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December 2nd - 6th
Monday
 
Tuesday
Final Exam Day One
Wednesday
Final Exam Day Two
Thursday
Trimester Break - No School
Friday

2nd Trimester Day One

Welcome (back) to Room 803!

AP Language and Composition: The Sequel!
"Seeking Synthesis, Sophistication, and Success"

Introductions...IB

Walking on the Moon

"Learning About Each Other..."

Everything's An Argument... arrgh

Chinese Labor Practices

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

HW: Technological Organization - Moodle Login - you should already be enrolled in the AP Lang & Comp - Wells course. Look for the enrollment info for Turnitin.com in Moodle just under News Forum.

While you are in Moodle, please take a few minutes to complete the journal entry. The link is found in the top section, look for the link, Tri B Looking Back, Looking Forward.

Please Bring Your Three Ring Binder on Monday. Have a good weekend

 

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December 9th - 13th
Monday

Day One:
Polonius: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't" (Hamlet Act II.ii).

Cultural Rhetoric, Travel, and Walking on the Moon: Definition, Personal Experience, Metaphor, Appeal...(Hmm, methinks these are Rhetorical Strategies for Argument)

Understanding Prejudice: Learning About Each Other (continued)

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

Media Literacy

a) The Argument for War: The Role of Propaganda

World War I Propaganda Posters (link)

World War II Progaganda Posters (link)

Triumph of the Will (1935 link)
Nazi Propaganda
: Historical Example
(link)
(Hitler Youth - link) (1936 Olympic Games - link)

Nazi Propaganda Images(BBC link ) -
The Eternal Jew (link) and The Aryan Family (link)

HW: Please analyze and evaulate the two Nazi propaganda posters using the Sate of Deception Handout:

Theme 1: The Aryan Family (link) and Theme 2:The Eternal Jew (link) .
Complete the Analyze and Evaluate prompt. Also respond to the two bolded questions at the bottom of the handout.


Tuesday

Unit One: The Visual Argument & Satire

a) The Argument for War: The Role of Propaganda

World War II Propaganda Posters (link)

Nazi Propaganda: Historical Example (link)
(Hitler Youth - link) (1936 Olympic Games - link)

Nazi Propaganda Images(BBC link ) -

Uncle Sam Wants You! The Propaganda Posters of WW II (link)
The War Communication (link) and Media (link)

"Accentuate the Positive" in Here Come the Waves - 1944 (link)

The Reemergence Black Face Shows Ignorance of History, Culture (link) (link)
MR. TOL E. RAncE Camille A. Brown Dance Co.
(link)
Forward to her performance (link) Performance glimpse(link)
Interview with Camille Brown, see especially 4:10 - 5:05
(link)

The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (link)
Where No Monument Stands (link)

Unity of Nobility: A Very Disturbing Contemporary Example

HW: The Argument over Climate Change (CLICK HERE)

This assignment is due by Thursday.

Wednesday

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

"And now a word from our sponsor: AP Rhetorical Analytics...

"The Religion of the Ad" Brian Swimme

AND

The World Pays Its Respect... Link

AND

The President Offers his Eulogy Link

 

HW: The Argument over Climate Change (CLICK HERE)

This assignment is due tomorrow.

Thursday

DICKENS IS COMING, DICKENS IS COMING. PURCHASE YOUR OWN COPY OF THE TALE OF TWO CITIES FOR ONLY $6:00 - BRING IN YOUR MONEY (CASH OR CHECK - HHS)
BY MONDAY.

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

Cosmologist Brian Swimme:

The Religion of the Ad

Northwest Earth Institute (link)
The Sun Magazine (link)

The New Story - Rhetorical Analysis

HW: Peer review and editing of the "Religion of the Ad"

Friday

DICKENS IS COMING, DICKENS IS COMING. PURCHASE YOUR OWN COPY OF THE TALE OF TWO CITIES FOR ONLY $6:00 - BRING IN YOUR MONEY (CASH OR CHECK - HHS)
BY MONDAY.

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

The Argument over Climate Change (CLICK HERE) - Evaluating and Selecting Sources

Prompt Revision (805 Lab)

HW: Everything's an Argument Chapter 14: Visual Argument

Non-Fiction Strategies: 21 Tips for Reading Textbooks (Niagara University)

Steps to Follow in Skimming for the Main Ideas

1. First, read the title of the chapter or selection carefully.  Determine what clues it gives you as to what the selection is about.  Watch for key words like "causes," "results," "effects," etc., and do not overlook signal words such as those suggesting controversy (e.g. "versus," "pros and cons"), which indicate that the author is planning to present both sides of an argument.

2. Look carefully at the headings and other organizational clues. These tip you off to the main points that the author wants you to learn.  You may be accustomed to overlooking boldface headings and titles which are the obvious clues to the most important ideas.  If you concentrate on the details and ignore the main ideas, you will have much more difficulty retaining the information you read.

3. Remember that authors of college textbooks want you to recognize the important concepts.  They use:

  1. Major headings and subheadings to convey major points.
  2. Italicized words and phrases so that crucial new terms and definitions will stand out.
  3. Lists of points set off by numbers or paragraphs that begin with the phrases such as "The three most important factors . . . " etc.
  4. Redundancy or repetition.  By stating and restating the facts and ideas, the author ensures that you will be exposed in different ways to the concepts she feels are the most crucial for you to understand.  She hopes that on at least one of these exposures you will absorb the idea.  Therefore, it is vital that you recognize when an important concept is being restated in slightly different words and when you have completely mastered the idea.
                                                                                                                                                        -Martha Maxwell

©Academic Skills Center - Dartmouth College 2001

QOR - Question, Objection, Revelation

HW: Revise and Edit Rhetorical Analysis Draft of the "Religion of the Ad" (based on peer review and editing input). Submit to Turnitin.com and bring in a hard copy (along with your first draft and peer input document). Prompt Response(20 pts) Peer input (5 pts) Turnitin.com (5 pts) Due Tuesday

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December 16th - 20th
Monday

"Alms for Dickens" - Book Money Collection

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

Everything's an Argument Chapter 14: Visual Argument

Media Literacy:

a) Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (link)

b) The Strength to Resist: Media's Impact on Women and Girls (link)

  • Identify writer’s/speaker's assertion
  • Identify the targeted audience
  • Identify the support the writer/speaker offers for his/her assertion
  • Identify elements of rhetoric used

 

HW: Revise and Edit Rhetorical Analysis Draft of the "Religion of the Ad" (based on peer review and editing input). Submit to Turnitin.com and bring in a hard copy (along with your first draft and peer input document). Prompt Response(20 pts) Peer input (5 pts) Turnitin.com (5 pts) Due tomorrow

PLEASE BRING YOUR BARRON'S VOCABULARY BOOK WITH YOU FOR TOMORROW'S CLASS

Tuesday

 

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

"The Religion of the Ad" - Rhetorical Analysis Essay

Desconstructing Advertising

The Journey of the Universe - A Personal Application

Satire: Definition and Function

Contemporary Examples

The Waltons: Wealth The Foundation: Focus Donations: Milwaukee & Food

The Onion: Handout

Jonathan Swift: Biography and his Rhetorical Situation

HW: Create one Visual Argument (ppt slide) for one of the Rhetorical Analysis Essays (1st Tri or @nd Tri- the visual may or may not be satirical. Submit your ppt slide Visual Argument to Turnitin.com by class time on Thursday. You can view the sample I showed you in class by going to Moodle Login.

Work on your own design rather than simply copy and paste someone else's work. In my sample, I used the photo (from google image search), but I came up with the text.

PLEASE BRING YOUR BARRON'S VOCABULARY BOOK WITH YOU FOR TOMORROW'S CLASS

Wednesday

Folder Exchange

Embedding Vocabulary

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

Satire: Definition and Function

Contemporary Examples

The Waltons: Wealth The Foundation: Focus Donations: Milwaukee & Food

The Onion: Handout

Jonathan Swift: Biography and his Rhetorical Situation

 

 

HW: Create one Visual Argument (ppt slide) for one of the Rhetorical Analysis Essays (1st Tri or @nd Tri- the visual may or may not be satirical. Submit your ppt slide Visual Argument to Turnitin.com by class time tomorrow. You can view the sample I showed you in class by going to Moodle Login

Work on your own design rather than simply copy and paste someone else's work. In my sample, I used the photo (from google image search), but I came up with the text.

Thursday

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

Jonathan Swift:

A Modest Proposal

 

Friday

Unit One: Visual Argument & Satire

A Modest Proposal (cont.)

The Word - Swift Payment & Class Warfare

Dublin - A Closer Look

Milwaukee - A Closer Look

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December 23rd - 27th
Monday

Winter Break - No School

(H) Expos-Lit

Expos-Lit

Tuesday
Winter Break - No School
Wednesday
Winter Break - No School
Thursday
Winter Break - No School
Friday
Winter Break - No School

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December 30th - January 3rd
Monday
Winter Break - No School
Tuesday
Winter Break - No School
Wednesday
Winter Break - No School
Thursday

Unit One: The Visual Argument & Satire- A Reprise

Propaganda and the "Good War" -
"Song of Freedom" from Holiday Inn (1942) LINK

A Short View of the State of Ireland - (Johnathan Swift - 1728) - LINK
The Daily Show -The Poverty Code

Unit Two: Research and The Synthesis Essay

What's Your Opinion? - The Argument over Maternity Leave (See Moodle for the PPT and Two Word Documents)

HW: Please read The Language of Composition, Chapter Four (pages 145-152) (See Moodle for the .pdf copy of chapter four. Write down your thoughts in response to the questions found in the ACTIVITY on page 147 - from A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports.

Please Bring Ear Buds to Class tomorrow and your Barrons Vocabulary Book!

Friday

Unit Two: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Language of Composition - Entering the Conversation

Preparing for the Synthesis Question: Six Moves Toward Success

Developing Informed Opinions - Invasive Species

What's Your Opinon? - Mandatory Community Service

Introduction to Charles Dickens

Biography: The Early Years (A & Biography) - 00:00 - 11:03
Dark London - IPad App - The Seven Dials (a free download)
Discovering Dickens (Stanford University Community Reading Project)

 

HW: For Monday:

The French Revolution (History Channel Documentary, please watch at least the first ten minutes - the final line from the section: "..The Age of Enlightenment" 00:00 - 10:30)

Handout on the Causes of the French Revolution

Discovering Dickens (Stanford University Community Reading Project)

Click on Discovering Dickens and then click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions. Take note of the period, the kings and queens, Mrs. Southcott and the Cock-lane ghost.

Contribute to Around the Corner - An optional Moodle Discussion Forum as you read A Tale of Two Cities: raise questions, share observations and insights, but avoid plot spoiler comments.


By Tuesday, perform the first three moves: close reading, analyze (annotation) and generalize using the sources from the First Conversation: Mandatory Community Service found in the Chapter Four (pages 153 - 159) (See Moodle for .pdf version and for the PPT on The Synthesis Question: Six Moves Toward Success - see slides 5,6, & 7.)

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January 6th - 11th
Monday

"Frozen Day"


Please read the following "frozen days" message

Click Here

"Thaw out" with this activity...

Metaphors and Misconceptions
- Developing Informed Opinions in our "Partially Examined Life"
(worth 24 pts.)

"The Writer" - Richard Wilbur (link)
Listen to the audio version as you read the poem and respond in writing to the following:

1) Be sure you understand the meaning of the key words that relate to nautical imagery—prow, gunwale, cargo, and passage.
2) How do the speaker's feelings influence the message?
3)What is the speaker trying to communicate?
4) Evaluate the effectiveness of the extended metaphor in the poem. Does it successfully provide a richer understanding about writers and writing in general? Why? Why not?

Your WORD PROCESSED written responses to these questions are due on the day we return to school (either tomorrow or Wednesday)

Using Metaphors in Writing - Purdue Writing Lab (link)
(Read over this page about Using Metaphors in Creative Writing)

Your Extended Metaphor for Writing - Due By Thursday (see below)
(Embed appropriate vocabulary words from Barrons Weeks 29 and/or 30)

Here's a Sample Extended Metaphor for you: Click Here


The Allegory of the Cave - Plato (link) -
View the 2nd "claymation" video (3:11) and respond in writing to the following [Optional: The first video (8:19) is a more complete version of Plato's allegory]:

1) Describe an experience you have had in which something that looked true turned out to be false or looked false turned out to be true.
2) What could be the elements that prevent people from seeing the truth, or regarding "shadow" as the "truth"?
3) In what ways might the Allegory of the Cave relate to the importance of Developing Informed Opinions as a Synthesis Writer?

Your WORD PROCESSED written responses to these questions (and the response to the Matrix and the Cave) are due on the day we return to school (either tomorrow or Wednesday)

The Matrix and the Cave - (link) - Complete one of the following sentences:

This film clip makes me think about _________ because __________.
(Then expand upon that open thought with a sentence or two of further reflection.)

This film clip's intended message can be summed up as follows: _________. But the question that remains is _____________.
(Then expand upon that question with a sentence or two of further reflection.)

HW: By Wednesday, perform the first three moves: close reading, analyze (annotation) and generalize using the sources from the First Conversation: Mandatory Community Service found in the Chapter Four (pages 153 - 159) (See Moodle for .pdf version) (See Moodle for .pdf version and for the PPT on The Synthesis Question: Six Moves Toward Success - see slides 5,6, & 7.)

By Thursday Choose a metaphor that will tell others about you as a writer. You will build an extended metaphor, just as Wilbur has in his poem (but you may compose your writing in poetry or prose). Your goal is to come up with an extended metaphor that shows others (in at least a seven - eight sentence paragraph or a minimum of 12 lines of poetic verse) your experience as a writer. Embed appropriate words from Weeks 29 and/or into your paragraph. Create a Word-Processed Document and submit it to Turnitin.com (Worth 25 pts) :

Effective invention of an extended metatphor (10 pts)
Varied sentence structure (6)
Embedded Barrons Vocab from either weeks 29 and/or 30 (6)
Submitted to turnitin.com on time (3)

Here's a Sample Extended Metaphor for you: Click Here

Tuesday

FROZEN AGAIN

 

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Historical Contexts: The Victorian Age and the French Revolution

Book One: Recalled to Life

Chs. 1 - 4 (25 pgs.: 5 - 30) Complete Reading and Graphic Novel Creations for these chapters by Friday.

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

HW: Your WORD PROCESSED written responses to the Metaphors and Misconceptions questions are due on TOMORROW. (SEE MONDAY'S CLASS)

 

Complete Chapters 1 - 4 (pgs. 5-30) by Friday- Annotations (Interactive Reader)
The Graphic Novel Version of Book One: Recalled to Life

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

 

Wednesday

Unit Two: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Mandatory Community Service - A Conversation

Handout: The Dumbest Generation - 15 Minutes (Close Reading and Analysis)

In Class Reading Time - A Tale of Two Cities or Dark London (IPad app)

 

By Tomorrow Choose a metaphor that will tell others about you as a writer. You will build an extended metaphor, just as Wilbur has in his poem (but you may compose your writing in poetry or prose). Your goal is to come up with an extended metaphor that shows others (in at least a seven - eight sentence paragraph or a minimum of 12 lines of poetic verse) your experience as a writer. Embed appropriate words from Weeks 29 and/or into your paragraph. Create a Word-Processed Document and submit it to Turnitin.com (Worth 25 pts)

Effective invention of an extended metatphor (10 pts)
Varied sentence structure (6)
Embedded Barrons Vocab from either weeks 29 and/or 30 (6)
Submitted to turnitin.com on time (3)

Here's a Sample Extended Metaphor for you: Click Here

HW: By Friday Converse with the authors in Preparation for a Culminating Conversation: The Dumbest Generation (See Moodle for .pdf version and for the PPT on The Synthesis Question: Six Moves Toward Success - see slide 8.)

Supplement these texts with the following NY Times Opinion Piece: "The Flight from Conversation" by Sherry Turkle (LINK)

Complete Chapters 1 - 4 (pgs. 5-30)- Annotations (Interactive Reader)
The Graphic Novel Version of Book One: Recalled to Life by *Monday

Thursday

Testing Day -

Your Extended Metaphors for Writing

Rhetorical Analysis Papers Returned

Complete Chapters 1 - 4 (pgs. 5-30)- Annotations (Interactive Reader)
The Graphic Novel Version of Book One: Recalled to Life by *Monday

Friday

Unit Two: Research and The Synthesis Essay

The Dumbest Generation - A Culminating Conversation

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book One: Recalled to Life

Find the Lines

Discussion of what is in between the Lines of Chapters 1 - 4

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

HW: Complete the Reading of chapters 5-6 (23 pgs.: 30 - 53) and finish your Graphic Novel Version of Book One by Monday (3 pts per chapter): Visual (some color) and Written (caption/dialogue) components.

Contribute to Around the Corner - An optional Moodle Discussion Forum as you read A Tale of Two Cities: raise questions, share observations and insights, but avoid plot spoiler comments.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

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January 13th - 17th
Monday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book One: Recalled to Life

Discussion of Chs. 5 - 6 (23 pgs.: 30 - 53)

BLOOD - "The time was to come when that wine too would be spilled on the street-stones, and when the stain of it would be red upon many there" (32).

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

 

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
chs. 1 - 4 (34 pgs: 55 - 89) by Thursday.

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

Contribute to Around the Corner - An optional Moodle Discussion Forum as you read A Tale of Two Cities: raise questions, share observations and insights, but avoid plot spoiler comments.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Synthesis Tips

Tuesday

Synthesis Essay # 1

Please bring your A Tale of Two Cities book with you for tomorrow's class!

HW: Revise your first draft of the Synthesis essay by Thursday's class. Bring a Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy with you to class. (ISWAC is an option on Wednesday)

Wednesday

Multiple Choice Strikes Again!

In Class Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

Dark London

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
chs. 1 - 4 (34 pgs: 55 - 89) by Thursday.

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

Contribute to Around the Corner - An optional Moodle Discussion Forum as you read A Tale of Two Cities: raise questions, share observations and insights, but avoid plot spoiler comments.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Thursday

Multiple Choice: Commentary on Answers 1 - 12 (click here)

Synthesis Essays: Samples (Range Finders)

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 1 - 4

Dark London - Newgate Prison

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
chs. 5 - 8 (33 pgs: 90 - 123) by Monday.

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

Contribute to Around the Corner - An optional Moodle Discussion Forum as you read A Tale of Two Cities: raise questions, share observations and insights, but avoid plot spoiler comments.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Synthesis Essay - Revised, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced Hard Copy due by class time Tuesday. Those who submit their Final Drafts tomorrow (Hard-Copy and Turnitin.com will earn 3 bonus points (the essay is worth 50 pts)

Friday

Synthesis Essays: Peer Feedback (Revisions and Edits)

In Class Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
chs. 5 - 8 (33 pgs: 90 - 123) by Monday.

Synthesis Essay - Revised, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced Hard Copy due by class time Tuesday. Submit to Turnitin.com

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January 20th - 24th
Monday

 

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 5 - 8

Thinking about Essay Options (A Essay of Two Writers)

Multiple Choice Monday!

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
Chs. 9-12 (31 pgs: 123-154) by Thursday

Synthesis Essay - Revised, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced Hard Copy due tomorrow. Submit to Turnitin.com

Tuesday
Synthesis Question # 2
Wednesday

Multiple Choice Strikes Again

Multiple Choice: Commentary on Answers 13 - 43 (click here)

The Oxford English Dictionary (Barrons Weeks 31 - 32)

In Class Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

Quiz Tomorrow Covering Chapters 5 - 12

Thursday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 9 - 12

Rhetorical Analysis Review - PPT Review (click here)

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
Chs. 13-16 (40 pgs: 154-194( by Monday

Friday

Rhetorical Analysis Question

In Class Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
Chs. 13-16 (40 pgs: 154-194 by Monday)

Complete Rhetorical Analysis Response. Revised, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced Hard Copy due Monday. Submit to Turnitin.com

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January 27th - 31st
Monday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 13 - 16

"A History of Punishments"
"Revolution Anyone?" - Now and Then

Multiple Choice Monday!

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
Jan 27th    Chs. 17-20 (24 pgs: 194-218) -

Please note that we will read Chapter 21 together in class on Thursday.

Submit your Synthesis and Rhetorical Analysis Essays to Turnitin.com

Tuesday

Parent - Teacher Conferences

IF FROZEN AGAIN

 

Complete Synthesis Question # 3

> 15 minutes to read, analyze, generalize & converse with the sources

> 50 minutes to write to finesse and argue

> Write it out first

** Get ahead of the game: word process your Advertisement & School Synthesis Drafts - Type as you have composed (making only minor editorial adjustments and revisions).

Submit your Rhetorical Analysis and Synthesis Essays to Turnitin.com

Wednesday

Synthesis Feedback - Locavore Analysis

Multiple Choice Strikes Again

In Class Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
Jan 27th    Chs. 17-20 (24 pgs: 194-218) -

Please note that we will read Chapter 21 together in class on Thursday.

** Get ahead of the game: word process your Advertisement & School Synthesis Drafts - Type as you have composed (making only minor editorial adjustments and revisions).

Submit your Rhetorical Analysis and Synthesis Essays to Turnitin.com due Feb. 3

Revised, Word-Processed, Double-Spaced Hard Copy due: Monday Feb. 3

Thursday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 17 - 20

**Ch. 21 together - A Note on the Text: "Generally, the slightly more elaborate punctuation in the All the Year Round version gives more precise and vivid sense of how the novel could be heard, of how it could be orally performed - always an important consideration for Dickens" (Introduction xlviii).

Storming The Bastille

"Do you hear the people sing?"

Rhetorical Analysis - Nerds

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
Jan 30th    Chs. 21-24 (35 pgs: 218-253) by Monday

 

Friday

Synthesis Question # 4

Submit your Rhetorical Analysis and Synthesis Essays to Turnitin.com due by Midnight on Monday Feb. 3

Bring all your hard-copies and the Synthesis Packets to class on Tuesday.

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February 3rd - 7th

Monday

Food for Thought

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Storming The Bastille - Revisited
**Ch. 21 together - A Note on the Text: "Generally, the slightly more elaborate punctuation in the All the Year Round version gives more precise and vivid sense of how the novel could be heard, of how it could be orally performed - always an important consideration for Dickens" (Introduction xlviii).

(Extended Metaphor & Cross-Referencing)

Discussion of Chs. 21 - 24

A Tale Intwined with History - How endnotes tell a story too

Gabelle's Letter to Darnay

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm Feb 3rd    Chs. 1-4 (29 pgs: 255-284) by Thursday

Submit your Rhetorical Analysis and Synthesis Essays to Turnitin.com due by Midnight

Bring all your hard-copies and the Synthesis Packets to class tomorrow.

Tuesday

Synthesis Discussion

The Farm Bill - A Homegrown Synthesis (click here)

In Class Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

The Study Packet - Taking a Closer Look

A Tale of Three/Four Authors -
Selecting partners and an essay topic Typed Draft Due by February 24th.

Wednesday

Multiple Choice Strikes Again

In Class Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

Thursday

IMC EAST LAB

Homegrown Synthesis Research - Collaborative Research Projects

The Big Six - Research Process ( link )

The Farm Bill - A Homegrown Synthesis - See page one for Expectations
(click here)

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Discussion of Chs. 1 - 2

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm: Feb 6th    Chs. 5-8 (32 pgs: 285-317) by Monday

Friday

IMC EAST LAB

Homegrown Synthesis Research - Collaborative Research Projects

The Big Six - Research Process ( link )

The Farm Bill - A Homegrown Synthesis - See page one for Expectations
(click here)

Farm Bill Passage: Two News Stories, One Opinion

Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers

5 things the farm bill will mean for you

Big Farm-a Gets a Raise in 2014 Farm Bill

Local and Global Responsibilites:

Allaffia: Fair Trade Shea Butte
r and Everyday Shea

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Discussion of Chs. 3 - 4

 

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm: Feb 6th    Chs. 5-8 (32 pgs: 285-317) by Tuesday

Homegrown Synthesis Research - Question & Source Packets Due Wednesday the 12th.

Five point Bonus Option: Read the three Farm Bill Passage Links and compose an introductory Paragraph for a synthesis essay - incorporate at least one source as part of your Attention Getter and/or in the Bridge to your thesis, conclude with your thesis statement (taking a position on whether you favor or oppose the 2014 Farm Bill (support, reject, qualify!). - Submit your Intro paragraph to Turnitin.com by Tuesday

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February 10th - 14th

Monday

Review of the Argument Essay

Practice AP Argument Question

In Class Reading - A Tale of Two Cities

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm: Feb 6th    Chs. 5-8 (32 pgs: 285-317) by Tuesday

Homegrown Synthesis Research - Question & Source Packets Due Wednesday the 12th.

Tuesday

 

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Discussion of Chs. 5 - 8

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm: Feb 10th     Chs. 9-11 (32 pgs: 318-350) by Thursday

PLEASE READ CHAPTER NINE BY TOMORROW'S CLASS!

Wednesday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Ch. 9 "The Game Made"
Ch. 10 "The Substance of the Shadow" - in class

Review of the Argument Essay - Models of Organization

Practice Outlining AP Argument Questions

Thursday

 

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Discussion of Chs. 9 - 11

Homegrown Synthesis Question & Source Packets

Review of the Argument Essay - Models of Organization

Practice Outlining AP Argument Questions

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm: Feb 13th    Chs. 12-14 (39 pgs: 351-390) by Wednesday.

Friday
No School

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February 17th - 21st

Monday
No School
Tuesday

Multiple Choice Strikes Again

Practice AP Argument Question

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm:  Chs. 12-14 (39 pgs: 351-390) by Wednesday.

Wednesday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Discussion of Chs. 12-14 (39 pgs: 351-390)

Collaborative Novel Essay Due Wednesday Feb. 26th

Multiple Choice Strikes Again and Again!

Thursday

Multiple Choice Strikes Again and Again!

Review of the Argument Essay - Models of Organization

Practice Outlining AP Argument Questions

Creating Thesis Statements

Collaborative Novel Essay Due Wednesday Feb. 26th
(bring in a hard copy on Thursday)

Friday

Argument: Final Exam Question

Collaborative Novel Essay Due Wednesday Feb. 26th
(bring in a hard copy on Thursday)

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February 24th - 28th

Monday

Rhetorical Analysis Practice

Collaborative Novel Essay Due Thursday Feb. 27th
(bring in a hard copy on Friday)

Tuesday

Flex Schedule

College Essay Unit: Guest Speakers

Mrs. Besler - Homestead Guidance Dept
Prof. Ryan Hanley - Marquette University

Collaborative Novel Essay Due Thursday Feb. 27th
(bring in two hard copies on Friday)

Wednesday

Dickens Essays:
Collaborative Novel Essay Due Thursday Feb. 27th
(bring in two hard copies on Friday)

College Essays:
Two Essays Due on Friday, March 7th
(Take First Drafts to ISWAC Lab for Revision)

Multiple Choice and Rhetorical Analysis Review - Part One

Thursday

Flex Schedule

Multiple Choice and Rhetorical Analysis Review - Part Two

College Essays: Two Essays Due on Friday, March 7th
(Take First Drafts to ISWAC Lab for Revision)

Collaborative Novel Essay Due Today
(bring in two hard copies on Friday)

Friday

Rhetorical Analysis Practice

Collaborative Novel Essay - Writer's Workshop
Final Draft of Essay - Due Wednesday March 5th
(Two Hard Copies for each person)

Barron's e-Book Study Guide for the AP Language and Composition Exam (Click Here)

Multiple Choice: Typical Questions & Reading Strategies (pgs 2 - 7)

Composite Score and Nine-point Rating Scale Calculation (pgs 71 - 72)

AP Pass: Language and Composition Test Scores Calculator (Click Here)

Rhetorical Analysis Review Packet

Range Finders for Student Samples

2010 - Banneker: #1-8, #6-7, #9-9
2010 (B) - Marquart: 2A-8, 2B-6
2011 (B) - Johnson: 2A-8, 2B-5

Final Draft of Essay - Due Wednesday March 5th

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March 3rd - 7th
Monday

Multiple Choice Practice

College Essays - Hard Copies Due Friday
(Take First Drafts to ISWAC Lab for Revision)

Final Draft of Dickens Essay - Due Wednesday March 5th

Tuesday

Flex Schedule

Rhetorical Analysis: Final Exam Question

Final Draft of Dickens Essay - Due Tomorrow - Please print out one hard copy for your group and if you would like to add this work to you to your portfolio folder, please print out an individual copy as well.

Submit one copy of your essay to Turnitin.com due tomorrow by 11:59 PM

Wednesday

Synthesis Question

The Synthesis Question: Six Moves Toward Success

A Culminating Conversation: The Dumbest Generation

5 Steps to a Five

Synthesis Section

Footnote Questions in Multiple Choice

Exam # 1 Questions 21 -32

Exam #2  Questions 45 – 54

AP IMC Study Hours Survey (click here) -
Please complete this survey prior to your final exam

College Essays - Hard Copies Due Friday
Submit each of your essays to Turnitin.com due on Friday by 11:59 PM

Thursday

Flex Schedule

Multiple Choice: Final Exam

Friday

AP IMC Study Hours Survey (click here) -

Dickens: A Critical Reprise

Dark London - IPad App - The Seven Dials and Newgate Prison
Discovering Dickens (Stanford University Community Reading Project)

Charles Dickens: Harold Bloom's Introduction (Click Here)

Critic's love to argue: See pages 1 - 5 (General Argument about Dickens)
Bloom's on A Tale: See pages 20 - 25 (A Closer Look at Madame DeFarge)

A William Hogarth Tangent:

An Exhibition from the Past: (Click here)
Some of Hogarth's Prints: ( Click here)
Some of Hogarth's Paintings: (Click Here)

From the "Circle of Stage Fire" to the "Silver Screen"

A Tale of Two Cities (1935 - Ronald Coleman)
A Tale of Two Cities (1980 - Chris Sarandon)

Book to Film Critical Observations

A Friendly Reminder: 5 Steps to a Five - Synthesis Section


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March 10th - 14th
Monday

College Essay - Peer Feedback

The Synthesis Question: Feedback and Preparation

Resources: Online Sources, Course Handouts and Texts
Final Exam Progress: See Moodle File

Dickens: A Critical Reprise - II

Charles Dickens: Harold Bloom's Introduction (Click Here)

Critic's love to argue: See pages 1 - 5 (General Argument about Dickens)
Bloom's on A Tale: See pages 20 - 25 (A Closer Look at Madame DeFarge)

From the "Circle of Stage Fire" to the "Silver Screen"

Self-Assessment and Course Feedback:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" -- See Moodle Journal

Tuesday

Final Exam Day One

Hour 1 CLASS

7:25

8:33

68 minutes

Hour 2 CLASS

8:39

9:47

68 minutes

Lunch A

9:53

10:23

30 minutes

Hour 3A CLASS

9:53

11:01

68 minutes

Lunch B

11:07

11:37

30 minutes

Hour 3B CLASS

10:29

11:37

68 minutes

Hour 1 EXAM

11:52

1:07

75 minutes

Hour 2 EXAM

1:22

2:37

75 minutes

 

Wednesday

Final Exam Day Two

Hour 3 EXAM

7:25

8:40

75 minutes

Hour 4 CLASS

8:55

9:55

60 minutes

Lunch A

10:01

10:31

30 minutes

Hour 5A CLASS

10:01

11:01

60 minutes

Lunch B

11:07

11:37

30 minutes

Hour 5B CLASS

10:37

11:37

60 minutes

Hour 4 EXAM

11:52

1:07

75 minutes

Hour 5 EXAM

1:22

2:37

75 minutes

Synthesis Tips

Everything's An Argument - A Final Application "Swan Song" (and Synthesis Preparation)

 

 

 

Thursday

Trimester Break - No School

Charting Your Course to May

AP Launch: April 5th

Optional AP Exam Boost Sessions

AP English Language Cicero/Weitekamp/Wells (813) - April 8th 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Intro writing, practice for synthesis and argument

AP English Language Cicero/Weitekamp/Wells (813) - April 10th 2:45 - 4:45 Rhetorical analysis instruction and practice
AP English Language Cicero/Weitekamp/Wells (813) - April 22nd 2:45 - 5:15 Practice essay exam:  all three in one setting with reflection to follow

AP English Language Cicero/Weitekamp/Wells (813) - May 2nd 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Thesis writing and argumentation strategies, open Q and A

AP English Language Cicero/Weitekamp/Wells (813) - May 7th 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Multiple choice review and full practice

AP Library Hours - TBA

3rd Trimester - English Independent Study

Read "appropriately complex" pieces of Fiction and Non-Fiction
(see IMC - Mrs. Zellmann)

Stay current - Online Media Sources (click here - scroll down to bottom section)

Five Steps to a 5 - Note timeline for Boost Sessions

Looking for a place to start with Rhetorical Analysis?
- MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail (click here)

How about Argument and Synthesis?

HHS Online Reference Shelf (click here)

SIRS - (click here)
Issues and Controversies - (click here
CQ Researcher - (click here)

Friday
3rd Trimester Day One

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