AP LanguageDay 3, August 17th and 18th, 2011 • Collect signed syllabus • The Jungle: Small groups • Briefly discuss first page • Complete the Memorable Quotations page and the “Major Characters” page. You have 30 minutes!!! Do not waste time socializing. • Leave the back page empty. You do not need to complete it. • The Crucible: Complete the chart. It is due next class. • Homework: • 1.) The Jungle quotes assignment is due next class. • 2.) Bring your Part III: Personal Selection summer reading novel next class. • 3.) The Crucible character chart is due next class. • Have you purchased… • a composition book (.50 cents at Wal-Mart). • High-lighters • A flash drive/jump drive
AP LanguageDay 3, August 19th and 22nd, 2011 • Hand in syllabus, The Jungle Quotes with packet, and The Crucible character chart • Video Journal: The importance of believing in yourself: Journal #1: Write the following questions in your journal. Leave a line or two for your answer space. • Who is Dalton’s audience? • What is Dalton’s purpose • What presentation strategies does Dalton use to engage his audience? • What rhetorical/persuasive strategies does he use to convince his audience to believe? • What do you believe is Desmond’s most convincing implied argument? (Don’t quote him directly. An implied argument is one that is an “understood” message. • Summer Reading Part III: (Follow along with the handout) • Begin reading/reaction annotating “Everything’s An Argument” • Homework: Read and re-action annotate “Everything’s An Argument: Chapter 1 (packet), Summer Reading Part III assignment is due Day 5 (August 24th and 25th)
AP LanguageDay 1, August 15th and 16th, 2011 • Complete Student Info Sheet • Hand in to me today • Review Syllabus • Back page needs to be signed and turned in next class • Student Folder • What is my role in AP Language? • AP Language PowerPoint: A Walk in the PARC • Summer Reading: The Jungle. • Discuss required quotes assignment • Small group work to complete handout • Homework: The Jungle Quotes assignment is due DAY 3. • Please The Crucible next class. • Reminders: • You will need a composition book (.50 cents at Wal-Mart). • High-lighters are imperative! • A flash drive/jump drive is necessary for survival.
AP LanguageDay 4, August 23rd and 24th, 2011 • Journal: The Crucible videoclip • Focus: Persuasive Writing Preparation • Break up John Proctor’s reasoning into ethos (credibility of speaker), pathos (emotional appeal) and logos (logic of argument). • Give multiple examples from the film as evidence you understand these three elements. • What makes his argument honorable and, above all, persuasive? • Chapter Review: • Paired content summaries on butcher paper : Section Title, Main idea, new vocab, one quotable sentence. • Review as a class • The Five Canons of Rhetoric • Highlight in class • Mark-ups and annotations • Homework: Summer Reading #3 will be presented next class.
AP LanguageDay 5, August 25th and 26th, 2011 • Journal: Using your reading assignment from last class (The Five Canons of Rhetoric), answers questions 1, 5, 10, and 12 in your journal. Do not just read and spit out the answer. Ingest the material and communicate your interpretations through the written word. • Summer Reading Presentations: • Please make sure you do not take longer than a minute for set-up time. • You will be stopped at three minutes. • If you have technical difficulties with the p.point, you will need to complete your presentation without the background slide. • Homework: Chapter 2: The Rhetorical Triangle. High-light and annotate for next class period. • Reminders: • 1.) Pre-test of terms next class will be on Day 7. • 2.) Please bring your American Literature book next class. • 3.) Quiz on Day 7 over The Five Canons of Rhetoric, The Rhetorical Triangle, and Everything’s An Argument
AP LanguageDay 6, August 29th and 30th, 2011 Journal: Using your reading assignment from last class (The Rhetorical Triangle), answer questions 2-6 in paragraph format. Finish presentations Brief discussion and assessment of Five Canons of Rhetoric and The Rhetorical Triangle On your own: Read pages 6-12 in The American Literature book. Homework: Quiz over Chapters 1, 2 and “Everything’s An Argument” next class. If you did not finish pages 6-12 in the book, consider it homework. Reminder: Bring your textbook to class again.
AP LanguageDay 7, August 31st/Sept. 1, 2011 • Complete the Goals handout for September. Clearly, you will skip the August goals section as this month is over. • Quiz: Chapters 1,2, and “Everything’s An Argument.” No, this is not open note. • Pre-test: The Puritans • Pre-test: AP terms (Do your best.) • Read Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford • Pages 56-65 • Make sure you read the introductory pages before you read the story. • In your journal answers questions 1-5 (page65), the essential question (page 65), and questions 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (page 66). • Homework: Read “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King.” Mark any areas where you see repetition in language or ideas. Mark examples of pathos and logos. Mark any powerful statements that move you. Use the Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 handouts to help you address the language properly.
AP LanguageDay 8, September 2nd and 6th, 2011 • Journal: Continue answering the questions from last class. • Pages 56-65: questions 1-5 (page65), the essential question (page 65), and questions 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (page 66). • Discuss “Of Plymouth Plantation” and William Bradford with journal questions. • Review Puritan Pre-test results: Classroom Data • Homework: • Part I: Go to my website---www.schoolrack.com/stumpf. Watch the U.S. Religious Knowledge video and the take the U.S. Religious Knowledge quiz. Come back to class with your results. • Part II: Read “What Role Should Religion Play in Public Life.” Annotate like an AP student. You know what to do… • Part III: Bring your American Literature book next class.
AP LanguageDay 9, September 7th and 8th, 2011 • Journal: Provide a written reaction to “What Role Should Religion Play in Public Life,” and reflect on the results of your religious knowledge quiz. • Puritan powerpoint • Letter from a Birmingham Jail: The breaking down of a masterpiece • Round 1: Discuss your assigned set • Round 2: You “teach” your area of expertise to your new group. • Round 3: Complete the back of the handout based on our discussion. • Homework: Read pages 74-77 (Anne Bradstreet’s “To My Dear and Loving Husband”), and pages 80-82 Edward Taylor’s “Huswifery”). • Terms to know for next class: Puritan Plain Style, syntax, inversion, conceit, stanza.
AP LanguageDay 10, September 9thand 12th, 2011 Journal: Define the following terms in your journal: Puritan Plain Style, syntax, inversion, conceit, stanza (2nd and 8th only: MLK questions) Handouts: Complete the handouts for Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor. Read “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” In your journal, answer questions 1, 2, 5, and 8. Homework: Write your “Slackers in the Hands of an Angry Teacher” assignment. Rough draft is due next class.
AP LanguageSeptember 13th and 14th, 2011 • Journal: Answer questions 1, 2, 5from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Questions are on the board. • Post-test: Huswiferyand To My Dear and Loving Husband • Peer editing: Rules… • Trade your rough draft with two people today. • Use the rubric on the back of the directions sheet to guide your editing. • Mark places in the paper that show all the required figurative language. If any of the required language is missing, low level, or difficult to understand, make note of it on the paper. • Synthesis Essay: PowerPoint • Directions for your first MLA formatted essay • Video clips, additional reading passages, and notes. • Homework: Final Slacker’s Speech is due next class. Synthesis essay is due September 21st and 22nd. Extended journals are due September 29th and 30th. • Reminder: GHSWT is September 27th (odd day). Can you exceed everyone’s expectations?
AP LanguageSeptember 15th and 16th, 2011 • No journal today! • Slacker’s Speech: 3 or 4 student volunteers • Synthesis Essay: Gathering Information • Video Clips---TAKE NOTES! (All clips are available at www.schoolrack.com/stumpf • Moral Perfection: Ben Franklin • Homework: video clips from schoolrack.com/stumpf. • Next class, In your own words…Complete the handout using your own opinions regarding Puritans, religious freedoms, and the global future of religion.
AP LanguageSeptember 19th and 20th, 2011 Journal: None Timed Writing: Follow the guidelines from the substitute. You must turn in the pre-writing sheets with your final essay. Read “Moral Perfection” and annotate the packet. Homework: None…No, I’m not kidding! I love you, too.
AP LanguageSeptember 21st and 22nd , 2011 • Journal: Five Steps to a Five: Read pages 107-121 and pages 162-174. When you finish, write your own “Top 10 List” about how to write a synthesis essay. • Assessment: GHSWT Timed Writing • Using the rubric from the GHSWT, score one essay. You must write two comments for each category. • Begin Synthesis Essay: Fact finding, quote assessment, key ideas, and general brainstorming • Use all handouts, video clips, and your textbook to help guide you through the fact sorting process. • Homework: None • Pre-test of Revolutionary Period is next class.
AP LanguageSeptember 23rd and 26th, 2011 • First things first…Pre-test of Revolutionary Period • Journal: Reflect on the videos that you watched regarding September 11th, the mosque controversy, etc… • In your journal, explain how you think religious tolerance has changed over the last 10 years as it correlates to September 11th. • Continue Synthesis Essay: (See handout) Fact finding, quote assessment, key ideas, and general brainstorming • Use all handouts, video clips, and your textbook to help guide you through the fact sorting process. • Establish your purposes for writing: Expository and Persuasive • In class, brainstorm for your Introductory paragraph, your claim/thesis statement, and your first body paragraph about the nature/history of Puritanism. • Homework: Write your intro, claim and first body paragraph, AND brainstorm ideas for three upcoming persuasive paragraphs.
AP LanguageSeptember 27th and 28th, 2011 • No journal today • Synthesis Question: Pick apart the prompt. • Establish your opinion. • What facts have lead you to your opinion? • How will you back up your opinion? • What makes your opinion weak? • Style and Syntax handout from last class: Read and assess how you will use this information in your own writing. • Cliches…Avoid like the plague… • Homework: Introduction, first and second body paragraphs are due next class. They do not have to be typed, but it’s not a bad idea, right?
AP LanguageSeptember 29th and 30th, 2011 Journal: Define the term “revolution.” Who is “revolutionary” in your world? What makes them a revolutionary person? Have you been impacted by this person? Explain your answer. Post-Test Grading and Results Peer Editing: Introduction, First and Second body paragraphs. Timed Paragraph: Whether you need to rewrite one of your other paragraphs or you need to move on to the next paragraph, you have 20 minutes to write a body paragraph with documented evidence. Homework: Your entire rough draft paper (3-5 pages) is due next class. Reminder #1: The Works Cited page is NOT due next class. Reminder #2: Bring your textbook (The Monster) next class.
AP LanguageOctober 3rd and 4th, 2011 • Journal: Respond to one of the following journals: • 1) “More have repented of speech than silence.” • 2) “The more you say, the less people remember.” • 3) “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire • Final rough draft: Peer Editing • Final questions regarding paper • Works Cited Reminders • Go to www.schoolrack.com/stumpf • Choose the entries you need for your Works Cited. • Format your paper correctly. • Revolutionary Writing: pages 96-97 • Homework: Final paper is due on Friday/Monday with a Works Cited page. 25% off for each day late.
AP LangaugeOctober 5th and 6th, 2011 • No journal today: Complete your “October Reflections” in your folders. • Last minute questions regarding the paper. • Extended Journal Directions • Patrick Henry’s Speech in a Virginia Convention” • Complete the “appeals” handout • Take the AP Multiple Choice Quiz • Mark it up! High-light! Annotate! Use your notes! • This AP Quiz is based on the same caliber of questions you will have on the real AP test. Do you need to expand your vocabulary? • Vocabulary Log: If there are any vocabulary words you do not know, please keep a log in your journal. • Homework: Paper is due (with a works cited) next class period. Extended journals are due next Tues/Wed. You may take your journals home with you. Please Don’t lose them!
AP LanguageOctober 7th and 10th, 2011 • No journal today: Reminders for extended journals • Even Day: 1st period---Please complete your Goals Chart/Reflection chart • Turn in papers with works cited: • Highlighting • Quiz Review: Speech in a Virginia Convention • Ben Franklin: “Speech…” • Questions at end of story • Review of techniques • Homework: Any late papers are 25% off. Typed and MLA formatted extended journals due next class. Bring your textbook to class all week. • Reminder: EVEN DAY 1st Block ONLY: I will not see you on Wednesday because we have the PSAT/ACT/or some other standardized test. As a result, you need to read the following pieces of literature: from The American Crisis: Number 1 (page 116-119), To His Excellency, George Washington (page 123-126), from Poor Richard’s Almanac (page 149-150). Read and mentally respond to the questions at the end of each reading.
AP LanguageOctober 11th and 12th, 2011 • No journal today: Hand in extended journals • The Rally Cry---Independence Day video (cliphttp://movieclips.com/5qmMy-independence-day-movie-the-presidents-speech/) • Thomas Paine: pages 117-119 • Assess picture (visual text evaluation) • As you read: Write five quotes from Paine that epitomize his purpose. (Use your journal for your answer.) • Assess: What makes Paine “rallying cry” effective? • Phillis Wheatley: To His Excellency, George Washington (pages 122-126) • Assess picture (visual text evaluation) • In your journal, answer questions 2 (a and b) and 3 (a and b) • Assess: How does this poem espouse typical American values? • Ben Franklin (Intro-136-139) • Brief review of Moral Perfection (pages 141-146) • Poor Richard’s Almanac (pages 148-150) • Homework: Be ready for serious work on the Declaration of Independence, Synthesis Timed Essay will be on Monday (odd) and Tuesday (even). Revolutionary Test: Wednesday (odd) and Thursday (even)
AP LanguageOctober 13th and 14th, 2011 • Journal: Briefly reflect on all of the pieces from last class ( The American Crisis, To His Excellency, George Washington, and Poor Richard’s Almanac). Pretend you have loyal followers , and write three separate tweets (140 or fewer characters) to your twitter entourage regarding each piece. • Class Read-Aloud: pages 110-111 (Thomas Jefferson) • Declaration Of Independence: Rotations • Reminder: Read the directions for each rotation. • 12 minute maximum in each location. (Pavlovian … When the bell rings, you move to the next area. • What did you learn today? AP Formative Quiz: Declaration of Independence • Homework: Read pages 168-175: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of OlaudahEquiano. Bring your textbook next class. Synthesis Timed essay is Monday/Tuesday. Revolutionary Test is Wednesday/Thursday. Bring Patterns book next Wed/Thurs. • FYI: Begin reviewing your AP Glossary of Terms. AP Multiple Choice testing begin the final week of October.
AP LanguageOctober 17th and 18th, 2011 Journal: You are a writer for the Revolutionary Newspaper. Write an op-ed article regarding The Interesting Narrative of the Life of OlaudahEquiano. You may choose to sympathize with his story or you may challenge the story’s validity. Synthesis Timed Essay: 15 minutes to read information. 40 minutes to write. Review Declaration of Independence quiz Homework: Revolutionary test is next class. Bring your Patterns book next class. FINALLY!
AP LanguageOctober 19th and 20th , 2011 • Journal: Choose any piece from the Revolutionary period that you have read in this class. Write a letter thanking the author of the piece. Explain why the piece was meaningful to you. Address the content and any writing styles that apply to the author. Remember: Authors love it when you quote them. Be a true sycophant and use a quote in your letter. • Declaration of Independence: Review/Grade Quiz • Revolutionary Test • Patterns for Writing: Focus: The Argument Paper • Begin reading: Page 547-567 • Take note using the handout as a guide • Read pages 581-585 and answer the Style and Syntax questions. • Homework: Finish reading pages 581-585 with notes/questions .
AP LanguageOctober 21st and 24th, 2011 • No opening journal today. (You still need it for later, though.) • Review answers from pages 547-567 and answers from style and synthesis questions (page 581-585) • Sample Synthesis Essay: You be the judge • Read the sample essays • Discussion: What organizational styles and writing techniques did the writers use to earn each level or score? • Patterns for Writing: Read pages 604-615 • Video Clip: The Jenna-6 • In your journal, answer questions 1-3 under the Purpose and Audience section for the “Calling Nooses What They Are-Terrorism” article. • In your journal, answer questions 1-3 under the Purpose and Audience section for the “ignore the Noose Makers” article. • Homework: Create flashcards for the 25 marked words from the Glossary of Terms and Index of Literary terms. Quiz will be next class. • Must have word on the front with part of speech underneath it • Must have definition and example on back of card.
AP LanguageOctober 25th and 26th, 2011 No journal today (Counselor visit 1st odd, 8th even) 10 minutes: Review your notes for the quiz. Quiz: Patterns (Argumentative Terms) Patterns for Writing: Read pages 604-615 Homework: Bring your Patterns textbook for next class. If you did not finish pages 604-615, it is now homework.
AP LanguageOctober 27th and 28th, 2011 • Counselor visittoday: Junior Advisement • High-light: 25 terms for flashcards. Use your Glossary of Terms and Index of Literary Terms handout. • Grade: Patterns Quizzes • Journal Responses • In your journal, answer questions 1-3 under the Purpose and Audience section for the “Calling Nooses What They Are-Terrorism” article. • In your journal, answer questions 1-3 under the Purpose and Audience section for the “Ignore the Noose Makers” article. • Patterns books: Pages 616-702: Choose an argument to research after reading pages 616, 629,648, and 679. These pages contain the cases for further study and argument. Once chosen, students are given a side to argue based on interest level. • Homework: Search the internet. Bring in one article from a well known newspaper or magazine that directly relates to your topic. Print two copies! Create flashcards for the 25 marked words from the Glossary of Terms and Index of Literary terms. Quiz will be next week. • Must have word on the front with part of speech underneath it • Must have definition and example on back of card.
AP LanguageOctober 31st and Nov. 1st, 2011 • Journal: Answer the following questions: • What topic did you choose? • What intrigues you about this topic? • If you could ask the author of the passage three questions, what would you ask? Write quality questions. • Write a three sentence summary regarding the article you brought to class. Please include the title and author in your summary. • Read all articles in the text that pertain to your argument. Use the rest of class to brainstorm and write your argument. Follow the Rogerian argument or the Toulmin argument with Claim-Data and Warrant. • Use the handout!!! • Include inductive and deductive reasoning, synthesized quotes and evidence, and clear major and minor premises. • Homework: Benchmark tests are on Wednesday (Nov. 2nd) and Thursday (Nov. 3rd ). Arguments will be presented on Friday (Nov. 3)Monday (Nov. 7th).
AP LanguageNov. 2nd and 3rd, 2011 • Benchmark testing today. • Bookroom: The Adventures of Huck Finn • Read Huck Finn upon our return • Homework: Quiz over terms (notecards) next class. Presentation of arguments will be next Wednesday and Thursday.
AP LanguageNov. 4th and 7th, 2011 • No journal today. • Quiz: Glossary of Terms/Grade Quiz • Argument Writing: • 1 page or 2 minutes long • Toulmin or Rogerian scheme • Format is labeled properly. (Typed) • Homework: Arguments will be given next class.
AP LanguageNov. 9th and 10th, 2011 • No journal today. • Presentation of Arguments • As STUDENTS present, use the handout to make your judgments. • As YOU present, make sure you are confident, look at the audience as much as you can, and don’t add go off script. (You’ll end up adding “ya knows,” “so” and other side comments that do not add to the presentation. • After YOU present, do not ask me for your presentation grade. • Homework: 1st period only…Veteran’s Assembly next class. See handout for what the other classes are doing that day. Complete the journal and review the first ten chapters of Huck Finn.
AP LanguageNov. 11th and 14th, 2011 No journal today. Finish argument presentations Romantics Pre-test/Grade Pre-test Romantics PowerPoint with notes Begin reading “The Devil and Tom Walker” Homework: Finish reading “The Devil and Tom Walker” Reminder: The Huck Finn quiz will be on Thursday, November 17th/Friday, November 18th. Make sure you have read to Chapter 20 by this date. The final Huck Finn test is on Nov. 30th/Dec. 1st. Bring your textbook to class next week.
AP LanguageNov. 15th and 16th, 2011 • Journal: Huck Finn-Recap of the first 10 chapters- Choose your journal and your format for response: • 1. React to the colloquial language Twain used in Huck Finn. OR… • 2.) Respond to the use of the “n” word. Is its use offensive to you? Explain. OR… • 3.) Choose five or more powerful lines from the first 10 chapters and explain why they are meaningful to you. • PowerPoint Notes: 2nd period- even day • Review The Devil and Tom Walker: Clarify through pages 239-241 questions. • Read pages 250-254-Crossing the Great Divide using review questions at end of story to guide the reading. • VIDEO: Huck Finn • Homework: Huck Finn quiz is next class. Make sure you have read to Chapter 20 by this date. The final Huck Finn test is on Nov. 30th/Dec. 1st. Bring your textbook to class next week. • You do not need your American Literature textbook next class.
AP LanguageNov. 17th and 18th, 2011 • Huck Finn Quiz • If there are any journals you have not completed fully, please work on those after you take the quiz. • Feel free to read “The Wall Street Journal” to help you with your social awareness. • Huck Finn video • Homework: Huck Finn test is Nov. 30th/Dec. 1st.
AP LanguageNov. 28th and 29th, 2011 No journal today Poetry Pre-test Grade Huck Finn quiz: Assess answers and address all confusing terminology. Continue watching Huck Finn video Homework: Huck Finn test is next class. Reminder: Bring your textbook next class. AP Language argument timed essay will be Friday (Dec. 2nd and Monday, Dec. 5th)
AP LanguageNov. 30th and Dec. 1st, 2011 No journal today. Finish Huck Finn video (20 minutes max) Huck Finn test Poetry Packet: Kinds of poetry, poetic devices, and measuring line length. Homework: Argument timed essay next class. Refesh your memory on the Toulmin and Rogerian argument format, style and argument “vocabulary.” Future-Heads-up: Create a crossword review from the poetry terms, the poetry handout, and the poems we have read in class. (Use puzzlemaker.com). Due on Dec. 8th and 9th. Romantics test is also on the 8th and 9th of next week.
AP LanguageDecember 2nd and 5th, 2011 • Argument Essay: • 2 minutes: First: Read the various definitions of satire. • 10 minutes: Second, read the article by Larry Wilmore: If not an apology, at least a “my bad” • 40 minutes: Third: Read the argument prompt and write your argument paper. • Utilize your poetry packet as we read The Song of Hiawatha, The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls, Thanatopsis, and Old Ironsides • We are going to the bookroom next class. Please bring your id and your Huck Finn novel. We will be picking up In Cold Blood. • Homework: • Create a crossword review from the poetry terms, the poetry handout, and the poems we have read in class. 20 terms or poetry references total. (Use puzzlemaker.com). Due on Dec. 8th and 9th. • Last day to reassess is December 7th.
AP LanguageDecember 6th and 7th, 2011 • Sorry….no bookroom today. Next class… • Continue reading the poems from last class • Address all issues with poetic terms and thematic interpretations • Argument Paper Assessment • You need to determine what level the paper is on a 1-9 scale. • As a group, determine what makes the papers deserve each level. • Homework: I am moving the Romanticism test to Monday (odd) and Wednesday (even). • Next class…The Raven (pages 312-317)
AP LanguageDec. 8th and 9th, 2011 • No journal today. • The Raven: Framework for responding to poetry • Five Steps to a Five: • In your journal, you need to take detailed notes from this section about writing an analysis. • Create ‘reminder’ lists • Create ‘key phrases’ reminders • In Cold Blood: Read!!! (bookroom today) • Homework: Romantics test is next class
AP LanguageDec. 12th, 2011 No journal today. Argument Papers-Did you answer if humorists were valid or did you answer your own assessment? Stick to the prompt! Puzzlemaker.com reviews Romantics Test Five Steps to a Five: Read the Analysis section (pages 67-72) Homework: In Cold Blood Chapters 1-4
AP LanguageDec. 13th and 15th, 2011 Five Steps To A Five: Review of key steps to analyze a piece of non-fiction. (pages 67-72) In Cold Blood: Analysis of Chapter 1---in Five Steps to a Five workbook On your own…Read American Literature text: Read pages 360-361, 364-365, 376-377 (Intro to Emerson and Thoreau) Video: Transcendentalists Homework: Critical Reading Mid-term: Just for fun…Locate notes for each section for next class. Organize this semester so you are ready to go for next semester.
AP LanguageDec. 16th, 2011 • Terms on the mid-term • Video: Transcendentalist • Read: Walden: • Hi-light and annotate the figurative language • Homework: In Cold Blood…to page 74.Study the terms. Organize your notebook so you are not a mess for next semester.
AP LanguageDecember 19th/20th • 2nd Block Only- Mid-term test and written response • When you finish the test, read “Walden” excerpt. • Mark figurative language, allusions, etc… • Homework: • A. Continue reading In Cold Blood: The final text is due January 18th (odd) and January 19th (even). • B. Watch the news, read the newspaper, read news magazines, etc….Feed your brain! • C. We will finish Transcendentalism when we return from break. • D. Next semester is a Multiple-Choice Extravaganza!
AP LanguageJanuary 10th/11th, 2012 • Journal: Transcendentalism-> You have the grand opportunity to introduce Henry David Thoreau OR Ralph Waldo Emerson as “guest speakers” at McEachern High School. (Yes, the dead have arisen for a day!) Using your knowledge of Thoreau or Emerson, transcendentalism, and the messages of the mid 1800’s what will you say to your audience? Feel free to use your textbook. • Explain/Play:“What a Wonderful World” for today’s homework. • Analysis: Read your assigned passage from the packet. • Group work: With your group, annotate the story based on the “First reading” questions. With your group, collectively answer the “Second Reading” questions on the handout provided. As a team, do a pre-write for the “Writing” analysis question on the handout. You will have fifteen minutes per group. The first five minutes will be for silent reading of the passage. • Homework: • Part I: Read Tim Flannery’s “The Weather Makers,” and Vaclaw Havel’s “The Quiver of a Shrub in California.” Choose two questions to answer at the end of each story. • Part II: Find song lyrics that embody the theme of transcendentalists. Print the song lyrics for the class and annotate the areas of the poem that address key elements of transcendentalist thought. Be quite clear in your knowledge of transcendentalist connections to the lyrics. • Part III: In Cold Blood -Test on Jan. 19th and 20th.
AP LanguageJanuary 12th and 13th, 2012 • Journal: Share student lyrics. Then, respond to your own song lyrics. Write a few lines from the song that truly address the transcendentalist mentality. Using your own thorough annotations, explain the power and/or meaning behind these lyrics. • Address two songs from the “Blowin’ in the Wind” packet. Read/Assess a few song lyrics and address the Transcendentalist meanings. • Nature Packet: • Choose one section from your packet that you would like to read. (Any recommendations?) • Answer the appropriate questions. • Read “Nature” and begin “Self-Reliance.” Use your journal to write down lines from the passages that have meaning to you. • Homework: • Part I: Read the Tim Flannery packet…for real!!! • Part II: Finish from Civil Disobedience (pages 388-389) • Part III: Read from “Walden”-page 379-387 • Part III: In Cold Blood -Test on Jan. 19th and 20th
AP LanguageJanuary 17th and 18th, 2012 • Warm-up: Annotate lyrics on the walls around the room. Address the pieces that have not had much commentary. Focus on the themes of transcendentalism. • Poetic Annotation: High-light key words in ONE of the non-fiction pieces. Create a poem in the same order as the paragraphs. • The Weather Makers: A poem (no more than 12 words per paragraph can be used) • The Quiver of a Shrub in California: A Poem ( no more than 10 words per paragraph can be used) • Create your poem. (You choose which story). This would be an excellent one to use for your extended journal. (Yes, they will be due the first week of February.) • Finish reading Self-Reliance. Just like last period, use your journal to keep track of meaningful, powerful lines. • Read “Concord Hymn”->Focus on synecdoche. • Review: Civil Disobedience: In your journal, write meaningful and powerful lines. • Review: from Walden, write meaningful, powerful lines • Lyrics packet: Make the connection. • Using your lyrics packet, find lines that overlap from any of the Transcendentalist literature that we have read/studies thus far. • Complete the chart with these lines, writing the “connective tissue” in the space provided. • Homework: The In Cold Blood test is next class.
AP LanguageJanuary 19th and 20th, 2012 • Warm-up: Discuss the requirements of The Law of Life Essay contest. • Law of Life PowerPoint and writing requirement • Please read at least two examples from last year’s state winners. • Character Review---In Cold Blood • In Cold Blood Test • If time, Capote video clips • Homework: Transcendentalism Chart: Complete the chart using the Lyrics packet and ANY piece of Transcendental literature from the unit. Law of Life essay is due Jan 25th and 26th, 2012. It is a formative writing essay. I will count it as one of your extended journals.
AP LanguageJanuary 23rd and 24th, 2012 • Journal: Look through your journals to determine which ONE journal you would like to make into your extended journal. (I am counting your Law of Life essay as the other extended journal.) No journals written before October can be used. • In Cold Blood test results • Transcendentalists vs. Modern Lyrics chart • Pair-Share: Share your finding with one or two of your classmates sitting next to you. • Full share: As a pair/small group, choose the best overlapping lyrics to share with class. • Capote video • Homework: • Laws of Life essay is due next class. Please make sure you have your permission form attached to the paper. Remember---No name on the actual paper, 500 word minimum and 700 word maximum, typed and proofread. • The Transcendentalism test is next class. You will have an analysis essay, also. This essay will be from one of the “Nature packet” essays. You will get to choose your essay, but I will provide the topic. Yes, it is timed in true AP style.
AP LanguageJanuary 25th and 26th, 2012 Brief Review: Transcendentalism: Review the content and ideas of Emerson and Thoreau. Quiz each other and confirm ideas/answers with me if you run into any confusing material or ideas. Hand in your Laws of Life essay with the permission sheet stapled to the front. (No later than Friday, oh you slackers of the world!) Transcendentalism test (30 questions) Analysis essay: 40 minutes max. You must use your “Nature packet” for your essay. Homework: Complete the AP Composition Task Analysis handout, Read Chapter 4: Five Steps to a Five handout. Annotate as you see fit. If you did not turn in your Laws of Life essay, it is due no later than Friday. Please attach the permission form to the top.
AP LanguageJanuary 27th and 30th, 2012 • Verbal Journal: Reflect on Chapter 4: Five Steps to a Five. What are some “key moves” that you must remember in order to do well on this section of the test? • Composition Task Analysis Chart: • Check to see that you have marked the correct box. • Make changes as necessary. (We will break apart the prompts next class.) • Vocabulary Chart: Chart your progress… • For every multiple choice test that we take, you must fill in vocabulary words that you do not know. • As you keep track of the words, address prefixes, suffixes and roots • Write the definitions in words you will remember. • Make sure you address the part of speech. • Sample Multiple Choice packet: • 5 minutes: Read , annotate and mark vocabulary • Two minutes: Share understanding and annotations • Two minutes: Chart vocabulary (do not put in definitions yet) • Five minutes: Collaborate with one other student and determine the TWO best answers for each question. (Mark which one is the first choice and mark which one is the second best choice.) • Finish Capote video • Homework: ONE extended journal is due next class. Take your journals with you. Bring your Patterns book for the next two classes.