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Blue ArrowYou may use the following handouts for your own classes. Files ending in .doc are Microsoft Word, in .ppt Microsoft PowerPoint, in .pdf Adobe Portable Document Format. Email me if you have any problems. More extensive handouts from College Board AP workshops are found on my AP page or on specific assignment pages.

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pencilPlan Page

Generic Plan Page for the Five-Paragraph Plus Essay (Word doc)download
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pencilThesis Introduction

Introduces elements of the thesis sentence, with samples and models (Word doc)download

Thesis Introduction Answers

Suggested answers for the Thesis Introduction handout (Word doc)download

pencilLiterary Plan Page

Version adapted for a Literary Analysis Essay (Word doc)download

pencilTheses Practice

Sample Model Theses for analysis and discussion (Word doc)download

pencilThesis Test

Test on Thesis concept, with analysis and composition (Word doc)download

checkThesis Test Answers

Suggested answers for the Thesis Test (Word doc)download

pencilPeer Response Critique Sheet

Use to keep track of requests and comments in small peer-editing groups (Word doc)download

reaperTaboo List

Taboo List of the errors that are so forbidden that violation results in a zero (PDF file)download

journalAutobiography Portfolio

50+ autobiographical assignments cover exposition, description, narration, and argument (Word doc)download

journalAutobiography Portfolio

50+ autobiographical assignments cover exposition, description, narration, and argument (PDF file)download

munschNo-Excuse Spelling List

165 words secondary students should always spell correctly (Word doc)download

munschNo-Excuse Spelling List

165 words secondary students should always spell correctly (PDF file)download

Body BiographyBody Biography Packet

Description, formula poems, grading rubric, and template for the Body Biography project (PDF file)download

Mind MapMind Map

Description and template for the Mind Map project (PDF file)
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ProjectsProjects for Reports

Fifteen different multimedia book report projects designed to demonstrate knowledge of reading or research; grading checklist include (PDF file)download

Lit CirclesLiterature Circle Jobs

Collector, Illustrator, Quoter, Question Creater, and Word Wizard job descriptions for AP level Literature Circles (PDF file)download

BookLiterary Response Journals

Literary Response Journal designed to check homework reading and analysis. Five MUSTS with several MAYBEs to demonstrate reading and careful thought (PDF file)download

BookReading Journals

Open-ended questions that provoke reader response journals for free choice reading (Word doc)
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RevisionRevision Symbols

MsEffie's symbols for revision suggestions, not just editing corrections (PDF file)download

PencilComposition Standards

Descriptors for standard A through F papers (PDF file)download

ChildStudent Release Form

Student Release Form for permission to use student examples and images (actually from National Board Certification packet) (PDF file)download

Letter to Santa

Christmas letter to Santa that is actually a five-paragraph essay. Great extra credit activity (PDF file)download

Updated 14 May 2017
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