English 12AP 2017

Homework will be posted below on a weekly basis.  Please make sure to write homework in class for the most updated information.  


posted Jun 2, 2017, 5:42 AM by Anastasia Caputo   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 5:44 AM ]

For Period 1: 
Class id: 15335216
Enrollment key:  period1

For Period 9:
Class id:  15335228
Enrollment key:  period9

Tone Words

posted Apr 30, 2017, 10:19 AM by Anastasia Caputo

Tone/Attitude Words


1.        accusatory-charging of wrong doing

2.        apathetic-indifferent due to lack of energy or concern

3.        awe-solemn wonder

4.        bitter-exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief

5.        cynical-questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people

6.        condescension; condescending-a feeling of superiority

7.        callous-unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others

8.        contemplative-studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue

9.        critical-finding fault

10.     choleric-hot-tempered, easily angered

11.     contemptuous-showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect

12.     caustic-intense use of sarcasm; stinging, biting

13.     conventional-lacking spontaneity, originality, and individuality

14.     disdainful-scornful

15.     didactic-author attempts to educate or instruct the reader

16.     derisive-ridiculing, mocking

17.     earnest-intense, a sincere state of mind

18.     erudite-learned, polished, scholarly

19.     fanciful-using the imagination

20.     forthright-directly frank without hesitation

21.     gloomy-darkness, sadness, rejection

22.     haughty-proud and vain to the point of arrogance

23.     indignant-marked by anger aroused by injustice

24.     intimate-very familiar

25.     judgmental-authoritative and often having critical opinions

26.     jovial-happy

27.     lyrical-expressing a poet’s inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like

28.     matter-of-fact--accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional

29.     mocking-treating with contempt or ridicule

30.     morose-gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent

31.     malicious-purposely hurtful

32.     objective-an unbiased view-able to leave personal judgments aside

33.     optimistic-hopeful, cheerful

34.     obsequious-polite and obedient in order to gain something

35.     patronizing-air of condescension

36.     pessimistic-seeing the worst side of things; no hope

37.     quizzical-odd, eccentric, amusing

38.     ribald-offensive in speech or gesture

39.     reverent-treating a subject with honor and respect

40.     ridiculing-slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of

41.     reflective-illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions

42.     sarcastic-sneering, caustic

43.     sardonic-scornfully and bitterly sarcastic

44.     satiric-ridiculing to show weakness in order to make a point, teach

45.     sincere-without deceit or pretense; genuine

46.     solemn-deeply earnest, tending toward sad reflection

47.     sanguineous -optimistic, cheerful

48.     whimsical-odd, strange, fantastic; fun

Taken from mshogue.com

Week of April 25th

posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:54 AM by Anastasia Caputo

AP exam next Wednesday.
Reading comprehension practice this week Wednesday/Thursday depending on when your double is.
Vocabulary test is Friday.  Words are on onenote if you lost them.  Lists 10 and 11.
Hamlet paper is due on Friday.  See OWL at Purdue if you have any questions about formatting MLA style.  See me for extra help before period 1 with any other questions.  Late papers are not accepted!

Update as of Friday, March 17th

posted Mar 17, 2017, 6:09 AM by Anastasia Caputo

Vocab quiz is Monday.  Please study.
You should have read Act 1 scene 2 of Hamlet.  
You should have completed reading comp questions #1-20 based on Hamlet. 

See you Monday.

Update for week of March 5th

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:33 PM by Anastasia Caputo

The Bluest Eye test will be Friday.  
Vocabulary moved to next week. 

Make sure to do all assignments I'm leaving.  Some will be graded. (Like Tuesday's opening and body 1 assignment.)

See you soon. 

For Week of March 6th

posted Mar 2, 2017, 8:21 PM by Anastasia Caputo

The Bluest Eye test is on Wednesday.  Make sure you finished reading it. 
Vocabulary quiz is on Friday, March 10th.  

Did you finish Albert?
Did you finish reading The Bluest Eye?
Did you define the vocabulary words?

See you Monday.  

Poetry Paper: due February 28th

posted Feb 16, 2017, 4:47 AM by Anastasia Caputo

The paper instructions are attached below.  You should be working on this now.  See me with any questions asap!

Homework Due Monday 2/13

posted Feb 10, 2017, 8:20 AM by Anastasia Caputo

Read to page 93 in The Bluest Eye.  Take analytical notes - not summary notes.
Study for your vocabulary quiz on Monday.
Work on your poetry papers.  Check-in dates 2/16 and 2/17.
Reading comprehension test on 2/16 and 2/17.

Wednesday, February 8th

posted Feb 8, 2017, 5:38 AM by Anastasia Caputo

Study for vocabulary quiz lists 5 and 6
Villanelle due Friday
Read to page 79 in The Bluest Eye....take analytical notes NOT A SUMMARY

I Want to Be Miss America due Wednesday, February 1st

posted Jan 31, 2017, 5:45 AM by Anastasia Caputo   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 5:50 AM ]

  1.  Analyze the quote:  “There they stood, fifty puzzle pieces forming the pretty face of America, so we thought, though most of the color had been left out…” (419)
  2. What does Miss America symbolize for the narrator?
  3. How does the speaker change over the course of the story?  Explain her views and personality and how they develop over the course of the story.
  4. Determine the theme of the story.  Find textual evidence to support your assertion.


Also look up some background info on Toni Morrison and write a brief summary.  

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