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AP English 3. Language and Composition. Welcome to AP English. Tuesday, August 25th . Welcome to AP English Go over syllabus/ pick up forms Student information sheet Pick up summer reading journals from those who have it Please have composition book tomorrow Listen to TIB .

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ap english 3
AP English 3
  • Language and Composition
tuesday august 25th
Tuesday, August 25th
  • Welcome to AP English
  • Go over syllabus/ pick up forms
  • Student information sheet
  • Pick up summer reading journals from those who have it
  • Please have composition book tomorrow
  • Listen to TIB
this i believe
This I Believe
  • By Author
    • What did you notice?
    • What goes into it?
  • Homework: This I Believe (Due tomorrow)
autobiography choices
Autobiography Choices
  • Lakota Woman, by Mary Crow Dog
  • The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Black Elk Speaks by Black Elk as told through John G. Neihardt
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
wednesday august 26
Wednesday, August 26
  • AP Multiple Choice Diagnostic
  • Rhetoric Powerpoint: ethos, pathos, logos
thursday august 27
Thursday, August 27
  • Opener
  • Four Corners
  • Personal Writings
  • Revision Discussion
choose one
Choose one
  • Most of us have been in a situation where we made a promise that for one reason or another we were unable to keep. When were you disappointed because someone made you a promise that wasn’t kept? Or when did you break a promise that you made to someone else?
  • All of us are works in progress with a long way to go before we reach our full potential. In what skill or area are you still working to make progress?
for each piece consider
For each piece, consider
  • What the author is trying to say here; this is the author’s focused purpose
  • which supporting details in each piece most effectively contribute to the author’s purpose
divide book into thirds
Divide book into thirds
  • Each third is due on:
    • 9/2
    • 9/8
    • 9/14
  • Presentations on 9/17
  • Look over quotes
  • Find three that you have discovered to be true in your own life experiences
  • Freewrite for 10 minutes about one meaningful quote (this will be shared)
In groups, read all reflections silently
  • Using a notecard, ask each writer one probing question about their quote
friday august 28
Friday, August 28
  • Opener
  • Potential for Brutality
  • “Returning to What’s Natural”
  • Play-Doh revision
choose one29
Choose One
  • We all tend to judge people by their appearances, even though looks can be deceiving. Have you ever prejudged someone incorrectly based on their appearance or has someone ever prejudged you unfairly based on how you look?
  • Everyone has problems or challenges to overcome. What obstacles are you proud to have faced and conquered?
potential for brutality
Potential for Brutality
  • Incremental development
  • Create a flow chart tracing the development of ideas from beginning to end
  • Discuss how idea develops in complexity, intensity, applicability
this i believe31
This I Believe
  • Returning to What\'s Natural
  • Highlight abstract and concrete
  • Highlight abstract and concrete in your own
this i believe33
This I Believe
  • Create a flow chart for essay you want to revise
  • What should the parts and progression of ideas be for your revised draft
  • You may collaborate
  • Homework: Compose revision
play doh
  • Build a pencil holder
    • What do you like about it?
    • What don’t you like about it?
squish it
  • Build a new one!
    • Better!
    • More beautiful!
    • More effective!
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This I Believe
  • Pick one
  • Improve the abstract—how can you make it more clear? More interesting? More meaningful? More touching?
  • Improve to concrete—how can you make it more relatable? Sensory? Precise? Clear? Concise?
  • Revise This I Believe
monday august 31st
Monday, August 31st
  • Opener
  • Collect Summer Reading Assignment
  • This I Believe Celebration
  • “What is Good Thinking?” Seminar
  • Possible guest speaker this week on Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • What is BRILLIANT about your This I Believe essay?
  • What effect do you hope it will have on your reader?
group activity
Group activity
  • Groups of 6, from circles
  • Read TIB essays
  • Select favorite and return to room
  • Best of each group will be podcasted
tuesday september 1
Tuesday, September 1
  • Quiz on rhetorical strategies
  • New vocabulary- syllogism and lines of proof
  • Syllogism and Line of Proof activity
wednesday september 2
Wednesday, September 2
  • Opener
  • Possible argument paper diagnostic
  • Emerson quotes
  • Read Emerson’s Nature
  • Discuss
thursday september 3
Thursday, September 3
  • Discuss homework essay with partner
  • Notes on Transcendentalism
  • Read “Where I Lived”
  • Transcendentalism homework
friday september 4
Friday, September 4
  • Opener
  • Thoreau
  • TBA