Hello all. I sure hope it's been a happy holiday season in your worlds. Life's pretty good my way -- after hours of eating and fellowshippping, crocheting and catching up, I'm writing to you from my dad's chair in the house I grew up in in my hometown. While my kids are busy doing kid/grandparent stuff, and everything is quiet(ish) for now, I thought I'd get after the mega-huge grade update featured in the top-spot on my Winter Break to-do list.
Of course if you have questions or need help, please reach out. I'm here and I'm happy to help, guys. The vast majority of you are right on track and ROCKING AP Lit. I'm proud of ALL of you, the ways you contribute to our class, and your ever-improving literary eyes. But you know me, I always want you to be working to potential and striving to be your best.
And Semester 2 is around the corner. So when that time comes, let's get to work!
Their Eyes Were Watching God graphic essay
Mary Oliver poetry letter to Mrs. H -- The Summer Day; Wild Geese
Novel Notes (to be completed for Slaughterhouse Five and Their Eyes Were Watching God)
Their Eyes Were Watching God Commentary Journals
Their Eyes Were Watching God Life's Sentence
Slaughterhouse Five Capstone Essay
Since your last update, we've been busy with Poetry Out Loud, two sets of Novel Notes, Their Eyes Were Watching God graphic essays, and setting the table for A Doll's House with anticipation guides and Philosophical Chairs.
We've been busy with endings and beginnings. And from what I can tell, you're ready to take off the AP Lit training wheels.
That will be our focus from here on out: enriching the skills you already have, idependently applying strategies, effectively articulating your thoughts, ideas, and insights about texts in writing.
As we are wrapping up our first semester together, here are a few questions to reflect on...
How do you conistently and effectively apply reliable text-analysis strategies to the literature we're studying? What strategies best work for you? How can you offer your insights and prove them? How can you continue to work towards a more mature style and voice in writing? What skills should you practice to reach your AP Lit potential?
You guys have come a long way since August, and I'm SO PROUD of all you've accomplished -- especially your comittment to digging into literature every single day.
Below are some (not all) of the TEWWG graphic essays. As always, can't wait to see what else you all come up with.
Your Lit teacher, Mrs. Hilliard