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Plans for the Week of April 16-20

AP English III

Monday-Evaluate released synthesis AP essays: in groups, state what you believe to be the prompt then score each essay using the AP scoring guide rubric

Tuesday- Evaluate released synthesis AP essays: share each group’s scores and rationale then compare to the actual AP scores and rationale

Wednesday- Synthesis Essay #2: Analyze an AP Synthesis Essay Prompt and 8 sources on that given prompt. Form your thesis (claim) and main points, then annotate sources (think about SOAPSTONE and bias) and quotes you will use to support your claim.

Thursday- Synthesis Essay Timed Writing: Using yesterday’s prompt and sources, write your synthesis essay

Friday- Peer Review of Synthesis Essays; using the AP rubric, evaluate peer essays with rationale from the scoring guide

English III

Monday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Tuesday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Wednesday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Thursday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Friday- The Things They Carried: read aloud; chapter questions/discussion

Plans for the Week of March 26-30

AP English III

Monday- SAT Vocabulary Test #9

Tuesday- Synthesis Essay Lesson 1: Synthesis defined, analyze sources, predict prompt

Wednesday- Synthesis Essay Lesson 2: Breaking Down the Prompt: Deconstruct a synthesis prompt. Respond to given questions about the prompt. Use cold released prompts to answser these four questions to get used to the process.

Thursday- Synthesis Essay Lesson 3: Conversing with the Sources: learn how to “converse with an author in order to make decisions about using his or her source material.

Friday- Good Friday Holiday!

 

English III

Monday- SAT Vocabulary Test #9

Tuesday- Grammar Review: Parts of speech

Wednesday- Grammar Review: Parts of speech

Thursday- Grammar Review: Capitalization/Punctuation; Grammar Mini-quiz

Plans for the Week of February 26-March 2

English III

Monday- Read Chapters 7 of The Great Gatsby

Tuesday- Finish Chapter 7/Begin Chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE DAY!; morning classes will read Chapter 8 of The Great Gatsby

Thursday- Read Chapter 9 of The Great Gatsby

Friday- Finish Chapter 9 of The Great Gatsby; Color Symbolism Activity

AP English III

Monday- Review AP M/C Q’s Set #3 (excerpts from Churchill, Austen, Boehner, G.K. Chesterton, Susan B. Anthony)

Tuesday- AP Multiple Choice Set #4: Analyze rhetorical devices, syntax, and diction of the following excerpts: “Sincerity” by A.C. Benson, “Coddling in Education” by Henry Seidel Candy, “Is Polite Society Polite?” by Julia Ward Howe, “Letters from Catherine, Queen of England, to her husband, King Henry VII” by Catherine of Aragon

Wednesday- EARLY RELASE DAY!; Finish Set #4 in class. This set of questions will be used for bonus points for tomorrow’s test.

Thursday/Friday- AP M/C Test over analyzing rhetorical devices, syntax, and diction of the following excerpts: “Equality and Partnership” by Benazir Bhutto, “Wellesley College Commencement Speech, 1969” by Hillary Rodham (Clinton), “Dangers of the Hour” by Matilda Joslyn Gage, “Letter to Mrs. Bixby” by President Abraham Lincoln

Plans for the Week of February 19-23

AP English III

Monday- AP M/C Passage practice set #1: analyze rhetorical devices/syntax for excerpts from “Solitude not Eligible” by Samuel Johnson, “Reading and Writing” by Yoshida Kenko, “The Great Spirit” by Zitkala-Sa, “Hygiene and Sentiment” by Mark Twain, “Crabbed Age and Youth” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday- AP M/C Passage practice set #1 (continued)

Wednesday- AP M/C Passage practice set #2: analyzing footnotes and in-text citations of various documentation styles

Thursday- AP M/C Passage practice set #3: analyze rhetorical devices/syntax for excerpts from “On Lying in Bed” by G.K. Chesterton, Speaker Boehner speech, Winston Churchill Speech of June 4, 1940, Susan B. Anthony’s “Women’s Right to Vote” speech, Jane Austen’s “Letter to Her Sister Cassandra Austen”

Friday- AP M/C Passage practice set #3 (continued) DUE MONDAY FOR A GRADE!

 

English III

Monday- Friday: Read Chapters 3,  4, and 5 in The Great Gatsby

Plans for the Week of February 5-9

Monday- Introduce the Modern Literary Era; Biography over F. Scott Fitzgerald; notes in journal over both

Tuesday- Introduction to the “Roaring 20’s” (video and discussion)

Wednesday- Begin reading Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald

Thursday- Finish reading Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby

Friday- Chapter 1 close reading; study questions sheet (we will work through this as a class); begin reading  Chapter 2.

 

AP

Monday- Diagnostic Multiple Choice AP Passage #1

Tuesday- Discuss and analyze results from yesterday’s diagnostic;  Diagnostic M/C AP Passage #2

Wednesday- Diagnostic M/C AP Passage #3; chart results on M/C table in your notebooks

Thursday & Friday- New M/C AP passage with answers provided; students will justify or explain why the correct answers are correct.  These justifications are due on Friday!

Plans for the Week of January 29-February 2

Monday-

Finish reading, “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Formative Assessment of SAT Vocabulary

Tuesday-

Raven sculpture projects are due! (See Google classroom for full description of project); Presentations of projects

Wednesday-

SAT Vocabulary Test 8

Thursday-

“Fall of the House of Usher” symbolism and imagery assignments

Friday-

Finish “Fall of the House of Usher” symbolism and imagery assignments

 

Plans for the Week of January 15-19

English III & AP English III

January 15- School Holiday for MLK

January 16- Snow Day!

January 17- Snow Day!

January 18- Read “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe; On your chart in composition books, draw an image and write a summary for each stanza of the poem

January 19- SAT Vocabulary Test #7; finish “The Raven” activity in composition books

Plans for the Week of December 11-15

AP English III

Monday- Introduction to Emily Dickinson, Read together “I Could Not Stop For Death…”, Journal entry, Begin poetry stations

Tuesday- Finish poetry stations in groups (select 6 E. Dickinson poems to analyze and respond on notecards to given questions, each student completes an Exit Ticket)

Wednesday- Poetry Pennant Project: In partners, you will read/annotate a chosen Dickinson poem. Then you will create an imagery pennant with an illustration representing this poem (draw and color). Finally, students will complete an analysis pennant over the poem (summary, devices, theme, description of imagery).

Thursday- Finish Poetry Pennant Project; Cut the pennants out, and string the all together; Present pennants

Friday- Exam Review

 

English III

Monday- Poetry Pennant Project: In partners, you will read/annotate a chosen Dickinson poem. Then you will create an imagery pennant with an illustration representing this poem (draw and color). Finally, students will complete an analysis pennant over the poem (summary, devices, theme, description of imagery). Cut the pennants out, and string the all together.

Tuesday- Work on Poetry Pennant Project

Wednesday-Finish Poetry Pennant Project;Cut the pennants out, and string the all together.

Thursday- Present Poetry Pennants; Turn in any missing/make-up work

Friday- Exam Review

 

Plans for the Week of November 27-December 1

AP English III

Monday- Make flashcards for SAT Vocabulary List 6; and watch SAT Vocabulary video

Tuesday- Rhetorical analysis of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Wednesday- Appeals and Logical Fallacies Learning Activity; Introduce the terms and label the sentences for which device is being used in each.

Thursday- Close read the Checkers Speech by Richard Nixon

Friday- Flashcards for SAT Vocabulary List 6 are due; Analyze logical fallacies and claim development in Nixon’s Checkers Speech; Rhetorical Devices test on Monday

English III

Monday- Make flashcards for SAT Vocabulary List 6; and watch SAT Vocabulary video

Tuesday- Take notes over Romanticism Literary Period (from slideshow) and Washington Irving (find 10 interesting facts to write about Irving from the biographical information on p. 227 in the Literature book)

Wednesday- Prezi introduction; read the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving

Thursday- Finish story and answer questions over the story

Friday- Flashcards for SAT Vocabulary List 6 are due; Meme assignment over “The Devil and Tom Walker”

 

Plans for the Week of Nov. 6-10

AP English III and English III

Monday- Creative storytelling: read aloud to the class your creative stories from last week.

Tuesday- SAT Vocabulary Test #5; finish creative storytelling

Wednesday-  Rhetorical Devices,  Allusions, and Persuasive Speeches: terminology in notebooks; Mood & Tone words terminology in notebook; Journal writing: Given Patrick Henry’s powerful quote, “Give me liberty or give me death.”  Respond in your journal to this question, “What is worth dying for?”

Thursday- Introduction to Patrick Henry and read his famous “Speech in the Virginia Convention”; analyze using chart provided: select three rhetorical devices used in the speech, write the example, describe the effect of each.

Friday- Complete a SOAPSToneE analysis of Patrick Henry’s speech.

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