April 23 – June 10

REMEMBER – REVIEW OF AP PROMPTS WILL BE ASSIGNED AT THE END OF EACH CLASS.

4/24 – NY Times # 1

4/25 – Edit Note 25

4/29 – Mrs. H’s class – MC test

5/2 – Edit Note 26

5/8 – NY Times # 2 (Deadline extended to 5/17)

5/9  – Edit Note 26 PLEASE NOTE: THE EXERCISE IN YELLOW GRAMMAR BOOK IS ON PAGE 645 NOT 245.

5/10 – AP EXAM – Turn in old prompts

5/13 – 5/17 – Work on Grammar Project

5/16 – Edit Note 28

5/20 – 5/24 – Grammar Presentations

5/23  – Edit Note 29

5/29 – 6/7 – Humor presentations

5/30 – Edit Note 30

6/3 – Edit Test  RETURN GRAMMAR TEXTS AND LANGUAGE OF COMPOSITION

6/7 – Exit survey

6/10 – Letter to Future Self

 

 

 

 

 

2/25 – collect c/c prompts and keys; 2001 multiple choice exam

2/26 – in class c/c prompt

2/27 – grading day.  Introduction of synthesis project.

2/28 – edit #19; read and annotate background information on Observation (pp. 239-246) paying particular attention to “Soup”.  You will write 3 observational pieces similar to how you did so with the memoir unit.  All 3 are due on 3/18.

3/1 – topics for synthesis projects

3/4 – read and annotate Auden’s “Musee des Beaux Arts” and  Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” (pp. 247-252)

3/6 – NYT’ s analysis

3/7 – edit #20

3/8 – synthesis work day

3/11 – Read and annotate Woolf’s “The Death of the Moth” (pp. 254-256)

3/13 – read and annotate Petrunkevich’s essay (p. 257) and complete the chart (p. 258)

3/14 – edit #21; read and annotate Dillard’s essay (pp. 259-260)

3/18 – peer editing of 3 observational essays

3/19 – synthesis work day

3/20 – in class AP prompt

3/21 – edit #22; read and score calibrating essays

3/22 – final copy of observational essay with checklist (pp. 261-262); synthesis work day

4/2 – read and annotate “The Knight” and “Barbie Doll” (pp. 269-270)

4/3 – synthesis work day

4/4 – edit #23; read and annotate I Want a Wife”

4/5 – Group #1 assigns synthesis essay for Monday; read and annotate “Turkeys in the Kitchen”

4/8 – Group #1 collects essays, distributes multiple choice quiz, and presents work; Group #2 assigns essay.

4/9 – Group #2 collects essays, distributes multiple choice quiz and presents work; Group #3 assigns essay.

4/10 – Group #3 collects essays, distributes multiple choice quiz and presents work.

4/11 – edit #24; grading day for synthesis groups.

4/12 – read and annotate “A Room of One’s Own” (pp. 263-265)

4/15   Ms. Hampsey’s class multiple choice test; arrive at 7:05

Ms. DiSavino’s class – group 4 presentation

4/16 – Ms. Hampsey’s class – in class AP prompt – arrive at 7:10

Ms. DiSavino’s class – student generated synthesis prompt Grading day

4/17 -Both classes –  in class AP promp – arrive at 7:10

(Ms. DiSavino’s synthesis prompt)

4/18 -Both classes –  in class AP prompt – arrive at 7:10

4/19 – Ms. DiSavino’s class – in class AP prompt – arrive at 7:10

Ms. Hampsey’s class – review test and calculate score

 

4/22 – Ms. DiSavino’s class – arrive at 7:05 MC section of AP exam

4/23 – Ms. DiSavino’s class – review test and calculate score

4/24 – NYT’s analysis

 

“Killing Us Softly?” Response

Go to the “Killing Us Softly?” page (above right) and view the video. Then respond below.

For the remainder of the week, spend time observing the presence of advertisements in your life. Sure, you’ll see them on TV, but don’t overlook your own closet, or the hallways in school. After thinking about this, view the video linked below. Do you feel, as Jean Kilbourne does in this presentation, that ads are subliminally informing our values and our ideas of normalcy?

React to this and to anything else you find interesting in the video. Feel free to connect with our classroom discussions of gender representation in advertisements. And of course, comment on a classmates’ post in addition to sharing your ideas. 

This post is due Sunday, January 13th at 3pm.

Homework for Jan. 4th – Feb. 15th

1/4 – drafts for arguments

1/8 – read “Comparison and Contrast” in your handbook pages 195 – 198.  Read and annotate Reagan and Bush’s shuttle speeches.  Complete the chart.

1/10 – edit note #15; read and annotate Twain’s “Two Ways of Seeing a River”

1/11 –  Complete the chart.  Final arguments.

1/13 – View the video clip and respond to the blog, Killing us Softly? by 3pm. (See page listed above.)

1/14 –  read and annotate Chamberlain and Patton’s speeches.

1/16 – read and annotate “Black and White Basketball”

1/17 – edit note #16

1/22 – edit test on 1-16

1/23 – 1/25 – presentations on TEWWG

1/29 – read and annotate Clinton’s apologies.  Complete the SOAPS chart for each.  They will be collected and graded.

1/30 – NYT’s analysis #1 for 3rd marking period

1/31 – in class c/c prompt.

2/1 – read and score calibrating essays

2/4 – draft of c/c essay.  Peer edit day.

2/5 – Begin discussion of The Things They Carried and The Yellow Birds.

2/7 – edit note #18.  Multiple choice section of an AP exam.  Arrive at 7:10.

2/11 – final c/c paper

2/11 – 2/13 – working on TTTC and TYB – multiple choices questions and prompts.

2/14 – prompt on TTTC/TYB

2/15 – multiple choice questions on TTTC/TYB

2/18  – 2/22 – Complete multiple choice section of an AP exam.

 

December Homework

 12/3 – Ms H. – Supreme Court Part I

12/5 – Read and annotate “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (p. 260 in the text); complete SOAPS chart for it.

12/6 – edit #12,

12/7 – Ms D. – Supreme Court Part I

 12/10 – Ms. H – Supreme Court Part II

12/12 – fallacy quiz

12/13 – in class AP Prompt

 12/14 – read and score calibrating essays, Ms D. – Supreme Court Part II

12/17 – Ms. H – Supreme Court Part III

12/17 – read and annotate Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

 12/19 – NYT’s #2

12/20 – edit #14

12/21 – Ms D. – Supreme Court Part III

LOOKING AHEAD:

1/4 – drafts of arguments

1/11 – final copies of arguments

1/22 – 1/25 – Their Eyes Were Watching God presentations week

2/1 – read and annotate Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried and Kevin Power’s The Yellow Birds

Homework for November 7 – 30

Remember that the following dates are due dates! Blog responses should be posted by 9pm the evening BEFORE the due date.

THURSDAY 11/8 – edit notes 8 and 9; read and annotate “When Rights Collide” (p. 138)

FRIDAY 11/9 – begin logical fallacies (2 a day); NYT’s analysis #2

TUESDAY 11/13 – Ms. H – edit test on notes 1-8

Ms. D – begin logical fallacies.

WEDNESDAY 11/14 – Ms. D – edit test on notes 1-8

Read and annotate “A Modest Proposal” (p.155)  – track 3 word families of money, animal, business with three different colored highlighters.

THURSDAY 11/15 – edit note #10

MONDAY 11/19 -Both classes: After reading “A Modest Proposal” create your own satirical proposal to address a current social issue. (Perhaps a way to deal with the looming “fiscal cliff?”) Be sure you have also read the Satire page in the AP Lang handbook (ps. 153) and that your proposal fits the classic description of satire. Have fun with this one!

TUESDAY 11/20 – Read and annotate “The Triumph of the Yell.” Then, Go to “The Triumph of the White-Hot Sphere?” blog page and post your response to assignment 1.

WEDNESDAY 11/21 – View video clip: “Nation Elects Four Years of Political Gridlock” and respond.You will find this on  “The Triumph…” page – assignment two.  Be sure to read the directions.

NYT’s analysis #1 for 2nd marking period due today.

MONDAY 11/26 –  Read and annotate “The Ways We Lie” (p.160)

THURSDAY 11/29 – read and annotate “Women’s Brains” (p.165)

Edit note #11

TUESDAY 12/4 – Read and annotate “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (it’s in the text)

Looking ahead:

MONDAY 12/3 – Ms. H – Supreme Court Part I

MONDAY 12/10 – Ms. H – Supreme Court Part II

MONDAY 12/17 – Ms. H – Supreme Court Part III

12/17 – read and annotate Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

 

 

Due 10/3 – Memoir Blog response

Begin to prepare for your memoir by sharing a description of a particular time and place from your childhood you wish you could return to. Try to consider not only what you remember about this time and place, but also why you might remember the details you do. How has this place contributed to the person you are today?

Our objective here is not to present our memoir in its entirety, but to float and share ideas that will facilitate the writing process.