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AP Lang Agenda
Week of 10/14-10/18
MONDAY Teach Back presentations and discussion of "How to Write with Style," "How to Write Clearly," "Clutter," "Polaroids," and "On Writing"; HOMEWORK: Read "Rhetorical Modes" handout (see AP Lang Links tab) and rhetorical devices 1-7 (see AP Lang Handouts).
TUESDAY Review Rhetorical Precis from "The Gettysburg Address"; read and review rhetorical modes handout and rhetorical devices 1-7; HOMEWORK: Read "Sh***y First Drafts" and complete rhetorical precis (due Thursday).
WEDNESDAY Because half of 3rd hour will be absent for MMSTC PSAT, both hours will have class time to work on Vocabulary and Rhetorical Precis with teacher assistance if necessary.
THURSDAY Rhetorical Precis due; discuss "Sh***y First Drafts" with a focus on LaMott's message to writers and her rhetorical moves; introduce MME analysis technique with an excerpt from Truman Capote's In Cold Blood; discuss prompt analysis, formulation of a "What?" question, and the initial read-through of a passage.
FRIDAY PEP RALLY DAY--Vocabulary #2 due (Activities 2.7-2.10 + paragraph); Practice M/C AP Passage; discussion of Rhetorical Devices 1-7 (3rd hour); class time to work on homework.

 

Week of 10/07-10/11

MONDAY Read and discuss "anyone lived in a pretty how town" by e.e. cummings (See AP Lang Handouts tab) with an analytical focus on syntax, diction, and purpose
TUESDAY Continue discussion of "anyone lived in a pretty how town" with a focus on applying cumming's message to society today; HOMEWORK: Group Learn and Share: students assigned one of four pieces ("How to Write with Style" & "How to Write Clearly," "Clutter," "Polaroids," or "On Writing") to read and analyze
WEDNESDAY Group Learn and Share: based on yesterday's assigned reading, students will get into groups and create a "Teach Back" poster in which they offer an analysis of the rhetorical situation, the author's message, and the author's style
THURSDAY Continue Teach Back presentations; online registration of AP Class and completion of first PPC; HOMEWORK: Read "Sh***y First Drafts" and complete a rhetorical precis (due Monday)
FRIDAY  Practice AP M/C Reading passage

 

Week of 09/30-10/04

MONDAY Introduce Vocabulary Assignment #1 (due Friday); complete Hocked Gems activity; HOMEWORK--Read Chapter 2: Close Reading: The Art and Craft of Analysis through page 47 and prepare for discussion
TUESDAY Discuss Chapter 2 with a focus on analysis of style; review the Rhetorical Precis analysis approach; read "The Ugly Truth about Beauty" (Barry) and complete class precis; HOMEWORK: Read "The Gettysburg Address" and complete rhetorical precis.
WEDNESDAY Multimodal examination of NYC's "Stop and Frisk Law"; sources include The Washington Post, The Daily Show, political cartoon, and The Onion (see AP Links tab)
THURSDAY Quiz on Chapters 1 & 2; Class time to work on Vocabulary
FRIDAY Vocabulary Assignment #1 due; begin reading and discussing "anyone lived in a pretty how town" (See AP Handouts tab) with a focus on analyzing syntax, style, and purpose

 

Week of 09/23-09/27

MONDAY Socratic Circle--Student led discussion of Lord of the Flies (See AP Lang Handouts for question document)
TUESDAY Prezi Presentation of Chapter 12 with a focus on significant events, ironies, parallels, characterization, and themes; EXIT TICKET: Final thoughts on Lord of the Flies; HOMEWORK: Actively read "An Introduction to Rhetoric" and be prepared to review material
WEDNESDAY Discuss "An Introduction to Rhetoric" with a focus on key terms (rhetoric, context, purpose, assertion) and rhetorical triangle in terms of appeals and key elements
THURSDAY Review key elements from previous day's discussion; view Malala Yousafzai's UN speech and analyze exigence and purpose
FRIDAY Multimodal examination of Stop and Frisk Law to review elements of the rhetorical situation; HOMEWORK: Read and annotate "6 Reading Habits to Develop (Harvard Library)"

 

Week of 09/16-09/20

MONDAY Complete close reading analysis of Chapter 5 of Lord of the Flies; HOMEWORK: Study for test on Chapters 7-12 of Lord of the Flies
TUESDAY Test on Chapters 7-12 of Lord of the Flies; Continue discussion of Lord of the Flies with a focus on Ralph's realizations, the "sign" from the grown ups, the beast's changing meaning, and the growing breach between the boys.
WEDNESDAY Continue discussion of Lord of the Flies with a focus on the monumental split, the hunt, the Lord of the Flies, Simon's conversation, the next feast, the dance, and the resurrection.
THURSDAY Practice SAT--5th Hour will complete district wpt
FRIDAY 1/2 Day--3rd Hour will complete district wpt

 

Week of 09/09-09/13

MONDAY Review Character and Symbol Charts for Lord of the Flies; focus on physical description, traits, leadership qualities of various characters and role in the novel
TUESDAY Discussion of Lord of the Flies with a continued focus on characters, historical context, and significant events of chapter 1 (plane crash, finding the conch, electing a chief, exploring, finding a piglet)
WEDNESDAY Continue discussion of Lord of the Flies with a focus on significant events of Chapters 2 & 3 (the first fire, the little boy with the birthmark, life on the island, building huts, Ralph & Jack's tension, Simon's place)
THURSDAY Continue discussion of Lord of the Flies with a focus on significant events of Chapters 4 & 5 (the hunt, the mask, the ship, Ralph's anger, the beast)
FRIDAY Continue discussion of Lord of the Flies with a focus on significant events of Chapter 6 (the sign, the aftermath, the search); discuss significant themes encountered thus far (Need for society/security, fear of the unknown); HOMEWORK: Complete reading of novel and be prepared for reading test on Chapters 7-12 on Monday

 

Week of 09/02-09/06

Monday Labor Day; No School
Tuesday 1/2 Day; Index Cards, Getting to Know You
Wednesday Class policies, syllabus, getting to know you activity; HOMEWORK: Read "A Short Guide..." and be prepared to discuss additional expectations of students and teacher.
Thursday Seating Chart; Review questions regarding class policies and expectations; Discuss reactions and responses to "A Short Guide..."; Complete exit ticket with one "takeaway" from the reading; HOMEWORK: Study and prepare for test on Lord of the Flies; Chapters 1-6 (focus on plot, character, theme, and symbols)
Friday Test on Lord of the Flies, Chapters 1-6; HOMEWORK: Prepare for discussion of major characters (physical descriptions, traits, leadership qualities, significance to the story) using assigned character chart.