I collected and checked part 2 of the independent novels today. While I was checking these, students completed a journal reflection at the midpoint of their novels by typing them in a Goode Doc. Then everyone signed up for Google Classroom and completed a second assignment that required a little bit of research into the writing and setting of their novels. Students worked on these for about 30 minutes, and some were able to finish and turn both in attached to the same Classroom assignment before leaving. Then we watched and annotated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, looking particularly for tone. Homework: finish the Classroom assignment if you didn’t get it done in class, due Thursday; read part 3 in your novel, due Monday.
AP English Language & Composition
College professors frequently lament the poor writing skills of the students who enter their classrooms, particularly straight out of high school. This course is designed to help you succeed in not only a freshman composition course, but in college altogether. Students will learn to think critically, read analytically, and communicate with clarity and confidence.
While students may earn college credit if they receive a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP English Language and Composition Exam (depending on their chosen college), the ultimate goal of this course is to prepare students for the rigors of college writing.