietnam War veteran, Leonard Reese will be sharing his experience with the students.

 

English III

Monday- Read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Tuesday- Brainstorm for good questions for our guest speaker; read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Wednesday- US History EOC

Thursday- Read excerpt from The Nam Within by Leonard Reese (guest speaker for Friday); compare writing styles with O’Brien

Friday- Guest speaker, Vietnam War veteran, Leonard Reese will be sharing his experience with the students.

 

Plans for the Week of April 16-20

AP English III

Monday-Evaluate released synthesis AP essays: in groups, state what you believe to be the prompt then score each essay using the AP scoring guide rubric

Tuesday- Evaluate released synthesis AP essays: share each group’s scores and rationale then compare to the actual AP scores and rationale

Wednesday- Synthesis Essay #2: Analyze an AP Synthesis Essay Prompt and 8 sources on that given prompt. Form your thesis (claim) and main points, then annotate sources (think about SOAPSTONE and bias) and quotes you will use to support your claim.

Thursday- Synthesis Essay Timed Writing: Using yesterday’s prompt and sources, write your synthesis essay

Friday- Peer Review of Synthesis Essays; using the AP rubric, evaluate peer essays with rationale from the scoring guide

English III

Monday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Tuesday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Wednesday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Thursday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Friday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Plans for the Week of March 26-30

AP English III

Monday- SAT Vocabulary Test #9

Tuesday- Synthesis Essay Lesson 1: Synthesis defined, analyze sources, predict prompt

Wednesday- Synthesis Essay Lesson 2: Breaking Down the Prompt: Deconstruct a synthesis prompt. Respond to given questions about the prompt. Use cold released prompts to answser these four questions to get used to the process.

Thursday- Synthesis Essay Lesson 3: Conversing with the Sources: learn how to “converse with an author in order to make decisions about using his or her source material.

Friday- Good Friday Holiday!

 

English III

Monday- SAT Vocabulary Test #9

Tuesday- Grammar Review: Parts of speech

Wednesday- Grammar Review: Parts of speech

Thursday- Grammar Review: Capitalization/Punctuation; Grammar Mini-quiz

Plans for the Week of February 26-March 2

English III

Monday- Read Chapters 7 of The Great Gatsby

Tuesday- Finish Chapter 7/Begin Chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE DAY!; morning classes will read Chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby

Thursday- Read Chapter 9 of The Great Gatsby

Friday- Finish Chapter 9 of The Great Gatsby; Color Symbolism Activity

AP English III

Monday- Review AP M/C Q’s Set #3 (excerpts from Churchill, Austen, Boehner, G.K. Chesterton, Susan B. Anthony)

Tuesday- AP Multiple Choice Set #4: Analyze rhetorical devices, syntax, and diction of the following excerpts: “Sincerity” by A.C. Benson, “Coddling in Education” by Henry Seidel Candy, “Is Polite Society Polite?” by Julia Ward Howe, “Letters from Catherine, Queen of England, to her husband, King Henry VII” by Catherine of Aragon

Wednesday- EARLY RELASE DAY!; Finish Set #4 in class. This set of questions will be used for bonus points for tomorrow’s test.

Thursday/Friday- AP M/C Test over analyzing rhetorical devices, syntax, and diction of the following excerpts: “Equality and Partnership” by Benazir Bhutto, “Wellesley College Commencement Speech, 1969” by Hillary Rodham (Clinton), “Dangers of the Hour” by Matilda Joslyn Gage, “Letter to Mrs. Bixby” by President Abraham Lincoln

Plans for the Week of February 19-23

AP English III

Monday- AP M/C Passage practice set #1: analyze rhetorical devices/syntax for excerpts from “Solitude not Eligible” by Samuel Johnson, “Reading and Writing” by Yoshida Kenko, “The Great Spirit” by Zitkala-Sa, “Hygiene and Sentiment” by Mark Twain, “Crabbed Age and Youth” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday- AP M/C Passage practice set #1 (continued)

Wednesday- AP M/C Passage practice set #2: analyzing footnotes and in-text citations of various documentation styles

Thursday- AP M/C Passage practice set #3: analyze rhetorical devices/syntax for excerpts from “On Lying in Bed” by G.K. Chesterton, Speaker Boehner speech, Winston Churchill Speech of June 4, 1940, Susan B. Anthony’s “Women’s Right to Vote” speech, Jane Austen’s “Letter to Her Sister Cassandra Austen”

Friday- AP M/C Passage practice set #3 (continued) DUE MONDAY FOR A GRADE!

 

English III

Monday- Friday: Read Chapters 3,  4, and 5 in The Great Gatsby

Plans for the Week of February 5-9

Monday- Introduce the Modern Literary Era; Biography over F. Scott Fitzgerald; notes in journal over both

Tuesday- Introduction to the “Roaring 20’s” (video and discussion)

Wednesday- Begin reading Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald

Thursday- Finish reading Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby

Friday- Chapter 1 close reading; study questions sheet (we will work through this as a class); begin reading  Chapter 2.

 

AP

Monday- Diagnostic Multiple Choice AP Passage #1

Tuesday- Discuss and analyze results from yesterday’s diagnostic;  Diagnostic M/C AP Passage #2

Wednesday- Diagnostic M/C AP Passage #3; chart results on M/C table in your notebooks

Thursday & Friday- New M/C AP passage with answers provided; students will justify or explain why the correct answers are correct.  These justifications are due on Friday!

Plans for the Week of January 29-February 2

Monday-

Finish reading, “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Formative Assessment of SAT Vocabulary

Tuesday-

Raven sculpture projects are due! (See Google classroom for full description of project); Presentations of projects

Wednesday-

SAT Vocabulary Test 8

Thursday-

“Fall of the House of Usher” symbolism and imagery assignments

Friday-

Finish “Fall of the House of Usher” symbolism and imagery assignments

 

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