F 1/6--syllabus questions
M 1/9--Thank You for Arguing pre-course reading assignment due; Bring a composition notebook
T 1/10--Ch 1 Everyday Use
Th 1/12—Bring your purchased copy of 5 Steps to a 5: AP Language 2017
F 1/13—Ch 1 Everything’s an Argument
Thursday, January 5
LG: Examine classroom policies and procedures related to my success in the course. CBAPELC LO1--analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques
- Distribute syllabus. Read syllabus for tonight’s homework. Bring questions and signed syllabus tomorrow. You will need a composition notebook for this class by Monday.
- Students will sign up for Remind contact list:
- Show students how to navigate the blog and to find Everyday Use ch. 1 for homework. PRINT and read the chapter by Tuesday. Annotate. Think about the activities in the chapters and be sure to read the margin notes for answers to activities.
- Review Thank You for Arguing pre-course assignment due Monday.
- Read Introduction for Students from 50 Essays.
- Review how to annotate a text. Remember annotating is NOT simply highlighting.
- Begin reading and annotating Bill Bryson's essay, How You Became You.
- Teacher will check TRRS Forms.
Homework: 1) Read the course syllabus. Get a parent signature. Bring questions about the syllabus tomorrow. 2) Read and annotate Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age for tomorrow. 3) Read Everyday Use ch. 1 for Tuesday.
Friday, January 6
Examine classroom policies and procedures related to my success in the course. CBAPELC LO1—analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques
- Gather signed syllabi. Hit the highlights, answer questions. Go over MLA format.
- Mini-Lesson: Rhetorical Triangle--Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone. Handouts: Rhetorical Situation, Readers-Writers Rhetorical Triangle, SOAPSTone analysis.
- Group Practice: In groups of four, review the article Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age. Determine the rhetorical situation: identify Context, Purpose, Speaker, Audience, and Message.
- Individual Practice: Read an excerpt from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Write a brief paragraph to examine SOAPSTone in the passage.
- Reminder: Thank You for Arguing assignment is due Monday. Prior to class, you should print and staple the assignment.
Monday, January 9
LG: Demonstrate readiness on an AP Language baseline test. CBAPELC LO1--analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques
- Gather signed syllabi.
- Turn in Thank You for Arguing pre-course assignment.
- Introduction of the Vocabulary Notebook. Read the article Top 3 Reasons to Improve Your Vocabulary and read the directions and expectations for the notebook. Cut out the article, directions, and expectations and paste all into your composition notebook. Decorate the outside of your notebook. Give it a title and place your name in a prominent place.
- Peruse the AP articles, Everyday Use, or Thank You for Arguing. Find at least two words to add to your Vocabulary Notebook. Use dictionaries to complete an entry for each word.
- Sign up for Membean and calibrate.
- Read/review Everyday Use ch. 1. You will have a quiz tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 10
LG: CBAPELC LO1: Analyze and interpret samples of good writing, identifying and explaining an author’s use of rhetorical strategies and techniques.
- Gather signed syllabi.
- Assign homework due Thursday: Everything’s an Argument ch 1.
- Everyday Use proof of reading activity (quiz)
- Review the “6 Keys to Understanding Rhetoric.”
- Think: Read Robert Louis Stevenson’s letter to his father. Using the 6 Keys, analyze the strategies Stevenson uses to persuade his father to send him money. Pair: compare your analysis to your tablemates’. Share: Each group will explain one of the six keys.
- In a brief paragraph, apply the 6 Keys to Carson’s Silent Spring (2004B1).
Wednesday, January 11
- AP Lang Pretest--60 minutes
- Pretest debrief. Review the AP scoring scale.
Thursday, January 12
- Multiple Choice Review:
- Read pp. 41-49 in 5 Steps to a 5: AP Language 2017.
- Score your multiple choice pre-test from Wednesday.
- Each table will be assigned a passage from the pre-test. Develop an answer explanation for the questions pertaining to the assigned passage.
- Share answer explanations with the class.
Friday, January 13
- Introduce Thematic Reading Assignment: Family Relationships due on Thursday, January 26.
- Think: Using the information in Everything’s an Argument, identify the elements of argument in the worksheet. Pair: Compare answers with a neighbor. Share: Each table will define a specific element of argument to review the occasions for argument according to Everything’s an Argument.
- Modes of Development Overview: Each table will be assigned one Mode of Development (see chart for modes and Patterns page numbers).
- At your table, determine the most important information about your assigned mode.
- Table groups will share information with the class. Students will take notes on the basics for each mode on a notes chart.