AP English Language and Comp B
March 14, 2016
Upcoming Live Chats
March 21 – Embedding Quotations with Mr. Williams
March 28 – AP Argumentative Essay with Ms. Genetti
April 4 – SPRING BREAK--No Live Chat
April 11 – Multiple Choice Practice with Ms. Crace
I will also be available in my Virtual Office on Wednesday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 23, from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. if you want to drop in with questions. Here is the link: http://gavirtualschool.adobeconnect.com/officelorrainegenetti
The schedule for live chats is in the Course Information widget. This document has links to the classroom that is hosting the chat. Don't miss them!
But if you do miss one, check out the recordings in the Course Links widget.
AP Exam Information
Important AP Exam Dates
March 15: Homeschooled students who wish to take the exam should contact a local school from the list provided by the College Board and make arrangements with the school's AP Coordinator to take the test at that school.
March 15: Students in a face-to-face school who are taking AP classes online should be sure to contact their school's AP Coordinator NO LATER than March 15 to be sure the coordinator will order a test for you.
May 11: AP English Lang and Comp test at 8:00 a.m.
Extra Learning Opportunity for Annotated Bibliography
Have you started working on your research project? Here are Parts 1 and 2 of a four-part Extra Learning Opportunity that will help you get started on the project and earn some credit for the work at the same time!
Turn the work in to the Bibliography dropbox in the Extra Learning Opportunities folder. Part 2 is due no later than Sunday, March 20. If you have not done Part 1, you may do it as well and turn it in by March 20.
This ELO, along with the other two parts that will be released over the next few weeks, can help you earn up to 10% to be added to your Annotated Bibliography grade. In addition, you will get a good head start on the project AND get feedback from me to help shape your final product. It's a Win-Win!
Extra Learning Opportunity to Add Points to Your Multiple Choice Test Score
Shmoop, a tutorial and study aid website to which every GaVS student gains access through our school subscription, provides excellent resources for preparing for the AP exam. In addition, it can help you prepare for the multiple choice practice tests and exam for this course.
To use the Shmoop resources (and incidentally earn some extra credit), create an account if you do not already have one. Then make sure to use the GaVS magic word and the appropriate classroom code to join my classroom.
1. Go here: http://www.shmoop.com/signup/georgia-virtual
2. Create a free Shmoop account or log in if you already have one. Use your GaVS email to automatically gain access to our school subscription services.
3. Enter this Magic Word on the sign-up page: LANIER
4. Join our class using the following code: f44ee
5. Take the diagnostic, read the material, work through exercises, etc. The more you do, the more Shmoints you earn! These will later translate into extra points added to your Multiple Choice Test #2.
Extra Learning Opportunity: Replace an Essay Grade
1. AP-Style Essay Assignment (to be completed and placed in a dropbox)
2. AP-Style Timed Essay (to be completed in a quiz)
I will post more information about these two options within the next week. Watch the announcements! After I have posted it in an announcement, I will also post full information in the User Links widget.
Each of these essays can be used to replace the grade of another essay in the course.
Stay tuned for more information!
Changes to the Pedagogy Unit
- Race to the Top Assignment
- Perfect School Discussion
- Bloom Chart
- Survey Review
- Learning Style Discussion
- Creating a Rubric Assignment
Follow your syllabus, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me!