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Agenda
1. Continue reading and analyzing Emerson's "Nature" (excerpt).
Agenda
Collect SP#34
1. Intro to Emerson and "Nature"- Transcendentalism review (pwrpt ?) and start reading and analyzing
Note: Work with a partner to make-up the Carson "Silent Spring" quiz-
10 MC questions; use the stems from the 4 sites I uploaded last Thursday.
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1. SP#34 workshop- 5 sentences - free theme
HW: SP#34 (finish) Happy Weekend. Get some rest!
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W: image connection
1. Soc. Seminar on "Clan of the One Breasted Women"
NO HOMEWORK
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Soc. Seminar: Carson's "Silent Spring"
HW: read and annotate
Williams: "Clan of ..
Agenda
1. MC Quiz on Carson
2. Group annotation share around
HW: Journal: 1) Discuss how much time you devote to homework for each class. What is the order of the classes? How much time after school do you spend on extra curricular activities? What is the average time that you go to bed during the week?
Prep for Soc. Seminar tomorrow
Reading for Thursday: Williams: "Clan of ..
Agenda
1. Rhetorical analysis essay
HW: Nature Chapter: Read and annotate Rachel Carosn's "Silent Spring".
Agenda
1. Cartoon connection
2. Gender Unit wrap-up activity- see google classroom
HW: Nature Unit: Read and annotate Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" for Tuesday.
Agenda
1. Soc. Seminar Rebecca Walker's "Putting Down the Gun"
2. Cartoon connection (if time)
HW: NY assn., Op-ed cartoon assn.
Agenda
1, Socratic seminar: David Brooks's- "Mind over Muscle"
2. Start Soc. sem.: Rebecca Walker's "Putting Down the Gun"
HW: NY article and OP-ed cartoon due this week
Agenda
1. Finish Trifles Socratic Seminar
HW: Read and annotate Brooks (410) and Walker (412)
New Yorker article and OP-Ed cartoon due this week
Agenda
Turn in SP#35
1. Trifles Socratic seminar
HW: Read and annotate Brooks (410) and Walker (412)
New Yorker article and OP-Ed cartoon due this week.
Agenda
W: Cartoon connection
1. Socratic seminar: Theroux
2. Review SP #35 Due Monday
HW: Review group journal prompts, important symbols/vocabulary, Socratic seminar Qs; read and annotate the play, Trifles. Prep for Socratic seminar and possible reading quiz
Agenda
1. Lewis Socratic seminar
HW: read and annotate Theroux
Review SP#35- due Monday
Agenda
W: SAT Q of the day
1. Lewis Socratic seminar
HW: For Friday: Theroux
Due at the end of the unit: New Yorker article assignment; cartoon analysis
Agenda
1. Cofer- Socratic Seminar
HW: Lewis (read and annotate)
Agenda
1. Cofer MC Quiz
2. Start Socratic seminar
HW: (for WED.) Lewis
Agenda
1. Ehrlich Socratic seminar; take notes on DQs
HW: Read and annotate Cofer (370); start reading and annotating ahead to prep for Precis etc..
Agenda
1. Gould Socratic Seminar
HW: Ehrlich (DQs- typed, MLA)
Agenda
1. S&T Synthesis outline presentations
2. Gould discussion
HW: Reflection:
1. What did you learn that supported, challenged, developed, or added shades of gray to your ideas/arguments about Sci/tech.
2. Evaluate your group. What were the contributions and effort for each member? What effects did s/he have on group dynamics? For your group: two suggestions for improvement

Ehrlich (Friday)
Agenda
1. S&T Synthesis outline presentations
2. Gould MC Quiz
HW: Ehrlich (Thursday)
Agenda
Collect SP#33
1. S&T Synthesis outline presentations
HW: Gould; MC Quiz
Agenda
W: Review SP#33
1. S&T culminating assignment group work
HW: SP#33 theme: ; presentation and group justification due on Monday
Reading Women's Unit
Tuesday: Gould's "Women's Brains" (349)(annotation guidelines)- MC Quiz
Thursday: Ehrlich's "About Men" (367)
Friday: Theroux's "Being a Man" (379)
Monday: Cofer's "The Myth of the Latin Woman" (370)- MC Quiz
Wednesday: Lewis's "Aids Has a Woman's Face" (382)
Friday: Piercy's "Barbie Doll" (403) and Katie Maakai's "Pretty" (handout/digital)
Monday: Tannen's " There Is No Unmarked Woman" (388)
Wednesday: Florence Kelley or Elizabeth Cady Stanton speech

Agenda
1. S&T Culminating assignment: group work

HW: assignment
Agenda
1. Review S&T Culminating assignmen
2. Start group work
HW: S&T C. assn.
SEE googleclassroom

Agenda
1. Socratic seminar on"Pate de Foie Gras" by Isaac Asimov;
HW: argumentative outline (#@ on page 706)
AP Language Homework 2/21:

Create a conceptual outline for an argumentative essay which answers question #2 on page 706.
Provide:
  1. a thesis
  2. 4-5 sub-arguments
  3. Bullet pointed explanation for your arguments
  4. Generalized evidence from (choose 2-3)
C urrent Events
H istory
E xperiences from your life
L iterature
P opular culture
S cience
S ports

Agenda
Turn in Body of Work
W: SAT Question of the day
1. Cartoon connection activity
2. MC Practice
HW: Print out and read&annotate "Pate de Foie Gras" by Isaac Asimov; Answer the discussion questions. Note: These questions require comprehensive answers with depth and clarity; 1-2 sentences will not suffice. Typed, MLA format- you will turn in the discussion questions Tuesday.
Agenda
1. Continue "DNA as Destiny"
2. Whitman, Poe poem analysis- Socratic seminar
HW: review

]Multiple Choice Strategies

Agenda
W: SAT Question of the day
1. "DNA as Destiny" Socratic seminar
HW: Poe, Whitman poems
Agenda
1. Continue Socratic seminar
HW: Duncan's "DNA as Destiny"- Wed.
Agenda
Collect SP#32
W: SAT Question of the day; review essay problems
1. Socratic seminar for "The Digital Invasion of the Teenage Brain"
HW: Come in tomorrow with a specific quote from the chapter that you would like to discuss.
Duncan's "DNA as Destiny"- Wed.
Agenda

.5 SP#32
1. Sagan's "Cosmic Calendar" and Gahan's "Food Fight" Socratic seminar
HW:SP#32; theme- conspiracy theories "The Digital Invasion of the Teenage Brain" (read and annotate)
Agenda
1. Birkerts- "Into the Electronic Millennium" Socractic seminar
HW: (Friday) Sagan's "Cosmic Calendar" and Gahan's "Food Fight"
Precis for Franklin, Birkerts, or Sagan due this Friday
New Yorker Article(annotations and paragraph) due this week.
Agenda
1. Franklin- "Silence and the Notion of the Commons" Soc. Seminar
HW: (Thurs.)- Birkerts- "Into the Electronic Millennium:
Precis for Franklin, Birkerts, or Sagan due this Friday
New Yorker Article(annotations and paragraph) due this week.
Agenda
1. Body of Work essay.

New Yorker article due this week.
Readings for this week:
Read and annotate; you will write a Precis on either Franklin, Birkerts, or Sagan- due Friday.
Tuesday: Ursula Franklin's "Silence and the Notions of the Commons"
Thursday: Sven Birkerts's "Into the Electronic Millennium"
Friday: Carl Sagan's "Cosmic Calendar and Gahan Wilson's "Food Fight"
Agenda
1. Body of Work Socratic seminar
HW: Body of Work essay will be in class on Monday. Prompt on Googleclassroom. You may bring in a conceptual outline, but you may not write the essay at home.
New Yorker article due next week.
Readings for next week: Read and annotate; you will write a Precis on either Franklin, Birkerts, or Sagan- due Friday.
Tuesday: Ursula Franklin's "Silence and the Notions of the Commons"
Thursday: Sven Birkerts's "Into the Electronic Millennium"
Friday: Carl Sagan's "Cosmic Calendar and Gahan Wilson's "Food Fight"
Agenda
1. Body of Work Socratic seminar
HW: Body of Work essay will be in class on Monday.
New Yorker article due next week. Huxley PP revisions due next week.
Agenda
1. Body of Work Socratic seminar
HW: New Yorker article due next week. Huxley PP revisions due Friday/Monday
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1. Body of Work Socratic seminar
HW: New Yorker article due next week. Huxley PP revisions due Friday/Monday
Agenda
Turn in SP#30; turn in Body of Work assignment at the end of class
W: SAT Question of the day
1. MC group review
2. Body of Work annotation share around
HW: New Yorker article due next week. Hexley PP revisions due Friday/Monday
Agenda
1. Group Huxley analogy power point presentations
2. Group review of yesterday's multiple choice quiz
HW: Body of Work assignment due Monday; SP#30: write a compound sentence with a semi colon and a connective. Thematic topic- free choice
Agenda
1. Huxley group analogy power point activity
2. Multiple choice quiz
HW: HGAPPA, Body of Work, New Yorker article
Agenda
1. Huxley group analogy power point activity
HW: HGAPPA, Body of Work, New Yorker article
Agenda
W. The importance of commas- review
1. Huxley group analogy power point activity
HW: HGAPPA, Body of Work, New Yorker article
Agenda
W: SAT ? of the day
1. Huxley Socratic seminar
HW: New Yorker article (read& annotate ; analytical paragraph); Body of Work
Agenda
Turn in Eisely Precis
W: SAT ? of the day
1. Pinker Socratic seminar
HW: SP# 29 (topic: read and annotate Huxley; New Yorker article (read& annotate ; analytical paragraph); Body of Work

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Agenda
W: Brooks precis prep time
1. Pinker Socratic seminar
HW: Eisely Precis ; Body of Work
Agenda
Change seats
W: Brooks precis prep time
1. Eisely Socratic seminar
HW: Pinker; Body of Work
Agenda
W:Brooks Precis prep time
1. MC return and evaluation of exam and scores
HW: Read and annotate Eisely essay; Body of Work assignment
Agenda
W: SAT Question of the day
1. Finish Group Practice Precis for "The Ugly Truth about Beauty"
2. Group Precis Assignment: David Brook essay. Read and annotate; discuss; create Precis
3. SP #27, #28
HW: SP#27, #28 (free topic, 3 each); Body of Work assignment
Reading for next week:
1/18 Wed.: Eisely (Precis due Friday)
1/19 Thursday: Pinker
Reading for following week:
1/23 Huxley
Agenda
1.. Continue SAT Question of the day
2. Sentence Pattern review and group activity
3. Intro to the Precis: "The Ugly Truth about Beauty" share around and class discussion
4. Precis outline handout: review and group practice

HW: Body of Work assignment
Agenda
Welcome back everyone!
1. Vacation summation
2. Reflection on fall semester and goals for spring semester: power point and letter to self activity
3. SAT Question of the day

HW: Letter to Self (Typed, MLA); read and analyze "The Ugly Truth about Beauty"; Body of Work assignment;
12/14 Agenda
1. Final
Body of Work assignment is in the file section; check the Science and Technology folder.
Review the notes; then, finish the journal and the assignment.
Have a great winter break!
12/12 Agenda
MC Review for final
12/9 Agenda
1. Rhetorical analysis essay: "The Power ad the Glory"
HW: Study for the final (multiple choice)(close reading assessment)
12/8 Agenda
1. "The Power and the Gory" Socratic seminar
HW; prep for rhetorical analysis essay/paragraph
12/7 Agenda
1. "The Power and the Gory" Socratic seminar
HW; prep for rhetorical analysis essay/paragraph
12/6 Agenda
1. "The Power and the Gory" Socratic seminar
HW; prep for rhetorical analysis essay/paragraph
12/5 Agenda
1. "The Power and the Gory" Socratic seminar
HW; prep for rhetorical analysis essay/paragraph
12/2
1. Socratic Seminar for Rick Reilly's "The Real New York Giants"
2. Googleclassroom: go to the file section, sports folder, firefighter cartoons. Choose 1 from the first five. Write a journal which discusses the connections between the cartoon and Reilly's article. Pull specifics from each to support your discussion.
HW: doxology; "The Power and the Gory"- read and annotate. You will write and AP style analytical essay (maybe paragraph(s)) for this text.
12/1 Agenda
1. Paret essay breakdown and class discussion
HW: Read and annotate Reilly "The Real New York Giants"
11/30 Agena
Pass out "The Power and the Gory" and doxology handout;
1. Finish Roosevelt Soctratic seminar
2. Paret essay- 1st impressions
3. New info- context and author
4. Re-read and re-annotate
HW: Friday- Reilly
HW: Monday- "The Power and the Gory" read and annotate
11/29 Agenda
1. McMurty/Roosevelt Socratic Seminar
HW: Paret Essay (in Sports folder): Read and annotate for (directions), tone, purpose etc. I know the context and the author is missing. What can you get out of this text while reading it blind. Tomorrow we will review the author and the context, then re-read to see if your initial impressions/analysis has changed.
Friday: Reilly
Monday: "The Power and the Gory" (11 pages- start early) I will pass this out tomorrow
11/28 Agenda
Turn in Synthesis essay
1. McMurty Socratic seminar
HW: Read and annotate Roosevelt for tomorrow
For Wed.: Reilly: "The Real New York Giants"
Thursday: Paret Essay
Monday: "The Power and the Gory" (11 pages- start early)
11/23 Agenda
Turn in Community chapter reflection
1. Finish discussing Festival of Grimness
HW; Synthesis essay (Poverty) due Monday 11/28.
Readings for the week: Read and annotate- use DQs as guidelines
Monday: McMurty: "Kill 'Em! Cruch 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw"

Tuesday: Roosevelt: "The Proper Place for Sports"

Agenda
1. Announcement- AP Bookclub - Thrusday, December 8th.
2. Short annotation share around
3. Class discussion for "A Festival of Grimness"
HW: see Monday
11/21 Agenda
1. Synthesis essay- info gathering essay
2. Sports Chapter: "Festival of Grimness"- read ; first impression
3. Initial group discussion/annotation share around
HW: Re-read and annotate Barry's "A Festival of Grimness" (in folder below); SOAPSTONE; Arguement: main, subarguments (explicit & implicit), strategies (appeals, devices, use of humor etc.), organization
Community chapter reflection; synthesis essay due after Thanksgiving
11/18 Agenda
1. Socratic seminar on "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
2. Review Poverty essay prompt: (essay due after Thanksgiving)
HW: Two page reflection (typed, double spaced) See googleclassroom- reflection folder (Due by Tuesday)
11/17 Agenda
Socratic Seminar
1. Finish "Singer Solution to Poverty"
2. Betjemen 'Westminster Abbey"

HW: Review and take notes on 3 of the 6 cartoons in the Community Folder on Googleclassroom. For each: argument; purpose, specifics to support, connections to our other readings..
After today's discussion- Read and annotate (for themes)
Ursula LeGuin's "The Ones Who Wallk Away from Omelas"
http://engl210-deykute.wikispaces.umb.edu/file/view/omelas.pdf

11/16 Agenda
Socratic Seminars
1. Finish Harden
2. "Singer Solution to Poverty"
HW: Betjemen; start brainstorming for essay due next week
11/15 Agenda
.Socratic Seminars:
1. Finish Harden
2. Betjemen's "Westminster Abbey"
HW: "SInger Solution to Poverty" (see Monday)
11/14 Agenda
1. Harden- "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against the Poor" Socratic Seminar
HW: Tuesday: Betjemen's "Westminster Abbey" (use the DQs to guide your annotations)
Wednesday: Singer- "The Singer Solution to Poverty"- read and annotate (use the DQs to guide your annotations)
Synthesis essay
11/10 Agenda
1. Orwell's "Why Beggars Are Despised" Socratic Seminar
2. Review Synthesis essay assignment- due when we finish the unit.
HW; Read and annotate Garret Hardin's "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against the Poor.: Use the DQs (both sets) to help you annotate.
11/9m Agenda
1. Review Synthesis Assignment (below in the file section and in googleclassroom)
Parker Socratic Seminar
HW: Orwell
NOTE; ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY UPLOADED (FILE SECTION AND Googleclassroom (stream- announcement)
11/8 Agenda
1. Russel Socratic seminar
2. Young Socratic seminar
HW: Thoreau paragraph due tomorrow
Read and annotate Parker for Wednesday
Note: "According to a footnote in the anthology Schools Outside Suburbia (1971), this was an unpublished speech, given in Deland, Florida, on December 27, 1965." More information about Jo Goodwin Parker, its author, is not available.
Read and annotate Orwell for Thursday
11/7 Agenda
1. Quindlen Socratic Seminar
HW: Read and annotate Russell- "The Happy Life"; "read and annotate"-(journal activity Bruce Young photo (both the photo are in googleclassroom "Community" folder) )
Thoreau paragraph due Wed.
Reading for Wednesday: Read and annotate Peter Singer's "The Singer Solution to World Poverty"
Reading for Thursday: Orwell's "Why Are Beggars Despised"; we will also start Hardin in class on Thursday (to give you a head start for the weekend reading)
11/4 Agenda
1. Finish Thoreau Socratic seminar
HW:Read and annotate Quindlen for Monday.
Thoreau analytical paragraph (see googleclassroom/ or file section below)- DUE: Wed. 11/9
For Tuesday: Read and annotate Russell "The Happy Life"
11/3 Agenda
1. Thoreau "Where I Lived..." MC Quiz
2. Socratic Seminar
HW:
11/2 Agenda
1. Finish "Letter..."
2. Thoreau group annotation share around
HW: re-analyze for quiz tomorrow
11/1 Agenda
1. Continue "Letter..." Socratic Seminar
HW: Mimic activity: in file section and google classroom (community folder); Thoreau etc.
10/31 Agenda
1. Continue "Letter..." Socratic Seminar
HW: Mimic activity: in file section and google classroom (community folder); Thoreau etc.

10/28 Agenda
Turn in Nykr and Cartoon activities
1. "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Socratic seminar
HW: SP#23 (thematic subject: Halloween); Read and annotate Thoreau for next week
10/27 Agenda
1. "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Socratic seminar
HW: See Monday/Wednesday; review SP#23
10/26 Agenda
1. Finish essay evaluation activity (15 minutes)
2. Annotation share around for MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
HW: New Yorker article (annotation and paragraph); Editorial cartoon (make sure you have the publication info (cartoonist, Magazine/Newspaper, date etc.)
Note: here is the link for the New Yorker article that I suggested (note: it is long, but relevant)
In the Heart of Trump Country - The New Yorker
10/25 Agenda
1. Finish Essay evaluation activity
2. MLK "Letter from Birmingham Jail" annotation share around
HW: See Monday
10/24 Agenda
Turn in SP #22
W: MLK Quiz
1. Continue reviewing anchor papers; read aloud, group discussion, class discussion
2. Group evaluations of student essays (individual papers evaluations first, group discussion, reach a consensus, write an evaluative note (score, observations, and suggestions)
10/21 Agenda
W: SP#22: Restrictive adjective (relative) clauses
1. Essay Evaluation Workshop
HW: SP#22 (Thematic topic: clowns))(helpful notes Sentence Pattern folder); MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"; you will have a reading quiz (individual) on Monday
New Yorker article (annotated and analytical paragraph)
and
Op-Ed Cartoon (annotated and analytical paragraph)
due by 11/4
10/20 Agenda
1. Class discussion on each propaganda poster
2. Essay Evaluation process
  • review rubric
  • review anchor papers
  • group work (indiv. evaluate, after everyone is finished, reach a group consensus for each essay; write down score, remarks, suggestions
HW: Review SP# 22
10/18 Agenda
1. Discuss Henry cartoon #3
2. Propaganda poster activity
HW: Finish propaganda poster activity (questions in googleclassroom; visual literacy folder, cartoon analysis activity (right under it)
NOTE:
King, ,Jr. reading etc. postponed until Monday (you will have a quiz; you will also have a sentence pattern #22)
10/17 Agenda
1. Visual rhetorical analysis activies
  • Patrick Henry cartoons (in googleclassroom; visual rhetorical analysis folder,) Group activity: students are to analyze the 3rd cartoon; use the cartoon activity questions (also in vis. rhet. an. folder)
  • World War II propaganda posters (Tuesday)
HW: Read and annotate: MLK, Jr. (Community chapter); Suggestion: I would answer the discussion questions since you will have a MC Quiz on this text.)(For Thursday at the earliest)
10/14 Agenda
Tom Paine Assessment
HW: SP#20 (theme: your choice)(power point in file section, since we did not review today); MLK, Jr. in Community chapter (suggestion: answer dqs- you will have a Multiple Choice Quiz on this text)(possibly late next week)
10/13 Revisions
1. Finish presentations
2. Paine Socratic Seminar
HW: prep for Friday
10/11 Agenda
1. Finish Presentations
HW: See Monday
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY- SEE FILE SECTION
10/10 Agenda
1. Patrick Henry paragraph breakdown power point presentationa
HW: Read and annotate Thomas Paine for Thursday (in folder); SOAPSTones, rhet. triangle, arguments, assumptions, rhet. stategies etc.
10/7 Agenda
Collect Plagiarism letter
1. Review SP# 15, 16 (4 each)(theme: politics: past to present day)
Annotation share around
2. Patrick Henry paragraph breakdown power point assignment
HW: SP#15,16 due Monday ; Henry Power point presentations start Monday
PRINT OUT ANOTHER COPY OF THE SPEECH; YOU NEED TO TAKE NOTES ON MONDAY

National Merit Scholar booklet etc. :
Khan Academy link to your Classroom page:
https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
This is the same link students received in their email last week.

Students can link their Khan Academy account and College Board account. When they do this, Khan Academy will import their previous PSAT and/or SAT scores and generate a tutorial tailored to the studentís area of weakness.

10/6 Agenda
1. Pair share first impressions and annotations
2. Canassatego's response: class discussion
3. intro to Revolutionary war: historical context (KWL)- to board
4. Patrick Henry background; SOAPSTone
5. Read Henry's "Speech at the Virginia Convention"; 1st impressions
HW: Review sp #15, 16; Read and annotate speech; use annotation guidelines (below and in googleclassroom) (I have also uploaded the speech so that you can have an extra copy in case you run out of annotation room.(below and Googleclassroom)
10/5 Agenda
1. Return and review New Yorker analytical paragraph assignment; class discussion
2. Review Plagiarism lesson; power point in file section
3. Review Canassatego; Native American and colonial Americans; SOAPSTone
4. Read initial request (problem, solution, assumptions); discuss. Read Canassatego's response to "Offer of Help" (in response to an offer to educate some Native American yourth at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia; first impressions.
HW: Annotate for tone, assumptions, strategies, purpose, explicit and implicit arguments
HW: Plagiarism letter due Friday
NOTE: for those absent today, the following is the request by the Virginia colonists towards Canassatego and the Onandaga tribe; Canassatego's response is in the file section.
Minutes from the meeting in which the original offer was made (the day before):

Brethren, Our Friend, Conrad Weiser, when he is old, will go into the other World, as our Fathers have done: our Children will then want such a Friend to go between them and your Children, to reconcile any Differences that may happen to arise between them, that, like him, may have the Ears and Tongues of our Children and yours.
The Way to have such a Friend, is for you to send three or four of your Boys to Virginia, where we have a fine House for them to live in, and a Man on purpose to teach the Children of you, our Friends, the Religion, Language and Customs of the white People. To this Place we kindly invite you to send some of your Children, and we promise you they shall have the same Care taken of them, and be instructed in the same Manner as our own Children, and be returned to you again when you please, and to confirm this, we give you this String of Wampum.
What assumptions do the Virginia colonists have? Why might these assumptions be problematic for Canassatego?
10/4 Agenda
1. in class essay (paragraphs) Rhetorical analysis of Edwards's "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
HW: Research Canassatego and Native American/colonial American relations
9/30 Agenda
"Sinners" first impressions recap
1. Paragraph by paragraph analysis
HW: prep for analytical paragraph (intro and body paragraphs) assessment
ATTENTION: SEVERAL STUDENTS WERE ABSENT TODAY; THEY DID NOT SUBMIT THEIR NEW YORKER ASSIGNMENT, NOR DID THEY LET ME KNOW THAT THEY WOULD BE ABSENT. AS SUCH, THEIR GRADE ON THIS ASSIGNMENT IS A "0".
9/29 Agenda
W: Review rhetorical strategies (devices, appeals, propaganda etc.)
1. Board- what due we know about the Puritans?
2. Edwards background info
3. "SInners in the Hands of an Angry God"; first impressions
9/28 Agenda
1. Class discussion Guernica, and Depictions of Guernica.
HW: Research Puritans (contextual history); New Yorker article with annotations) and analytical paragraph due Friday
9/27
1. Finish Ad breakdown power point presentations
2. Discuss last night's presidential debates
3. Guernica & Depictions of Guernica DQ share around.

HW: Research Puritans
2/26 Agenda
Collect sentence patterns.
1. Finish Ad breakdown power point presentations
2. Canassatego's "Offer of Help"- read and analyze: individual, group, class
HW: Guernica and Depictions of Guernia assignment due tomorrow
9/23 Agenda
1. Ad analysis presentations; collect analytical paragraphs
2. Guernica activity
3. Review sentence pattern #13
HW: SP#13, For Tuesday: Guernica and Depictions of Guernica (pages 975- 978) Students will answer all questions for each. Complete multiple sentence answers that convey depth and breadth of understanding and analysis. TYPED, MLA
9/22 agenda
1. Finish Soyinka Socratic seminar
2. Start Ad analysis power point presentations
HW: ad analysis analytical paragraphs due tomorrow
9/21 Agenda
1. Finish Goldsmith Socratic seminar
2. Soyinka Socratic seminar
HW: prep for Ad analysis power point presentations tomorrow; New Yorker article and paragraph
9/20 Agenda
1. Goldsmith Socratic seminar
2. Work on Ad power point assignment
HW: Soyinka for tomorrow
9/19 Agenda
Turn in sentence patterns #11,12
1. Ad annotation share around
2. Review ad analysis project
HW: Goldsmith for tomorrow. Soyinka for Wednesday. Ad analysis presentations start Thursday. Individual ad analysis paragraphs due Friday.
9/16 Agenda

NOTICE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PROPER HEADING FROM THIS POINT ON, I WILL DEDUCT 10-20% FROM YOUR GRADE.W: Peer review of RAS
1. Finish Socratic seminar on "A Modest Proposal"
2. Review MC Quiz
3. Visual Literacy and Ad assignment (review components of visual literacy and student model of ad asignment (in googleclassroom- visual literacy folder)
4. Groups: choose one ad to analyze
HW. SP#11, #12 (3 each) Here is a link tio help you create base adjective: http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/adj-forms.html
indiv: analyze the ad your group chose. Annotate! Bring in Monday for annotation share around.
HW: PRINT OUT GALLERY SHEET and PREP for SOCRATIC SEMINAR Tuesday;
Future Readings:
Soyinka "Every Dictator's Nightmare" (957) Woolf "Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid" (935)
Orwell "Shooting an Elephant" (979) Achebe "The Empire Fights Back" 985 Picasso "Guernica"; "Depictions of Guernica" (975)
9/15 Agenda
"A Modest Proposal" Socratic seminar
HW: See yesterday's agenda
For Friday: Goldsmith
9/14 Agenda
"A Modest Proposal" Socratic seminar
HW: See yesterday's agenda
For Friday: Goldsmith
9/13 Agenda
"A Modest Proposal" Socratic seminar
HW: See yesterday's agenda
For Friday: Goldsmith
9/12 Agenda
Turn in SP#10
1. "A Modest Proposal" MC quiz
2. Annotation share around
HW: New Yorker article,
prep for Socratic seminar; I have uploaded an outline to help. Look for it in the file section
review ad activity in chapter 2- find 1-2 ads that you feel will fit the assignment and bring them in.
9/9 Agenda
1. Finish Kincaid discussion
2. Review SP#10
HW: SP#10 (5 sentences; vary parts of speech/syntax for parallelism); Read and annotate Swift (see reading schedule)(use the DQs to helo you annotate). You will have your first formal quiz on Monday.
9/7 Agenda
1. Kincaid Socratic seminar/ class discussion
HW: Review SP#10. See yesterday's list
9/7 Agenda
1. Kincaid Socratic seminar
HW: See yesterday's list
9/6 Agenda
Turn in RAS for Kennedy speech
1. Jamaica Kincaid MC Quiz (indiv; group; class)
2. Small group annotation share around
HW: PRINT OUT GALLERY SHEET and PREP for SOCRATIC SEMINAR tomorrow; start reading next reading assignment
New Yorker article and analytical paragraph due at the end of this unit.
Reading schedule ( may be changed)
For Thurs./Friday 9/8-9/9: Goldsmith: "National Prejudices" (932)
For Monday 9/12: Jonathan Swift's "A Mondest Proposal" (914
For Wednesday/Thursday (9/14/15): Soyinka "Every Dictator's Nightmare" (957)
For Friday 9/7 Picasso "Guernica"; "Depictions of Guernica" (975)
For Monday 912: Woolf "Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid" (935)
For Tues. 9/13 Orwell "Shooting an Elephant" (979)
For Wednesday 9/14 Achebe "The Empire Fights Back" 985
Agenda
1. Byrd analysis and discussion
  • class SOAPSTone
  • class RHET. triangle
  • rhet. strategies
HW: Kennedy RAS due Tuesday; Read and annotate Kincaid for Tuesday (YOU will have a quiz)
NOTE: We are beginning our first full unit. For each unit, you will read and annotate a New Yorker article that is relevant to the thematic subject of the unit. You will also provide an analytical paper on the article. Start brainstorming politics and research an article. You will turn in this assignment at the end of the unit.
NOTE-NOTE: Those students who are in AP seminar can not use any New Yorker articles read in that class for this assignment.
Agenda
1. Finish Socratic seminar on Kennedy's speech
. Rhetorical analysis statements.
2. Analyze and discuss Byrd's text. (Friday)
HW; 2 rhetorical analysis statements on Kennedy due Tuesday.
Organize your paper this way.
Proper Heading
Kennedy RAS Statements (Title- centered)
Passage #1:
" " (pg #)
RAS#1
Your RAS goes here (3+ sentences)

Passage #2
" " (pg#)
RAS#3
Your RAS goes here (3+ sentences)
Agenda
1. AP Lang. Diagnostic Essay
HW: We will finish Kennedy's speech tomorrow. We will also discuss Byrd.so prep yourselves.
Agenda
1. Continue discussion on Kennedy speech

HW: Prep for AP diagnostic essay tomorrow;
Agenda
Turn in SP#9
1. Socratic seminar (practice) on Kennedy inaugural address.
2. Post seminar discussion and review: what worked and what didn't.
HW: Byrd etc. for tomorrow; Kincaid etc. for Wednesday.
Agenda
W: Review SP#9
1. Pass back and discuss diagnostic paragraph
2. Finish Kennedy annotation share-around.
3. Review Socratic seminar and gallery sheets
REMEMBER PROPER HEADING! BEWARE the ZERO!
HW: SP#9 Due Monday (theme: ); prep for practice Socratic seminar Monday.. Byrd- read and annotated- due Tuesday; Kincaid- read and annotated- due Wednesday. Follow reading schedule from yesterday
Agenda
1. Finish Earl Spencer Eulogy;
2.Toxophilus discussion
3. Kennedy speech annotation share around
HW: Review SP#9; we will discuss tomorrow and it is due Monday.(TYPED, MLA, hard copy). For Tuesday: Read Byrd's background (pay attention to context)(SOAPSTone) and "History" (annotate); prepare for deeper discussion Tuesday.

Print out (if you would like) and Review the Socractic Seminar Rubric and Gallery Sheet I have uploaded; to prepare for a socractic seminar tomorrow. In googleclassroom- About page, Reading folder (EVERYONE MUST TALK! :) - This first one is practice! Relax!
READINGS FOR the NEXT WEEK +:
For below: read and annotate; use the dqs to guide your annotations.
For Wed. 9/1: Kincaid's "Upon Seeing England for the First Time.
For Friday 9/1: Goldsmith: "National Prejudices" (932)
For Monday 9/2: Soyinka "Every Dictator's Nightmare" (957)
For Tuesday 9/6: Jonathan Swift's "A Mondest Proposal"
For Thursday 9/8: Woolf "Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid" (935)

Agenda
W:. Earl Spencer's Eulogy
1. Class discussion of Eulogy
2. Start "Toxophlilus Discussion- Quiz
HW; Kennedy speech activity due tomorrow.
Agenda
1. Assignment #1 breakdown and discussion.
HW; See Monday
Agenda
Turn in Sentence Patterns
W: brief pair share on rhetorical analysis of "Ordeal by Checque"
1. Class discussion of rhetorical analysis
2. Princess Diana rhetorical analysis discussion and note-taking (just started)
HW: pg 44 assignment due Wednesday
Kennedy speech assignment due Wednesday
For Friday: review sentence pattern #9; SP#9 will be due Monday 8/29
Agenda
W: Review "How to prevent lazy writing" and SP #4,5,8.
1. Class review of group synopsis of story.
2. Group: rhetorical analysis : analyze organization, structure, main argument, sub arguments, implicit arguments
form, appeals, devices, SOAPSTONE.
3. Class discussion
HW: Finish #2, SP#4,5,8; Page 29 activity in LoC.
ATTENTION: Now you can access The New Yorker database. This access will come in handy.

. Just follow the steps below
New Yorker is located at Academic Search Premiere. Link here at http://search.ebscohost.com/
Type in username and password
Choose Advanced Search
Click on box marked Full Text
Copy and paste this term (JN "New Yorker") and add whatever search term you would like
  • (JN "New Yorker") climate change
  • (JN "New Yorker") Syrian refugees
  • (JN "New Yorker") 2016 presidential election

Agenda
1. Group: work to decipher the story: characters, plot, setting, conflicts etc.
2. Create a short synopsis of the story
3. Research of Modernism; historical time period 1920s and early 1930s. (adds to your knowledge of Context)(power point in FILE section - to help)
HW: Review sentence pattern folder: how to prevent lazy writing, sentence patterns #4,5,8 for intro and discussion tomorrow
Agenda
Discussion Question Warm-up: How do you feel about yesterday's MC and why? What are your concerns? What did you notice?
1. Basics of the class: What is AP, rhet. triangle, SOAPSTones, DIDLS,etc.
2. Let's be literary and rhetorical detectives: Wuther Crue's "Ordeal by Checque"
HW; Continue LoC activities.: Pg. 29 due Friday
Pg 44 due Monday
Kennedy's speech Tuesday
Agenda
1. Reading diagnostic
HW: LoC activities
Agenda
Warm-up: Review video activity from Friday
1. Fall Diagnostic assessment (finish for homework) Diagnostic assessment in googleclassroom
HW: Finish diagnostic assessment.
LoC reading, annotating/note-taking, activities
Agenda
Turn in letter
1. Q&A continued; letter of rec.; former student letters
2. video activity
3. Group: review arguements
4. choose two; refine; what in the videos support each?
5. SEEII practive
HW: parent signature; LOC- see yesterday's agenda
Agenda
1. Welcome! Intro to AP Language.
2. Course Syllabus
3. Student intro letter (power point & google classroom)
4. Q&A session
HW: student intro letter due tomorrow
HW#2 Start reading and annotating chapters 1& 2 of the LOC.
HW: (due Wed?.)Review /annotate texts on pg. 29-34 (In other words complete the assignment given on page 28. Focus on purpose and the rhetorical triangle; how do they effect each text.

HW (due Thurs?.): Read and take notes on chapter 2 (pg 35-48); Complete assignment # 1 on page 48 ("Toxophilus"). Read and take notes on pages 49-51. Complete assignment #2 (pg 51) (You will glue this assignment into your common book. Save 1-2 pages for a table of content and then glue the page- this part is subject to change..

HW (due Friday?) Read and annotate JFK's inaugural address and answer discussion questions on diction (1-4) and style (1-9); the text provides you with some help after the questions- try to answer them on your own first. Start reviewing and studying the glossary of Selected Tropes and Schemes (page 58-59) and the Glossary (pg 1009-1013). You need to become familiar with identifying these.

Discussion Topics
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)

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