Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Answering questions regarding tomorrow's Candide reading quiz
Examining UC Personal Insights Questions
Analyze a poem using TPS-FAST: Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Boy Died in My Alley"

HW: Bring draft of two UC Personal Insight Questions or one longer college essay (e.g., Common App or particular university's prompt)

Monday, August 29, 2016


Today's PPT - review syllabus quiz, then practice Escalating Questions technique for discussing How It Went Down

CORRECTION TO SYLLABUS: The AP Exam in Literature and Composition will be given on May 3, 2017. Please update your syllabus to reflect this date!

HW: Review Candide for Wednesday's reading quiz.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Class Ethics
Share explanation of your core value
Create class ethics and share
Turn in values one-pager

Google Form for period 5 class ethics

Google Form for period 6 class ethics

HW: Respond to Google Form if you did not respond in class. Bring How It Went Down if you have a copy. Candide reading quiz early next week.

Monday, August 22, 2016


Welcome Back!
Daily Agenda
Complete Senior Student Information Form
First Day Letter for Students and Parents
Optional Parent Homework Assignment: Parents, please feel free to email your response to me!

Create a tree map - classify Values, Morals, and Ethics and discuss examples and non-examples to arrive at clearer definitions of these concepts
Tree Maps we made
Values Packet - select 5 core values and write them on the blank side of your index card. Be prepared to share tomorrow.

HW: Catch up on or review readings as necessary: we'll work with How It Went Down this week and start on excerpts from the Bible next week!