• AP English 12/Lit & Comp

    Welcome Back!

    I am excited to be starting the 4th Quarter with you! Our class may look a little different than what we are used to, but we will navigate our way through this change together. Here is some information you may find helpful.

    When we have live instructional sessions or small group meetings, they will be at the following times:

    AP Literature: 1:30-2:00 

    It is going to be very important that you check your PCPS gmail account and our Google Classroom at least once a day as these will be the primary ways that I will communicate with you during the 4th quarter.

    If you are not sure how to join or use Google Classroom or just need a quick refresher, please take a moment to watch this short video. How to Sign-in to Google Classroom and Access Materials

    I will have office hours all quarter where I will be available to help you or answer any questions you may have.

    My office hours will be daily from 10:00-11:00 AM

    Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions!

    April 15-17 Agenda

    โœ…Watch the video below, look over and check off tasks on the attached agenda (๐๐ฎ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐ƒ๐€๐˜)(PLEASE NOTE: The info. on the Google Meet in the video is WRONG because the the video was created before teachers were given their schedules. However, I will still be available at the time mentioned in the video AND at the time mentioned in this agenda if you need me!)
    โœ…Take Check-In Survey (due TODAY by 11:59 PM)
    โœ…Read Brave New World (if you haven't finished the book yet-- the whole book will be ๐๐ฎ๐ž ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ if you are not finished yet.)

    โœ…Catch up on reading!
    โœ…If you are done, you have the option to work on the extra credit opportunities posted that will prepare you for the AP Exam.

    โœ…Catch up on reading and take the norms and procedures survey (attached).
    โœ…If you are done, you have the option to work on the extra credit opportunities posted that will prepare you for the AP Exam.
    ๐Ÿ™‹‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹‍โ™‚๏ธZOOM session to discuss the book and check understanding @ 11:00-12:00 AM๐Ÿ™‹‍โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ™‹‍โ™‚๏ธ

    Welcome to AP English 12/Lit & Comp. 

    This course is meant to prepare you not only for the AP Literature Exam, but also for collegiate and post-collegiate life.  It will introduce you to noteworthy literature, as well as develop  your writing and critical thinking skills. In this class, we will investigate how writers approach literature (as a tool for social change, as a form of escapism, etc.)  and how they strategically use language to create engaging, meaningful works. We will also step into the shoes of these creators and explore how we ourselves can express ourselves in an effective and cogent manner in a variety of creative, academic, and business settings.

    Classroom instruction will be built around a variety of conceptual learning units  built around the 5 C’s of an ideal graduate: critical thinking, creativity, citizenship, collaboration, and communication. Over the course of the year, we will have a variety of traditional and project-based units where students will work with teams to set norms, create products related to the conceptual units listed below, delve deeper into the meaning of literary texts, and make connections between content and their lives. There will be at least one writing assignment (if not more) embedded into each unit. Expect to be reading 20-30 pages per night this upcoming year. You will receive a reading schedule at the beginning of each unit so that you will be able to plan accordingly.

    Students should check Google Classroom for the latest information about upcoming assignments and/or tests.