Here are your reminders as we move forward into May!
AP English III:
Tonight for homework I want you to continue with your reading of The Things They Carried by reading "The Man I Killed". It's a relatively short story, but there's a lot of really dense meaning packed within a few short paragraphs. Read it carefully and annotate it heavily as we'll be working through this piece on Tuesday. Also, you should begin to prepare yourself for a Synthesis timed writing soon. I don't think it's going to be on Tuesday because I think we have a few other things to work on for Tuesday, so it'll most likely happen on Thursday/Friday. Review synthesis, argumentation, and analysis. Start studying and preparing for your AP Exam which is coming up a lot sooner than you may think.
Also, on the subject of the exam, start working on your rhetorical vocabulary. I've found this site and this one which has commonly used rhetorical devices on the AP Exam. Most of them we've gone over in class, some we haven't (can't teach everything) - If you're starting to ramp up your studying I'd use this site as a resource to see what you know and what you don't. Focus on those new terms to get stronger at multiple choice!
At this point everyone has their progress reports! We will finish the poetry quiz on Tuesday/Wednesday by looking at and completing the short answer questions. Over the weekend I would like for you to put forth a lot of effort on your poetry projects as well as your extra credit projects. For the extra credit projects you need to answer question number 11, and then either 12 OR 13. Remember to keep all of your journals together. These extra credit projects will be due in approximately two weeks.
For the poetry projects I would like to set you the goal that you get one of your writing pieces done this weekend. Remember especially with the continuation that you need to follow to the letter the original poem's format and content. I'll be looking closely to make sure you do this.
Oh, and lastly, girls in the dance concert - amazing work on Friday night. It was great seeing so many of you on stage having fun and dancing beautifully. Enjoy the weekend!