HOMEWORK 2017-2018

HOMEWORK FOR 10/16 -11/30

10/16 – edit test 1-4;
edit ONE of your memoirs (see pp. 65-67)
To do:
1. Delete ALL unnecessary words (usually adjectives and adverbs).
2. Convert noun phrases into verbs.
3. Diction choices – find the “right” word (consider connotation, associations) NOT SAT words.
4. Syntax – vary it! in length, in form. Make sure the form of the sentence underscores the function of the sentence. Consider placement, purpose, pattern. (active/passive, subject/object, simple/complex, declarative/imperative, etc)
5. Add specifics – names, places, objects, dates, etc.
6. Add dialogue and make it authentic – it must sound like the person, so consider spelling.
7. Add sensory details.
8. Does your essay have a frame?
9. What is the take-away? What does the essay reveal about your character? personality? interests? history?

Bring this essay with you on Monday. Make sure it is double-spaced.

10/18 – finish emulation exercise (pp. 99-106)

10/19 – edit #5; in class AP prompt. Be prompt!

10/20 – Memoir and inventory (pp. 107-108)

10/23 – Blog Response under Woman Warrior: View the audio/video piece on Maxine Hong Kingston and share your reactions. Read and annotate “No Name Woman” (pp. 88-98)

PLEASE BRING IN THE PERMISSION SLIP AND MONEY FOR OUR FIELD TRIP.

10/24-10/27- in class, groups will design AP prompt

10/26 – edit note #6

10/27 – key for test

10/30 – AP prompt on “No Name Woman”

10/31 – grading day

11/1 – read background on argument (Strategies for Critical Reading pp. 109-134)

11/2 – watch video on advertising and take notes (It’s under the page “The Art of Rhetoric”; edit note #7

11/3 – analysis of an advertisement (pp. 146-147); list 3 choices for monument paper; 2nd NYT analysis

11/6 – analysis of a political cartoon (pp. 142-145)

11/8 – presentation of logical fallacies begins (p. 135)

11/9 – edit #8

11/13 – edit test 1-8

11/14 – field trip to 9/11 Memorial; visit the 9/11 page to enhance your experience

11/16 – read and complete a SOAPS chart (you’ll find a template on p.213 in your reader) on President Bush’s address to the nation on 9/11 (pp. 148-9); edit note #9

11/17 – read and annotate “When Rights Collide” (p. 138)

Start reading Their Eyes Were Watching God!!!!

11/28 – 1st NYT analysis for 2nd marking period.

11/29 – read and annotate “A Modest Proposal” (p.155) – track 3 word families (money, animal, business) with three different colored highlighters

11/30 – After reading “A Modest Proposal” create a satirical proposal to address a current social issue. Be sure you have also read the satire page in the AP Lang handbook (p. 153) and that your proposal fits the classic description of satire. Have fun with this one!; edit note #10.

LOOKING AHEAD: MONUMENT PAPER IS DUE 12/14; FINISH READING THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD BY 12/15.

Homework for 9/6-10/20

Remember: these dates are the days an assignment is DUE.

9/7 – sign the academic, plagiarism, and attendance policies; make sure you can log onto our blog.

9/8 – Select 3 passages from The Handmaid’s Tale that you wish to discuss (see p.58 for guidelines).

9/11 – Word definition. You must submit it to Turn It In.

9/13 – 1st post; go to the page for The Handmaid’s Tale Post 1 and comment there.

9/14 – edit #1; possible topics for THT paper

9/18 – 2nd post; go to the page for The Handmaid’s Tale Post 2 and comment there.

9/20 – revised Word definition with proper heading for Creative Communications. At the bottom of the page, print the number of words. The heading includes your name, grade, email address, school name & address, and teacher’s name. All of this information should be in the upper left-hand corner (as in MLA style).
Read pages 26-32, 41-43 in your reader; the pages outline important questions to ask about diction, syntax and tone.

Begin first memoir on a failure or accomplishment. You will eventually write 3.

9/25 – draft of expository paper on THT

9/26 – read and annotate Rodriguez’s “Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood” (pp. 75-81); look up information about the author and define any words with which you are unfamiliar.

For your presentation, each group will analyze the diction, syntax, and other rhetorical devices for the paragraphs to which you are assigned. Consider making a chart – 6 columns, one for each device followed by one for each So statement. You will have time in class (9/26-9/28) to work on this.

9/28 – edit #2

Begin 2nd memoir on identity

10/2 – final copy of THT paper. (You must also turn in the draft that was marked up by your peers.) Do not forget to submit it to Turn It In.

Begin 3rd memoir on a topic of your choice from the remaining options on the Common App (if a school to which you’re applying has another topic, you may substitute that one)

10/3 – Grammar & Morality blog post. Remember the 9pm deadline.

10/5 – edit #3

10/6 – Memoir Blog response – Describe a time and place from your childhood you wish to revisit. Remember the 9pm deadline.

10/10 – read and annotate White’s “Once More to the Lake” (pp. 82-85); look up information about the author and define any words with which you are unfamiliar.

10/11 – NYT’s analysis (see pp. 20-25)

10/12 – edit #4

10/13 – read-around for all 3 memoirs

10/16 – edit test 1-4;
edit ONE of your memoirs (see pp. 65-67)
To do:
1. Delete ALL unnecessary words (usually adjectives and adverbs).
2. Convert noun phrases into verbs.
3. Diction choices – find the “right” word (consider connotation, associations) NOT SAT words.
4. Syntax – vary it! in length, in form. Make sure the form of the sentence underscores the function of the sentence. Consider placement, purpose, pattern. (active/passive, subject/object, simple/complex, declarative/imperative, etc)
5. Add specifics – names, places, objects, dates, etc.
6. Add dialogue and make it authentic – it must sound like the person, so consider spelling.
7. Add sensory details.
8. Does your essay have a frame?
9. What is the take-away? What does the essay reveal about your character? personality? interests? history?

Bring this essay with you on Monday. Make sure it is double-spaced.

10/18 – finish emulation exercise (pp. 99-106)

10/19 – edit #5; in class AP prompt. Be prompt!

10/20 – Memoir and inventory (pp. 107-108)


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