AP Lit or other high school English teachers? Or in West Texas?

Sherry - posted on 03/27/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Just wanting to connect with others who are swamped by essays and other mountains of papers that need lots of attention.

I'm in Abilene, Texas, but teach in a small community about 20 miles away. New here, so bear with me while I get my bearings.

Sherry

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Angela - posted on 03/27/2009

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Hi! I teach pre-AP 9th grade English, and on-level 12th grade English, and feel like I am drowning in essays much of the time. My kids are often working on projects that always have a writing component to them too. I teach at a large high school, and we vertically team (at least the pre-AP/AP teachers do), so I know how stressful this time of year is for AP teachers. I hope things go well for you all as you do your final preparations for the test!

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Sherry - posted on 03/27/2009

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Cassie, I am from San Angelo! We go back often to visit our folks, and my hubby's family is from Ballinger. Small world!

Cassie - posted on 03/27/2009

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I teach 10th & 12th English in Virginia, but I grew up near Ballinger and am moving to San Angelo this summer.  I've had to make long drives to work in the past.  And the essays, the research papers - THE HORROR!  I didn't realize how much work I brought home with me (and actually got done) until my son became mobile. I don't get anything done anymore!  But I love every minute of it at home!

Sherry - posted on 03/27/2009

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Well, if y'all ever need any files, just ask. I have a ton of files saved on Google docs that I've gleaned from collegues over the past several years. It is only my second year in AP Lit, but my eleventh year in high school English.

My math equation for the day:
Essays + Projects = No Family Life
:)

Sherry - posted on 03/27/2009

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Quoting Amber:



Hey,  My first year teaching AP lit and I have no idea what I am doing.  I felt like I was doing alright, but now that the test is around the corner, I am not sure.





 



This is only my second year teaching it, and I still don't feel like I know what I am doing.  My district won't pay for me to attend the training so I pretty much just wing it and live off the generosity of the teacher on the APE discussion board.  :)



 



We are reading Wuthering Heights as a last novel before the exam, plus they are reading either The Bean Trees or Slaughterhouse Five as outside reading. 



 



I have one student who scored a 5 on the Lang exam, and two that scored 4s.  I'm not worried about them.  It's the two students I have that have never been in an advanced class in their lives.  (It's a very small class/school).



 



Good luck to you and your students!  The test isn't very far off (yikes).

Amber - posted on 03/27/2009

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Hey,  My first year teaching AP lit and I have no idea what I am doing.  I felt like I was doing alright, but now that the test is around the corner, I am not sure.

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