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Monday

Labor Day Holiday - No School

BRING YOUR "WRITER'S NOTEBOOK" WITH YOU ON DAY ONE. THANKS.

Tuesday

Welcome to Room 511: "The Cave of Learning"

Introductions: Shakespeare, You and Me

Polonius: "What do you read, my lord?"
Hamlet: " Words, words, words."

AP - It's more than just a four-part test! It's a learning adventure!

Oh the Places You'll Go

College Ready- Are You Really Ready? Not, Yet, BUT You Will Be!

What Do Students Need to Know About Rhetoric?

 

 

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

“…voice is the essential link between speaker and hearer, reader and writer, a link that must be forged if students are to succeed with analyses of “old” texts, such as those that frequently appear on the AP English Language and Composition Examination.”

Hephzibah Roskelly
University of North Carolina

"The March on Washington" - (Part One) Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Keep your Eyes and your Ears on the Speakers (Your Writer's Notebook)

"Salvador, Late or Early" by Sandra Cisneros - Image Close Reading
(from Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, 1992)

HW:

Entry Ticket for tomorrow's class - Write your own imitation of “Salvador Late or Early.”  Use Cisneros’ structure and style, but use your own name and the facets of your own life. Bring a word-processed (WP) double-spaced draft to class tomorrow (5 pts).

 

Wednesday

Course Overview (Website, Handouts, and Organization -google, moodle, and turnitin.com) - Personal and Academic Communication:
Homestead Students Email (5-2@students.com.mtsd.k12.wi.us) Vocabulary Expansion

Let's create a "School of Athens" together! - Students< => Scholars< => Sages
(Writer's Notebook)

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

Rhetorical Analysis: Using your The Rhetorical Triangle and
The Rhetorical Framework
Cards

"Salvador, Late or Early" by Sandra Cisneros

Peer Read/Response: One supportive comment on a "surface feature." Identify one sentence (or portion of a sentence) that strays from Cisneros's syntactical style - Do not propose a revision, simply encourage a revision.

GOOD READERS: Decision Analysis Process

 

HW:

1) Write down 2 - 3 Specific Personal Goals for the Trimester (3 x 5). Bring with you to class tomorrow. Include how you intend to accomplish these goals? How can I support you in your effosts to succeed?

2)

Revise your imitation of “Salvador Late or Early." Include two images at the bottom of the page. One visual should speak of Salvador and the other should express you, as you described yourself in the essay. One-page final copy (Single-Spaced) hard copy Due on Friday

HAND IN HARD COPY OF YOUR FIRST DRAFT ALONG WITH YOUR FINAL DRAFT HARD COPY. NO NEED TO INCLUDE THE FIRST DRAFT AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FINAL DRAFT AS ORIGINALLY INDICATED.

CREATE A GOOGLE DOCUMENT USING THE CHROME BROWSER AND BE SURE TO LOGIN WITH YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ACCOUNT. MAKE SURE YOU MOVE IT INTO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER FOR AP LANG.

Please remember to upload your google doc to Turnitin.com by Friday (Remember you must first enroll in the class by going to Moodle and finding the enrollment information - I have already enrolled you in the Moodle Course.)

 

Thursday

Personal Goals for the Trimester

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

"Good Readers and Good Writers" by Vladimir Nabokov -
(from Lectures on Literature, originally delivered in 1948)

Writer's Notebook

Say Something Activity

The Rhetorical Transaction

Multiple Choice Baseline (40 minutes)

 

The Bedford Reader Ch. 1 "Critical Reading" (pages 9 - 15)
(To access the chapter online, please go to the AP Lang and Comp course in Moodle and look for the textbook pdfs folder in the Itntroductory Materials Section)

Steps:

First read pages 9 -12. Pause. In your Writer's Notebook, write down what you determine to be the three most important ideas from this first section. Imagine someone sees your list and says to you: "What's so important about that?" Pick one of your three ideas and explain, in writing, why it's important.

Prior to reading the essay by Nancy Mairs:
Review The SOAPStone Strategy

Read her essay (13 - 15). Complete a SOAPSTone Analysis of her essay. Afterwards create a 20-word summary and then select the sentence that best expressess her thesis (main idea) and write it down.

HW:

Revise your imitation of “Salvador Late or Early." Include two images at the bottom of the page. One visual should speak of Salvador and the other should express you, as you described yourself in the essay. One-page final copy (Single-Spaced) hard copy Due on Friday

HAND IN HARD COPY OF YOUR FIRST DRAFT ALONG WITH YOUR FINAL DRAFT HARD COPY. NO NEED TO INCLUDE THE FIRST DRAFT AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR FINAL DRAFT AS ORIGINALLY INDICATED.

CREATE A GOOGLE DOCUMENT USING THE CHROME BROWSER AND BE SURE TO LOGIN WITH YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ACCOUNT. MAKE SURE YOU MOVE IT INTO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER FOR AP LANG.

Please remember to upload your google doc to Turnitin.com by Friday (Remember you must first enroll in the class by going to Moodle and finding the enrollment information - I have already enrolled you in the Moodle Course.)

 

Friday

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

"Salvador, Late or Early" by Sandra Cisneros
Small Group Sharing of Imitation Papers

Cultural Rhetoric:

Developing Guidelines for Successful Working in Groups
Our "School of Athens" google doc work space (2nd hour, 5th hour)

Thesis Statement Analysis Baseline Activity

Writer's Notebook Expectations

 

Rhetorical Analysis - "First" Attempt

"Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth

Modern History Source Book

Alfre Woodard reads Sojourner Truth -

Cicely Tyson reads Sojourner Truth

Alice Walker reads Sojourner Truth

Nkechi delivers Sojourner Truth

Maya Angelou reads Sojourner Truth

Ain't I a Woman Text

The SOAPStone Strategy & The Rhetorical Transaction

Writing Skill: Incorporating Quotes

HW:

For Monday, prepare to discuss Sojouner Truth's speech (see handouts) by taking meaningful notes in your Writer's Notebook using The SOAPStone Strategy (Create the SOAPSTone grid on a page in your Writer's Notebook.)

Then read the following two contemporary "Ain't I a Woman" articles. After reading the two articles, select the one that you find the most interesting. In your writer's notebook offer written reasons for your selection. Did either of the authors include unfamiliar vocabulary terms. IF so, be sure to write the word(s) and their meanings in your Writer's Notebook.

Marian Wright Edelman: Ain't I a Woman?

Alicia Gay: Ain’t I a Woman?

Class Survey and Website Search Activity

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September 8th - 12th
Monday

Class Survey and Website Search Activity

Writer's Notebook Expectations

NON-FICTION SIGN UP DOCUMENT: CLICK HERE

VOCABULARY EXPANSION: Week 29 of Barrons and/or NYTimes Word of the Day

Rhetorical Analysis - "First" Attempt

"Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth - The SOAPStone Strategy

Ain't I a Woman - MC - Option One (Main Idea & Rhetoric)

Marian Wright Edelman: Ain't I a Woman?

Alicia Gay: Ain’t I a Woman?

In Groups of Three, Think Rhetorical Triangle. Re-read the article you selected. First, identify the sentence(s) that functions as the Thesis Statement. Then focus on the author's Meaning, Purpose, and Effect. Analyze the author's use of logos, pathos and ethos. Your analysis should go beyond simply identifying or locating examples of logos, pathos and ethos. Rather, you should ask, “How does the author's logical, emotional, and or ethical appeals affect the overall meaning, purpose and/or effect of the writing?” or “How does the logos, pathos, and ethos reveal the tone of the writing?

To further assit you in your analysis, refer to page one of Rhetorical and Stylistic Analysis (link) . See especially the possible types of analysis questions

Put the author's thesis and your analysis in your Writer's Notebook.

Practice the Writing Skill of Incorporating Quotes. For example:

In an animated challenge to those who argue that African American women are irresponsibly exercising their right to choose, Alicia Gay retorts: "Why are you suggesting that my reproductive choices are more damaging to a generation of African-Americans than slavery?"

Marian Wright Elderman invokes the moral authority of the great abolitionist Sojourner Truth in order to empower the people of today to fight for the rights of "poor children and children of color in America...who face the worst crisis since slavery".

HW:

The Bedford Reader Ch. 1 "Critical Reading" (pages 9 - 15)
(To access the chapter online, please go to the AP Lang and Comp course in Moodle and look for the textbook pdfs folder in the Itntroductory Materials Section)

Steps:

First read pages 9 -12. Pause. In your Writer's Notebook, write down what you determine to be the three most important ideas from this first section. Imagine someone sees your list and says to you: "What's so important about that?" Pick one of your three ideas and explain, in writing, why it's important.

Prior to reading the essay by Nancy Mairs:
Review The SOAPStone Strategy

Read her essay (13 - 15). Complete a SOAPSTone Analysis of her essay. Afterwards create a 20-word summary and then select the sentence that best expressess her thesis (main idea) and write it down.

 

 

Contribute additional ideas to our "School of Athens" google doc work space
(2nd hour, 5th hour)

Tuesday

Multiple Choice Practice - Baseline MC Results & Five Steps to a Five

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

The Bedford Reader

Discussion of Bedford (ch. 1 Pages 9 - 15) (17 - 23)

The Language of Composition Ch. 1 - "An Introduction to Rhetoric"

Graffiti Read

HW:

Close Reading of The Language of Composition Ch. 1 - "An Introduction to Rhetoric" (pages 1 - 23). To access the chapter online, please go to the AP Lang and Comp course in Moodle and look for the textbook pdfs folder in the Itntroductory Materials Section.

 

2) Complete the ACTIVITIES found on the following pages:

Rhetorical Situation - pgs. 4 -5
Establishing Ethos - pgs. 10 -11
Appeal to Logos - pgs. 12 - 13
Appeal to Pathos - pgs. 17 - 18

Read the section: Combining Ethos, Logos, and Pathos

Decide whether you think Toni Morrison's letter to Senator Obama is effective. Provide examples that support your evaluation practicing the skill of incorporating quotes into your writing.

Complete this assignment in a google doc by Thursday. Place it in the AP Lang and Comp Folder (in your Google Drive).

Title your document: Lang of Comp - Ch. 1

 
Wednesday
Curriculum Night (7:00 pm)

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

The Language of Composition Ch. 1 - "An Introduction to Rhetoric"

Graffiti Read (continued)

Sample of a Rhetorical Analysis Essay - "Ain't I a Woman"

Introduction to "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

- The March: Birmingham in Early 1963 (link)

- Statement by Alabama Clergymen

- "The March" - "Live Chat Replay"

HW: Read the Statement by Alabama Clergymen

Complete the Lang of Comp assignment in a google doc by Tomorrow. Place it in the AP Lang and Comp Folder (in your Google Drive)

Title your document: Lang of Comp - Ch. 1 - Print it out for discussion purposes tomorrow.

Thursday

The Five Rhetorical Canons (PPT)

Remembering 911-

A ten-year reflection: An Interview with former Presdent George W. Bush

The 9/11 Speech: President Bush,

An Opinion Column: Leonard Pitts 9/12/2001
,

Purpose and effectiveness- online discussion Turnitin.com

Discussion of Activities from The Language of Composition Ch. 1 -
"An Introduction to Rhetoric"

Our "School of Athens" google doc work space (2nd hour, 5th hour)

 

Introduction to "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (continued)

- Statement by Alabama Clergymen

Rhetorical Analysis: "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (Part ONE)

HW: Aphorism Writing Assignment Handout. Simply read both sides of the handout and begin to consider which aphorisms you may want to focus on (eventually you will only work with one aphorism. DO NOT start writing your essay until after tomorrow's class discussion about rhetorical modes..

 

 

Friday

The Traditional Four Modes of Discourse & Reading as a Writer (PPT)

Analysis of your "Activities" Paragraphs

VOCABULARY EXPANSION

The Bedford Reader Ch. 4 "Narration" (pages 97 - 109). (To access the chapter online, please go to the AP Lang and Comp course in Moodle and look for the textbook pdfs folder in the Itntroductory Materials Section).

- Drawing One of the Following Narratives (p. 110 - 137 The Bedford Reader). Read it carefully (Look for opportunities to expand your vocabulary - write them into your Writer's Notebook).

Optional: Then complete a Writer's Notebook activity by responding to at least one of the questions corresponding to Meaning (M), Strategy (S), and Language (L):

"Champion of the World" by Maya Angelou
( M: 1 & 3; S: 3 & 4; L: 2 & 4)

" Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan
(M: 2 & 3; S: 3 & 4; L: 2 & 3)

"The Chase" by Annie Dillard
(M: 1 & 4; S: 1 & 5; L: 3 & 4)

"Good" by Bradley Philbert
(M: 2 & 4; S: 2 & 4; L: 1 & 2)

"Mary Ellen's Story" by Howard Markel
(M: 3 & 4; S: 3 & 4; L: 1 & 3)

Rhetorical Analysis: "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (Part TWO)

HW: Writing Process - [Invention]

1) Analyzing the Text: Complete the question responses begun in class.
Then Create ONE Multiple Choice Question based on the story you read. Use the following link to assist you
Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep (*The Meaning, Strategy and Language Questions may also assist you in determing the "type" of questions to create.)


2) Invention (Discovering Ideas): Select the Aphorism for the focus of your essay. Invent a possible Thesis Statement for your Aphorism Essay in Writer's Notebook due by Monday.

3) First draft of your Personal Narrative Essay due by Wednesday

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September 15th -19th
Monday

Rhetorical Analysis: "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (Part THREE)

Approaches: Chronological, Idea-driven, Interpretation/Organization (MLK par. 13 - 14)

Our "School of Athens" google doc work space (2nd hour, 5th hour)

NON-FICTION SIGN UP DOCUMENT: CLICK HERE

Bedford Reader: Narration

Multiple Choice Practice

Aphorism Invention Discussion: Thesis Statement & Model Essays (click here)

HW: First draft of your Narrative Essay by Wednesday (Writer's Workshop: Four Copies)
What Modes of Discourse (PPT) will you include in your essay?

Tuesday

Multiple Choice Practice

Rhetorical Analysis: "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (Part FOUR)

Introduction to Writer's Workshop

Practice the Writing Skill: Compound and Complex Sentence Composition

HW: First draft of your Narrative Essay by Wednesday (Writer's Workshop: Four Copies). What Modes of Discourse (PPT) will you include in your essay?

Writer's Notebook Check - Turn In on Friday

Wednesday

Writer's Workshop

Rhetorical Analysis: "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (Part FIVE)

VOCABULARY EXPANSION

HW: Complete Writer's Workshop Feedback. Return documents tomorrow.

APHORISM NARRATIVE: Revise the first draft of your Aphorism Essay based on peer input and (Bedford Revision Questions found on page 105). Then take your essay to the ISWAC Writing Lab

Your final draft cannot be more than two pages in length 12 font (1.5 spacing), but it must be at least one page in length 12 font (1.5 spacing). This means that you control the quality of what you include. Final Draft, first draft, ISWAC, and self-evaluation due ON WEDNESDAY. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

Writer's Notebook Check - Turn In on Friday

Thursday

Rhetorical Analysis Essay - Create a Google doc and place it in the Shared File in your Google Drive

Everything is an Argument - Chapter 1

HW: Print out a copy of the Rhetorical Essay on "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" - DO REVISE OR EDIT YOUR DOCUMENT PRIOR TO PRINTING IT.

Everything is an Argument - Chapter 1 (Writer's Notebook) - Assigned Sections

*Question (Q) - Connection (C) -Objection (O) - Revelation (R) . Q-C-O-R

TheSchool of Athens:

Subheading Assignments Click Here - Contribute a "main idea" to this document.

Please note that you must be logged in to your school google account to access the Subheading Assignment link

 

Friday

Writer's Notebook Check - Turn In

Guide to Holistic Scoring

Peer Scoring of King Analysis

Everything's an Argument - Chapter 1 Discussion

 

APHORISM NARRATIVE: Revise the first draft of your Aphorism Essay based on peer input and (Bedford Revision Questions found on page 105). Then take your essay to the ISWAC Writing Lab

Your final draft cannot be more than two pages in length 12 font (1.5 spacing), but it must be at least one page in length 12 font (1.5 spacing). This means that you control the quality of what you include. Final Draft, first draft, ISWAC, and self-evaluation due ON WEDNESDAY. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

 

 

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September 22nd - 26th
Monday

The mindset of a scholar: Hamlet - Purchase and Annotate your own copy! Combine your orders to save shipping(Amazon Link) or (Barnes and Noble Link). Do not delay, order today! Our Study of Hamlet begins in two weeks.

KING CLAUDIUS
And can you, by no drift of conference,
Get from him why he puts on this confusion,
Grating so harshly all his days of quiet
With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?

Everything's an Argument - Chapters 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Grafitti Read)

The School of Athens:
Subheading Assignments Click Here - Contribute a "main ideas" to this document.

Please note that you must be logged in to your school google account to access the Subheading Assignment link

Multiple Choice Practice

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep

 

Practice the Writing Skills: Avoiding Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Fragments. Incorporating Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences

APHORISM NARRATIVE: Revise the first draft of your Aphorism Essay based on peer input and (Bedford Revision Questions found on page 105). Then take your essay to the ISWAC Writing Lab

Your final draft cannot be more than two pages in length 12 font (1.5 spacing), but it must be at least one page in length 12 font (1.5 spacing). This means that you control the quality of what you include. Final Draft, first draft, ISWAC, and self-evaluation due ON WEDNESDAY. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

Tuesday

Return Writer's Notebook

Florence Kelly

Speech at the 1905 National American Women Suffrage Convention

Rhetorical Analysis: Rhetorical Situation and Thesis Development

Rhetorical Analysis Impromptu #1: Kelly (word-processed, double space)

Your final draft cannot be more than two pages in length 12 font (1.5 spacing), but it must be at least one page in length 12 font (1.5 spacing). This means that you control the quality of what you include. Final Draft, first draft, ISWAC, and self-evaluation due TOMORROW. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

 

Wednesday

Hand in your Aphorism Essay (Final Draft, ISWAC draft, and first draft. Add a written self-evaluation to the bottom of your final draft (in your google doc).

Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

Multiple Choice Practice

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep

Range Finders for Kelly Analysis Prompt

 

SHOW, Don't Tell
Direct and Indirect Dialogue

HW: Bring your Non-Fiction Selection to class on Friday. Upon completion of your Rhetorical Essay you will have time to read your book.

By Monday: Look up college essay and common application prompts.  Here's a link Choose a question or focus on the theme in the handout (see attachment) for your essay. Write a First Draft of a Personal (College) Essay. Due next Wednesday. (Hardcopy, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced - Put only your Student ID number at the top of the page)

 

Thursday
No School for Students
Friday

Multiple Choice Practice: Five Steps to a Five

Non-Fiction Selection: In Class Reading Time

Alternative: Everything's an Argument: Page 108 - 112)

Optional: In anticipation of Monday's class you may choose to read Language of Composition Ch. 2 Close Reading: The Art and Craft of Analysis pgs. 39-48. Take meaningful notes in your Writer's Notebook. To access the chapter online, please go to the AP Lang and Comp course in Moodle and look for the textbook pdfs folder in the Introductory Materials Section.

By Monday: Look up college essay and common application prompts.  Here's a link Choose a question or focus on the theme in the handout (see attachment) for your essay. Write a First Draft of a Personal (College) Essay. Due next Wednesday. (Hardcopy, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced - Put only your Student ID number at the top of the page)

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September 29th - October 3rd
Monday

Writer's Notebook Discussion

Rhetorical Analysis Discussion (King and Kelly)

Language of Composition Ch. 2 Close Reading: The Art and Craft of Analysis pgs. 39-48.

 

(You will have about an additional ten minutes to work on this tomorrow)

The 30% Checkpoint

HW: Look up college essay and common application prompts. Choose a question or a theme (handout) for your narratives. Write a First Draft of Personal (College) Essay. Due next Wednesday. (Hardcopy, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced)

First Draft of Personal (College) Essay Due Wednesday
(Hardcopy, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced)

Tuesday

Progress Reports (Day 20)

BEFORE YOUR WRITE TODAY:

Improving Your Overall Ability to Write Rhetorical Analysis

Becoming more Conscious of Alternate Forms of Arrangement

Thoughts on Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences

Rhetorical Analysis Imromptu # 4: JD (50 minutes) -

PUT ONLY YOUR STUDENT ID NUMBER AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

 

HW: First Draft of Personal Essays Due tomorrow
(Hardcopy, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced)

Wednesday

The mindset of a scholar: Hamlet - Purchase and Annotate your own copy! Combine your orders to save shipping(Amazon Link) or (Barnes and Noble Link). Do not delay, order today! The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark begins in approxiamately eight days.

 KING

 36   O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven;
 37   It hath the primal eldest curse upon't,
 38   A brother's murder. Pray can I not,
 39   Though inclination be as sharp as will ..

HAMLET
 73   Now might I do it pat, now he is praying;
 74   And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven;
 75   And so am I revenged. That would be scann'd:
 76   A villain kills my father; and for that,
 77   I, his sole son, do this same villain send
 78   To heaven...

KING [Rising.]
 97   My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
 98   Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

Word Crimes

Grammar and Syntax Day!

Building Effective Compound and Complex Sentences Together

Sentence Types: Click Here

Fragments and Run-Ons: Click Here

Comma Usage: Click Here

School of Athens Contributions: Coordination and Subordination

Personal Essay Workshop: The College Admission Process

Personal Essay Assignment: With College Essay in View
(Bedford Reader: Angelou, Dillard, Tan, and Philbert on Writing)

Lang of Comp Ch. 2 Close Reading: The Art and Craft of Analysis. Writer's Notebook Responses

Read p. 78-80 Glossary of Style Elements: Write out the defiinitions of the following: Asyndeton, anaphora, synedoche and zeugma. Compose an example of each style element.

HW: Final draft of your Personal Essay(s) due a week from Friday (Oct 10th).

ISWAC Required!

Thursday
 

Let our Background Study of Hamlet begin! 2:42 - 4:45

 

LAERTES
O, fear me not.
I stay too long: but here my father comes.

Enter POLONIUS

A double blessing is a double grace,
Occasion smiles upon a second leave.

LORD POLONIUS
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
And they in France of the best rank and station
Are of a most select and generous chief in that.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine ownself be true,

Rhetorical Analysis Imromptu # 3: LC (50 minutes)

PUT ONLY YOUR STUDENT ID NUMBER AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

Rhetorical Analysis Impromptus:

Select a Response to be Scored

 

Imagining Hamlet - When Hamlet arrives in your home, please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). Then make a contribution to the collaborative google doc "School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour).. Enter a Q-O-R (a Question, a Connection, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings by class on Wednesday.

Friday

 

Unit Two: Argument and Persuasion

IF Everything's an Argument,THEN let's start arguing

(Are you listening to each other's opinions/evidence/reasoning/insights? Are you writing some down in your Writer's Notebook?)

Audio Argument, Visual Argument, and Textual Argument

From Birth: Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical (NPR)

To Death: Connections (Image)

And Everything in Between

Iran and the U.S. (Thomas Erdbrink NY Times Article, Nasser Karimi AP)

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State(NPR)

US hostage Peter Kassig's family in video appeal (BBC)

 

HW: The English Language Exam: Developing an Argument: Question Three : Print it out, SOAPSTone or Q-C-O-R in your Writer's Notebook

Final draft of your Personal Essay(s) due a week from Friday (Oct 10th).

ISWAC Required!

Imagining Hamlet - Please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). Then make a contribution to the collaborative google doc "School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour).. Enter a Q-O-R (a Question, a Connection, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings by class on Wednesday.

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October 6th - 10th
Monday

Unit Two: Argument and Persuasion.

(Are you listening to each other's opinions/evidence/reasoning/insights? Are you writing some down in your Writer's Notebook?)

Audio Argument, Visual Argument, and Textual Argument

From Birth: Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical (NPR)
(What is the main argument in your non-fiction book?)

To Death: Connections (Image)

And Everything in Between

Iran and the U.S. (Thomas Erdbrink NY Times Article, Nasser Karimi AP)

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State(NPR)

US hostage Peter Kassig's family in video appeal (BBC)

 

Final draft of your Personal Essay(s) due Friday (Oct 10th).

ISWAC Required!

Tuesday

Rhetorical Analysis Discussion: Downe and Chesterfield

JD Sample Responses (Defending Thesis Statements)

Audio Argument, Visual Argument, and Textual Argument (cont.)

Iran and the U.S. (Thomas Erdbrink NY Times Article, Nasser Karimi AP)

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State(NPR)

US hostage Peter Kassig's family in video appeal (BBC)

Final draft of your Personal Essay(s) due Friday (Oct 10th).

ISWAC Required!

Imagining Hamlet - Please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). Then make a contribution to the collaborative google doc "School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour).. Enter a Q-O-R (a Question, a Connection, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings. We will discuss your contributions on Thursday.

 

Wednesday

Multiple Choice Practice

Rhetorical Analysis Discussion: Downe and Chesterfield

LC Sample Responses (Defending Thesis Statements)

 

Final draft of your Personal Essay(s) due Friday (Oct 10th).

ISWAC Required!

Imagining Hamlet - Please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). Then make a contribution to the collaborative google doc "School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour).. Enter a Q-O-R (a Question, a Connection, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings. We will discuss your contributions tomorrow.

Chesterfield and Downe Revised Hardcopy Prompt Responses. Bring in a hardcopy and submit your document to turnitin.com by Thursday October 16th. Earn 2 additional points per paper - not to mention the value of refining your rhetorical analysis skills! -

Thursday

The Argumentative Essay: (click here)

The English Language Exam: Developing an Argument: Question Three :
Print it out, SOAPSTone or Q-C-O-R in your Writer's Notebook

Sontag On Photography: Analysis and Image Experimentation

The AP English Language & Composition Argumentative Essay Question can ask you to do any of the following:

  1. Defend, challenge, or qualify a quotation about, or particular take on, a specific topic
  2. Evaluate the pros and cons of an argument and then indicate why you find one position more persuasive than another
  3. Take a position of whatever debatable statement is provided in the prompt

Imagining Hamlet - Robert S. Miola

"It's All Greek to Me." - Orestes, Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Pyrrhus, Priam, Achilles, and Hecuba. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Homer

Questions - Observations - Revelations

Everything's an Argument: Ch. 7 Structuring Arguments - Reading and taking comprehensive notes

Final draft of your Personal Essay(s) due tomorrow (Oct 10th).

ISWAC Required!

Friday

William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

The Norton Critical Edition: Introductory Essay & your Responses
"School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour)

The History of the English Language in Ten Minutes

The Ages of English (click here) - Acts I, II, III

Shakespeare - The History of the English Language The Open University

William Shakespeare

Biography - link

Why Shakespeare?

Checking your Shakespearean Pulse...

“Shakespeare is words, words, words: A veritable monument to the great power of words. But he is not the Parthenon; you cannot walk around him to wonder at his indestructible symbolism, to gaze at his sublime proportions, to sigh over his half-spoiled splendours. No, the words have indeed lasted, as has the marble, but they are pliable and change their shape with each new tongue that speaks them. No good looking at; you have to do them.” 

(Acting with Shakespeare/the comedies by Janet Suzman)

The Sonnets - XXXIII LV CXXXVIII
The Plays -

As You Like It - All the World's a Stage

"What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the pargon of animals - and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?" Hamlet Act II.ii.267-272

Hamlet's Influence upon Literature link

This is your Brain on Shakespeare link

Everything's an Argument: Ch. 5 Fallacies of Argument

Monty Python and the Quest for the Perfect Fallacy

Enjoy the Homecoming Weekend!

Monday The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark begins!

 

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October 13th - 17th
Monday

Hamlet - Introduction

The Play's the Thing: On Stage and in Film (View Zefarelli's opening scene)

Hamlet - Introduction; Study Guide Packet

Hamlet - Act I.

The Play's the Thing: On Stage and in Film ( Zefarelli's opening scene)

Act I.i

How does Shakespeare create tension in the first scene? surprise us? mislead us? Your Observations. Your Questions.

Act I Study Guide Questions: Stagecraft # 1. Common beliefs about ghosts/spirits. To cut or to include?

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

 

HW: Check out The Bedford Reader: Too Much Pressure (Colleen Wenke) - Prepare to Swim in the Fishbowl Tomorrow.

Chesterfield and Downe Revised Hardcopy Prompt Responses. Bring in a hardcopy and submit your document to turnitin.com by Thursday October 16th. Earn 2 additional points per paper - not to mention the value of refining your rhetorical analysis skills! - WHETHER YOU REVISE YOUR ESSAYS OR NOT, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO TURNITIN.COM:

KING, KELLEY, CHESTERFIELD, AND DOWNE (by Thursday)

Tuesday

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Hamlet - Act I.

 

Hamlet Study Packet Act I :

What? Why? Who?

Imagery and Symbolism

Themes

Discussion

The Fishbowl: The Bedford Reader: Too Much Pressure (Colleen Wenke)

FLEX-TIME: MULTIPLE CHOICE REVIEW SESSION (1990 - PART ONE ANSWERS)

HW: Check out a copy of Everything's an Argument and begin reading Chapter Seven. Take comprehensive notes; they must be completed in your Writer's Notebook by Friday.

Complete the reading/study of Act. I.iii by Thursday's class. Respond in your writer's notebook to Question # 1 on the Act I page of the Study Guide

5TH HOUR STUDENTS: PLEASE BRING YOUR EVERTHING'S AN ARGUMENT BOOK FOR INDIVIDUAL READING AND NOTE TAKING. OR BRING IN YOUR NON-FICTION BOOK - Remember the reading and notes on Chapter seven of Everything's an Argument is are due by Friday.

Wednesday

Early Release Day

PSAT TESTING 7:30 - 11:00 (Juniors)

Chesterfield and Downe Revised Hardcopy Prompt Responses. Bring in a hardcopy and submit your document to turnitin.com by Thursday October 16th. Earn 2 additional points per paper - not to mention the value of refining your rhetorical analysis skills! -

2nd and 5th Hours - Read on your own Act I.iii (See study packet and respond to Question # 1- regarding Laertes and Polonius and Ophelia.

5th Hour

Hamlet - Act I

View Tennet - Act I.ii

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

Thursday

HHS Mission Statement: Why Social Responsibility?

Multiple Choice Practice

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep

Hamlet - Act I

View Tennet - Act I.ii

Discuss Act I.iii

Act I. iv-v

View Tennet

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Review The SOAPStone Strategy

 

Everything's an Argument complete the reading of Chapter Seven. Take comprehensive notes; they must be completed in your Writer's Notebook by tomorrow.

"WRITER'S NOTEBOOK" RUBRIC

Friday

AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay - Collabortive Work

The Wenke Prompt and Argumentative Structure

Hamlet - Act I

Act I. iv-v

View Tennet

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

Writing Prompt: (Compare Branagh LINK 1:50 and Tennet LINK 1:50)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), the German poet, playwright, novelist, and natural philosopher raised the following questions at the end of Act I.

Who is Hamlet?

"And when the ghost has vanished, who is it who stands before us? A young hero panting for vengeance? A prince by birth, rejoicing to be called to punish the usurper of his crown?

OR

A lovely, pure, noble, and most moral nature without the strength of nerve which forms a hero, who sinks beneath a burden which he cannot bear and must not cast away?"

Choose one of these views of Hamlet and support your claim with at least two pieces of evidence from the play and comment on them, explaining why these support your argument. Create a google doc and place it in your Google Drive Folder; bring in a hardcopy to class on Monday so that you may fully participate and contribute to small group discussion.

Include proper MLA formatting for play quotes (see Hamlet study packet - Essay pages) and citations (Act.Scene.lines). This is a 15 pt. assignment due on Monday.

Looking for a greater challenge? Here are Goethe's words in context (CLICK HERE). Defend, refute, or qualify Goethe's position using supportive evidence from Act I. This literary criticism can also be found in the Norton Critical Edition on pages 243- 245.

HW: Complete the reading of Act I. View Hamlet's Soliloquy after the ghost of his father leaves (Compare Branagh LINK 1:50 and Tennet LINK 1:50) , then complete the above Prompt Response in a google doc and place it in your Google Drive Folder (bring a word-processed hard copy to class) Due Monday.

 

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October 20th - 24th

 

Monday

Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Everything's An Argument: 2014 Election

Tone, Tone, Tone...Logical Fallacies....

Hamlet - Act I

Review

Who is Hamlet?

HW: Step 1: Submit a Speech Selection by Friday (LINK)

Tuesday

ASPIRE TESTING 7:30 - 10:00 (Freshmen only)

Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Hamlet - Act I (Review)

Hamlet Act II.i -ii

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay - Collabortive Work

The Wenke Prompt and Argumentative Structure

"Patterns of Organization"

They Say, I Say

HW: Step 1: Submit a Speech Selection by Friday (LINK)

Do a Close Reading of the Structuring Arguments Handout & "Patterns of Organization" PPT slides (Google LINK).

They Say, I Say PPT found in Moodle.

 

Wednesday

ASPIRE TESTING (Freshmen only): Class Schedule Today 5 - 4 -3 -2 -1

Hamlet Act II.ii (cont.)

What a piece of work is a man!

O Jephthah, judge of Israel

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

"Patterns of Organization"

Thesis Statement (Primary Claim) and Supportive Evidence

HW: Argumentative Evidence (handout) and Francis Bacon – Of Revenge (1625)

HW: Step 1: Submit a Speech Selection by Friday (LINK)

Thursday

Red Ribbon Week (adjusted schedule)

Hamlet Act II.ii (cont.)

Polonius's Argument

 

FLEX TIME TODAY:

Multiple Choice Practice

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep

Rhetorical Strategies, Devices, and Modes

HW: Thesis Development (Handout) and Argument: Wooden Headedness
(Due Wednesday October 29th - Word-Processed, double-spaced hard copy)

Step 1: Submit a Speech Selection by tomorrow (LINK)

Friday

Hamlet Act II.ii (cont.)

It's All Greek to Me:

"Now falls on Priam.
Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
In general synod take away her power;"

Now I am alone.
O what a rogue and peasant slave am I!

Argumentative Prompt

HW: Argument: Wooden Headedness
(Due Wednesday October 29th - Word-Processed, double-spaced hard copy)

***Compose your Essay Response in a Google Doc and save the file in your Shared Folder. Title: Wooden Headedness.

THis WEEKEND COMPLETE THE FIRST TWO STEPS:

1) FIRST CREATE A THESIS STATEMENT AND A LIST OF POSSILBE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR THESIS.

2) THEN DRAFT YOUR INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH

WAIT ON THE COMPOSITION OF YOUR BODY PARAGRAPHS, UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE RECEIVED FEEDBACK FROM ME ON YOUR THESIS STATEMENT. I WILL CHECK THE GOOGLE DRIVE FILE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. LOOK FOR COMMENTARY IN YOUR DOCUMENT.

DO NOT TREAT THIS ESSAY AS A RESEARCH PAPER. IN OTHER WORDS, YOUR EVIDENCE SHOULD BE DRAW OUT OF YOUR "STOREHOUSE OF EXPERIENCE." FOR AUTHENTICITY'S SAKE, STRIVE TO DO THIS "ON YOUR OWN."

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS ESSAY AND THE ONE YOU DID IN CLASS TODAY IS THAT YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO CONSIDER YOUR APPROACH (PATTERN OF ORGANIZATION AND YOUR EVIDENCE). DO THE BEST YOU CAN!

Sample Speech Google Doc: click here

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October 27th - 31st
Monday

Hamlet Act III.i

To be or not to be...

How does setting impact your understanding and interpretation of the text? Discuss the significance of Hamlet's soliloquy from your perspective. What lines provoke the most thought in you?

Get thee to a nunnery...

Great Speeches Unit

Speech Roster and Schedule: (LINK)

Sample Speech Google Doc: click here

HW: Argument: Wooden Headedness
(Due Thursday October 30th Word-Processed, double-spaced hard copy)

HW: Step 2 SOAPSTone of Speech, Cutting (if necessary), Rhetorical Analysis (Due on Monday by class time in your Google doc)

Tuesday

Progress Reports (Day 40)

Hamlet Act III.i

To be or not to be...

How does setting impact your understanding and interpretation of the text? Discuss the significance of Hamlet's soliloquy from your perspective. What lines provoke the most thought in you?

Get thee to a nunnery...

Branagh
Tennant
Gibson
Olivier

 

HW: Wooden Headedness (Due Thursday October 30th Word-Processed, double-spaced hard copy

Step 2 SOAPSTone of Speech, Cutting (if necessary), (Due on Monday by class time in your Google doc)

Speech Roster and Schedule: (LINK)

Wednesday

Thesis Statement Quiz # 2

60% Checkpoint Assessment

Model Speech

Hamlet Act III.ii

The play within a play

Writer's Notebook Response: Now that the play "has caught" the conscience of the king, will Hamlet fulfill his vow of revenge? How? When?

 

HW: Wooden Headedness (Due tomorrow October 30th. Bring in a Word-Processed, double-spaced hard copy on Friday.)

Step 2 SOAPSTone of Speech, Cutting (if necessary), (Due on Monday by class time in your Google doc)

Speech Roster and Schedule: (LINK)

Thursday

LIterary and Rhetorical Terms Activity and Multiple Choice ( PPT SLIDES)

Speeches Begin on Next Monday, November 3rd.

Speech Roster and Schedule: (LINK)

HW: Wooden Headedness (Due in Google Folder by midnight. Bring in a Word-Processed, double-spaced hard copy tomorrow.)

Hamlet: Place responses in your Writer's Notebook

Read Act III.ii.339-346;360-370

“Does Hamlet appear to be in control of his “antic-disposition”? Which emotions appear to be controlling his intentions?

Read Act III.iii.

What might be some of the consequences of Claudius’s inability / unwillingness to repent?

Friday

Hamlet Act III.iii - iv

I like him not...

O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain...

Online Text Hamlet

Glossary of Terms Activity and Multiple Choice (Revisited)

HW: Step 2 SOAPSTone of Speech, Cutting (if necessary), (Due on Monday by class time in your Google doc)

A Close Reading of Act IV.i-iii. Look for surface features, analyze the poetic elements: metaphors, similies, allusions, sensory images. Make your contribution in the "School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour) by including the line(s) in proper MLA format and labeling the surface feature.

Online Text Hamlet

In your writer's notebook, respond to the following:

How does Hamlet equivocate in his responses to the king? What does the king intend to do to Hamlet?

Cross Reference the theme of Hamlet's madness or revenge. Carefully read at least two quotes and the commentary below each of them on either madness or revenge. from two different Acts, The quotes can be found at this (LINK). Respond to the corresponding question:

Why does Hamlet play the role of an "antic"? What purpose does it serve?

How does Hamlet's attitude toward revenge change throughout the play?

This assignment is due by class time on Tuesday

Speech Roster and Schedule: (LINK)

Moral Characteristics List

List of Values

Google Search: Universal Moral Values
(A Short List of Universal Moral Values. FIICHAFID T. KlNNlEFi. JERRY L. KEHNES. THEHESE M. DAUTHEHIBES)

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November 3rd - 7th

Monday

Persuasive Argument Feedback

Thesis Statement Quiz # 2 & Defending Your Thesis

Thesis Statement: A Main Claim that defends, challenges or qualifies the prompt's claim.

Incorporating an angle
Including the language of persuasion: "must" "ought" "should" "needs to"

Topic Sentences: Idea-based sub-claims that support the thesis (no examples/evidence)

Organizing your Argument (Toulmin Method):

Shakespeare Example: Link
Purdue Online Writing Lab Example: Link
Your Notes from Chapter Seven of Everything's an Argument
"Patterns of Organization" and They Say, I Say (handouts)

Day One of Speeches

2nd Hour

Mari D.

Emma Watson

Gender equality is your issue too

20 September 2014

Kelly E.

Barack Obama

Dedication of 9/11 memorial

9 September 2014


5th Hour

Maggie M

Amy Poehler

Harvard College Class Day

26 May 2011

Maddie P.

Sarah Kay

If I Should have a Daughter

March 2011

Nicole F.

Marie Colvin

On the Importance of War Reporting

10 November 2010

Hamlet Act III.iii - iv

HW: Revise, if necessary, your Thesis Statement and Topic Sentences. LABEL (highlight first word using the comment function and identify the required components for this impromptu: attention-grabber strategy, transitions, examples, concession, counter-argument/rebuttal, and syntactic choices (see handout). DUE NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY.

A Close Reading of Act IV.i-iii. Look for surface features, analyze the poetic elements: metaphors, similies, allusions, sensory images. Make your contribution in the "School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour) by including the line(s) in proper MLA format and labeling the surface feature.

Online Text Hamlet

In your writer's notebook, respond to the following:

How does Hamlet equivocate in his responses to the king? What does the king intend to do to Hamlet?

Cross Reference the theme of Hamlet's madness or revenge. Carefully read at least two quotes and commenrary, from two different Acts, on either madness or revenge found at this (LINK). Respond to the corresponding question:

Why does Hamlet play the role of an "antic"? What purpose does it serve?

How does Hamlet's attitude toward revenge change throughout the play?

This assignment is due by class time tomorrow

Tuesday

Day Two of Speeches

2nd Hour

Zach B.

Ray Lewis

Elon Football Pregame Speech

4 April 2014

Katie W.

Malala Yousafzai

UN Youth Takeover Speech

12 July 2013

Tessa G

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Lord Ashley Memorial Lecture

1 July 2013

5th Hour

Freya I.

J.K. Rowling

Failure and Imagination

5 June 2008

Gaby G.

Brett Favre:

Retirement #1 Speech

6  May 2008

Charlie R.

George W. Bush

The Situation in Iraq

12 July  2007

Hamlet

Act IV.i - v

Study Packet: A Closer Look

HW: Revise, if necessary, your Thesis Statement and Topic Sentences. LABEL (highlight first word using the comment function and identify the required components for this impromptu: attention-grabber strategy, transitions, examples, concession, counter-argument/rebuttal, and syntactic choices (see handout). DUE NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT.

Wednesday

WKCE TESTING 7:30 - 10:00 (Sophomores only)

Day Three of Speeches

2nd Hour

Jessica K.

Renata Salecl:

Our unhealthy obsession with choice

June 2013

Alo D.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We should all be feminists  

12 April 2013

Mary Kate S.

Carol Bartz

Embrace Failure

8 June 2012

5th Hour

Kate T.

President George W. Bush

Speech at the National Cathedral

14 September 2001

Simah L.

Elie Wiesel

The Perils of Indifference

12 April 1999

Sam D.

Hillary Clinton

Women's Rights are Human Rights

5 September  1995

Hamlet

Act IV.vi -vii

Multiple Choice Practice

HW: Hamlet Act V.i - Close Reading. Look for surface features, analyze the poetic elements: metaphors, similies, allusions, sensory images. Make your contribution in the "School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour) by including the line(s) in proper MLA format and labeling the surface feature.

 

Thursday

Day Four of Speeches

2nd Hour

Natalie A.

David McCullough Jr.

"You're not special"

5 June 2012

Ellie T.

President Obama

On Osama bin Laden Death

1 May 2011

Josh C.

Lyndon B. Johnson

"We Shall Overcome"

15 March 1965

5th Hour

Sean D.

Jimmy Valvano,

ESPY Award Speech,

4 March 1993

Clare H.

Aung San Suu Kyi

"Freedom From Fear"

1990

Michael S

President Ronald Reagan  

“Tear Down this Wall”

12 June 1987

Multiple Choice Practice

HW: Hamlet Act V.ii - Close Reading. Look RHETORICAL STRATEGIES and for surface features, analyze the poetic elements: metaphors, similies, allusions, sensory images. Make your contribution in the "School of Athens" (2nd hour, 5th hour) by including the line(s) in proper MLA format and labeling the surface feature.

Friday

Day Five of Speeches

2nd Hour

Ethan G.

President John F Kennedy,

Inaugural Address,

20 January 1961

Jimmy O

Winston Churchill

Never give in

29 October 1941

5th hour

Joseph V

Richard M. Nixon

Resignation Address to the Nation

8 August 1974

Jesse H.

Golda Meir

Peace in the Middle East

July 1969

Hamlet

Act V.i -ii.

HW: Range Finders: Corporate Sponsorship in Schools (score them and your argument) - Revise and word process your argument essay (google doc/file folder) and submit it to turnitin.com

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November 10th - 14th
Monday

Day Six of Speeches

2nd Hour


Cassie S

Amelia Earhart

“A Woman’s Place in Science

1935

Max M

Eugene V. Debs

The Canton, Ohio Anti-War Speech

16 June 1918

Maddie W

Frederick Douglass

The Hypocrisy of American Slavery

4 July 1852

5th hour

Sami V.

Lyndon Baines Johnson

The Great Society

22 May 1964

Christal H.

President John F. Kennedy

"Cuban Missile Address to the Nation"

22 October 1962

Nicole S

President Eisenhower

On the Military-Industrial Complex

17 January 1961

Evan R.

Winston Churchill

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat

May 13, 1940

Argument Feedback

Range Finders: Corporate Sponsorship
Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences
What is a counter-argument?

Hamlet - re-visited

HW: Woodenheadedness and (Wisconsin) Politics

Opinion Columnists (Rhetorical Analysis): Print out the articles and look for appeals, strategies, devices & modes of discourse. Identify each columnist's a thesis statement (Major Claim and minor claims).

Haynes

Schnieder

Pitts

Great Speech Rhetorical Analysis DueThursday (google doc submit to file folder and turnitin.com)


Tuesday

Day Seven of Speeches

5th hour

Nick P.

William Lyon Phelps -

The Pleasure of Books

6 April 1933

Mackenzie G

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women's Rights

September, 1848

Connor Mc

Patrick Henry

Liberty or Death! -

23 March 1775

Speech Roster and Schedule: (LINK)

Hamlet - re-visited

Woodenheadedness and (Wisconsin) Politics

Opinion Columnists (Rhetorical Analysis): Print out the articles and look for appeals, strategies, devices & modes of discourse. Identify each columnist's a thesis statement (Major Claim and minor claims).

Haynes

Schnieder

Pitts

HW:

Great Speech Rhetorical Analysis DueThursday (google doc submit to file folder and turnitin.com)

Considerations While Writing your Rhetorical Analysis (Link)

Final Writer's Notebook Check on Friday (Rubric)

Hamlet Paragraph Due Next Tuesday

Wednesday

Woodenheadedness Feedback

A well-read student has more to draw out.

Framing Literary Evidence (click here)

Perusing Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences: Offering Peer Comments

Multiple Choice

One More Great Speech RA Prompt (L)

HW: Great Speech Rhetorical Analysis Dueby midnight Tomorrow (google doc submit to file folder and turnitin.com)

Considerations While Writing your Rhetorical Analysis (Link)

Final Writer's Notebook Check on Friday (Rubric)

Hamlet Paragraph Due Next Tuesday

Thursday

RA Prompt (L)

Hamlet - (RSC)

HW: Multiple Choice Review : 5 Steps to a Five
(Optional MC )

Final Writer's Notebook Check on Friday (Rubric)

Hamlet Paragraph Due Next Tuesday

Friday

Multiple Choice (Mid-term)

RA Discussion

Range Finders (2002)
Commentary (2002)

Hamlet - (RSC) (RSC)

HW: Rhetorical Analysis Question (Part of Final Exam) on Monday.
Rhetorical Analysis Review: 5 Steps to a Five (Optional RA )

Hamlet Paragraph Due Next Tuesday

Hamlet - (RSC) (RSC)

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November 17th - 21st
Final Week of 1st Trimester A
Monday

Rhetorical Analysis (Final)

Everthing's an Argument: Logical Fallacies

Hamlet Paragraph Due by class time on Wednesday (yes, that's an extra day) -(in google doc - shared file & Submit to turnitin.com)

Tuesday

Logical Fallacies - Everthing's an Argument

The Singer Solution

"The Singer Solution to World Poverty" (Link) - Rhetorical Situation & Strategies

Hamlet Paragraph Due by class time on Wednesday (yes, that's an extra day) -(in google doc - shared file & Submit to turnitin.com)

Wednesday

Thesis Quiz # 3

Values survey form (Link)

The Singer Solution - Student Samples // Range Finders

"The Singer Solution to World Poverty" (Link) - Rhetorical Situation & Strategies

Professor Peter Singer Today? (Link)
Peter Singer meets Stephen Colbert (Link)
Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism (Link)

Multiple Choice

HW: Trimester Reflection (in google doc - shared file & Submit to turnitin.com) Include in your reflection, a response to the following: "They were careless people..." (Harvard Study) - Due Thursday 11:59 pm

Still need to clarify in your mind all those fallacies? Here's an (optional) exercise:

In Quest of the Perfect Fallacy (We'll take a look at some it on Friday)

Thursday

Argument Prompt (H)

Multiple Choice

HW: Trimester Reflection (in google doc - shared file & Submit to turnitin.com) Include in your reflection, a response to the following: "They were careless people..." (Harvard Study)

REMEMBER, first and foremost, you should be reflecting on the First Trimester experience. Along with constructive feedback on the Trimester, include a brief reflection on the Harvard Survey. With regards to the latter, When you look at the results of the Harvard survey what does it make you think about?. What strikes you as interesting? How do these results line up with your responses in the little survey that you completed in class? In other words, you are encouraged to respond to the article, which includes the graph (with statistics).

Friday

Please Don't Forget Your First Trimester Reflection: See Above

Multiple Choice 1991 Key (click here)

AP Multiple Choice Stems (click here)

TIPS For Multiple Choice (click here)

Argument Review PPT (click here)

Prompt Discussion

 

Singer's Argument Today: The Life You Can Save Rhetorical Strategies
Peter Singer: The Life You Can Save - ebook (Link) (Link)

 

With a view towards next Trimester and non-fiction reading selections, in the realm of politics you might consider reading one article from each source:

Right Wisconsin and Urban Milwaukee

National Review and Democracy Now

"I've looked at clouds from both sides now..."

HW: Argument: Ownership and Self-Identity // Grades and Charity

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November 24th - 28th
1st Trimester A Exams & Start of 2nd Trimester A & B
Monday

2nd Hour AP Class

Organizational Matters: Portfolios (Digitial and Hard Copy), Turnitin.com Uploads, Writer's Notebooks, Course Handouts, Books Returned, and Trimester Reflection Completion

If Everything's an Argument, then what types of appeals, modes, strategies & devices will you use to inform, to convince, and/or to persuade? What will the prompt ask of you? Remember, clarify the purpose and enter the argument using all the available means

Or as our good friend Aristotle once said....


(Click on me to find out)

Some thoughts on Hamlet and Horace (click on the image)

Horace Range Finders (Click Here)

(Click on me )

Visual Arguments and Rhetorical Analysis: Your/Our Rhetorical Situation???


One Woman's Argument: Inocente - - Appeals???

Another Man's Argument: Inequality for All -

Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice?
by Jason Beaubien November 12, 2013 (Link)

Visual Argument: Propaganda

3rd Hour American Studies Class

Final Exams: Day One

1st Hour Class 7:25 - 8:33

2nd Hour Class 8:39 - 9:47


Lunch A (30 minutes)

3rdA Hour Class 9:53 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

2nd Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

 

Tuesday

5th Hour AP Class

Organizational Matters: Portfolios (Digitial and Hard Copy), Turnitin.com Uploads, Writer's Notebooks, Course Handouts, Books Returned, and Trimester Reflection Completion

Class Activities (See Monday)

Visual Arguments and Rhetorical Analysis: Your/Our Rhetorical Situation???

One Woman's Argument: Inocente - - Appeals???

Another Man's Argument: Inequality for All -

Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice?
by Jason Beaubien November 12, 2013 (Link)

Visual Argument: Propaganda

Final Exams: Day Two

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:40

4th Hour Class 8:55 - 9:55

Lunch A (30 minutes)

5th Hour Class 10:01 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

5th Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Wednesday
Thanksgiving Vacation
Thursday
Thanksgiving Vacation
Friday
Thanksgiving Vacation

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December
Monday
First Day of 2nd Trimester
Tuesday
 
Wednesday
 
Thursday
 
Friday