<![CDATA[Mr. Tobias - Kaiserslautern High School - APLAC 2012-13]]>Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:05:56 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[2010 Synthesis Free Response Reflection HW]]>Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:41:55 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/2010-synthesis-free-response-reflection-hwPicture
After reviewing the score report for the 2010 synthesis free response question (technology in schools) address the following questions in a 300 word narrative (50 points).

A.  Despite arguing an unpopular position, sample 1A was successful in synthesizing source material and creating a clear argument.  In your opinion, what specific parts of sample 1A were strong?  weak?

B. Given the fact that response 1B received a score of 6, do you feel that you are capable of writing a comparable response?  Compare and contrast your response with 1B.

C.  Identify and discuss areas of the synthesis response that you will need to improve before the exam. 

<![CDATA[Synthesis Free Response Reflection HW]]>Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:56:32 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/synthesis-free-response-reflection-hwPicture
This week you will receive a complete score packet for the 2011 Synthesis Free Response question you answered in class.  You will need to read the complete packet and write a 300 word reflection.  Due Friday/Monday.

Your reflection should include:

  • In your opinion, why was response 1A so successful?
  • In your opinion, why did response 1B fail to earn a higher overall score.  Was there anything positive within response 1B?
  • How have your expectations changed after reading response 1A?  What will you need to do to make your responses more like 1A and less like 1B or 1C?

300 words!

<![CDATA[The Jungle - Audiobook]]>Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:40:03 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/the-jungle-audiobookPicture
For all you auditory learners out there - The Jungle is available in audiobook format.  Please click the link below to access the streaming audio.


<![CDATA[The Jungle - Tentative Reading Schedule and Double Entry Journals]]>Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:36:57 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/the-jungle-tentative-reading-schedule-and-double-entry-journalsPicture
There has been some confusion surrounding our reading schedule with The Jungle.  For the foreseeable future, all students will be responsible for reading 3 chapters of the book per class meeting.

For example:  Students in 7th period will need to have read chapters 1-4 by Friday.  2nd and 4th period students will need to have read chapters 1-4 by Monday.  On Tuesday of next week, 7th period students will need to have read through the end of chapter 7.  On Wednesday of next week, 2nd and 4th period students will need to have read through chapter 7 (and so on...)

If this is confusing to you, please come speak to me immediately.

Now, regarding double entry journals - all students were given an example sheet detailing the double entry journal process.  All double entry journals must be typed and all must be turned in at the end of the quarter (date TBA).  You will need to complete a minimum of one journal entry per chapter (31) plus another 9 journal entries from elsewhere in the book.  This will bring the total of double entry journal entries to 40.  The double entry journal is due at the end of the quarter and will represent 15% of your quarter grade.  Please do not wait until the last minute to work on double entry journals.  If you break this assignment into small pieces it will not ruin your social life.

<![CDATA[The Jungle - Upton Sinclair]]>Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:20:14 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/the-jungle-upton-sinclairPicture
Copies of The Jungle have arrived.  Please remember to bring $3.00 for the book if you're going to be using one of my copies.

Throughout the reading of the novel, you will be completing a double entry journal as well as forum discussion.  Updates to come.

<![CDATA["The White Negro" by Norman Mailer]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:11:34 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/the-white-negro-by-norman-mailerPicture
Attached you will find the PDF version of "The White Negro:  Superficial Reflections of the Hipster" by Norman Mailer.

I will be the first to admit that this essay is a challenging read.  You will need to concentrate on Mailer's purpose throughout the essay in order to fully comprehend the essay's meaning.  Mailer is not immune to criticism regarding this essay, be sure to read it with a critical eye.

Thursday and Friday, APLAC students will be completing an in-class writing assignment associated wtih this essay.  As a result, all students must make sure they have read the Mailer essay in its entirety by that time.  APLAC will be operating on an irregular schedule this week due to a PSAT debrief from Mr. Oyan.  For this reason, all APLAC students will need to complete reflections outside of class.  Please check back with the website periodically in order to find the most updated information.

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<![CDATA["Once a Tramp, Always..."  by M.F.K.  Fisher]]>Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:05:03 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/once-a-tramp-always-by-mfk-fisherPicture
Please download and read the attached PDF.

Once you have completed the reading, please post your response to the discussion question in the class forum.  Due Tues/Wed.

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<![CDATA["Commencement Speech at Mount Holyoke College" - Anna Quindlen]]>Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:16:11 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/commencement-speech-at-mount-holyoke-college-by-anna-quindlenPicture
After we read and discuss the themes present in the commencement speech delivered by Anna Quindlen, please post your reflections in the APLAC forum.

The same rules apply - you need to post a 250 word reflection and reply to at least FOUR other posts.  Forum postings are due no later than Thursday/Friday.

<![CDATA[Your Gaggle Account]]>Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:39:41 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/your-gaggle-accountPicture
With the implementation of the new APLAC Forum, all students will need to have access to email while in the school building.  As webmail programs are now blocked on the network, you will need to be able to access your Gaggle account.

Here is how you determine your Gaggle username:

First initial, First 3 letters of last name, Last 4 of student ID #

Here is how you determine your password:

Your birthday in the following format - 01/01/1996 (including "/")

To login, go to http://www.gaggle.net  

Click "Customer Login" in the upper right hand corner

Click on the link that says "Click here if your email ends in something different."

Enter your username (username@dodea.gaggle.net)

Enter your password.

<![CDATA["The New Community" - Amitai Etzioni]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:37:23 GMThttp://tobiaskhs.weebly.com/aplac-2012-13/the-new-community-amitai-etzioniPicture
Attached you will find the reading and questions from our textbook.  Please make sure you answer all questions in complete sentences and elaborate as much as possible.

Due on Thursday/Friday of this week!

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