Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lit Analysis Mindmap

Today, I led all three periods in a brainstorm of all the books we've read in all our English classes -- all the way back to freshman year. You know, those stories that are sitting in the back of your brain, on which you probably couldn't sit down and write an essay cold right this minute, but maybe if you read one or two literature analyses to refresh your memory, you just might be able to. As of now (Wednesday, 6:18 pm) this is still a work in progress, but if you see it now, that means you can see it updated in real time! You can find the list of books from previous classes if you scroll directly up from center. Click here to see the mindmap in all its fullscreen glory, or check out the preview below. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 3

Since today was an early out, the only things we had time for were the journal and a quiz on lit terms list 4. Tonight, we need to read the Wikipedia article for Catch-22. That's all 'till next time, folks!

Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27

As usual, we started of with a journal. After the journal, we took our literature terms test and graded the tests. After, we talked about the homework and the assignments due this week.
REMINDER: Literarure terms (List #4) is due this Friday (Jan 31st).
Literature analysis #1 is also due this Friday (Jan 31st).
Make sure to watch Dr. Tony William's lecture and take notes and post them to your blog.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 21

Today, we wrote an in-class essay on the St. Crispin's Day speech, which doubled as a lit terms quiz. It took the entire period, so that's about it for today!

Monday, January 20, 2014

January 15-17

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were filled mostly with St. Crispin's Day speeches. If you feel like you could do better on your recitation if you had a second chance, feel free to record yourself reciting it and post to your blog. Also, even if you never got the speech memorized totally, make sure you know it well enough to write an essay about it on Tuesday! To learn about the context of the speech, see here; to learn about how the essay (and more importantly the AP exam) will be graded, see here.

Reminder: the first Literature Analysis of the semester is due at the end of next week (1/31) — make sure you're working on it now so you don't have to mad dash Thursday night!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14

In order to prepare for our St. Crispin's Day Speech, we were given a free day to work on memorizing the speech, journals, literary terms, or whatever else we needed to work on.

Monday, January 13, 2014

January 13

Today, we did a lit terms test. Aaaaaaaaaand that's about it. Early outs for the win and/or lose (depending on your opinion, let's just make this as ambiguous as possible so everyone agrees with me)

BTdubs: as we're nearing the AP Exam in May, it would probably be smart for us (as individuals and as a class) to focus on literature analysis books that have been used often on the AP exam to ensure ourselves the best chance possible of having the perfect book to write about for any given prompt. Lucky for us, Maddi has a good idea of each period going over one of the top 3 books as a class. What do y'all think?

P.S. Wanna know who's read what? Check it out!