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Syllabus-English 4 AP Lit & Comp--
Letters of Recommendation
Links for Eng 4 AP Lit & Comp
What should I bring to class?
Handouts for Students
Cornell Notes Template
Teacher's Schedule
Grammar Quizzes
Power Point MLA Formatting
Kite Runner Schema PPT.
AP Calendar 2013-14
College Writing Calendar 2013-2014
College Writing Syllabus



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AP Lit & Comp Calendar

August 2011

 

 

 

Sunday

Monday

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Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way Central

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Teacher's Institute

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First Day of School
Meet your learning partner.

Literary Terms:  Define for homework
Begin  Partner Assignment

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Test:  Literary Devices.
Distribute DiYanni text
Last minute partner questions...Presentations introducing Learning Partner begin Mon.

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Learning Partner presentations

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Lit terms test review:  Test 2 tomorrow
Intro Hamlet

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Begin reading Hamlet
Lit Terms test 2 today

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Lit terms review

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Discuss Shakespeare's setting and characters

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Diagnostic writig assignment:  The college essay
Hamlet Act One scene  iv.

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Hamlet Act One scene v.

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Hamlet
AP Multiple choice questions for Act One.

Close analysis essay assigned today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2011

 

 

Sunday

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Hamlet...View Act One

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Hamlet...
Assign Close Analysis over Claudius' speech.  Thesis due today

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No School - Holiday
District-Wide Event

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Act Two Hamlet

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Close analysisDue today!
Act Two Hamlet

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Act Two Hamlet and view

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Act I-II Hamlet quiz today.

Brainstorm College Essay assignments...Essays due ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!

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Poetry Monday
Read chapter 7 "Reading Poems" pp 524-535 in DiYanni text and chapter 8 in DiYanni "Types of Poetry" pp 536-539.  Be sure to take two column notes.

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Act III Hamlet

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Act III Hamlet

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View Act III

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College Essays due today!  Essays must be typed.

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Poetry Monday Read and take notes from DiYanni chapter 9 pp. 540-562. 

tone, dramatic monologue, denotation,
connotation, elision, imagery

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Finish Hamlet Act III

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Act IV Hamlet and in-class AP MC questions

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Hamlet Act IV

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Group discussion of college essays.

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Poetry Monday:  Read and take notes pp. 563-590 in DiYanni.  Include: Hyperbole, synecdoche, metonymy, personification, metaphor, simile, symbol allegory, syntax, inversion, end and internal rhyme, alliteration, and assonance.

EXAMPLES NEEDED FOR EACH.

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View Act IV Hamlet

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 Quiz: Act III-IV of Hamlet

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Read Act V of Hamlet  AP questions Act V Hamlet

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Finish reading Act V of Hamlet.

*****All DiYanni notes are due on Monday*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2011

 

Sunday

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DiYanni notes dueWednesday over pp. 590-609. Include Rhythm, meter, foot, iamb, trochee, anapest, dactyl, spondee, pyrrhic, enjambed, sonnet, closed and open form, quatrain, couplet, octave, and sestet..Finish the film.

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Hamlet Timed Writing today...Be prepared to write for the entire period.

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Dramatic scene interpretations (groups)

Turn in DiYanni notes today

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Dramatic scene interpretations (groups)

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Group Presentations

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No School - Holiday

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Bring How to Read Literature Like a Professor today.

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Early Release today...

Begin another
timed writing assignment...This will be on a piece you have NOT seen before.

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Finish timed writing.

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End of the 1st quarter.
Critique Timed Writings.

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No School - Institute

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Delayed Start today.
Begin Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

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R & G.....

Begin reading The Kite Runner out of class

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R & G.....

The Kite Runner out of class

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R & G.....

Group paper

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R & G.....

Group paper

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R & G.....

paper due today & presentations

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Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2011

 

 

Sunday

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Present model of poetry analysis

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Timed writing:  poetry

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Timed writing:  poetry

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No School

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Poetry MC questions

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Last poetry timed writing

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Conferencing on timed writings

POETRY TIMED WRITING FINAL DRAFT DUE MONDAY!!

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Parent Teacher Converences
District-Wide Event

Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way Central

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No School - Holiday
District-Wide Event

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Poetry Timed Writing due today. 
Existenstialist Packet
quiz tomorrow.

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Metamorphosis Part I
Assign The Kite Runner ch 1-10 for Monday Nov 21.

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Metamorphosis Part II

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Metamorphosis Part III

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Socratic Seminar "The Metamorphosis"

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Kite Runner
ch 1-10 discussion

Assign ch 11-18 for Nov 28th

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Kite Runner

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Early Release

Socratic Seminar on Kite Runner

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No School - Holiday
District-Wide Event

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No School - Holiday
District-Wide Event

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Kite Runner
ch 11-18 due.
Assign ch 19-25 for Dec 5th

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Kite Runner

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Kite Runner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2011

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Sunday

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Kite Runner

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Kite Runner

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MIP Close Analysis & Final Work with partner

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Presentations

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Presentations

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Presentations

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Presentations

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Readings for final exam

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Delayed Start

Readings for Final Exam  

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Power point on the open question

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Writing Workshop:  Open question

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Writing Workship: Open Question

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Open Question Essay in class

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Final Exams
Periods 0, 1, & 2

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Final Exams Periods 3, 4, & 5

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Final Exams Periods6 & 7 

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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January 2012

 

 

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Winter Break
District-Wide Event

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Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way Central

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No School - Holiday
District-Wide Event

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Delayed Start
District-Wide Event

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Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way East

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Early Release
District-Wide Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2012

 

 

 

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Early Release
District-Wide Event

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Early Release
District-Wide Event

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Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way Central

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Practice Test & How to Read Lit like Prof ch 26

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Delayed Start
District-Wide Event
Sample Open questions essay.
Begin AP questions

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Seminar and Notes on schools of criticism due

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Awakening quiz ch 12-25

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AP Awakening questions 1-31

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No School - Holiday
District-Wide Event

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Final Seminar on the Awakening
Notes due

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Awakening Test today with Vocab

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Partner Assginment begins today for the Awakening

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Partner Assginment

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Final day for working with partner

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Presentations begin today

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Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2012

 

 

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No School - Holiday
District-Wide Event

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End of 3rd Quarter
District-Wide Event

Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way Central

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Teacher Institute - No School
District-Wide Event

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Asset Faire @ East
District-Wide Event

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Delayed Start
District-Wide Event

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Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way North

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Artworks @ East
District-Wide Event

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April 2012

 

 

 

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Early Release
District-Wide Event

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Spring Break
District-Wide Event

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Spring Break
District-Wide Event

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Spring Break
District-Wide Event

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Spring Break
District-Wide Event

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Spring Break
District-Wide Event

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Spring Break
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Early Release
District-Wide Event

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Early Release
District-Wide Event

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Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way Central

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May 2012

 

 

 

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Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way Central

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Finals
District-Wide Event

Board Meeting
Lincoln-Way East

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Finals
District-Wide Event

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No School - Holiday
District-Wide Event

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Finals
District-Wide Event

End of Semester
District-Wide Event

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End of School Year
District-Wide Event

Institute
District-Wide Event

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Graduation - Central
Lincoln-Way Central

 

 

 


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