AP Language Calendar

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  • Naylor
    All day
    2018.03.01

    Students will read/analyze “The Meanings of a Word” with a focus on rhetorical appeals, imagery, tone, and claim validity

    –Homework–

    Students are to write a paragraph that compares the use of rhetorical appeals between Staples and Naylor

    Work on reading journal

    USA Test prep

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  • Timed Write
    All day
    2018.03.02

    Students will work on rhetorical analysis timed write

    –Homework–Students are to work on reading journal   

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  • O’Brien
    All day
    2018.03.05-2018.03.06

    Students will take a reading quiz over chapters 14-21

    Students will conduct student-oriented discussion over the novel

    –Homework–Students are to work on Socratic questions packet and study for Mock Exam

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  • Exam Review
    All day
    2018.03.07

    Students will review for the Mock exam

    –Homework–Students are study for Mock exam and work on Socratic questions  

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  • AP Mock Exam
    All day
    2018.03.08

    Students will take the AP Mock Exam

    –Homework–Work on Socratic Questions

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  • Ted Talk
    All day
    2018.03.09

    Students will take notes over ted talk “We Train Soldiers for War. Let’s Train Them to Come Home, to” by Hector Garcia and “Meet the Women Fighting on the Front lines of an American War” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    –Homework–Complete work on ted talk responses and Socratic Questions  

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  • Socratic Seminar
    All day
    2018.03.12-2018.03.16

    Socratic Seminar over O’Brien, Capote, and authors previously discussed

    –Homework–USA Test Prep

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  • Spiegelman
    All day
    2018.03.19

    Students will read/analyze “Maus I: A Survivor’s Tail” with a focus on visual argumentation, symbolic value of ethnic groups, and comparison between text and visual cells

    –Homework–

    Students are to respond to the following questions:

    1. Look up “black humor.” Discuss whether you think Spiegelman makes use of it, and if so, how he does it. Use textual evidence.
    2. How do drawings convey complexity through shadowing, close-ups, and the use of contrast and line?

     USA Test Prep

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  • Morrison
    All day
    2018.03.20

    Students will read/analyze “The Nobel Lecture in Literature” with a focus on language, content, and rhetoric

    –Homework–

    Students are to respond to the question: 

    1.        Write a paragraph that discusses Morrison’s attitude toward language.

    2.        Compare Morrison’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech with William Faulkner’s.  How do you see cultural context making a difference in the aims of the speeches?

     

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  • Rodriguez
    All day
    2018.03.21

    Students will read/analyze “Hunger of Memory” with a focus on structural devices, repetition of parenthesis

    –Homework–

    Students are to respond to the following questions in reference to the work above:

    1. Write a paragraph that explains the aim of the piece.
    2. Speculate about what the title might mean in the context of this chapter.

    USA Test prep

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  • Wallace/Min
    All day
    2018.03.22

    Students will read/analyze “The Devil is a Busy Man” with a focus on syntax, voice, and humor

    Students will read/analyze “ Footprints on the Flag” with a focus on the speaker, rhetorical appeals, and the use of didactic methods

    –Homework–

    Students are to respond to the following questions:

    1.        Wallace consistently qualifies his comments. Find a place where he qualifies and comment on how that technique contributes to the tone or message of his piece.

    2.        Analyze the rhetorical strategies Anchee Min makes use of in her extended example of the American flag to support her argument about freedom.

    USA Test prep

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  • Danticat/Tocqueville
    All day
    2018.03.23

    Students will read/analyze “New York Day Women” with a focus on the impact of the bolding, rhetoric, and assumptions with stylistic devices

    Students will read/analyze “Democracy in America” with a focus on allusions and anticipation of arguments (i.e. confronting the counter argument)

    –Homework–

    Students are write a rhetorical analysis essay based on the following prompt:

    These two writers describe minority experiences in America, discussing the difficulties presented by culture, language and economics, among other things. Analyze the argument writers make about minority experiences. Support your argument by analyzing the rhetorical choices each makes in terms of language, use of evidence, and appeals.  —–Submit to turnitin.com Sunday 3/25 by 11:59 pm

    Begin working on Etymology Research Project

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  • Exam Bootcamp
    All day
    2018.03.26-2018.03.30

    Students will practice, dissect, and analyze review questions and essays to prepare for the GA Milestones EOC and AP Language Exam

    –Homework–USA Test Prep

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