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August 26th - 30th
Monday
Please complete the student survey: click here
*** Here is a link to the PBS program "The March" - It is available as an online streaming video until 9/11/13 CLICK HERE
Tuesday
Teacher Orientation Day - 1
Wednesday
Teacher Orientation Day - 2
Thursday
Teacher Orientation Day - 3
Friday
 

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September 2nd - 6th
Monday
Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday

Welcome (back) to Room 803!

Introductions...IB

Summer - Oh the Places You've Been

AP - 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?

The March - Full Broadcast Streaming

"The March" - "Live Chat Replay"

"The March" - The Smithsonian

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

Let's create a "School of Athens" together!

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 Rhetorical Triangle and The Rhetorical Framework

SOAPSTone Reading Strategy

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

HW: Write your own imitation of “Salvador Late or Early.”  Use Cisneros’ structure and style, but use your own name and facets of your own life. Bring a word-processed (WP) double-spaced draft to class tomorrow (10 pts).

Please complete the student survey by Monday Sept. 9th: click here

Please watch the PBS program "The March" -the online streaming video is available until 9/10/13 CLICK HERE

"The March" - "Live Chat Replay"

Wednesday

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

TED Talk: Susan Cain - The Power of Introverts 9 - 2 - 2
(view for 9:30, stop, write for 2 minutes, share for 2 minutes, repeat)

Quiet: The Introvert - Extrovert Spectrum

23 Signs You're and Introvert

Rhetorical Analysis: Using The Rhetorical Triangle and
The Rhetorical Framework

SOAPSTone Reading Strategy

"Salvador, Late or Early" by Sandra Cisneros

The Rhetorical Transaction

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.

 

The Following Revision is Due on Monday

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 (along with your first draft) . The text and a sample (with images) are available in Moodle (final revised draft 20 pts. // two images 10 pts).

Please complete the student survey by Monday Sept. 9th: click here

Please watch the PBS program "The March" -the online streaming video is available until 9/10/13 CLICK HERE

"The March" - "Live Chat Replay"


Thursday
No School
Friday

TED Talk: Susan Cain - The Power of Introverts => Looking Through the AP Lens

Creating a "School of Athens": Group Work Inventory Excercise

Developing Guidelines for Successful Working in Groups
Our "School of Athens" google doc work space (3rd hour, 5th hour)

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

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. 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). Afterwards create a 20-word summary (S-subject in the SOAPSTone strategy) and then select the sentence that best expressess her thesis (main idea) and write it down.

Rhetorical Analysis - "First" Attempt

"Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth

Alfre Woodard reads Sojourner Truth -

Cicely Tyson reads Sojourner Truth

Modern History Source Book

Ain't I a Woman Text

Ain't I a Woman - MC

The SOAPStone Strategy & The Rhetorical Transaction

HW:

1) 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 Due on Monday (include your first draft).

2) Read the following Two Contemporary "Ain't I a Woman" Online Articles. After Reading the two articles, select the one that you find the most interesting, print out a copy of the article and bring it to class on Monday.

Marian Wright Edelman: Ain't I a Woman?

Alicia Gay: Ain’t I a Woman?

Contribute additional ideas to our "School of Athens" google doc work space (3rd hour, 5th hour)

Please complete the student survey by Monday Sept. 9th: click here

Please watch the PBS program "The March" -the online streaming video is available until 9/10/13 CLICK HERE

"The March" - "Live Chat Replay"

 

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September 9th - 13th
Monday

Our "School of Athens" google doc work space (3rd hour, 5th hour)

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

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

Rhetorical Analysis - "First" Attempt

"Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth

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

Ain't I a Woman - MC

 

Writing Skill: Incorporating Quotes

HW: Two Contemporary "Ain't I a Woman" Articles

Marian Wright Edelman: Ain't I a Woman?

Alicia Gay: Ain’t I a Woman?

Re-read the article you printed out and RAP the article. Using The SOAPStone Strategy & The Rhetorical Transaction (focus on the author's use of logos, pathos and ethos), analyze the author's Meaning, Purpose, and Effect. Your analysis should go beyond identifying or locating examples of logos, pathos and ethos. Rather, one should ask, “How does the author's (logical, emotional, ethical) appeal affect the overall meaning, purpose and/or effect of the writing?” or “How does the (logos, pathos, ethos) appeal 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 (select one or two of these "types" of analytic approaches.

In a Google doc, create a draft of your analysis by tomorrow's class, and bring in a word processed, double-spaced hard copy of your analysis essay. Length no more than two pages.

Practice the Writing Skill: Incorporating Quotes within your essay.

Tuesday

Our "School of Athens" google doc work space (3rd hour, 5th hour)

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

"Ain't I a Woman" contemproary articles: Rhetorical Analysis.

Collabortive essay project: After considering the analytical approaches of your group members, revise and share your analysis essay in your group's google document. with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com (give me the option to edit the document):

Google Doc Title:

2ndAP2014-Edelman-Group A (B/C/D)
2nd AP2014-Gay-Group A (B/C/D)

5thAP2014-Edelman-Group A (B/C/D)
5thAP2014-Gay-Group A (B/C/D)

The Bedford Reader

Continue reading pages 16 - 31.(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). While reading use the following approach in your Writer's Notebook:

Question, Objection, Revelation

Discussion of Bedford (ch. 1).

The SOAPStone Strategy

Kathleen Parker opinion column "Questions to Ponder on Syria" (JSonline 9-8-13)

HW: Please watch the President's Address to the Nation on Syria. If you were unable to watch his speech live, you can click on the following link to read a transcript of the speech (TRANSCRIPT LINK)

As of 9:40, I found this link to the full speech (VIDEO LINK or VIDEO LINK)

Review the The Rhetorical Triangle and The Rhetorical Framework prior to watching the speech. In addition, use the following set of questions (select two or three) to help you prepare for discussion in class tomorrow: Composing Rhetorical Analysis

 

 

Wednesday

 

9/10/13 Speech - President Obama
(Rhetorical Analysis Discussion: Meaning, Purpose and Effect)

9/11/01 Speech - George W. Bush
The SOAPStone Strategy & Composing Rhetorical Analysis

CLOSE & INTERACTIVE READING DAY

Complete Reading of The Bedford Reader Ch. 1 "Critical Reading" (16 - 31)

Question, Objection, Revelation

Read & RAP The Language of Composition Ch. 1 - "An Introduction to Rhetoric" (pages 1 - 23). Complete in your Writer's Notebook.

1) Provide 20-Word Summaries for the three Major Subheadings in this portion of the chapter:

The Rhetorical Situation ( pgs. 2 - 7)
Appeals to Ethos, Logos, and Pathos (pgs. 7 - 20)
Rhetorical Analysis of Visual Texts (pgs. 21 - 23)

2) Choose one essay in this section and analyze purpose and effectiveness- referencing at least two key quotes from the essay that support your position. Be sure to explain why these quotes are effective: (Gehrig, Einstein, King George VI, Cofer, Will, Marcus, Eisenhower, or Morrison)

HW: Complete the Reading of Chapter One - "An Introduction to Rhetoric" and be prepared to discuss this chapter by completing the Steps 1 - 3 above. (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).

Please watch the PBS program "The March" -the online streaming video is available until 9/11/13 CLICK HERE

Thursday

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

Introduction to "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

- The March: Birmingham in Early 1963 (link)

- Statement by Alabama Clergymen

- "The March" - "Live Chat Replay"

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

HW: Submit your "Ain't I a Woman Rhetorical Analysis to the Collaborative Document. Share your Rhetorical Analysis (purpose and effectiveness) Paragraph based on the essay you selected from Chapter One in The Language of Composition. Please Title your document as follows:

3rd Hour:

3rdAP-Author's Name - Your Last Name (e.g. 3rdAP-Cofer-Wells)

5th Hour:

5thAP-Author's Name - Your Last Name (e.g. 5thAP-Morrison-Wells)

Friday

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Practice

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

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).

* Question, Objection, Revelation

HW: Pick One of the Following Narratives (p. 110 - 137 The Bedford Reader). Print the Narrative. Read it carefully. Then complete the journal Writing activity and respond to 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)

(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).

Writing Skill: Incorporating Quotes

 

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September 16th - 20th
Monday

The Bedford Reader Ch. 4 "Narration" - Socratic Seminars

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep

Ain't I a Woman - MC

HW: Everything is an Argument - Chapter 1 (Writer's Notebook)

* Question, Connection, Objection, Revelation

Tuesday

Everything is an Argument - Chapter 1 Discussion

* Question, Connection, Objection, Revelation

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

Aphorism Writing Assignment

Practice the Writing Skill: Compound and Complex Sentence Composition

HW: First Draft of Aphorism Assignment (word-processed, double-spaced) due by Thursday

Wednesday

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

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

Nabokov meets Bedford

Fiction Anyone? A brief peek at a coming attraction

 

HW: First Draft of Aphorism Assignment (word-processed, double-spaced) due tomorrow.

Thursday

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

Nabokov meets Bedford (Fiction Anyone? A brief peek at a coming attraction.)

Guide to Holistic Scoring

Florence Kelly

Speech at the 1905 National American Women Suffrage Convention

Rhetorical Analysis: Thesis Development

Revising a Narrative (p. 105 The Bedford Reader)

HW: Revise your first draft based on peer input and (Bedford Revision Questions). Your final draft cannot be more than two pages in length 12 font (single-spaced), but it must be at least one page in length 12 font (single-spaced). This means that you control the quality of what you include. Final Draft and first draft due ON MONDAY. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

Friday

Everything is an Argument - Chapter 6

* Question, Objection, Revelation

Florence Kelly - Rhetorical Analysis Writing Prompt

HW: Revise your Aphorism Essay first draft based on peer input and (Bedford Revision Questions). Your final draft cannot be more than two pages in length 12 font (IT MUST BE single-spaced), AND it must be at least one page in length 12 font (single-spaced). This means that you control the quality of what you include. Final draft and first draft due ON MONDAY. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com (along with your Aphorism Essay, please upload your Imitation Essay as well)

If you have not enrolled in turnitin.com, please go to Moodle and look for the enrollment information found just below the image of the Rhetorical Triangle

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September 23rd - 27th
Monday

Florence Kelly - Range Finders Activity.

Guide to Holistic Scoring

Individual Assessment of your Kelley Draft

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

HW: Revise your Florenece Kelly Rhetorical Analysis Prompt in light of the Range Finders Activity. Word Process a revised, final draft by WEDNESDAY. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

Tuesday

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

Reading/Discussion/Presentations

Audience Participation and Follow Up

Our "School of Athens" google doc work space (3rd hour, 5th hour) - scroll down past our Successful Group Work Guidelines

 

HW: Revise your Florenece Kelly Rhetorical Analysis Prompt in light of the Range Finders Activity. Word Process a revised, final draft by WEDNESDAY. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

Wednesday

Florence Kelly - Rhetorical Analysis Essay Due

Multiple Choice Results -

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep

Review Writing Skill:#1:  Working quotes into sentences

  • Method 1: speaker tags (said, asked, explained) followed by a comma
  • Method 2: the quote is worked into the natural flow of the sentence with no speaker tag
  • Method 3:  The writer communicates something general about the quote before a colon and follows with the quote as the specific.  
  • Knowing when to paraphrase, summarize or quote
  • Correct MLA documentation

Rhetorical Analysis Impromptu (LC)

 

Thursday

Range Finders Activity for LC - Peer Assessments (Cover Sheet Student ID #s)

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

Practice the Grammar/Writing Skill:#2 Review:  Compound, complex, and compound/complex sentences with an emphasis on correct placement of commas and proper use of semi-colons.

HW: Lang of Comp Ch. 2 Close Reading & Notebook Responses

Read p. 39-48,
Complete Activity p. 43 – Churchill (East Side of Class)
Complete Activity p. 47 – Ellison (West Side of Class)

Look over the Annotation “Graphic Organizer” Example p. 52-55
Read. From Close Reading to Analysis p. 54 – 56

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

(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).

Friday

Rhetorical Analysis Impromptu (MLK)

Using The Rhetorical Triangle, The Rhetorical Framework, & The SOAPStone Strategy to analyze the author's Meaning, Purpose, and Effect.

The 30% Checkpoint

Lang of Comp Ch. 2 Close Reading & Notebook Responses

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

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

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

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September 30th - October 4th
(Homecoming Week)
Monday

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

SHOW, Don't Tell
Direct and Indirect Dialogue

Rhetorical Analysis Impromptus:

Select a Response to be Scored: Lord Chesterfield or John Downe

 

Fiction Anyone? A brief peek at a coming attraction

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!

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?

 

Practice the Writing Skill: Varying Sentence Beginnings

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

 

 

Aphorism Essays and Kelley RA Responses

Lang of Comp Ch. 2 Close Reading & Notebook Responses

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep

5 Steps to a Five

 

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!

Practice the Writing Skill: Varying Sentence Beginnings

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

Wednesday

First Draft of Personal Essay Due Today

Are You Going to Buy This Argument?

Multiple-Choice Objective Test Prep

5 Steps to a Five

Multiple Choice Results - Close Reading of Baseline Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple Choice Practice

HW: ISWAC of Personal Essay - Final Draft Due on Friday Oct 11th (Early submissions on either 10/9 - 10/10 will receive a 2 pt. bonus)

Thursday

The Bedford Reader: Too Much Pressure (Colleen Wenke)

Method Test Prep - Punctuation: Commas Quiz

HW: ISWAC of Personal Essay - Final Draft Due on Friday Oct 11th (Early submissions on either 10/9 - 10/10 will receive a 2 pt. bonus)

Friday

Multiple Choice - A Close Reading of Baseline Multiple Choice Questions

Developing a "Word Bank" of Analysis Language (Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs)

Everything's an Argument: Ch. 5 Fallacies of Argument (Revisited)

Monty Python and the Quest for the Perfect Fallacy

 

HW: ISWAC of Personal Essay - Final Draft Due on Friday Oct 11th (Early submissions on either 10/9 - 10/10 will receive a 2 pt. bonus)

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October 7th - 11th
Monday

Everything's an Argument: Ch. 5 Fallacies of Argument (Revisited)

Monty Python and the Quest for the Perfect Fallacy

Everything's an Argument: Ch. 6 Rhetorical Analysis (Revisited)

Chesterfield and King Prompt Responses

Multiple Choice Practice

 

HW: ISWAC of Personal Essay - Final Draft Due on Friday Oct 11th (Early submissions on either 10/9 - 10/10 will receive a 2 pt. bonus). Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

The English Language Exam: Developing an Argument: Question Three

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" (3rd hour, 5th hour).. Enter a Q-O-R (a Question, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings by Thursday.

Tuesday

The English Language Exam: Developing an Argument: Question Three

Multiple Choice Practice

Everything's an Argument: Ch. 7 Structuring Arguments

The Bedford Reader: Too Much Pressure (Colleen Wenke) - Revisited

The Argumentative Essay: Wenke Prompt and Argumentative Structure Handouts

HW: ISWAC of Personal Essay - Final Draft Due on Friday Oct 11th (Early submissions on either 10/9 - 10/10 will receive a 2 pt. bonus). Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

Imagining Hamlet - When Hamlet arrives in your home, please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). A .PDF FILE OF THE INTRODUCTION CAN BE FOUND IN Moodle.

Make a contribution to the collaborative google doc "School of Athens" (3rd hour, 5th hour).. Enter a Q-O-R (a Question, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings by Thursday.

Wednesday

The English Language Exam: Developing an Argument: Question Three

Everything's an Argument: Ch. 7 Structuring Arguments

The Bedford Reader: Too Much Pressure (Colleen Wenke) - Revisited

The Argumentative Essay: Wenke Prompt and Argumentative Structure Handouts

2003 AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay

 

Imagining Hamlet - When Hamlet arrives in your home, please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). A .PDF FILE OF THE INTRODUCTION CAN BE FOUND IN Moodle.

Make a contribution to the collaborative google doc "School of Athens" (3rd hour, 5th hour).. Enter a Q-O-R (a Question, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings by Friday.

Thursday

2003 AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay -

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

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

HW: ISWAC of Personal Essay - Final Draft Due on Tomorrow. Submit your final draft to turnitin.com

Imagining Hamlet - When Hamlet arrives in your home, please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). A .PDF FILE OF THE INTRODUCTION CAN BE FOUND IN Moodle.

Make a contribution to the collaborative google doc "School of Athens" (3rd hour, 5th hour).. Enter a Q-O-R (a Question, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings by Friday.

Friday

Hand in Personal Essay

2003 AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay - Range Finders

Hamlet - Introduction

Imagining Hamlet - Robert S. Miola

"Words, words, words..." Branagh Clip (Viewer Discertion Advisory)

"Words, words, words..." Bo Burnham Video (Viewer Discertion Advisory)

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

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

Shakespeare - The History of the English Language The Open University

Questions - Observations - Revelations

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

HW: Chesterfield and King Revised Hardcopy Prompt Responses. Bring in a hardcopy and submit your document to turnitin.com by next Thursday. Earn 2 points per paper - not to mention the value of refining your rhetorical analysis skills! -

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October 14th - 18th
Monday

Multiple Choice Practice

Argument: 2003 Range Finders and Further Commentary

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

HW: Finish the reading of Act I.i. Complete corresponding Act I Study Guide Questions: Stagecraft # 1. Common beliefs about ghosts/spirits. To cut or to include?

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

Tuesday

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Hamlet - Act I.

Discussion Act I.i

How does Shakespeare create tension in the first scene? surprise us? mislead us? observations, questions

View Tennet - Act I.i and I.ii

Audio Act I.iii

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

Wednesday

Early Release Day

PSAT Day

HW:

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

Thursday

Chesterfield and King Hardcopies Due

Hamlet - Act I.ii - iii

View Tennet - Act I.ii

Audio Act I.iii

Hamlet Study Packet Act I :

What? Why? Who?

Imagery and Symbolism

Themes

Discussion

HW: Read the Structuring Arguments Handout & "Patterns of Organization" PPT slides (Google LINK). Check out a copy of Everything's an Argument and read Chapter Seven.

They Say, I Say PPT found in Moodle.

Friday

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

Hamlet

Act I. iv-v

View Tennet

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 word document and bring it with you to class, so that you may fully participate and contribute to small group discussion.

What Pattern of Organization works best??? (Google LINK). 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 journal paragraph (word-processed hard copy) and your written responses to Hamlet Study Packet Act I (completed in your notebook) Due Monday.

They Say, I Say PPT found in Moodle.

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October 21st - 25th
Monday

Return Personal Narratives

Multiple Choice Practice

Structuring Arguments Handout & "Patterns of Organization" PPT slides (Google LINK)

They Say, I Say PPT found in Moodle.

Hamlet

Submit Writing Prompts

Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Review The SOAPStone Strategy

Tuesday

Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Google Form Submission LINK

Review The SOAPStone Strategy

Everything's an Argument!

An Argument Essay -

Who is your audience?
What Pattern of Organization works best???

Hamlet

Act I Study Guide and Prompt Discussion

Act I Quiz

 

HW: Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Google Form Submission LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE APPROVED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SUBMITTED BASIS. ALL SPEECHES MUST BE APPROVED BY MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH Google SPEECH Form Submission LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE DELIVERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 4TH - 12TH

 

Wednesday

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

Hamlet

Who is Hamlet? - Writing Prompt

Act II.i - ii

Discussion

Completion of Scene ii

HW: Continue reading Act II.ii (until the arrival of the players - line 347). Written responses to the Study Guide Questions for Act II: Imagery and Symbolism; Themes are Due Thursday.

The Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Google Form Submission LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE APPROVED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SUBMITTED BASIS. ALL SPEECHES MUST BE APPROVED BY MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH Google SPEECH Form Submission LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE DELIVERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 4TH - 12TH

Speech Roster (LINK)

After your speech has been approved, please create a GOOGLE DOC with the following TITLE :

3rd-AP Speech-Your Last Name

5th-AP Speech-Your Last Name

(share it with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com and allow me to edit)

 

Thursday

The 60% Checkpoint

Paragraph Writing: Review (click here)

Hamlet

Act II.i - ii

View Tennet & Branagh

Act II.i (LINK)
Act II.ii (LINK) - Stop at the 7:40 when Queen Gertrude states:
"But look where sadly the poor wretch comes."
Act II.ii (LINK) - View the first two clips from this page:
Hamlet with Polonius and Hamlet with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Discussion

 

HW: The Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Google Form Submission LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE APPROVED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SUBMITTED BASIS. ALL SPEECHES MUST BE APPROVED BY MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH Google SPEECH Form Submission LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE DELIVERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 4TH - 12TH

Speech Roster (LINK)

After your speech has been approved, please create a GOOGLE DOC with the following TITLE :

3rd-AP Speech-Your Last Name

5th-AP Speech-Your Last Name

(share it with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com and allow me to edit)

Friday

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

Hamlet

Completion of Act II.ii

From The Aeneid Book II - Priam's Fate

View Branagh

HW: The Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Google Form Submission LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE APPROVED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SUBMITTED BASIS. ALL SPEECHES MUST BE APPROVED BY MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH Google SPEECH Form Submission LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE DELIVERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 4TH - 12TH

Speech Roster (LINK)

After your speech has been approved, please create a GOOGLE DOC with the following TITLE :

3rd-AP Speech-Your Last Name

5th-AP Speech-Your Last Name

(share it with me at wellslearning803 @ gmail.com and allow me to edit)

 

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October 28th - November 1st
Monday

AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay - Peer Assessment

Hamlet

Act I & II Quiz

Tuesday

Hamlet

Act II.ii - Allusions both Classical and Biblical

Act III.i

To be or not to be soliloquy

Gibson
Tennant
Branagh
Olivier

The Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Speech Roster (LINK)

Wednesday

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

Hamlet

Act III.i

To be or not to be soliloquy

Gibson
Tennant
Branagh
Olivier

Act III.ii

Speech Presentation Schedule

3rd Hour

5th Hour

HW: Viewer Response - 1) How does setting impact understanding and interpretation of text? Discuss the significance of Hamlet's soliloquy from your perspective. What lines provoke the most thought in you? 2) Now that the play "has caught" the conscience of the king, will Hamlet fulfill has vow of revenge? How? When?

Word Processed Document

Thursday

Happy Halloween

The XXIV TreeHouse of Horror Opening and Simpsons: Old and New

Multiple Choice Practice

Hamlet

Completion of Act II.ii

Speech Presentation Schedule

3rd Hour

5th Hour

HW: Viewer Response - 1) How does setting impact understanding and interpretation of text? Discuss the significance of Hamlet's soliloquy from your perspective. What lines provoke the most thought in you? 2) Now that the play "has caught" the conscience of the king, will Hamlet fulfill his vow of revenge? How? When?

Word Processed Document

Friday

Hamlet

Act III.iii - iv

Branagh
(for an analysis of scene 3 click here )
(for an analysis of scene 4 click here )

Contribute your thoughts in a Moodle Login discussion forum

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

Speech Presentation Schedule

3rd Hour

5th Hour

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 4th - 8th

Monday

Day One: Speeches

Third Hour:


Emily

Jane Lynch

Smith College Commencement Address

May 20, 2012

Jake

Steve Jobs

Standford Commencement

June 12, 2005

Cole

George Bush

911 Speech


September 11th, 2001


Fifth Hour


Teighlor

Malala Yousafzai

United Nations Speech

July 12, 2013

Haley

Maria Shriver

The Power of the Pause

May 11, 2012

Ben             

Conan O'brien  

2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address

June 12, 2011

Imaan

Carol Bartz

"Embrace Failure"

May 21, 2012

Multiple Choice Practice

Hamlet

Study Packet: A Closer Look

HW: A Close Reading of Act IV.i-iii. Look for surface features, analyze the poetic (metaphors, similies, allusions, sensory images). 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. Carefully read both the first EIGHT quotes and commentary found at this (LINK). Then support, refute or qualify the following statement: Hamlet's plan to put on an "antic disposition" has led only to the corruption of his goodness.

This assignment is due by class time on Wednesday. Word-porocessed document.

 
Tuesday

Day Two: Speeches

Third Hour: Please meet in Room 105

Katie

Elfried Jelinek

Side Lined

December 7, 2004

Serena

Bill Clinton

I Have Sinned

September 11, 1998

Sarah

Queen Elizabeth I

Tribute to Princess Diana

September 9, 1997

Shivani

Ronald Reagan

"Tear Down This Wall"

June 12, 1987

Fifth Hour



Becky

Steve Levy

9-11 Memorial Speech

September 16, 2009

Nia

President Barack Obama

2008 Acceptance Address

Nov 4, 2008

Jenna  

J.K. Rowling

Failure and Imagination

June 5, 2008

Jacob          

Bill Gates:

Harvard "Great Expectations" 2007

June 7, 2007

Hanna

Governor Jennifer M. Gramholm

Remembering Rosa Parks

November 2, 2005

Hamlet

Act IV.i - iii

(Branagh)

 

HW: A Close Reading of Act IV.i-iii. Look for surface features, analyze the poetic (metaphors, similies, allusions, sensory images). 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. Carefully read both the first EIGHT quotes and commentary found at this (LINK). Then support, refute or qualify the following statement: Hamlet's plan to put on an "antic disposition" has led only to the corruption of his goodness.

This assignment is due by class time on Wednesday. Word-porocessed document.

Wednesday

Hamlet

Act IV.iii - iv

(Branagh & Tennant)

Act IV.v -vii

(Tennant)

Study Packet: A Closer Look

Day Three Speeches

Third Hour


Michael

Martin Luther King, Jr

Mountaintop Speech

April 3, 1968

Chloe

Lyndon B. Johnson

- We Shall Overcome (1965)

March 15, 1965

Jackie

Martin Luther King, Jr

I Have a Dream

October 16, 1965

Kahaan

John F Kennedy

The Cuban Missile Crisis Speech

October 22, 1962

 

Fifth Hour: Please meet in Room 105


Allie

George W. Bush

To the Joint Session of Congress - post 9/11

September 20, 2001

Chase

Al Gore

2000 Election Concession Speech

December 13, 2000

Jonathan

Elie Wiesel

The Perils of Indifference

April 12, 1999

Tyler

President Clinton

Rose Garden Speech

December 11, 1998

HW: Read the Comprehensive Review - Argument Section in 5 Steps to a 5

Thursday

Hamlet

Act IV.vi -vii (revisted)

Day Four Speeches

Third Hour

Victoria

John F. Kennedy

Inaugural Address

January 20, 1961

Rachel

Harry Truman

Address to Congress

April 16, 1945

Charlie

FDR

Address to Congress - Pearl Harbor

December 8, 1941

Twinkle

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Four Freedoms,

January 6, 1941

 

Fifth Hour

Tone Word List

Laura

Nelson Mandela,

Nobel Lecture

December 10 1993

Lana


"President George Bush

Announcing War Against Iraq   

Jan. 16 1991

Miriam

Elie Wiesel,

Hope, Despair, and Memory Nobel Lecture

December 11, 1986

Mari

Betty Ford

american cancer society

November 7, 1975

Return Student Work: Comments on Argumentation Structure & Writing Style

Flex-Time Argument Range Finders and Commentary.

HW: AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay - First draft (word-processed due on Monday)

 

Friday

Hamlet

Act V.i

Day Five Speeches

Third Hour

Max

Winston Churchill

"Their Finest Hour"

June 18, 1940

Larry

John L. Lewis


Labor and the Nation

September 3, 1937

Mary            

Patrick Henry

"GIve Me Liberty of Give Me Death    

March 23, 1775

Fifth Hour

Tone Word List

Adam

   

Richard M. Nixon

White House Farewell

August 9th, 1974

Nina

John F. Kennedy

"We Choose to Go to the Moon

September 12, 1962

Sammy

Douglas MacArthur

Duty, Honor, Country

May 12, 1962

Kelly

Mrs. Lyndon Baines (Ladybird) Johnson

A Tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt

April 9, 1964

 

HW: AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay -
First draft (word-processed due on Monday)

 

 

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November 11th - 15th
Monday

The Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Famous Speeches Google Doc Step Two: Rhetorical Analysis of your Speech (copy and paste this portion of your work and create a hardcopy). Your analysis should go beyond identifying rhetorical appeals to and analysis of rhetorical strategies. Bring in the hardcopy and submit the document to turnitin.com. Due Tomorrow.

Argument Essay -First draft

Hamlet

Act V.i - Close Reading

Multiple Choice Practice & Rhetorical Word List Handout (Quiz Next Monday)

Day Six Speeches

Fifth Hour

Tone Word List

Jadin

Malcolm X

The Ballot or the Bullet

April 3, 1964

Hannah

Margaret Chase Smith

"Declaration of Conscience"

June 1, 1950

Rick

George C. Marshall

The Marshall Plan

June 5, 1947

Argument Essay -Final draft due tomorrow

Tuesday

Hamlet

Act V.i Close Reading

Multiple Choice Practice

Day Seven Speeches

Fifth Hour

 "Matty

FDR

"For a Declaration of War..."

December 8, 1941

Maddie

Winston Churchill

"Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat"

May 13, 1940

Ariel

Amelia Earhart

A Women’s Place in Science

1935

Multiple Choice Practice

The Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

HW: Famous Speeches Google Doc Step Two: Rhetorical Analysis of your Speech (copy and paste this portion of your work and create a hardcopy). Your analysis should go beyond identifying rhetorical appeals to and analysis of rhetorical strategies. Bring in the hardcopy and submit the document to turnitin.com. Due Tomorrow.

Wednesday

Hamlet

Act V (Branagh)

Francis Bacon: On Revenge

The Essay Prompts: Collaborative (max. of four in a group) or Individual

Hamlet Essay: Question Three (LINK)

Google Doc Title: Period - Prompt # - Last Name(s)
7th-Prompt #14-Fortinbras
(share this document with me)

Hamlet Essay (hardcopy: one per person) due on Friday Nov. 22nd

Thursday

Early Release Day

Kelly

Susan B. Anthony

On Women's Right to Vote

1873

Arie      

Queen Elizabeth I  

Golden Speech

Nov 30, 1601

Hamlet

The Essay Prompts: Work Day

Act V (Tennant) - Flex Time Today

"We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is."

John Steinbeck
East of Eden

Hamlet Essay (hardcopy, one per person) due on Monday Nov. 25th

Friday

Multiple Choice Practice & Rhetorical Word List Handout

Hamlet

The Essay Prompts: Work Day

Project Hamlet: Reception and Criticism (LINK)

Structuring Arguments Handout & "Patterns of Organization" PPT slides (Google LINK) - YOUR ESSAY FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION!

They Say, I Say PPT found in Moodle.

e.g. Slide # 9 Introducing Something Implied or Assumed

One implication of X's treatment of _______ is that _____.

One implication of Goethe’s treatment of Prince Hamlet as a " lovely, pure, noble, and most moral nature" (Norton 243) is that he expects Shakespeare's audience to disregard Hamlet's calculated and cold-hearted reply to Horatio when he expresses concern for the pending death of the "noble pince's" good friends Rosencranz and Guildenstern:

Horatio.  So Guildenstern and Rosencrantz go to ’t.
Hamlet. Why, man, they did make love to this employment;
They are not near my conscience. Their defeat
Doth by their own insinuation grow. (V.ii.60-63)

While Hamlet could not have anticipated his imminent and ironic release by the "thieves of mercy" (IV.vi.14), does this excuse his premeditated plan to murder his life-long friends?

Hamlet online version with line numbers (CLICK HERE)

Rhetorical Word List Quiz on Monday

Hamlet Essay (hardcopy, one per person) due on Monday Nov. 25th

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November 18th - 22nd
Monday

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

Rhetorical Word List Quiz & Multiple Choice Results

The Essay Prompts: Work Day

Hamlet Essay (hardcopy: one per person) due on Monday Nov. 25th

Tuesday

Rhetorical Analysis Week

Reviewing The Art of Rhetoric: Appeals, Strategies, Devices

The Rhetorical Triangle
The Rhetorical Diagram

SOAPSTone

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

The Essay Prompts: Work Day

Hamlet Essay (hardcopy: one per person) due on Monday Nov. 25th

Wednesday

AP Rhetorical Analysis - Multiple Choice - Argument Activity: Lincoln

Reviewing The Art of Rhetoric: Appeals, Strategies, Devices

"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)
Peter Singer: The Life You Can Save - ebook (Link) (Link)

How about some Visual Argument and Rhetorical Analysis?

Singer's Argument Today: The Life You Can Save Rhetorical Strategies
One Woman's Argument
: Inocente - - Appeals???

Hamlet Essay (hardcopy: one per person) due on Monday Nov. 25th

Thursday

 

How about some Audio/Visual Argument and Rhetorical Analysis?

Another Man's Argument: Inequality for All - Rhetorical Situation???
Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice?
by Jason Beaubien November 12, 2013
(Link)

Mid-Term Argument Essay Tomorrow

Your Friend Professor Singer (one more time).

Argument: "Form follows function" - thinking about structure!

 

Friday

Mid-Term Argument Essay

Hamlet - Revisited

Act V.ii - Tennet Version

 

HW: Hamlet Essay (hardcopy: one per person) due Monday Nov. 25th

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November 25th - 29th
Monday

Hamlet Essay & Hamlet - The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Digging Deeper into Hamlet - (Click here)
For Example:

Sohmer, Steve. "Certain Speculations on Hamlet, the Calendar, and Martin Luther." Early Modern Literary Studies 2.1 (1996): 5.1-51 <URL: http://purl.oclc.org/emls/02-1/sohmshak.html>.

Hamlet's Influence upon Literature link

Rhetorical Analysis: Poets and Essayists - Selections

"The Contrariness of a Mad Farmer" - Wendell Barry (link)
(Moyers and Company: Wendell Berry, Poet & Prophet & Readings)

"A Poem of Hope" - Wendell Barry (link)

"Wild Geese" and other poems - Mary Oliver (link) (link)

"The Necessity of Healthy Poverty" – Annie Dillard (link)

HW: Complete the Vimeo Viewing and Handout

RA Vimeo Selection: The Bicycle City. - Appeals???

Choose ONE of the following and Respond with a Question, Objection and Revelation Analysis:

Peter Nelson: Dance of the Honey Bee - Rhetorical Triangle?
Moyers and Company: Wealth Inequality in America - Fallacies Anyone?

Tuesday

Multiple Choice: Close Reading and Rhetorical Analysis (Looking back at 2010)

Hamlet - The Reduced Shakespeare Company

"The Good Oak" - Aldo Leopold

Rhetorical Analysis, Multiple Choice, Argument and Famous Speeches: Looking Back, Looking Forward

90% Checkpoint Assessment

Wednesday
Thanksgiving Break - No School
Thursday
Thanksgiving Break - No School
Friday
Thanksgiving Break - No School

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December 2nd - 6th
Exam Week

Monday

Hamlet Essays

Exam Overview

Current Grade (10% Exam)

The Art of Rhetoric: Oliver's Poetic Style (diction, imagery, and syntax)

Rhetorical and Stylistic Analysis of a Prose Passage: Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

Multiple Choice: 1990 (Section One)

How to Prepare Tonight/Tomorrow Night? - Here are some possibilities. Don't try them all!

Read: What Do Students Need to Know About Rhetoric?
& How to Prepare for the Mulitple Choice Section

Multiple Choice: 1990 (Section Two)

Five Step to a Five:

> Comprehensive Analysis Review (p. 125 - 151)
> Chapter Four - The Multiple Choice Questions
>MC Practice Exam Questions 11-20;21-32;33-43;44-54 (p.181-189)

2003 AP Prompt (Range Finders and Student Samples )

Get some sleep!

Tuesday

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

Multiple Choice

AP Rhetorical Analysis Essay: Rachel Carson

Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

2nd Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Wednesday

Final Exams: Day Two

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:40

4th Hour Class 8:55 - 9:55

ACT Prep Activities

Sample Prompts

The Puzzle Master


Lunch A (30 minutes)

5th Hour Class 10:01 - 11:01

Multiple Choice

AP Rhetorical Analysis Essay: Rachel Carson


Lunch B (30 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

5th Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Thursday
Trimester Break - No School
Friday
2nd Trimester Day One