October 13, 2015

Ms. Berger

Phone: (503) 261-4230
Email: mberger@corbett.k12.or.us

Welcome back!

Throughout the year, I’ll be using the posts below to list daily assignments for my AP English classes.  If you’re absent, you can check the space below for brief descriptions of in-class activities and homework assignments. I’ll also include links to any handouts. Later in the year, if you’re looking for older assignments or handouts, it may be easier to find them on the course calendar here. This calendar is shared by Mr. Estes and his classes as he and I will be giving the same assignments over the course of the year.

I’m looking forward to a new year with all of you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email with any questions or concerns.

Marian Berger

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Today, we went over the scoring guide for our notes on Heart of Darkness and our next binder assessment. If you were absent you can find the scoring guide here: HoD Notes & Binder Scoring Guide. I will collect binders… [Read More…]

Monday, October 12, 2015

Today, we finished our discussion of where Marlow goes and how he reacts to events in the first half of Part 1. Get notes from a classmate if you were absent. We also briefly discussed Marlow’s attitude toward work. Homework:… [Read More…]

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Today in class, we began to review and discuss yesterday’s reading (pp. 11-23 of Heart of Darkness). If you were absent, get notes from a classmate. For homework for Monday, read pp. 23-37 (the rest of Part 1 of the… [Read More…]

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

We started today with a brief quiz on the first reading assignment. Talk to me about making this up if you were absent. We then discussed the elements of impressionistic writing. See today’s handout (impressionistic writing) and talk to a… [Read More…]

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We handed out Heart of Darkness today. If you were absent, check your copy out from me once you’re back at school.  For tomorrow, read through the top of p. 11. (Stop before “I flew around like mad . …. [Read More…]

Monday, October 5, 2015

See today’s handout: White Man’s Burden vs Brown Man’s Burden. During class, we worked in groups to answer the questions first for “White Man’s Burden” in Part 1 and then the questions for “Brown Man’s Burden” in Part 2.  For… [Read More…]

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Today in class we discussed the different points of view and their potential effects on our interpretations of a text. Here’s the handout for the in-class activity: POV in-class exercise. If you were absent, you can also cover this material… [Read More…]

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Today we went over the last timed write.  Here’s the scoring guide that we used: Generic AP Scoring Rubric. Then we compared the theme statements that we came up with for “Once Upon a Time” and listened to an audio… [Read More…]

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Today in class we peer edited the second drafts of our theme statements and justifications for “A Worn Path.”  In particular, we checked to see whether quotations were formatted correctly and analyzed sufficiently to support our themes.  Today’s handout reviews yesterday’s… [Read More…]

Monday, September 28, 2015

Today in class, we read each other’s theme statements (and justifications for those theme statements) for Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” and provided written feedback on the following: 1) Does the theme statement follow the guidelines for a theme from your… [Read More…]