Interview Technique Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roZs-Eu4eZo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alavHk9XlYk&feature=relmfu

All interviews are on Tuesday. This will count as a test grade.
--Dress professionally
--Practice the questions
--Perfect the cover letter and resume (I will grade this.)
--DON'T BE ABSENT ON TUESDAY. The interviewer will grade you using the rubric (and they don't love you like I do...)



Example Resume and Cover letter



Summer reading if you're taking AP Literature next year:



What we will be doing for the rest of the year:
Dates: E block / (A block)

5/14 (15) We're going to watch the second half of "A Raisin in the Sun."
5/16 (17) We will format our resumes and cover letters. (Good luck on the AP exam!)
5/18 (21) We will have half the period for interview stuff and 1/2 for working on your final exam project.
5/22 (22) Junior interviews (You must be dressed formally and bring your interview materials.)

5/23 and 25 (25 and 29) Work on your movie final exam projects.






Block E: 5/9/2012 (Wednesday)
Block A: 5/10/2012 (Thursday)

Topics
Poetry "A Raisin in the Sun"
Finding your poets for the final exam.
Preparing for your poem

Activities
Look at the review questions for "A Raisin in the Sun" through Scene 2
1. Who is Joseph Asagai? 2. What did Ruth find out at the doctor's office? 3. Why is Asagai's present to Beneatha appropriate? 4. Why is Asagai's nickname appropriate? 5. What does Mama say is "dangerous"? 6. Where did Ruth actually go instead of the doctor's office? 7. Why did Mama call Walter a disgrace to his father's memory?
.

Poetry project for the final exam.
--Groups of two (No, not three.)
--Find a poet from the Americas (translations are OK)
--No two groups can use the same poet. (By class.)
--Poems must be of an acceptable sophistication and length. (Sorry, no Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein.)
--Finished projects should be between 1.5 and three minutes. The main grading criteria will be effort, creativity, and successful reading / adaptation of the poem.

By the end of the block, you must have chosen your poet / poem and posted it to Facebook.
Fill out the poetry planner regarding your poems. You will present your poems to your peers during the subsequent classes.





Block E: 5/7/2012 (Monday)
Block A: 5/8/2012 (Tuesday)

Topics
Poetry "A Raisin in the Sun"
Finding your poets for the final exam.

Activities
Look at the review questions for "A Raisin in the Sun" through Scene 1.
1. Why did Walter ask Ruth what was wrong with her? 2. Why was Ruth upset when Walter gave Travis the money? 3. Who are Willy and Bobo? 4. Walter said, "Damn my eggs . . . damn all the eggs that ever was!" Why? 5. Who is Beneatha? 6. Why was Mama getting a check for $10,000? 7. Why did Beneatha say she wouldn't marry George? 8. What was Beneatha's attitude towards God? 9. What happened to Ruth at the end of Act I Scene One?
Continue reading through scene 2 of act 1.

Poetry project for the final exam.
--Groups of two (No, not three.)
--Find a poet from the Americas (translations are OK)
--No two groups can use the same poet. (By class.)
--Poems must be of an acceptable sophistication and length. (Sorry, no Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein.)
--Finished projects should be between 1.5 and three minutes. The main grading criteria will be effort, creativity, and successful reading / adaptation of the poem.



Block E: 5/3/2012 (Thursday)
Block A: 5/4/2012 (Friday)

Topics
Poetry "A Raisin in the Sun"
Maya Angelou

Activities
Look at Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Woman (Ruthie Foster) and //Still I Rise// (Ben Harper)
What makes this poetry?
Continue reading from "A Raisin in the Sun"
Write a class poem about one of the characters that mimics Angelou's style.





Block E: 5/2/2012 (Wednesday) (International Day)
Block A: 5/2/2012 (Wedneday)

Topics
The Moderns and "A Raisin in the Sun"

Activities
Continue reading "A Raisin in the Sun"external image zip.png
Working with Cinquains
(We will write these in class, and you will also post yours on your wiki page. Put a new anchor for "poetry.")


Block E: 4/30/2012 (Monday)
Block A: 5/1/2012 (Tuesday) Holy cow, it's may!

Topics
The Moderns and "A Raisin in the Sun"

Activities
Watch "Black Jesus"
Read "The Harlem Renaissance"
Look at "The Problem We All Live With"
Read and discuss "A Dream Deferred" and "Incident"
Discuss Hansberry, and begin reading "A Raisin in the Sun"





Block E: 4/23/2012 (Monday)
Block A: 4/23/2012 (Monday)

Topics
Rhetorical Analysis

Activities
Write a rhetorical analysis test.

At Home
Read the model rhetorical analysis tests.



Block E: 4/19/2012 (Thursday)
Block A: 4/20/2012 (Friday) (half-day)

Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Multiple choice


Activities
Work with me on a final rhetorical analysis piece and outline your essay.
Look at the multiple choice test that we did last time and categorize each type of question that you missed.

At Home
Current events article #4.
Paragraph 1: summarize the article
Paragraph 2: describe a rhetorical device used by the writer and its effect on the audience.

Graded on minimum word count (200), mechanics, and the quality of the writing -- especially your description of the rhetorical strategy.




Block E: 4/12/2012 (Friday)
Block A: 4/12/2012 (Monday)

Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Vocabulary

Activities
Share your current events article and writing with two of your classmates. Explain the use of the rhetorical device.
Look at the rhetorical analysis prompts for the 2000 and 2001 test. Read, annotate, discuss, and outline a response for each.
Look at the multiple choice test that we did last time, and categorize the questions for the first two passages.

At Home
During the next block, we will have a timed multiple choice test.
During the following block, we will write another rhetorical analysis essay.





Block E: 4/12/2012 (Thursday)
Block A: 4/12/2012 (Thursday)

Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Vocabulary

Activities
Take the test over tone words.
Look at the reading for the last test together and discuss appropriate strategies.
Look at and discuss your tests.
Read another AP rhetorical prompt and discuss where we would go with it.

At Home
Current Events #3 due next block.




Block E: 4/10/2012 (Tuesday)
Block A: 4/11/2012 (Wednesday)

Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Vocabulary

Activities
Rhetorical Analysis Test #2.

At Home
Test over tone words next block. (I'm going to choose the least-common ones!)

Due 4/13 (E Block) and 4/16 (A Block)
Current Events #3:
Do the same as you have done previously, except paragraph two should be dedicated to one particular rhetorical device and how its use affects the audience. For example, if the author uses, chiasmus, why does she do so, and what effect does it have? (Be thorough.)






Block E: 4/6/2012 (Friday)
Block A: 4/9/2012 (Monday)

Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Vocabulary

Activities


Look at model exams and take notes.
Practice with AP Language Vocabulary
Take the test over AP Language Vocabulary
Take the final section of the multiple choice practice test.

Begin practicing with Tone words:
http://quizlet.com/928668/ap-language-tone-words-flash-cards/

At Home
Revise your rhetorical analysis test and post it to turnitin.com as a PDF. Besides working on my comments, I also want you to remark on at least two rhetorical strategies that Clinton uses, as well as to use at employ at least 3 tone word. Highlight and annotate all changes.

Test over tone words on Thursday, March 12th.



Block E: 4/4/2012 (Wednesday)
Block A: 4/5/2012 (Thursday)
test
Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Vocabulary

Activities
Timed write: Bill Clinton's speech regarding the Oklahoma City bombing.
Practice with AP Language Vocabulary

At Home
Test next time over the AP Rhetorical analysis vocabulary.


Block E: 4/3/2012 (Tuesday)
Block A: 4/3/2012 (Tuesday)
test
Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Multiple Choice

Activities
Take part 3 of the multiple choice practice exam.
Watch a short introductory video regarding the Oklahoma bombing.
Discuss Bill Clinton's speech and work with the analysis chart.
Practice with AP Language Vocabulary

At Home
Quiz two blocks from now over the AP vocabulary.
Timed write next block. Don't study, just prepare yourself mentally.



Models



Block E: 3/29/2012 (Thursday)
Block A: 4/2/2012 (Monday)
test
Topics
Multiple Choice
Current Events

Activities
Take part 2 of the practice MC exam and discuss the answers.
Look at some model essays and take notes on strengths.

At Home
Complete current events entry #2 and post it to your reflections page.



Block E: 3/17/2012 (Friday)
Block A: 3/26/2012 (Monday)
test
Topics
Multiple Choice
Current Events

Activities
Discuss the Keynote regarding Multiple Choice and do some sample exercises.
Discuss the current events and rhetorical devices sections to be added to your reflections page.
Reading Cards:
1. Choose an article from a respected periodical.
2. Post a link to that article
3. Write one paragraph summarizing the article.
4. Write one paragraph about either the writing style of the article or the content of the article. Or combine these with a few sentences about the content and a few about the style.
*I will deduct for grammatical mistakes.

At Home
Complete current events entry #1 and post it to your reflections page.





Block A: 3/15/2012 (Thursday)
Block E: 3/16/2012 (Thursday)

Topics
The Awakening
The Synthesis Exam

Activities
Discuss the synthesis exam as a class and with partners. Share the copy that you have on your computer with your partner, and then I will show you some success stories.



Group discussion concerning the final chapters of The Awakening.

At Home
Reflection #9
150 words on how you will approach the next synthesis exam on March 27th and 28th.


test

Block A: 3/5/2012 (Wednesday)
Block E: 3/6/2012 (Thursday)

Topics
The Awakening
The Synthesis Exam

Activities
Take the quiz over 29 - 34 from The Awakening.
Group discussion concerning Edna and what it means to be a woman in Victorian society. (1/2 Daily grade -- participation)
Group reading. (1/2 Daily grade -- fluency and listening)

At Home
Finish the novel.
You may want to review the synthesis documents for the test on Monday / Tuesday. Otherwise, just come ready to write.




Block A: 3/5/2012 (Monday)
Block E: 3/6/2012 (Tuesday)

Topics
The Awakening
The Synthesis Exam


Activities
Discuss the following quotation from The Awakening:
Refection #8: How does Mademoiselle's Reisz' quote pertain to our discussion concerning passion / practicality?

Look at model synthesis exams and discuss them as a group.

Then score the examples essays using the rubric.


Continue reading independently. Regardless of where you are now, finish chapter 34 by the next class. (We will finish the novel this week.)


At Home
Read through chapter 34.



Block A: 2/29/2012 (Wednesday)
Block E: 3/5/2012 (Monday)

Topics
The Awakening
The Synthesis Exam


Activities
Quiz over "The Awakening" through chapter 24.
Read and discuss from "What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20" Chapter 6 through the Lao-Tzu quote.

Reflection #7
In about 100 words reflect on the Lao-Tzu quote from the chapter. How does this relate to your own plans?

Look at and discuss the study questions for the chapters.
Continue reading as a group.


At Home
Have a lovely holiday. Have some fun.



Block A: 2/27/2012 (Monday)
Block E: 2/28/2012 (Tuesday)

Topics
The Awakening
The Synthesis Exam


Activities
Read "Happiness is Love -- and $75,000"


Reflection #6:
Write about 100 words in which you reflect on "Happiness is Love..."


Look at and discuss the study questions for the chapters.
Continue reading as a group.


At Home
Read through chapter (24).

Research papers should be uploaded to turnitin.com: Research paper: Revision 1

Revised (Graded) research papers due Tuesday, February 28th by 8:00:00 A.M. This counts as 2 test grades! (Papers arriving later that day -- 8:00:01 A.M. will receive a 10% grade reduction.) You must submit by this date/time even if you are absent / ill.



Block A: 2/21/2012 (Thursday)
Block E: 2/22/2012 (Friday)

Topics
The Awakening
The Synthesis Exam


Activities
Meet in the choir room to listen to Chopin.
Synthesis sources #s 2 & 3: Discuss career satisfaction vs. salary
http://www.myplan.com/careers/top-ten/highest-job-satisfaction.php
http://www.myplan.com/careers/top-ten/highest-paying.php

Quiz over "The Awakening" 11-19.

Reflection #5:
Write about 100 words in which you reflect on the difference between satisfaction and salary in careers.


Look at and discuss the study questions for the chapters.
Continue reading as a group.


At Home
Finish reading through chapter 21
Reflection #5
Write about 100 words regarding your thoughts on salary / satisfaction

Revised (Graded) research papers due Tuesday, February 28th by 8:00:00 A.M. This counts as 2 test grades! (Papers arriving later that day -- 8:00:01 A.M. will receive a 10% grade reduction.) You must submit by this date/time even if you are absent / ill.


Block A: 2/21/2012 (Thursday)
Block E: 2/22/2012 (Friday)

Topics
The Awakening
Vocabulary
The Synthesis Exam


Activities
Share and turn in your editorial cartoons.
Discuss the synthesis essay.
Post your vocabulary words on your reflection page.
Read, watch, and discuss "The Road Not Taken"

Look at and discuss the study questions for the chapters.
Continue reading as a group.


At Home
Finish reading through chapter 18. (This means to stop at beginning of the chapter 19, Christina ;-)
Reflection #4
Write about 100 words regarding your thoughts on "The Road Not Taken"

Revised (Graded) research papers due Tuesday, February 28th by 8:00:00 A.M. This counts as 2 test grades! (Papers arriving later that day -- 8:00:01 A.M. will receive a 10% grade reduction.) You must submit by this date/time even if you are absent / ill.


Block A: 2/20/2012 (Monday)
Block E: 2/21/2012 (Tuesday)

Topics
The Awakening


Activities
Take the quiz over Chapters 1-10.
Look at and discuss the study questions for the chapters.
Continue reading as a group.


At Home
Finish reading through chapter 14.
Editorial cartoons for your research paper are due February 21st (A block) and February 22nd (E block).
Revised (Graded) research papers due Tuesday, February 28th by 8:00:00 A.M. This counts as 2 test grades! (Papers arriving later that day -- 8:00:01 A.M. will receive a 10% grade reduction.) You must submit by this date/time even if you are absent / ill.




Block A: 2/16/2012 (Thursday)
Block E: 2/17/2012 (Friday)

Topics
Narrative writing.

Activities
Watch A River Runs Through It. (Just for kicks, I'll quiz you on this when I get back.)


At Home
By Monday / Tuesday, you should have completed reading through Chapter 10. I will test you on this.
Editorial cartoons for your research paper are due February 21st (A block) and February 22nd (E block).
Revised (Graded) research papers due Tuesday, February 28th by 8:00:00 A.M. This counts as 2 test grades! (Papers arriving later that day -- 8:00:01 A.M. will receive a 10% grade reduction.) You must submit by this date/time even if you are absent / ill.


Block A: 2/14/2012
Block E: 2/15/2012

Topics
Expectations for women in today's and Victorian society.
Editorial Cartoons

Activities
Watch a short film concerning Chopin and the Victorian Era.
American Passages and Victorian Women: Rules
Read about the Victorian Era and the Creole people.
Begin reading the novella "The Awakening"

Define 5 new words from the novel and use / underline them in your own sentences. Sentences should be about The Awakening. It must be obvious from the sentence that you understand the meaning of the words.


At Home
By Monday / Tuesday, you should have completed reading through Chapter 10. I will test you on this.
Editorial cartoons for your research paper are due February 21st (A block) and February 22nd (E block).
Revised (Graded) research papers due Tuesday, February 28th by 8:00:00 A.M. This counts as 2 test grades! (Papers arriving later that day -- 8:00:01 A.M. will receive a 10% grade reduction.) You must submit by this date/time even if you are absent / ill.



Block A: 210/2012
Block E: 2/13/2012

Topics
Research discussion and revisions
Editorial Cartoons
In Class
We will work in groups today to comment on each others' papers.
Instructions
You will work in groups of 3. You will focus on each paper for 21 minutes.
Make sure that every member of your group has a copy of the paper to read (digital).
Each group member spends 5 minutes reading the paper.
After reading, the group looks at and discusses the paper together.
The writer of the paper will take notes (bubble) as the group discusses. At the end of the block, the writer will send me the document as a pdf attached to an email with the subject line writer's name: research discussion notes.
You should complete a rubric for each group member (1 for each) and give it to the writer.
(Be sure to point out the things that the writer does well in addition to giving constructive feedback.)

You will receive 2 grades: 1. Discussion participation, and 2. Quality / amount of notes.

Here are some things to look for:
  • Look at the originality report for your paper on turnitin.com. Is your paper plagiarized? Will you get a zero on this paper and end up living in a van down by the river?
  • Check the pagination, the title format, the spacing, and the heading. Do they meet MLA requirements?
  • Check the title.Is there one? Is it boring? (Ex. George Orwell’s Life) Does is give some clue as to the content of the paper and hook potential readers?
  • Count the number of parenthetical citations. Are there at least 10-12?
  • Are the parenthetical citations correctly formatted?
  • Look at the works cited page and compare it to the parenthetical citations. Is every entry on the works cited page cited at least once in the body of the paper?
  • Count the number of long quotations. Is there at least one? Are there more than two?
  • Is the thesis statement obvious? Is it an argument? Does it provide a road map for the paper?
  • Does the rest of the paper support the thesis, or does the writer go off on tangents?
  • Are there other things that the writer should consider including in order to make his / her argument stronger?
  • Is every source introduced before a citation?
  • Are the quotes just dropped in, or does the writer set them up well and then expand on them?

The worst thing that you can do is say, "This paper is perfect just the way it is!"


At Home
Download The Awakening to whatever device you will read on.
Editorial cartoons for your research paper are due February 21st (A block) and February 22nd (E block).


Block A: 2/9/2012
Block E: 2/10/2012

Topics
Thesis Statements
Editorial Cartoons

In Class
Work on your research paper zero draft. If you have finished with this, work on your editorial cartoon.

We will start on //The Awakening// by Kate Chopin next week. We do not have physical copies of this novella. You may read it on your Kindle, your computer, your iPad, your smartphone, or you can find / buy a physical copy.

Notes:
1. No talking, iChatting, or making funny eyes at one another. (I'm not a big fan of a quiet classroom, but I'm trying to do you a favor...)
2. No homework for other classes.

At Home
Turn in your formatted paper as a pdf to turnitin.com before 8:00 on the date below. (Assignment: Research Paper) It should be between 1800 and 2100 words in length.
ZERO DRAFT DUE FRIDAY 2/10 (A BLOCK), AND MONDAY 2/13 (E BLOCK)


I messed up, but it's going to work to your benefit. Block A actually meets one more time before their papers are due while block E doesn't. So we will take one more day to work on the paper in class. Block A will have their papers due Friday. Block B will have their papers due Monday.


Block A: 2/3/2012
Block E: 2/6/2012

Topics
Thesis Statements
Editorial Cartoons

In Class
Discuss the format and look at a sample research paper for information on the works cited page.
You have the rest of the period to write. Before you leave, send me 1500+ words in the body of an email titled as follows: your name: research paper 1500 w.c.


Notes:
1. No talking, iChatting, or making funny eyes at one another. (I'm not a big fan of a quiet classroom, but I'm trying to do you a favor...)
2. No homework for other classes.



At Home
Turn in your formatted paper as a pdf to turnitin.com before 8:00 on the date below. (Assignment: Research Paper) It should be between 1800 and 2100 words in length.
ZERO DRAFT DUE THURSDAY 2/9 (A BLOCK), AND FRIDAY 2/9 (E BLOCK)



Block A: 2/3/2012
Block E: 2/6/2012

Topics
Thesis Statements
Editorial Cartoons

In Class
**Reflection #3**
Look at the reflections of at least 5 other classmates. We will leave them open on our computers so that others can browse. (Block A still needs to do this.)


Research paper work
I will look at your folders today.
I also want to see your outlines.

Today is about writing. I want you to have at least 800 words by the end of the block. Copy and past these with a word count into the body of an email to blongbotham@kis.or.kr. Title the email as follows: your name: research paper 800 wc.

Notes:
1. No talking, iChatting, or making funny eyes at one another. (I'm not a big fan of a quiet classroom, but I'm trying to do you a favor...)
2. No homework for other classes.



At Home
1100 words on your research paper. Add a word count at the bottom.
We will take one more day to write, then you should be able to present me with a zero draft for peer review. Zero draft means done and formatted correctly.
ZERO DRAFT DUE THURSDAY 2/9 (A BLOCK), AND FRIDAY 2/9 (E BLOCK)




Block A: 2/1/2012
Block E: 2/2/2012

Topics
Thesis Statements
Editorial Cartoons

In Class
**Reflection #3**
Look at the reflections of at least 5 other classmates. We will leave them open on our computers so that others can browse.


Watch this video about what to do next.

Research paper work
Create folders that represent each section of your paper. Title those folders accordingly.
Separate your note cards into those folders, and put them in the order in which they will appear in your paper.
Compile a draft and save this to your wiki reflections page at the bottom. (I will show you how to do this.)
Begin writing section one of your paper.

Notes:
1. No talking, iChatting, or making funny eyes at one another. (I'm not a big fan of a quiet classroom, but I'm trying to do you a favor...)
2. No homework for other classes.



At Home
500 words on your research paper. Add a word count at the bottom.



Block A: 1/31/2012
Block E: 2/1/2012

Topics
Thesis Statements
Editorial Cartoons

In Class
I will work with you individually on your thesis statements today.

Look together at some editorial cartoons.

**Reflection #3**
1. Find an editorial cartoon online.
2. Download it and change the name to something unique.
3. Post it to your reflections page next to this entry.
4. Write about 100 words about the meaning of the card. What is the artist trying to say?

Continue to work on your note cards and source cards.
Notes:
1. No talking, iChatting, or making funny eyes at one another. (I'm not a big fan of a quiet classroom, but I'm trying to do you a favor...)
2. No homework for other classes.
3. Please have your note cards ready so that I can check them when I call your name.


At Home
We will begin writing your research paper next class. You MUST have a thesis statement ready to go.
Totals for next class:
40 note cards
5 source cards (at least)




Block A: 1/27/2012
Block E: 1/30/2012

Topics
Thesis Statements
Editorial Cartoons

In Class
I will work with you individually on your thesis statements today.

Look together at some editorial cartoons.

Continue to work on your note cards and source cards.
Notes:
1. No talking, iChatting, or making funny eyes at one another. (I'm not a big fan of a quiet classroom, but I'm trying to do you a favor...)
2. No homework for other classes.
3. Please have your note cards ready so that I can check them when I call your name.


At Home
Solidify your thesis. I will discuss this with you during the next class. period. What 2-4 areas will you break your paper into?
Totals for next class:
35 note cards
4 source cards (at least)


Block A: 1/24/2012
Block E: 1/25/2012

Topics
In-Text Citations
New vocabulary

In Class
Look together at in-text citations.

**REFLECTION #2: In-text Citation**

Using a note card from your research paper, correctly use in-text citation in the following ways:
1. Source cited at the beginning of the sentence.
2. Source not cited at the beginning of the sentence.
3. When the quote is paraphrased or you've take information, but no quotation.
4. A quote with no known author (You can make up the source information. I just want to see you format it correctly.)
5. Citing information when two authors have the same last name.

and

Briefly describe the method for citing a web site.

(I will eventually test you on this information...)

Continue to work on your note cards and source cards.
Notes:
1. No talking, iChatting, or making funny eyes at one another. (I'm not a big fan of a quiet classroom, but I'm trying to do you a favor...)
2. No homework for other classes.
3. Please have your note cards ready so that I can check them when I call your name.


At Home
Solidify your thesis. I will discuss this with you during the next class. period. What 2-4 areas will you break your paper into?
Totals for next class:
25 note cards
3 source cards (at least)




Block A: 1/19/2012
Block E: 1/20/2012

Topics
Sample research papers
How to write MLA source citations
New vocabulary

In Class
I will try to finish book interviews today.
I will come around to check your 5 notecards at the beginning of the block. Please have them in the note cards view.
Look at different citation methods at the OWL website:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/06/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/07/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/09/

Look at a sample research paper.
Continue to work on your note cards and source cards.


At Home
Begin to solidify your thesis.
Totals for next class:
15 note cards
2 source cards (at least)



Block A: 1/18/2012
Block E: 1/19/2012

Topics
Motivation
Choosing good sources.
Scrivener

In Class
I will try to finish book interviews today.
Read "Now and Then" by Pat Mora.
Look at the secondary library databases
Download and open the research paper template for Scrivener. IMMEDIATELY save this under a different name and decide where to back it up. (I would recommend emailing it to yourself periodically.) Losing your file is not an excuse for a late paper.
Discuss the research paper timeline and rubric.
Discuss what makes a good source using the research booklet included in your Scrivener template.
Discuss different methods of annotating text. (Diigo, Adobe, Physically, Pages, Questia)
Look at what your note cards should look like.
Move your topic and questions into the Scrivener file.


At Home
Find at least one good item about your topic from one of our online databases and annotate it. (Physically, with Adobe Reader, or Diigo. You need to be able to show me your annotations.)
Create at least one source card and 5 good notecards.




Block A: 1/16/2012
Block E: 1/17/2012

Topics
Motivation
Research and Choosing Topics
Scrivener

In Class
Discuss the research paper and start thinking about your topics.
I will meet with each of you for about 3 minutes to discuss your research paper books. If you are absent, plan on Skyping with me.
Read "A Pair of Silk Stockings"
Review the study questions (I will quiz you over these.)
Watch the introduction to Scrivener here.


At Home
Write your topic on a piece of paper and write 5 questions that you want to answer about it. (See Writing With Style.)
Find at least one good item about your topic from one of our online databases and annotate it. (Physically, with Adobe Reader, or Diigo. You need to be able to show me your annotations.)



Block A: 1/12/2012
Block E: 1/13/2012

Topics
Naturalism
Motivation

In Class
Read "Left for Dead"
Take a short quiz over "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", "To Build a Fire" and previous reading.
Discuss the naturalistic elements.
Reflection #1: To Build a Fire
In about 200 words, rewrite the ending to the story to make it more Romantic.
Discuss Motivation and read "A Pair of Silk Stockings"

At Home
Research paper book interviews start first thing next week. Make sure that you have read and understood your book.



Block A: 1/10/2012
Block E: 1/11/2012

Topics
Naturalism
Jack London

In Class
Take a hike for about 15 minutes and listed to the first half of “To Build a Fire” on your iPod.
Finish reading the story together in class, then read the non-fiction piece that follows it about Beck Weathers (sp?)
Discuss the study questions as a group. (I will quiz you next block over “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “To Build a Fire”)

At Home
Research paper book interviews start first thing next week. Make sure that you have read and understood your book.



Block A: 1/9/2012
Block E: 1/10/2012

Topics
Point of View
Naturalism

Activities
Welcome back! I hope that you had a lovely holiday.
Discuss the research paper books talk about the process for interviews.
We will start the research paper interviews first thing next week.
Read about Naturalism.
Read the introduction to the Ambrose Bierce and the pre-reading material about point of view.
Read "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and discuss the study questions.
Download Scrivener (Make sure that you get this specific version.) Get your serial number from me.
Sign in to Questia.com to make sure that you can. (id: kisstudentnumber, password: studentnumberkis)

At Home
Go to this page.
Download the last file. (Right click and "Save Link As...")
Put the file on your listening device and have it ready to listen to as we hike tomorrow.
Bring warm clothes and shoes suitable for walking outside!



Battle of the books extra credit (second semester):
1/2 point: Make it past round 1
1 point: Make it to the final round
1.5 points: Win



Block e: 12/9/2011 Friday

Block A: 12/9/2011 Friday


Topics
Diction, Tone, style
Vocabulary and Fundamental terms

Activities
Discuss the Rushdie essay.
Talk about the Green essay (This may appear on your final exam.)
Quickly review the persuasive essay.
Fundamental Vocabulary Bingo ;-)


At Home
Read the sample rhetorical analysis essays.


Block e: 12/7/2011 Wednesday

Block A: 12/8/2011 Thursday


Topics
Diction, Tone, style
Vocabulary and Fundamental terms

Activities
Take the test over your wiki vocabulary.
Look at a model Rhetorical Analysis Essay from last year.
Read and discuss Hawthorne's essay over Lincoln.
BINGO with the "Fundamental Terms"

At Home
Read the sample rhetorical analysis essays.

Block E: 12/5/2011 Monday

Block A: 12/6/2011 Tuesday


Topics
Diction, Tone, style
Vocabulary

Activities
Read and discuss "The Gettysburg Address" "I Will Fight No More Forever" and "A Time of Gifts."
*The works may appear on your final exam in the rhetorical analysis section.
BINGO with the "Fundamental Terms"

At Home
Study for your vocabulary test. Fill out the vocabulary word sheet. (Do not add the definitions.)


Block E:12/1/2011 Thursday

Block A: 12/2/2011 Friday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Satire
Elements of Humor

Activities
Look at the elements of humor and watch some model shows.
Look at the comic devices on page 459
Soup Nazi
The Daily Show
Listen to The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.m4a

In groups, discuss and share the comic elements in each work.

At Home
Study your wiki page vocabulary for a test next week.


Block E:11/30/2011 Wednesday

Block A: 11/30/2011 Wedensday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Logical Fallacies
Satire

Activities
Take the quiz over logical fallacies
Read and discuss "The Lowest Animal"

At Home
Using the notes that you've taken regarding the model essays, spend 30 minutes revising your own. Save the "track changes" as a PDF and post it to your wiki page. (DO NOT EMAIL IT TO ME.)

Block E:11/28/2011 Monday

Block A: 11/29/2011 Tuesday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Logical Fallacies

Activities
Look at an example of a good rhetorical analysis piece.
Read over an discuss the section regarding logical fallacies.
Logical Fallacy 1
Logical Fallacy 2
Look at some examples of logical fallacy to characterize.

At Home
Quiz next class over logical fallacy.

Block E:11/22/2011 Tuesday

Block A: 11/14/2011 Wednesday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Realism and Huckleberry Finn

Activities
Students who missed the test should plan on making that up today. (Wednesday group: Be on time and ready since we have a short block.)
Finish Huckleberry Finn.
Reflection #16: Write about 150 words about how Huckleberry Finn fits the model of Realism.

At Home
Finish Reflection #16
Number your vocabulary words on your wiki page.
Upload your graded GA Essay #2
Have a nice Thanksgiving.


Block E and Block A
Tuesday 11/15 - Monday 11/18

I will be in Singapore. We've still got a lot of work to do, so I'll trust you to be industrious while I am away. I'll still be available via email and in our Facebook group.

Tuesday E Block
Wednesday A Block

You should have received your GA #2 essay back at one of your email accounts. If this is not the case, email me immediately.
--Reflection #16: Based on my comments, what will you do differently in your next essay? What were the strengths of this essay. (Write about 150 words.)
--Using "Track Changes" revise your essay. This will be counted as a daily grade. I'd like to see significant changes made within about a 30 minutes block. Definitely address the needs that I pointed out in your paper. After that, work on readability.
--Read the included student samples. After you have read them, spend about 15 minutes discussing how the student approached each essay. This is the type of essay that you will be tested over next block.
--Make sure that you have printed out all documents that you will use on the test. You will not be allowed to access them on your computers.

Thursday A and E Block
Log in to turnitin.com and look for the assignment "Rhetorical Analysis Essay #1"
Follow the directions.
You must SUBMIT before you leave. Failure to do so will result in a zero. The substitute will note any student who goes over time.

Friday E Block
Monday A Block

Enjoy Huckleberry Finn. Please, some one assist the sub by using your computer to play the film. This will be the basis for a future writing assignment, so be sure to pay attention. Computers off during the film.


Block E:11/11/2011 Friday

Block A: 11/14/2011 Monday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Tone Words

Activities
Take the quiz over tone words using commas, parentheses, and semicolons.
Discuss "Graduation" and compare it to the other pieces that we have read.
Look at some examples of rhetorical analysis written by students.


At Home
Reflection #15: Colons
Write 5 sentences correctly using a colon. Make sure to employ the two suggestions from page 127 of WWS (the ones in the box).


Block E:11/9/2011 Wednesday

Block A: 11/10/2011 Thursday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Tone Words

Activities
Read and discuss "Black Men in Public Spaces"
Play tone "Celebrity"
Rules:
Each group will break up into two teams
Each team will get a list of vocabulary words
One member of each team pulls a word out of the cup and defines / describes the word to his or her teammates who try to guess which one it is. (3 guesses max, then the word doesn't count)
Teams earn points by identifying as many words as possible within a 45 second time period.
At the end of the session, groups will switch vocabulary words.

Begin reading Maya Angelou's "Graduation"

At Home
Quiz next time over tone vocabulary words in addition to commas, parentheses, and semicolons.
Finish reading and annotating "Graduation"


Block E:11/8/2011 Tuesday

Block A: 11/8/2011 Tuesday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Activities
Discuss the language and diction in "...Olaudah Equiano"
Read and discuss "Black Men in Public Spaces"
Look at both of these pieces in regard to tone

At Home
Reflection #14: Write 1 paragraph reflecting on Equiano's language an diction using the list of words below.
Choose 20 tone words that you don't know, and define them on your sheet.


Block E:11/4/2011 Friday

Block A: 11/7/2011 Monday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Activities
Take the quiz over language / diction words
Read //Narrative// of the Life of //Olaudah Equiano// and discuss the study questions at the back of the chapter.
Take the quiz over Douglass and Equiano
Add 5 more works to your reflections vocabulary list. Make sure that you have a total of 40.


At Home
No homework. Get some rest.



I accidentally deleted the post, but here are the quiz words:
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Block E:10/31/2011 Monday

Block A: 10/31/2011 Monday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
The Realists
Semicolons

Activities
Reflection entry #11: Semicolons
Summarize the 4 suggestions for semicolons. Write a model sentence for each. (10 minutes)
Read the article from FOX News regarding bullying and discuss the author's approach.
Look at DIDLS and PELIDS
Re-read the article and apply these acronyms.

At Home
Read from Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass
Reflection entry #11: Commas
Write one sentence for each of Trimble's rules regarding commas.

Block E:10/28/2011 Friday

Block A: 10/28/2011 Friday


Topics
Rhetorical Analysis
The Realists

Activities
Take the quiz over the rhetorical analysis introduction packet and discuss this section of the test.
Discuss the persuasive devices in this article.
Read and take notes over the introduction to Realism.
Discuss the study questions at the beginning of the section.


At Home
Reread Trimble's chapter over Punctuation and be ready for a quiz.

Block E:10/26/2011 Wednesday

Block A: 10/27/2011 Thursday


Topics
Romanticism and Transcendentalism
Rhetorical Analysis

Activities
General Argument Essay #2.


Research Paper novel:
I will meet with you individually today or during the next block to make suggestions for research paper novels.
--On January 10th, I will meet with you individually and ask you 5 questions about your book. Your responses will count as a test grade.
--Books must be of a suitable level of difficulty.
--They must be written by an American author (North, Central, or South).
--The book must deal with some prominent social issue that you will address in your research paper.
--This must be a new book for you. If I found out that you have read the book for another class or for Hakwon, I will consider this an incident of academic dishonesty which will result in a referral and a will have a significant negative impact on your grade.

At Home
Read the packet over rhetorical analysis and be ready for a quiz next block.
You must show me a copy of your research paper book by Friday, November 4th. (Physical or digital is OK. Please do not illegally download the book.)


Block E:10/24/2011 Monday

Block A: 10/25/2011 Tuesday


Topics
Thoreau: Civil Disobedience and A Walk in the Woods
Review of Poems and the Romantic Movement

Activities
Quiz over Civil Disobedience.
We will talk about Thoreau's work as well as about the poems:
"O, Captain. My Captain!"
To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time

Please use the rest of the time to review the other works and to copy any additional notes from the text book (which should NOT leave the room). This is also a great time to ask me questions.

Research Paper novel:
I will meet with you individually today or during the next block to make suggestions for research paper novels.
--On January 10th, I will meet with you individually and ask you 5 questions about your book. Your responses will count as a test grade.
--Books must be of a suitable level of difficulty.
--They must be written by an American author (North, Central, or South).
--The book must deal with some prominent social issue that you will address in your research paper.
--This must be a new book for you. If I found out that you have read the book for another class or for Hakwon, I will consider this an incident of academic dishonesty which will result in a referral and a will have a significant negative impact on your grade.

At Home
During the next block, you will complete General Argument essay #2. I will give you the essay topic when you arrive, and you will have 45 minutes to complete the assignment. You should be familiar with the following:
  • The characteristics of Romanticism and the Romantic Hero
  • The Transcendental view of the world
  • The Dark Romantics
  • The characters and events in Dead Poets Society
  • The Devil and Tom Walker, Self-Reliance, Walden, Thanatopsis, Civil Disobedience, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, O! Captain, My Captain, O me! O Life!, To the Virgins to Make Much of Time

Block E:10/18/2011 Tuesday

Block A: 10/18/2011 Tuesday


Topics
Thoreau: Civil Disobedience and A Walk in the Woods

Activities
Discuss your Tancheon writing assignments. Whose is the best and why?
Discuss Civil Disobedience and the poems.
Talk about Dead Poets Society and its relation to the Romantic movement.


At Home
On Wednesday or Thursday, you will complete General Argument essay #2. I will give you the essay topic when you arrive, and you will have 45 minutes to complete the assignment. You should be familiar with the following:
  • The characteristics of Romanticism and the Romantic Hero
  • The Transcendental view of the world
  • The Dark Romantics
  • The characters and events in Dead Poets Society
  • The Devil and Tom Walker, Self-Reliance, Walden, Thanatopsis, Civil Disobedience, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, O! Captain, My Captain, O me! O Life!, To the Virgins to Make Much of Time

Block E:10/18/2011 Tuesday

Block A: 10/18/2011 Tuesday


Topics
A Walk on the Tancheon
Analogies and Creative Writing

Activities
Group trip to the Tancheon
Listen to The Battle of the Ants
Use your camera to take pictures of something in nature and think about how that connects to something in our society.
You will receive a daily grade today based on your participation.

At Home
Write about 250-300 words comparing something that you saw in nature today to an aspect of our society. Using Pages, format one of your photos to accompany your writing. Although structure and grammar will be considered, I will consider creativity to be the main criterion for this activity. Bring in a COLOR copy of this at the beginning of next block. (Nope, find your own printer.)

Block E:10/14/2011 Friday

Block A: 10/15/2011 Monday


Topics
Dead Poet's Society
Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

Activities
Finish watching Dead Poet's Society
Student Portraits
Share your reflections about Romanticism
Talk about the poems that you read for homework.
Begin reading Civil Disobedience (Time permitting)

At Home
Entry #10: How is the last scene in the movie reflective of Civil Disobedience? (Quiz?)
Download Battle of the Ants to your MP3 player and have it ready for Tuesday.
Bring a digital camera on Tuesday and be ready to hike around (It may be chilly, so bring a coat and wear tennis-shoes.)


Block E:10/10/2011 Monday

Block A: 10/11/2011 Tuesday


Topics
Hawthorne and the dark Romantics
Dead Poet's Society

Activities
Discuss Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
Read and discuss "O, Me, O Life"
Begin watching Dead Poet's Society

At Home
Read and interpret the following poems:
"O, Captain. My Captain!"
To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time
Entry #9 on your reflection page: In about 100 words, discuss how Dead Poet's Society interprets one of the Romantic ideals.


Block E:10/7/2011 Friday

Block A: 10/7/2011 Friday


Topics
Walden and the Transcendentalists
Walt Whitman's Poems
Vocabulary development

Activities
Quiz over "Walden" and discussion
Read and discuss "O, Me, O Life" and "O, Captain. My Captain!"
Work on your vocabulary

At Home
Read Dr. Heidegger

Block E:10/5/2011 Wednesday

Block A: 10/6/2011 Thursday


Topics
Mood, tone, satire, tragedy, setting
Emerson vs. Irving
Vocabulary
Writing reflection

Activities
Quiz
Reflection # 8: Things I did well and things I need to work on for my general argument essay.
Post your annotated paper on your Wiki (You may remove the score if you would like.)
(General essay grading scale: 9=100, 8=98, 7=93, 6=88, 5=83, 4=78, 3=73, 2=68, 1=63)
In groups, discuss questions 2,3,5,6,7,8,9 on page 162. How does Irving's focus differ from Emerson's?
Begin filling out your vocabulary study #1

At Home
Read the packet from Walden. Be prepared for a quiz.
Cut your vocabulary words and bring them back in the envelope.

Block E:9/30/2011 Friday

Block A: 9/28/2011 Tuesday


Topics
How do you middles support your thesis?
How did Emerson use figurative language and imagery to make his writing resound the the American people?
Who were the Romantics and what did they believe?

Activities
Take the quiz over Middles.
Enter your STAR data into Family Connections
Discuss imagery, figurative language, and Emerson's importance to the Transcendentalist movement.
Read from Nature and from Self-Reliance
Discuss your individual imagery / figurative language questions
Begin reading The Devil and Tom Walker

At Home
Finish reading The Devil and Tom Walker


Block A:9/27/2011 Tuesday

Block E: 9/28/2011 Wednesday


Topics
How do you middles support your thesis?
Who were the Romantics and what did they believe?
What is theme?

Activities
Enter you reading scores into Family Connections.
Talk about the introduction and review your answers to the questions on page138.
Read, discuss, and take a brief quiz on Thanatopsis.
Begin reading The Devil and Tom Walker

At Home
Answer the questions over Middles

Block A:9/26/2011 Monday

Block E: 9/27/2011 Tuesday


Topics
What's going on in the world?
Creating aphorisms
Who were the Romantics?
How to write middles

Activities
Take the current events quiz.
Practice writing your own aphorisms.
Reflection #7 regarding the Puritans and Deists
Jigsaw the introduction to Romanticism.

At Home
Read Middles from WWS and be prepared for a quiz.


Block A:9/22/2011 Thursday

Block E: 9/23/2011 Friday


Topics
What does Franklin's experience tell us about the Deists and the American Dream?
What is an aphorism?

Activities
Read and take a quiz over from The Autobiography and from All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Jigsaw the study questions on page 75 concerning the two works.
Review the Aphorisms from Poor Richard's Almanac and restate them in our own words.

At Home
Read the last 6 current events articles and be ready for a quiz.

Block A:9/20/2011 Tuesday

Block E: 9/21/2011 Wednesday


Topics
What makes a good opener and how can I improve mine?
Clocking as peer editing

Activities
Quiz over "Openers"
Look at the different types of openers and adapt some of them to our essay.

Clock your essay with 2 of your peers looking for qualities of a good opener / signposting words and good diction.
--Mark / add at least 10 signposting words.
--Make at least 10 suggestions for changes to diction.
Start putting the finishing touches on your essay.

At Home
Spend no more than 30 more minutes finalizing your essay and submit it to turnitin.com as a pdf document before 8:00 A.M. on the day of our next class.
--Double spaced
--Don't put your name on it.
--Upload it as a pdf file (a clean copy -- no text bubbles)



Block A:9/9/2011 Friday

Block E: 9/19/2011 Monday


Topics
How can I improve my speeches?
Being concise and improving diction.

Activities
We'll watch and discuss examples of great oral speeches by your classmates.
Finish writing and editing your rough draft. 15 minutes
Type your draft and submit to turnitin.com (General Argument 1: Incentives for Charitable Donations.) 30 minutes
Read and annotate "Openers"

At Home
Enjoy your break and read something for fun. I plan on finishing A Prayer for Owen Meany and A Storm of Swords (for the second time...)




Block A:9/8/2011 Thursday

Block E: 9/9/2011 Friday


Topics
What's my reading level and what does this mean?
How can I improve my speeches.

Activities
Turn in your revised speeches to turnitin.com
Look at some model speeches (Oral and written)


Look at my comments on your speech.
Download your speech from turnitin.com and post it on your page as a pdf with my comments.
Reflect on what you need to do to improve your reading level. (Reflection #5: My Reading Level)
Half as Long
I will give you a couple of exercises to do to improve your essay, after which you will type it and post it to turnitin.com (still not for a final grade).
--Think of a story to illustrate your point
--Find some facts and figures to cite
--Count your words
--Reduce the count by about 1/3. You might delete your least powerful point and / or combine sentences and strengthen your verbs.

At Home
Enjoy your break and read something for fun. I plan on finishing A Prayer for Owen Meany and A Storm of Swords (for the second time...)

Block A:9/6/2011 Tuesday

Block E: 9/7/2011 Wednesday


Topics
What's happening in the world?
What's my reading level and what does this mean?

Activities
Quiz over current events.
Look at some model speeches (Oral and written)
Take the STAR reading quiz. (Username is your macbook ID. Password: abc Monitor password: admin)
Reflect on what you need to do to improve your reading level. (Reflection #5: My Reading Level)
Add 5 new words to your reflection page. (From now on, we will add 5 new words every week -- even if I don't mention this in class. Including these 5, you should have 15 total.)
Take 10 minutes to write answers to the questions that you wrote on your scratch paper last time.
30 minute timed write over the test prompt. (We'll do this by hand this time.)


At Home
Using "Track Changes", reduce the length of your speech by at least 1/3. DO NOT REDUCE CONTENT. This is an exercise in improving diction.

Block A:9/2/2011 Wednesday

Block E: 9/5/2011 Thursday


Topics
Writing With Style and Getting Launched
Preparing for the first General Argument Test

Activities
Take the quiz over Getting Launched
Reading practice: "Crisis #1" and quiz
Look at a general argument prompt and begin dissecting it. Plan for you general argument timed write next block.


At Home
DO NOT BEGIN WRITING YOUR ESSAY.
Finish reading the current events articles and be ready for a quiz next block.

Block A: 8/30/2011 Wednesday

Block E: 8/31/2011 Thursday


Topics
Critical reading practice and figurative language.
How can I improve my speeches?
How to get launched.

Activities
Read and discuss Dekanawida's Iroquois Constitution. (Daily participation grade)
Watch your own speech and use the rubric to grade yourself. Post your thoughts on what you did well or not-so-well on your reflection page under: Reflection on Speech #2
Begin working on the "Getting Launched" worksheet.

At Home
Complete the worksheet over "Getting Launched" and be ready for a short quiz next class.


Block A: 8/29/2011 Tuesday

Block E: 8/30/2011 Wednesday


Topics
What makes a good general argument essay?
How will you be graded on the general argument essay?
Critical reading practice and figurative language.

Activities
Speeches?
Look at the general argument questions and brainstorm things that make good essays good.
Read a test prompt and practice scoring essays.
Prompt
Essays
Read and discuss Dekanawida's Iroquois Constitution.
Add 5 new vocabulary words to your student page (for a total of 10) and enter reflection #4 "General Argument Essays"

At Home
Be ready for a quiz over Trimble's "Getting Launched"

Block A: 8/26/2011 Friday

Block E: 8/29/2011 Monday


Topics
How do professional writers write?
Rhetorical techniques.
What makes a good general argument essay?

Activities
Speeches?
Take the quiz over current events #1
In groups, mark the following articles using Diigo, and be ready to discuss them in front of the class:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/08/10/marriage-it-really-is-beautiful-thing
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/opinion/stop-using-chimps-as-guinea-pigs.html?smid=tw-nytimesopinion&seid=auto
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/08/07/why-atheists-jews-and-other-non-christians-should-support-ground-zero-cross
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/rick-perrys-unanswered-prayers/?smid=tw-nytimesopinion&seid=auto

Start reading the packet (time permitting)


At Home
Read the packet concerning the general argument essay and the explanation regarding scores.


Block A: 8/24/2011 Wednesday

Block E: 8/25/2011 Thursday


Topics
Elizabethan rhetoric and other persuasive devices
Speech-making techniques

Activities
Export your "final" draft speech to turnitin.com. This version should be marked for specific sections / rhetorical devices.
Each group will take a camera and film your individual speeches.
Group 1: H407 (here)
Group 2: H506 (PTV Studio)
Group 3: H30something (English / Social Studies office)
Group 4: H30something (Stugo Room)

I will assign one group member to set up and start / stop the camera. The camera should be left on for the duration of the speeches. If there is an issue with battery life or other problems, the groups should stop and see me immediately.
Each speaker should ask someone to help him / her with the timer. Speeches should be roughly 3 minutes long. Timers should inform the speaker when he / she has reached 2 minutes and 3 minutes.

I expect all audience members to be supportive. You should also fill out a rubric for each speaker. Keep these in a stack. Each student should turn in a stack of rubrics that he or she has filled out about other kids.

When you finish, start reading the current event articles. I will let you know when it's time to come back to the classroom.

At Home
Finish reading the current events articles. I will quiz you on the basics of these during the next block.
Be sure to bring your Writing With Style books to the next block.


Block A: 8/22/2011 Friday

Block E: 8/23/2011 Monday


Topics
Elizabethan rhetoric and other persuasive devices
Speech-making techniques

Activities
Quiz over "Thinking Well"
Fix the links on your wiki reflection page (I will show you how to do this.)
Export your speech to PDF and upload it to turnitin.com.
Work with 2 partners using the rubric below.
Make revisions to your speech using "Track Changes" (or similar). This will be part of your grade. Remember that I will be looking specifically at diction.

Go over the Oral Presentation Rubric and begin practicing your speech.
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At Home
Practice your speech at least 5 times and make any final changes.
You should be in formal dress when you arrive at class next block. You should also already have a printed copy of your speech.

Block A: 8/19/2011 Friday

Block E: 8/22/2011 Monday


Topics
Elizabethan rhetoric and other persuasive devices
Thinking Well
Looking at topics for speeches

Activities
Quiz over the General Argument Essay and worksheet over Trimble's "Thinking Well"
Decide on your speech topics and discuss the rubrics.

Research and begin writing.

At Home
Finish writing your speech.(Write enough so that it takes you three minutes to read -- probably around 500 to 600 words.) You will turn in the first draft (completed) next block. Final drafts on due on Wednesday (Thursday E block) when you give your speech.

Block A: 8/17/2011 Wednesday

Block E: 8/18/2011 Thursday


Topics
Elizabethan rhetoric and other persuasive devices
Improving diction
Looking at the effects of imagery, parallelism, and catalogs

Activities
Let's take a look at the "Sinners" projects that you did for homework.
Review the "worksheets" over diction.
Look at the Declaration of Independence and discuss the study questions.

At Home
Read the Introduction to the General Argument Essay
Reread and annotate Trimble's first chapter titled Thinking Well

Block A: 8/12/2011 Friday

Block E: 8/16/2011 Tuesday


Topics
Elizabethan rhetoric and other persuasive devices
Improving diction

Activities
Look at and discuss the revisions that you made to your classmates summer reading review.
Separate and jigsaw the introduction to the textbook, Encounters and Foundations (Take notes)
Read and annotate "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

At Home
Choose an image from "Sinners" to illustrate. Illustrations should include the written passage. Use the medium of your choice (e.g. watercolors, pencils, PhotoShop, etc.) We will present these illustrations during the next block.
Reply to the Facebook thread with your passage so that 15 people don't choose the same one.


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Block A: 8/10/2011 Wednesday===

Block E: 8/11/2011 Thursday


Topics
Elizabethan rhetoric and other persuasive devices
Improving diction

Activities
Discuss Patrick Henry's annotated Speech to the Virginia convention
Complete the Worksheet over Chapter 6: Diction from WWS
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At Home
Revise your summer reading assignment #5 for diction. Highlight changes that you have made to make the diction better. Make at least 10 changes.


Block A: 8/9/2011, Tuesday===

Block E: 8/10/2011, Wednesday


Topics
What is the AP test all about?
What are the characteristics of Elizabethan rhetoric and general argument?

Activities
Discuss and take a quiz over the introductory AP packet.

Talk about the summer homework and discuss diction in relation to WWS and diction.
Look at Aristotle's Classical Rhetoric.
Read and discuss Henry's "Speech to the Virginia Convention."


At Home
Finish marking the elements of classical rhetoric in Patrick Henry's speech.


Welcome to your junior year and AP Language and Composition!

8/8/2011

Blocks A & E

Topics
Who are we and what are we doing in this class?
What is AP Language and Composition

Activities
Let's take a class picture!
Discuss the course while looking at the first day course description.
Give me your contact information so that I can share documents with you.
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At Home
Read the introduction to the AP test. (You will be tested on this.)
Bring your Writing With Style book to the next class.