AP Language and Comp (American Lit) Weekly Blog

May 30- June 3, 2011

posted May 31, 2011, 11:49 AM by Shannon Henderson   [ updated Jun 2, 2011, 1:25 PM ]

Monday: Memorial Day- No School
Tuesday: Start Character Found Poems
Wednesday: Lit Circle Discussion #5
Thursday: Finish Character Found Poems
Friday: Lit Circle Reading Day HW: FInish novels over the weekend, Writer's Portfolio due Tuesday.

May 23-27, 2011

posted May 27, 2011, 10:07 AM by Shannon Henderson

Monday: Finish Author presentations, Reading time
Tuesday: Work on Novel Maps
Wednesday: Counseling Presentation
Thursday: Lit Circle Discussion #3, Work on Novel Maps
Friday: Lit Circle Discussion #4, Finish Novel Maps (due at the end of the period).

May 16-20, 2011

posted May 16, 2011, 7:14 AM by Shannon Henderson   [ updated May 20, 2011, 6:49 AM ]

Monday: Lit Circle Reading Period
Tuesday: Group Mini-Research Project Day 1
Wednesday: Lit Circle Discussion #1 (30 minutes)
Thursday: Group Mini-Research Project Day 2
Friday: Lit Circle Discussion #2 (20 minutes), Present Group Mini-Research Projects

May 2-11, 2011

posted May 4, 2011, 12:30 PM by Shannon Henderson

In order to prepare for the Language and Comp AP Exam, review the handouts from earlier in the semester regarding rhetorical strategies, stylistic devices, and argument techniques.  These are attached to the bottom of this post, in case you have misplaced them.
There is a new handout with tips for the Synthesis Essay attached below.

April 11-15, 2011

posted Apr 15, 2011, 12:53 PM by Shannon Henderson

Monday: Gastby Ch. 6 Quiz
Tuesday: Review Ch. 5-6
Wednesday: Ch. 7
Thursday: Chapter 8-9
Friday: Gatsby Objective Test HW: Detailed Text Investigation Worksheet

March 28- April 1, 2011

posted Mar 31, 2011, 7:57 AM by Shannon Henderson

Monday: Gatsby Ch. 1- Self Vs. Perceived identity
Tuesday: Gatsby Ch. 2- Character Symbolism HW: Multiple Choice Test corrections due Wed.
Wednesday: Gatsby Ch. 3- Quiz
Thursday: Gastby Ch. 4- Focus on Gatsby's character
Friday: Gatsby Ch. 5- Daisy and Gatsby's Reunion

March 21-25, 2011

posted Mar 21, 2011, 3:58 PM by Shannon Henderson   [ updated Mar 25, 2011, 1:51 PM ]

Monday: Research Presentations
Tuesday: Research Presentations
Wednesday: Research Presentations
Thursday: Research Presentations
Friday: Research Presentations HW:  Read Ch. 1 in The Great Gatsby.

March 14-18, 2011 (HSPE and Stanford Testing Schedule)

posted Mar 14, 2011, 1:49 PM by Shannon Henderson

Monday: Argument Development Timed Write- choose your best and turn it in.
Tuesday: No Class (HSPE Schedule)
Wednesday: Handout for AP Multiple Choice Test-Taking Tips and Strategies
Thursday: Practice AP Multiple Choice Test
Friday: Explain AP Multiple Choice Test Answer key and Revision Assignment, Research Portfolios due! (Assign Presentation Order)

February 28- March 4, 2011

posted Feb 28, 2011, 12:16 PM by Shannon Henderson

Monday: Hurston/Wright Essay Discussion, Rhetorical Prompt Analysis
HW:  Read Ch. 17 in Everything's an Argument, choose 5 slogans from #1 (at the end of the chapter) and analyze the slogans.  Hurston/Wright Essay Reflection (if necessary), attached below.

February 14-18, 2011

posted Feb 14, 2011, 3:10 PM by Shannon Henderson

Monday: Thesis/Method work (for research paper).  HW:  Hurston/ Wright comparison due tomorrow.
Tuesday: Rhetorical Analysis Packet HW:  Research Paper Thesis and Method due tomorrow.
Wednesday: Basic Analysis of Rhetorical Prompt
Thursday: Work day on essay shaping.  Bring notecards
Friday: In depth Rhetorical Prompt analysis.

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