Category Archives: AP English Literature and Composition

These posts are for students in my AP English Literature and Composition class.

The horror! The horror!

Today, on our last day together, students picked up and paid for t-shirts that Lauren Tibbs designed just for us! If you didn’t get yours (and you signed up to buy one) get in touch with Lauren! Congratulations, Seniors!

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Apples to Apples?

Announcements: If you signed up to get an AP shirt from Lauren Tibbs, bring me your $$ tomorrow! Shirts are in, and they are AWESOME!

Activity: I collected books (Heart of Darkness) from students who had not yet turned them in, and students played Apples to Apples — probably my favorite game ever!

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Final Finals

Announcements: If you or someone you know wants to go to Europe (London, Paris, Florence, Rome) with a group of Dixie and Scott students next summer, let me know!

Activity: Students who were signed up to present final papers today did so! Great start! The following students were signed up for today . . .

  • Cory Schulkers
  • Laysha Smith
  • Will Kistler
  • Adam Dewey
  • Amanda Bruemmer
  • McKenzie Baker
  • Dennis Drew

We’re done! Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll wrap up our year, but there are no more grades!

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Goodbye Seniors

Announcements: If you or someone you know wants to go to Europe (London, Paris, Florence, Rome) with a group of Dixie and Scott students next summer, let me know!

Activity: Students who were signed up to present final papers today did so! Great start! The following students were signed up for today . . .

  • Kelsey
  • Rachael
  • AJ Ryan
  • Theron
  • Alex
  • Calvin
  • James
  • Jordan

Homework: If you haven’t yet presented your final, check the Heart of Darkness Essay Assignment Sheet. Be prepared by sending your paper to Turnitin!

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Paper Presentations

Announcements: Students who want t-shirts for AP English (probably reading “The horror! The horror!”) need to give sizes to Lauren Tibbs.

Activity: Students who were signed up to present final papers today did so! Great start! The following students were signed up for today . . .

  • Sophie
  • MacKenzie
  • Sarah
  • Lauren
  • Jennifer
  • Jaclyn
  • Quentin
  • Macey
  • Jordan

Homework: If you haven’t yet presented your final, check the Heart of Darkness Essay Assignment Sheet. Be prepared by sending your paper to Turnitin!

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Sign-up

Announcements: Please remember the following.

Activity: Students spent class time discussing how to be prepared to give the final exam. If you weren’t here, review your assignment sheet and check with a classmate to make sure you’re up to speed.

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Drafting, Day 2

Announcements: Juniors, if you live in a household where the total income is $50,000 or less, and you plan on going to college, please shoot me an email. You may be eligible for a sweet scholarship!

Activity: Students worked on rough drafts (due tonight on Turnitin) of the Heart of Darkness essay. As students worked, I passed around a sign-up sheet with several reminders for the day of your reading/presentation . . .

  • Make sure you have submitted both your rough and final drafts to Turnitin.
  • Have two hard copies of your paper on the day you read.
  • Be prepared to field some questions and defend your thesis.
  • If you are certain that you are exempt, sign up anyway and bring (instead of your paper) your printed progress report, indicating the following.
    • no “0” grades.
    • 89% or higher.
    • fewer than 3 excused absences, and no unexcused absences.
  • Snacks? Maybe bring us snacks? Everyone likes snacks.

Homework: Have rough drafts in by midnight tonight — according to your Heart of Darkness Essay Assignment Sheet.

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