Wednesday, March 18th 5:15pm
I do not know what to tell you about our class. I know that Mr. Ryan and Mr. Quesnel have sent out a voicemail regarding our school's status that regards our plan up until March 31st.
In this, they state:
The expectation is that students are not to be assigned work to be completed at home; anything that may have been assigned cannot count toward a grade. Understanding the importance of routines and consistency for the adolescent brain, our EHHS department supervisors have compiled some learning resources that families can access at home to utilize with their children during this time period until March 31st, when we will then hopefully return to school.
While I understand the district's decision, my worry is that the CollegeBoard is (at this time) not postponing their test administration officially (more information from them on March 20th). They are suggesting online/at home testing. This means that you will have missed a significant portion of time to prepare if you do not continue to read and hone your literary analysis skills.
However, all AP Students were issued a laptop to help you with your coursework, so I have a proposal for you to discuss with your families:
1. Do you want to practice academic integrity and rigor by continuing your studies or do you prefer to sit back and relax? This is a decision that may affect future work loads as I do have material that we must cover before the exam itself.
2. I will offer the schedule below to students who do want to participate. I will score them but I will input them as a non-weighted grade until school resumes or the district employs a distance learning model. Eventually, all APLit students will be responsible for these assignments. Your choice will be to finish them now or later.
3. Please email me ASAP to let me know if you will be participating in this effort. I am considering moving assignments to a Google Classroom format, but I don't want to put in that effort if only a few people want to continue on.
Thanks for reading this. I do think that we can continue to learn and to succeed during this extraordinary time!
p.s. If anyone is missing a Summative Assessment, I will accept them now. Send them to me through email and I will add them into your class average as these assignments are B.C. (before corona).
Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest and Pride and Prejudice
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – from Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892)
Resources and Materials
Oscar Wilde Background
If you choose to watch the "Oscar Wilde himself" video below, please do watch all 6 parts (approximately 1 hour long total)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1898)
Important Documents and Resources
Distance Learning Documents and Resources