HOMEWORK FOR 11/30 – 12/21
FRIDAY 11/30 – read and annotate “The Ways We Lie” (p.160)
MONDAY 12/3 – FIRST CHECK-IN FOR MONUMENT PAPER: BRING IN ANSWERS TO 1-5
TUESDAY 12/4 – read and annotate “Women’s Brains” (p.165)
THURSDAY 12/6 – fallacy review exercise; edit #11
FRIDAY 12/7 – SECOND CHECK-IN FOR MONUMENT PAPER: BRING IN ANSWERS TO 6-9
MONDAY 12/10 – LAST CHECK-IN FOR MONUMENT PAPER: BRING IN ANSWERS TO 10-11
MONDAY 12/10 – read and annotate “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (it’s in the text); complete a SOAPS chart (you’ll find a template on p.213 in your reader).
THURSDAY 12/13 -fallacy quiz; edit #12
FRIDAY 12/14 – monument paper and tribute. With regard to your tribute, please explain your rationale and hand it in with your paper. If you feel the tribute needs to be presented, let me know, and I’ll set aside time on for you to do so.
MONDAY 12/17 – in class AP prompt
TUESDAY 12/18 – score calibrating essays
WEDNESDAY 12/19 – presentations for tributes
THURSDAY 12/20 – read and annotate ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S NOVEL; reading quiz; on the THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD page, you’ll find two helpful links that provide useful background information pertaining to the author and her language.
Blog post #1 for THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. “Cultural Mythology of Hair”. Be sure you also respond to a classmate’s post; edit #13.
FRIDAY 12/21 – BOOK SWAP! Don’t forget to wrap it, and consider writing a note on the inside of the book.
WEDNESDAY 1/2 – NYT’s #2 for the marking period
THURSDAY 1/3 – Blog post #2 for THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. “Cultural Mythology of Skin Tone” and be sure you also respond to a classmate’s post.
FRIDAY 1/4 – draft of arguments
FRIDAY 1/11 – final arguments
1/14 – 1/18 – PROJECTS/PRESENTATIONS FOR THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD
strong>HOMEWORK FOR 10/22 – 11/29
10/22 – 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)
10/23-10/26- in class, groups will design AP prompt
10/25 – edit note #6
10/29 – AP prompt on “No Name Woman”; key for test
10/30 – grading day
10/31 – read background on argument (Strategies for Critical Reading pp. 109-134); watch video on advertising and take notes (It’s under the page “The Art of Rhetoric”)
11/1 -edit note #7; analysis of an advertisement (pp. 146-147); list 3 choices for monument paper
11/2 – 2nd NYT analysis; analysis of a political cartoon (pp. 142-145)
11/5 – presentation of logical fallacies begins (p. 135)
11/8 – edit #8
11/9 – 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)
11/13 – edit test 1-8; read and annotate “When Rights Collide” (p. 138)
11/15 – edit note #9
11/16 – Presentations on “When Rights Collide” (138) begin
Start reading Their Eyes Were Watching God!!!!
11/19 – 1st NYT analysis for 2nd marking period.
11/26 – field trip to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum; read information posted on the 9/11 page to enhance your experience
11/27 – read and annotate “A Modest Proposal” (p.155) – track 3 word families (money, animal, business) with three different colored highlighters
11/28 – 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!
11/29 – edit note #10.
LOOKING AHEAD: MONUMENT PAPER IS DUE 12/14; FINISH READING THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD BY 12/18.
HOMEWORK FOR 9/6-10/19
Remember: these dates are the days an assignment is DUE.
9/6 – sign the academic, plagiarism, and attendance policies; make sure you can log onto our blog.
9/7 – Select 3 passages from The Handmaid’s Tale that you wish to discuss (see p.58 for guidelines).
9/12 – Word definition. You must submit it to Turn It In. The class ID is 19048025, and the key is college.
9/13 – 1st post; go to the page for The Handmaid’s Tale Post 1 and comment there.
9/14 – possible topics for THT paper; bring literary criticism with you, and be prepared to connect it to the novel.
9/17 – 2nd post; go to the page for The Handmaid’s Tale Post 2 and comment there.
9/20 – Read pages 26-32, 41-43 in your reader; the pages outline important questions to ask about diction, syntax and tone; edit #1
Begin first memoir on a failure or accomplishment. You will eventually write 3.
9/24 – draft of expository paper on THT
9/25 – 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 (9/25-9/27) to work on this.
9/27 – edit #2
Begin 2nd memoir on identity
10/1 – 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 Matters blog post. Remember the 9pm deadline.
10/4 – edit #3
10/5 – Memoir Blog response – Describe a time and place from your childhood you wish to revisit. Remember the 9pm deadline.
10/9 – 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.
10/10 – NYT’s analysis (see pp. 20-25)
10/11 – edit #4
10/12 – read-around for all 3 memoirs
10/15 – edit test 1-4;
edit ONE of your memoirs (see pp. 65-67)
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.
10/17 – finish emulation exercise (pp. 99-106)
10/18 – edit #5; in class AP prompt. Be prompt!
10/19 – Memoir and inventory (pp. 107-108). Submit memoir to Turn It In.