Tuesday, April 28, 2009

a note from Ms. Karamcheti ...

Good Afternoon,

I will be conducting an AP Pre-Administration Session for all students enrolled in an AP course on Thursday, April 30th @ 2:15pm in Cafe B. The purpose of this session to to have students fill out their Student Handbook, Student Survey, and Initial Answer Sheet prior to actual exam administration. This should save on time and confusion during each AP test window.

Please notify students in your AP courses over the next few days. Attendance at this workshop is MANDATORY.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Agenda for week of 4.27.09

Monday, April 27th, 2009. Day 2:
In class: SLD, Volume 3
Homework Due: Prep for SLD, chapter questions.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009. Day 1:
In class: SLD, Volume 3
Homework Due: Blog post (see previous post.)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009. Day 7:
In class: Question 3 Style prompt on Independent Reading Book. APE rubric
Homework Due: Independent Reading Assignment: most of you chose post-its or d.j.s
.
Thursday, April 30th, 2009. Day 6:
In class: SLD, Sadoff, Dianne F, "The Father, Castration, and Female Fantasy in Jane Eyre." (518-534)
Homework Due: read and post-it: Sadoff, Dianne F, "The Father, Castration, and Female Fantasy in Jane Eyre." (518-534).

Friday, May 1st, 2009. Day 5:
In class: Tie up loose ends, AP Prep, TBA.

Final Blog Post for JANE EYRE

Due: Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m.

Scoring Guide: APE rubric

Late work for Major Assignments & Notebooks will have a letter grade deducted for every day late.

In full disclosure, I did not come up with these topics, but I do like them. I would cite or reference this, but I don’t know from where they came.

These are prompts, meant to prompt you to make some interesting and (provable with text) assertions:

When Jane returns to Rochester she finds him blind and the house burnt down. Has Rochester has changed and learnt from this experience? Consider chapter 37 “Jane! You think me, I dare say, an irreligious dog. . .”.

  • Do you feel that it is only now that Jane and Rochester can be equal? Does his blindness and reliance on her negate her social inferiority, or is that too harsh a view of their relationship?
  • What, in the final chapter, do we learn from their marriage? Does it represent fulfillment to both characters or is it the marriage still balancing of opposite values?
  • Why does the novel end with the reference to St. John Rivers, rather than to herself and Rochester?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Blog 'passage explication' on one paragraph in Volume 1

Blog 'passage explication' on one paragraph in Volume 1 of Jane Eyre. Reference APE rubric and passage explication handout if needed.

You can replace the above phrase 'one paragraph' with 'half a page' if that helps you.

Post in this comment stream by noon, April 14th, 2009.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Creating a paired poem prompt:

  • You may not choose the same poem as one of your classmates. You will post in this blog's comment stream when you find a poem on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Please familiarize yourself with the prompts given online at the AP Central site in order to most effectively complete this assignment.

For this assignment, you are to find a 'Romantic Era' Poem to match with “It’s a Woman’s World” by Eavan Boland. It is due on Thursday, April 16th, 2009. Day 4: (as you walk in to class.)

Details of Assignment: 50 %

  • 10—Exceeds expectations with exemplary work
  • 9—Meets expectations
  • 8—Mostly meets expectations
  • 7—Somewhat meets expectations
  • 6—Shows evidence of trying to meet expectations
  • 5—Does not show evidence of trying to meet expectations

Selection of the poems makes for a compelling, interesting, and insightful match that allows for a range of essays to be crafted.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5

Prompt is written in a way that allows for a range of essays to be crafted.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5

Looks like an AP prompt, with all the same directions and layout.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5

Introductory information and / or footnotes are provided to allow for a range of essays to be crafted.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5

Error free in mechanics, punctuation, spelling and grammar.

10, 9, 8,7, 6, 5



Meta-cognitive 50%

  • 1000 words minimum
  • graded on the Open Response Rubric.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5


Post your poem choice here in this comment stream on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Jane Eyre Packet

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Agenda for week of 4.13.09

Monday, April 13th, 2009. Day 7:

  • In class: SLD, Volume 1, Preface – Volume 1, Chapter 15 (pgs. 17 – 156)
  • Homework Due: Prep for SLD, chapter questions.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009. Day 6:

  • In class: SLD, Volume 1, Preface – Volume 1, Chapter 15 (pgs. 17 – 156)
  • Homework Due: Prep for SLD, chapters 10 – 15, Romanticism, Byronic Hero, Gothic.
  • Homework Due: See notes about Notebook entries.
  • Homework Due: Blog passage explication on one paragraph in Volume 1.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. Day 5:

  • In class: SLD, Volume 2, Chapter 16 – Volume 2, Chapter 26 (pgs. 157 – 293)
  • Homework Due: Prep for SLD, Group of Prompts.

Thursday, April 16th, 2009. Day 4:

  • In class: SLD, Volume 2, Chapter 16 – Volume 2, Chapter 26 (pgs. 157 – 293)
  • Homework Due: Prep for SLD, Group of Prompts.
  • Homework Due: See notes about Notebook entries.
  • Create Paired-Poetry AP Prompt with Romantic Era Poem (with meta.)

Friday, April 17th, 2009. Day 3: No class due to rotation.

April 18th – April 26th: April Vacation:

Agenda for week of 4.6.09

Monday, April 6th, 2009. Day 4:

  • In class: Agenda Update, Independent Reading Choices & Assignment, Jane Eyre Reading Schedule, etc.
  • Homework Due: (you have plenty due next week)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009. Day 3: No class due to rotation.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009. Day 2:

  • In class: “It’s a Woman’s World” by Eavan Boland
  • Homework Due: (you have plenty due next week)

Thursday, April 9th, 2009. Day 1:

  • In class: In-class essay practice, graded
  • Homework Due: (you have plenty due next week) but post book choice (below) and review APE Scoring guide.

Friday, April 10th, 2009. No School. Good Friday.

Please Post Your Independent Reading Book

Self Portrait in Back Seat, Los Angeles
Zak Smith


Post your book title and your assignment by April 9th @ noon (to be completed by April 29th, 2009).

4TH QUARTER SCHEDULE & AGENDA (4.6.09 – 5.7.09)


GEORGE HERMS
Aries
1965
Assemblage
24 x 22 x 8 7/8 inches
61 x 55.9 x 22.5 cm



A couple points before you look at the assignment breakdowns for the rest of the quarter.



  1. Late work for Major Assignments & Notebooks will have a letter grade deducted for every day late. No exceptions. Late ‘Homework’ will not be accepted. No exceptions.
  2. If you miss class, you will receive a zero for SLDs. If it is an excused absence, you may complete a passage explication assignment (graded on the AP rubric) on the day you return to class. Late work will not be accepted.

Jane Eyre Notebook: 15 %

  • Collected on May 8th, the day after AP Exam. Please keep updated on this.

Student-Led Discussions SLDs: 15 %

  • SLDs and Notebook are how you will be graded (mostly) on Jane Eyre. Consult Rubric for SLD again. I want to grade you more on the depth of close reading analysis. I will be varying how SLD is run to involve (force) more of you to speak.

In-Class Writing Prompts: 15 %

  • April 9th, April 29th

Homework: 15 %

  • Independent Reading Assignment (TBA) 5%
  • Blog Posts (2 for Jane Eyre) 5%
  • AP Test Prep 5%

Major Assignments: 40 %

  • Create paired poetry assignment (Romantic Era w/ “It’s a Woman’s World”) with meta. Due April 16th.
  • Option Assignment—this does not mean optional, it means you will have choices. Due May 4th.
    1. Create paired poetry assignment (two poems from similar eras) with meta.
    2. Attend and review poetry reading and / or panel discussion and / or lecture and write review (publish somewhere) with meta. Must pass with me in advance. I know of some readings coming up.
    3. John Wieners and Munch research Assignment with meta.
    4. Create AP multiple choice for poetry or passage with meta.
  • A ‘couple-two-three’ things after AP Exam (with a little more creative flair.)

Last Day of Classes May 21st.



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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

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and welcome to the last quarter of high school literature.