Pre-Ap English Essays





Essay Writing:

Strategies for a 4 PowerPoint - Here's the PowerPoint that includes all of the strategies to help you get a 4 on your essay!

HW due Monday, 2/12: When you are finished with your essay, highlight the three strategies you used. On your own sheet of paper, tell me WHY you chose to place these techniques where they are.  What purpose do they serve?  What effect do they create?



Romeo and Juliet:

No Fear Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet - Full Text - HW: Read Act 2, scenes 3-5!  This is due for block day, Jan. 10/11th.  We will have a reading check quiz!

Romeo and Juliet - Textbook Full Text - 

R&J Act 1 PowerPoint - Missing literary device definitions from Act 1?  You can find them here!


Romeo and Juliet Background PowerPoint - Use this PowerPoint to finish your background notes from Wednesday, Jan. 3rd!

Romeo and Juliet Background Notes - Can't find your background notes?  You can print a new download here.



Unit Plan:

Third Quarter Unit Plan

Extra credit opportunity: Either read A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry OR Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  **Attend tutorials before the end of the nine weeks in order to complete a timed writing (earn up to 10 points on a summative grade)!



*No Red Ink Registration Codes* - Compound and Complex Sentence Quiz - Due Monday, Oct. 30th by 3 p.m.



Social Action:

Poverty and Homelessness Resource Packet

Poverty Analysis Questions Handout



Of Mice and Men:

Of Mice and Men - Full Text - Must read novel by Monday, Nov. 6th

OMAM American Dream Reading Homework - Due: Monday, Nov. 6th

Link to OMAM Audiobook on Youtube!

OMAM Silent Conversation Materials - activity from Friday, Nov. 3rd

OMAM Silent Conversation Handout - activity from Friday, Nov. 3rd




Unit Plan:

Second Quarter Unit Plan

Extra credit opportunity: Either read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and write an literary analysis essay in tutorials OR complete the volunteer project and write an essay about your experience (project details below).  All extra credit essays (both for the novel and volunteer project) must be completed by Friday, Dec. 8th.

Volunteer Project Overview - Extra Credit

Volunteer Project Essay - Student Sample

MLA Essay Starter

Volunteer Project Rubric




Expository Writing:

Expository Writing Notes - Need to review the structure of an expository essay?  This is the PowerPoint from block day, Oct. 25/26!


The Odyssey:

Odyssey Kahoot Game!

Odyssey Part 2 PowerPoint

Odyssey - Literary Analysis Paragraph Writing Workshop PowerPoint - Want to study for your literary analysis paragraphs test?  Review this PowerPoint look at the steps and sample responses!  Don't just take ideas from the PowerPoint to write in your own response!  This will earn you a 0.

Odyssey Part 2 - Full Text - Need to read Part 2 (Books 16-24) for homework?  Download this pdf to read the Odyssey!

Odyssey Literary Analysis Paragraph HW - Due Monday, Oct. 9th

Odyssey Part 1 - Full Text - Need to read Part 1 (Books 1-12) for homework?  Download this pdf to read the Odyssey!

Odyssey Part 1 Notes Packet

Greek god / goddess Research Card - Homework due Friday, Sept. 29




PSAT 8/9 Student Practice Guide - Interested in more information about PSAT 8/9?  All 9th grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, Oct. 11th.



6 Word Memoir:

6 Word Memoir Assignment - Homework due Sept. 15th

Memoir Analysis Paragraph Instructions - Homework due Sept. 15th



Unit Plan:

First Quarter Unit Plan 

*Extra credit novels:The Road by Cormac McCarthy OR Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes (Read only Introduction, all of Part 1, and all of Part 4 = around 160 pages) by Edith Hamilton

**Attend tutorials before the end of the nine weeks in order to complete a timed writing (earn up to 10 points on a summative grade)!

Tone Assignment - Alas, Babylon Tone Words - Homework due Sept. 14th



Summer Reading 2017:

 Summer Reading Questions 2017

 Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (Full Text)





 (This is an old book cover of the novel, but it has a good description of the book on the back!)


English II Pre-AP

English II PAP Summer Reading 2017 

AP English III Summer Reading 2017


The goal of Pre-AP English II is for each student to increase and refine individual communication skills and to prepare for the AP English Language and Literature exams. Students are expected to plan, draft, and complete written compositions on a regular basis.  Students edit these compositions for clarity, engaging language, and the correct use of the conventions and mechanics of written English, resulting in the production of final, error-free papers.  Students practice all forms of writing, including logical arguments, expressions of opinion, and personal forms of writing like responses to literature, reflective essays, and autobiographical narratives. Pre-AP English II students learn and use SAT vocabulary words, read extensively in multiple genres from world literature such as selected short stories, dramas, novels, and poetry originally written in English or translated into English. Texts of literature include A World War II Novel, Feudalism Novel, A Play, A Culture Novel, and An Author Study.  Students not only learn literary forms and terms associated with selections being read, but they interpret the possible influences of the historical context of literary works. 


Textbook Help:  Directions


Dear Parents

English II PAP Course Description



Reading Letter to Parents

AP Novels List 



Helpful Websites:

MLA Citation help: 

Eliminate To-Be Verbs:  


Class Groups to Join:


Remind:  1st Period

              2nd Period A 

              3rd Period A

              3rd Period B


Quizlet Class Code:


Google Classroom Codes:   1st Period- 9fw8wj

                                       2nd Period A-  ma4j5m3

                                       3rd Period A-  s9eu24

                                       3rd Period B-  raxx0lx






Tests/Major Grades




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