Today we did a lot of good work in class including our first major unit test and then drafting for our "This I Believe" essays. I think that many of you have a good idea of what you'll be doing for these essays now - remember that we're investigating a belief that is important and explaining what it means and where we got the belief from.
Over the weekend, keep thinking about your belief. Next week we'll be writing in the computer lab for these writing assignments.
AP English III
Today in class we began our discussion of The Crucible and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by discussing allegory, 1950's America, McCarthyism, and Soviet Labor Camps. Quite the mix of ideas. We also finished working through our sample argumentative prompt, so our first timed writing will be coming soon!
For the weekend, there are a few things to accomplish.
- Assemble your draft pack in your envelope. Be sure that you have your outlines, rough draft from peer editing, and final draft with cover sheet and rubric.
- Begin reading and annotating The Crucible. I have copies in my room that you can check out. Remember that you should have Act I read by Wednesday.
- Read and annotate "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry G-d" for class on Monday. From it, understand how Puritans conceptualized G-d. By knowing this, you'll really understand how they viewed the whole world.
As always, if you have questions, let me know!