AP 3 – Week of March 23, 2015

3/23 Monday – Practice AP multiple choice test; you have 60 minutes, this grade will count!

3/24 Tuesday – Finish test, if time is needed; tests will be scored.

3/25 Wednesday (minimum day) – TBA; probably reading time for Black Boy.

3/26 Thursday – Black Boy College Seminar.

3/27 Friday – Black Boy College Seminar.

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AP 4 – Week of March 23, 2015

3/23 Monday – Practice AP multiple choice test. You have 60 minutes to complete this and the grade is going to count!

3/24 Tuesday – Poetry College Seminar Chapter 25 (Symbol, Allegory, Irony)

4th – Sally, King, Marisol, Brenda

5th – Nancy, Sylvia, Shiann, Josh

6th – Jonnette, Philmon, Doug, Qilin

3/25 Wednesday (minimum day) – TBA; if time is needed to finish Monday’s test, okay; otherwise tests will be scored and evaluated.

3/26 Thursday – Concluding Huck Finn College Seminars Chapter 40-end (243-263)

4th- Damaris, Jinghua, Cristina

5th- Sylvia, Calvin, Zakiya

6th – Jonnette, Ryan, Bertha

3/27 Friday – Poetry College Seminar Chapter 26 (Sounds, 863-890)
4th – Andrew, Andres, Selena `
5th – Vickie, Zakiya, Vanessa, Armando
6th – Haeley, Reyna, Ryan, Lyniece

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Here’s a short video to go with the article below …

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/is-your-dream-college-overrated/

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This article will make you feel better about those college rejections

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-how-to-survive-the-college-admissions-madness.html

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AP 4 – Week of March 16, 2015

3/16 Monday – In class essay on Li-Young Lee’s poem, A Story.

HW: Read HF: 215 for Thursday, 243 Friday.

3/17 Tuesday – Poetry College Seminar: Chapter 24 Figures of Speech (815-836)

4th – Riley, Olivia, Erica, Feng Ming; 5th- Camilla, Erick, Kaitlin, Kera; 6th -Zoe, Andrew, Breah, Khalonii.

HW: Read HF: 215 for Thursday, 243 Friday.

3/18 Wednesday – Bank to pay for AP tests, TBA.

HW: Read HF: 215 for tomorrow, 243 Friday.

3/19 Thursday – Huck Finn College Seminar: chapts 30-35 (187-215)

4th- Chris, King, Sally; 5th-Stanley, Leyland, Vickie, Vanessa; 6th- Zoe, Jacquese, Aracely.

HW: Read HF:  243 for tomorrow.

3/20 Friday - Huck Finn College Seminar: chapts 35-40 (215-243)

4th- Brenda, Tristen, Sonia; 5th-Kaitlin, Sarah, Armando; 6th- Breah, Neil, Abigail.

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3/6/15 – Whiplash Writing Assignment – Due end of class today

Near the conclusion of Whiplash, former teacher Terrence Fletcher uses the “how Charlie Parker became Charlie Parker” anecdote as an example for Fletcher to explain his teaching methods, that his job was “to push people beyond their limitations” to help them achieve greatness. In response, his former student Andrew asks if there’s a point that one can be pushed too far, leading to an opposite effect, where one gets utterly discouraged and quits. Fletcher says “no,” responding that the Charlie Parkers of the world wouldn’t quit.

Thinking philosophically and experientially, do you agree, disagree or are you somewhere in the middle? If you’re the latter, be sure to explain how you would qualify your position.

Please review the clip from Whiplash below as it will probably help you cultivate ideas for your writing.

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The Whiplash “How Charlie Parker became Charlie Parker” scene

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