This week is dedicated to wrapping up loose ends from the semester.
On Monday, we’ll review the tone and term words for our final quiz (Wednesday). Students have access to the powerpoint of the words to study and should be working on these already.
Tuesday will be spent reviewing the three types of writing we learned this semester and discussing strategies for the midterm exam.
Thursday and Friday will be dedicated to work on assessing students’ understanding of the independent novels they’ve read. Each student should have read a book from the lists given with each unit: Education, Work, Gender. We’ll do a short answer assessment, and then students will have the remainder of those two days to work on one of the project options explained here. There will be little homework beyond independent reading this week. I know some of them have let their reading slip at home because of their crazy schedules! Please encourage them to dedicate some time each night to their reading.
If all goes as planned, grades should be completely up to date by the end of the week. I’m doing my best to get through the final stack of essays--the gender research papers--by Friday. We will begin tackling the midterm writing next week because we need to space it out over two weeks both to keep the kids’ brains from turning to mush and to give me time to grade all 252 of them (yikes!).
Have a great week and please encourage your students to relax and not worry about their midterm in AP Language. They have worked hard all semester, and they are ready. I will give them some tips to prepare this week, but, ultimately, this isn’t an exam they can study for. If they’ve been putting in their best effort all fall, they will be just fine.
And... it’s curved :)
Have a great week!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire