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AP Lit Class Blog Fall 2015

Wednesday, December 16

posted Dec 16, 2015, 4:00 PM by Connie Somers   [ updated Aug 3, 2016, 1:29 PM ]

Today in Class ...
  1. AP Multiple Choice Test
  2. Handed back sonnet essays and original poems
  3. Survey for class ...
  1. Study for Final - Multiple Choice study guide

Tuesday, December 15

posted Dec 15, 2015, 4:18 PM by Connie Somers   [ updated Dec 15, 2015, 4:21 PM ]

Today in Class ...
  1. Practice Test questions for Jane Eyre selection (26-38)
  2. Finished watching Act V of Hamlet
  1. Look over AP Multiple Choice Tips and study lit terms for the AP Multiple Choice Test tomorrow (1 Hour)
  2. Take time to start looking over all the novels and plays from the term, in preparation for Open Ended essay on Finals Day: Frankenstein, East of Eden, The Road, The Awakening, Hamlet
  3. To review for the AP Q3 (open-ended prompt), go to this power point

Monday, December 14

posted Dec 15, 2015, 4:06 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  1. Quiz on Act IV
  2. Graded Quiz and Discussed
Homework ...
  1. Read Act V (try to finish if possible)

Friday, December 11

posted Dec 11, 2015, 3:08 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  1. AP practice multiple choice practice
  2. We graded the Act III quiz
  3. Watched Act III and talked about Act IV scenes 1-5
Homework ...
  1. Bring your textbook
  2. email your poem to
  3. Come on Monday for Poetry OutLoud final competition 2:00
  4. Finish all of Act IV

Thursday, December 10

posted Dec 10, 2015, 10:52 AM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  1. Began with a short practice passage (multiple choice)
  2. Discussion of Act III and Hamlet's fatal flaw
  3. Watched the "To Be or Nor to Be" soliloquy and the "nunnery" scene with Ophelia
  4. Quiz on Act III
Homework ...
  1. Bring your textbook to class tomorrow to turn in (worth 10 points)
  2. Submit your poem to the class anthology at  (be sure to give permission to access)
  3. Read Hamlet, Act 4 through scene 5, line 103 (middle of page 211)

Wednesday, December 9

posted Dec 9, 2015, 3:34 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class...
  1. Original Poems!
Homework ...
  1. Just make sure you have read and understand Hamlet, Act III.  Quiz tomorrow - come in with any questions.

Tuesday, December 8

posted Dec 8, 2015, 2:01 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  1. In-Class Poetry essay
Homework ...
  1. Due tomorrow: Original Poem and Poet's Commentary (on a different page)
  2. Read all of Act III.  There will probably be a quiz tomorrow.

Monday, December 7

posted Dec 7, 2015, 4:59 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  1. Hamlet quiz, Act II
  2. Graded quiz
  3. Also graded the poetry unit test and discussed
Homework ...
  1. In Hamlet, read through page 141 in Foger's edition, or Act III, scene ii, line 97 (where Hamlet tells Horatio to go sit down because the play is going to begin.
  2. Prepare for AP Poetry Essay tomorrow
  3. Original poem and poet's commentary is due Wednesday

Friday, December 4

posted Dec 4, 2015, 11:51 AM by Connie Somers   [ updated Dec 4, 2015, 11:53 AM ]

Today in Class ...
  1. Poetry Out Loud Recitations Today!
Homework ...
  1. Look over Act II for quiz on Monday
  2. Work on your original poem - due Wednesday
  3. We will be writing our final poetry in-class essay on Tuesday (I think).  This will be a good time to look over meter, form, etc.

Thursday, December 3

posted Dec 3, 2015, 1:19 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  1. I handed back the "Icarus" essay and we went over the poem, discussing how diction functions
  2. Finished Act II (block 2 we will finish tomorrow)
Homework ...
  1. Practice your Poems!  Be sure to bring a copy (typed) for tomorrow.  Go onto the website to see the guidelines for the recitations's%20Guide%202015-2016.pdf

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