Week of April 30-May 4 Monday, April 30 – In Class essay Tuesday, May 1 – AP Practice Wednesday, May 2 – AP Practice Thursday, May 3 – Introduce The Sun Also Rises and Hemingway’s style Friday, May 4 – AP Practice
Week of April 23-27 Monday – Read Edmundson page 521 and Nemko page 523 Tuesday – Read Murray (including responses) page 528 Wednesday – no class period 1 due to testing Thursday – Read Menand page 534 Friday, – Prep the in class essay
Week of April 16-20 Monday, April 16 – Read Delbanco page 505 Tuesday, April 17 – no class due to testing Wednesday, April 18 – Read Allitt (including responses) page 510 Thursday, April 19 – Review Vocabulary – Read Rotella page 516 Friday, April 20 – Vocabulary quiz 12 – Read Tugend page 518
Week of March 12-16 Monday, 3/12 – Jefferson’s and Stanton’s Declarations, pgs. 678-686 for content and style – look for repetition and parallel structure Tuesday, 3/13 - Continue with Jefferson and Stanton / AP Practice Wednesday, 3/14 – AP Practice Thursday, 3/15 – Review Vocabulary / Discuss King’s “I Have a Dream” speech pgs. 687-690 Friday, 3/16 – Vocabulary quiz 10 / Continue with King / Discuss poems from Auden and Hughes, pgs. 691-695
Ask not what the critique terms can do for you, ask what the terms can do for understanding the text! 1. Don't use the terms outright (unless there's something flagrant) - use what they do for the writing - the terms are tools for understanding text and persuasion techniques 2. Purpose - look at the prompt 3. Say something from the beginning 4. Don't summarize - analyze 5. Assume what the AP test writers have chosen is of good quality
Week of March 5-9 Monday - Anaya Poetry / Return to AP Practice Kennedy Speech Tuesday - AP Practice / Intro Ideal Society Unit Wednesday - Discuss Thomas More’s Utopia, pgs. 655-668 / Be prepared to discuss the questions that follow the selection. Thursday - Review vocabulary / Machiavelli’s The Prince, pgs. 669-676 / Be prepared to discuss the questions that follow the selection. Friday - Vocabulary quiz 9 / Continue with Utopia or The Prince
Week of February 26-March 1 Monday - BMU Paper work time Tuesday - ACT Test Wednesday - BMU paper work time/review vocabulary Thursday - Paper due at the beginning of the period /Anaya poetry/Vocabulary quiz 8
Week of February 20-23 Tuesday - BMU Paper work time / ACT Pre-administration Wednesday - BMU Paper work time Thursday - BMU Paper work time Friday - BMU Paper work time
Week of February 12-16 Monday - Whitman Poetry Tuesday - Whitman Poetry Wednesday - AP or ACT Practice Thursday - Review Vocabulary / BMU chapter 19-22 due Friday - Vocabulary quiz 7 / BMU final discussion and paper prompts
Week of February 5-9 Monday - Reading Day Tuesday - BMU, chapters 12-14 due Wednesday - Act or AP Prep Thursday - Act or AP Prep Friday - BMU, chapters 15-18 due
Week of January 29-February 2 Monday - Scheduling for period 8 / AP Practice Tuesday - BMU chapters 10-11 due Wednesday - Review vocabulary / Whitman poetry Thursday - Vocabulary quiz 6 / Whitman poetry Friday - Scheduling for period 1 / AP Practice
Week of January 22-26 Monday - Exam (period 8) / Critique due / Syllabus Tuesday - Continue with BMU chapters 3-6 Wednesday - Reading Day Thursday - Review Vocabulary / BMU chapters 7-9 due Friday - Vocabulary quiz 5 *We are back on track with the BMU reading schedule.
The exam schedule has changed. Exams will be held on Wednesday, January 17; Thursday, January 18; and Monday January 22.
Week of January 16-18 Tuesday - Work on critique/Due to the Google Classroom by Monday, January 22, at the beginning of your class period (first grade of second semester). Wednesday - Exam (period 1) Thursday - No class
Week of January 8-12 Tuesday - New article for critique writing/reading time Wednesday - Discuss critique article/begin writing Thursday - Bless me, Ultima, chapters 1 and 2 due Friday - Work on critique/Due to the Google Classroom by Monday, January 22, at the beginning of your class period (first grade of second semester).
Exam Information: Your exam will be an AP English Language and Composition style exam - multiple choice and writing
Week of December 11-15 Monday - Review critique terminology / Return to Green's article from summary writing Tuesday - Discuss Green's article and determine areas to critique Wednesday - Continue work on Green's article, completing assessment and response Thursday - Introduce Bless me, Ultima/Revise critique Friday - Critique due at beginning of period / Anaya's "At a Crossroads"
Complete the assignment for the file below by Monday, December 11.
Week of December 4-8 Monday - Work on Tragic Hero Essay Tuesday - Work on Tragic Hero Essay Wednesday - Essay should be complete (including conclusion) during this class period Thursday - Review Vocabulary/Refine language of essay Friday - Vocabulary Quiz 4 / Refine essay *Essay due by 3 p.m. in the Google Classroom.*
Week of November 27 - December 1 (no vocabulary) Monday - Othello, Act IV Tuesday - Othello, Act V Wednesday - AP Practice Thursday - Othello Movie complete - work on paper Friday - Othello Test On the test: 1. Matching (characters) 2. Multiple Choice questions (plot) 3. Quote identification - who says the quote and what is the significance? 4. Two responses of 2-3 paragraphs each
Week of November 20 and 21 Monday - Othello Tuesday - Memoir Writing
Week of November 13-17 Monday - Othello Act II AP Practice for homework - due Wednesday Tuesday - Othello Act II/III Wednesday - AP Practice Day Thursday - Review vocabulary words / Othello Act III Friday - Vocabulary quiz 3 and Othello
To all students: Your semester grade will be calculated based on total points earned across the semester. When you look in PowerSchool, the semester grade will be the accurate grade from this time forward.
Advertising Drafts Feedback: 1. page numbers and dates 2. Verbs - use better verbs and avoid passive voice 3. There are AND There is AND This is = poor construction 4. Avoid saying things are different and similar = nothing 5. Titles of ads should be in quotation marks 6. Watch for tense shifts 7. its/it's and never its' 8. no "also" 9. limit adverbs (very and words that end in -ly)
Week of October 30-November 3 Monday – 3 FULL pages due at the end of the period Tuesday – Paper Evaluations Wednesday – Edits and revisions Thursday – Review Vocabulary Words / Papers due by 3 p.m. to the Google Classroom Friday - Vocabulary Quiz 1 / Shakespeare
Week of October 23-27 Monday – Ad evaluation Tuesday – Research/Begin Paper Wednesday – Introduction/thesis/paper plan due at the beginning of class Thursday – Writing/work day in class Friday – Come to class with 2 FULL pages written for review
Week of October 16-20 Monday – Read (IN CLASS) pgs. 539-556 (read carefully, make a cheat sheet of the appeals, summarize each appeal or need to a sentence) Tuesday– Read handout, (IN CLASS) “Effective Layout” by Cohen, take notes Wednesday – Ad evaluation Thursday – Read pgs. 558-562, Ad evaluation Friday – Ad evaluation
Week of October 9 - 12 Monday - Complete draft (full content) of MD paper is due at the beginning of the period / Begin Revisions / Passive voice eradication Tuesday - Revisions / Commas and Semi-Colons Wednesday - Final peer edit Thursday - Martin Dressler Paper Due beginning of the period / Read pgs. 536-539 in textbook for the next unit
Week of October 2-6 Monday - Begin Martin Dressler Paper/select prompt/find evidence Tuesday - Have a working thesis and paper plan for the MD Paper at the beginning of the period. Wednesday - 2-3 pages due at the end of the period (Note: I'd prefer to see two good pages vs. three pages of fluff.) Thursday - Continue working on MD paper Friday - Continue working on MD papers/peer edit
Week of September 26-29 Tuesday - Martin Dressler due / Discussion Wednesday - Martin Dressler Discussion Thursday - Martin Dressler Discussion Friday - Begin MD Paper
Week of September 18-22 Monday - Final revisions on Travels essay / AP Practice Tuesday - Read pages 15-21 in the AP Workbook for today/ AP Practice Wednesday - The Glass Menagerie Thursday - AP Practice Friday - AP Practice
Week of September 11-15 Monday - Work on Travels Essay Tuesday - Glass Menagerie Paper due/ Glass Menagerie Test Wednesday - First draft (2-3 pages) of Travels Essay due at the beginning of the period Thursday - Revision of Travels Essay Friday - Final Travels Essay due (beginning of period)/AP Practice
Week of September 5-8 Tuesday - Travels with Charley due with notes/Discussion of Part 1 Wednesday -Travels with Charley Discussion of Part 1/Parts 2-4 Thursday -Travels Discussion of Parts 2-4 (School Picture day) Friday - AP Practice and Writing Day!
Week of August 28-September 1 Monday - Discuss summary writing and Blinder's article, pages 1-23 in textbook. (hint: read it for today) Tuesday - Discuss Friedman's article on page 238 (hint: read it for today) Wednesday - Write a summary of Green's article (in-class) Thursday - Revise summary Friday - Summary due/AP Practice
Thursday, August 25 - syllabus, course expectations, rules, goal setting, and rubric Friday, August 26 - In-class writing
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