#1 All Quiet on the Western Front- you have been doing a great job comparing All Quiet to the other texts- King Arthur, Tristan, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, but this week we just want to focus on our main text and make some good progress.
#2 Notebooks- we don't do what we do to be good sophomores. We do what we do so that we can be independent readers and writers. It is time to reflect on our year, make plans for the end of the year, and keep the most important notes that we need for the years to come. :)
Begin to type notes and organize notebook: 1st notebook check- 3/3-4.
Due this week: Boy in the Striped Pajamas- essay and packet
Plus First Knight notes (MLA): characters, comparison to Tristan and Isolde, comparison to All Quiet, symbols- Camelot, Round Table, King's burial. Did "being a hero" for their country make the world a better place for Bruno's father or Paul and his friends? How are these stories' messages (All Quiet on the Western Front, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Tristan and Isolde, and First Knight) the same or different?
All Quiet on the Western Front: You should start the week on page 29 and finish chapter 6 by Wednesday.
Heads up for the future: make sure that you have your symbol notes handy. We will be typing those too! We are going to start organizing our notebook for next year's English class and the close of this one. So far you have: How to Read, Literary Terms, and Symbol notes. :) Any 1-2" binder will do. Feel free to use what you have at home. :)
Period 3 and Period 4 & 6- Sophomore English
Junior Registration Due- Wednesday and Thursday- be prepared to go with your class.
Literary Terms Test #2- Wednesday and Thursday- before going to counseling for registration
Finish reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas- you have one more week to complete your packet
A.P. is a wonderful challenge for those who are ready for it, but it is a tough class whether you are ready or not. You should demonstrate an ease with the Sophomore curriculum, constantly achieving over 100%. I give out a lot of extra credit for amazing work, so there are always people with an A+ in the course. Also, be aware that you cannot switch out of the class, and that while students should always challenge themselves, your transcript grades are important too.
If you would like to know more about A.P., Ms. Bell is hosting both a sample test and discussion time. The preference is that students come in for a total of one hour:
half hour for the essay and half hour for the multiple choice.
The times for essays and multiple choice are as follows:
Thursday 2/18: 7-8:30 am and 12:25 -12:55
Friday 2/19: 7-8:30 am
Opportunity to talk with current AP students,
especially those who have come from CP classes the previous year.
Friday 2/19 at 12:25 - 12:55.
Class Averages: Period 3: 83.38% Period 4: 84.55% Period 6: 81.53%
46 People have an A+ to an A- in the three classes.
That is more than an entire class of students! Excellent job!
Most low grades are due to missing essays- that we wrote in class. If this is you, please type and submit to turnitin.com. Because they are two weeks late now, please let me know that you turned it in. Thank you. Remember that you can fix a poor essay and resubmit for up to a B. You will also have a chance to raise your grade on the lit. terms on February 17-18.
Classwork 2/5 and 2/9: watch the videos and take notes to add to your thoughts on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Homework: read, work on study guide, find two of your own articles from anytime period, about any country or peoples and annotate.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas packet due 2-25/26.
Study literary terms- Test: 2/17-18.