Welcome back everyone. There are very few classes left before the end of the year - it'll be important that you all stay focused and on track as we move toward the end of the year. Here we go with your reminders and notes for tonight.
AP English III:
Students, there are approximately ten classes left before your AP English Language and Composition exam. Don't freak out! We'll work on building in some review as we work through our final text The Things They Carried. What you need to do tonight is finish reading the story "The Things They Carried" - as you read remember that you need to annotate heavily: look for motifs, symbols, and characters. Remember to really pay attention to the characters and keep track of where they are, how they're connected to others, and if they're alive or dead.
Don't forget that your motif projects are due on Thursday/Friday. Be ready and prepared. I've appreciated the fact that many of you have asked for outside help with this. Keep coming and asking questions if needed.
Tonight for homework you all are going to read four poems by four very significant female authors in our textbook. Remember that you can use the online textbook or paper textbook for this assignment. Not having a textbook is not an excuse. You need to check one out or get this assignment done during lunch. No excuses for not doing homework in the fourth nine weeks!
So - the assignment is as follows. On pages 409 and 410 you will read "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou and "Daily" by Naomi Shibab Nye - then answer questions 3, 4, and 5 about these poems. On page 448 you'll read "Women" by Alice Walker and then on page 449 you'll answer questions 4 and 7. Lastly, on page 461 you'll read "The Courage That My Mother Had" by Edna St. Vincent Millay and on page 462 answer questions 4, 5, and 6.
When you answer these questions be sure that you answer all parts of the questions and answer in a three to four sentence paragraph. This homework assignment needs to be turned in to the homework box or to me before 7:30 on Thursday/Friday. And don't forget your movie reviews are due on Thursday/Friday, make sure you turn in your rough and final drafts.