• AP English IV
    Summer Reading:  Cry the Beloved Country 
     

    The goal of AP English IV is for each student to increase and refine individual communication skills and to prepare for the AP English Literature and Composition exam. Students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions on a regular basis.  Students edit these compositions for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English, resulting in the production of final, error-free papers.  Students practice all forms of writing, including logical arguments, expressions of opinion, and personal forms of writing like responses to literature, reflective essays, and autobiographical narratives. Students learn and use SAT vocabulary words, read extensively in multiple genres from world literature such as selected short stories, dramas, novels, and poetry originally written in English or translated into English. Texts of literature include Hamlet, Beowulf, The Things They Carried, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Poisonwood Bible, Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and A Play.  Students not only learn literary forms and terms associated with selections being read, but they interpret the possible influences of the historical context on literary works.  


    Helpful Links:
    AP Novels List  
    Google Classroom Code:  7tiax51  
     
    Key:
    Poetry
    Vocabulary
    Quizzes
    Tests/Major Grades 

     
  • 2nd 9-weeks

     

    Book Talks:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0945AAAC2BA2FB6-2nd9weeks3 

    1st 3-weeks

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Week of

    October 16th-20th

    1.     Sad Poem

    2.   Prospectus Due

    3.    Read Beowulf 1-702

    4.    Research

     

    1.     Dead Bird

    2.    Quiz #1 (1-702)

    3.    Read Beowulf Lines 702-1299)

    4.    Beowulf Discussion

    5.    Book Review

    6.    Research

     

    1.   Poetry re-work

    2.    Quiz #2 (702-1299)

    3.   Review Beowulf

    4.  Look at Prospectus  

    5.  Read Beowulf 2200-3182

    Week of

    October 23rd-27th

     

    1.    My Autumn Leaves

    2.    Quiz #3 (2200-3182)

    3.    Discuss Beowulf and our table

     

    1.     Loves Good Morrow

    2.    Work on Hero’s Journey in Class

    3.  SAT list 2 Test

     

    Week of

    October 30th-November 3rd

    1.     Poetry Rework

    2.   Research Paper Final Draft due

     

    1.     Air and Angels

    2.   Beowulf Test

    3.  Handout The Things They Carried

    4.  Read Chapter 1

     

    1.     Disdain Returned

    2.    Hero’s Journey Due

    3.    Notes on Vietnam

    4.  Read Chapters 2-4

    5.  Quiz Chapter 1

     

    Second 3-weeks

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    November 6th-10th

     

     1.  Poetry rework

     

     1.     Sonnet 15

     

    November 13th- 17th

     1.  Another Grace for a Child

     

     1.  Poetry rework

     

     1.  Fortunate Son

    November 27th-December 1st 

     

     1.  We've Gotta

     

    1.  Poetry Rework

     


  •  
    1st 9-weeks
     
    1st 3-weeks
     Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
     No School  No School No School  
    8/17
     8/18
     
    8/21
     
     

    8/22
     
    8/23
     
    8/24
     
    8/25
    • Swan and Shadow
    • Inside/Outside Circle Discussion
    •  Hamlet Socratic Questions
    • AP Poetry Terms Review
     
    8/28
    • Swan and Shadow
    • Inside/Outside Circle Discussion
    •  Hamlet Socratic Questions
    • AP Poetry Terms Review
    8/29
    • Next, Please
    • AP Poetry Terms Test
    • AP Literary Terms
    • Successful Framework Essay Guide (Must use on all writing)
    • Timed Write #2
    • Hamlet Act I sc i and ii 
     8/30
    • Next, Please
    • AP Poetry Terms Test
    • AP Literary Terms
    • Successful Framework Essay Guide (Must use on all writing)
    • Timed Write #2
    • Hamlet Act I sc i and ii 
     8/31
    • I Go Back to May 1937
    • Essay Due next Class
    • Quiz Act I Sc i and i
    • Discussion
    • AP Lit Terms Test Next Class
    • Discuss Timed Write
    • Read Act I Scenes iii-v
     9/1
    • I Go Back to May 1937
    • Essay Due next Class
    • Quiz Act I Sc i and i
    • Discussion
    • AP Lit Terms Test Next Class
    • Discuss Timed Write
    • Read Act I Scenes iii-v
     
    2nd 3-weeks
     
     Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
    Labor Day  
     
     9/5
    • Variation of the Word Sleep
    • Quiz Act I Scenes iii-v 
    • Read Act II
    • AP Lit. Terms Test
    • Hamlet Discussion
    • Vocab 1-1 Compound Sentences
    • Pass out Parental Polonius Note
    • Essay Due
     
     9/6
    • Variation of the Word Sleep
    • Quiz Act I Scenes iii-v 
    • Read Act II
    • AP Lit. Terms Test
    • Hamlet Discussion
    • Vocab 1-1 Compound Sentences
    • Pass out Parental Polonius Note
    • Essay Due
     
     9/7
     
     9/8
     
     9/11
     
     9/12
     
     9/13
     
     9/14
     
     9/15
     
     9/18
     
     9/19
     
     9/20
     
     9/21
     
     9/22
     
     
     
    3rd 3-weeks
     Monday     Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday   Friday
     9/25
    • “Scenic View” By:  Donald Hall
    • Finish Any Hamlet Notes
    • Hamlet test next class
    • Multiple Choice 1B “Picture “ by: Crowley
    • Research Paper Rubrics
    • Hamlet Act review Due
     
     9/26
    • “Scenic View” By:  Donald Hall
    • Finish Any Hamlet Notes
    • Hamlet test next class
    • Multiple Choice 1B “Picture “ by: Crowley
    • Research Paper Rubrics
    • Hamlet Act review Due
     
     9/27
    • “The Holy Longing” By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Hamlet Exam
    • Works Cited Page-MLA Format
    • Discuss Notes Sheet
    • In Paper- All woven quotes/no blocks-parenthetical documentation
    • “To be or not to Be” Soliloquy due next class!
    • Must have This and 2 article by next class-Daily grade
     
     9/28
    • “The Holy Longing” By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Hamlet Exam
    • Works Cited Page-MLA Format
    • Discuss Notes Sheet
    • In Paper- All woven quotes/no blocks-parenthetical documentation
    • “To be or not to Be” Soliloquy due next class!
    • Must have This and 2 article by next class-Daily grade
     
     9/29
    • Watch Hamlet
    • Recite “To Be or Not to Be”
    • Turn in thesis/2 articles
     
     10/2
    • Watch Hamlet
    • Recite “To Be or Not to Be”
    • Turn in thesis/2 articles
     
     10/3
    Research
    Beowulf 
    Poetry Journals Due 
     10/4
    Research
    Beowulf 
    Poetry Journals Due 
     10/5
    Research
    Beowulf 
     10/6
    Professional Learning
     10/9
    Holiday 
     10/10
    Research
    Beowulf
     
    10/11
    Research
    Beowulf
     
    Booktalks Due 
     10/12
    Research
    Beowulf
     
    10/13
    Research
    Beowulf