AP Agenda for August 26, 2013. Daily Objectives: 1. Understand how language shapes our world. 2. Understand the key rhetorical concepts in DIDST . Daily Activities and Assessment: Watch short video on Stephen Fry’s “Typography” and discuss
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Watch video at http://thosewhomake.com/ on to analyze for imagery and details. As you watch this two minute clip, write down every image you think is significant. In a group, pick out the three most significant images you would analyze in a rhetorical analysis essay and how you would analyze them.
Turn in your A Walk in the Woods activity as ONE PROJECT PER GROUP in a folder on my laptop for your class period
Read through p. 30-59d for some tips on success in an AP English class as people turn in their project
Go over another rhetorical analysis essay based on an article from The Onion (starting on p. 118); we will brainstorm ideas for how to write this and read sample papers to prepare us for next class’ REAL AP essay
1. To learn to effectively evaluate a peer’s work.
2. To understand how to effectively write an illustrative/exemplification essay.
Daily Activities and Assessment:
Complete Old School Literary Allusions Assignment—including individual and group activity
Begin discussion of The Last Lecture
Work on peer editing of The Last Lecture essay; I will call you up to conference with you on your rough draft during your time in the computer lab. If you do not finish your peer editing in class it will be due by 11:59 pm tonight to www.turnitin.com
To participate fully in a college level classroom discussion
To successfully complete an illustration/exemplification essay
Daily Activities and Assessments:
Assign and work on group projects on Old School. They will be due next Wednesday. (Note: This is in an ideal universe. If we are working on it next Monday and we HONESTLY need more time I will give you more time.)
Finish The Last Lecture discussion
Readings for Writers Selections/Assignment/Discussion: “Guidelines for Critical Reading” 3-10 (in class), Chapter 2: “What is Rhetoric?” 16-40; “What—and How—to Write When You Have No Time to Write,” 41; “Have a Cigar,” 52; “How to Say Nothing in 500 Words” 65; “Assignment 1: The Research Paper,” 691-729; Chapter 10: “Illustration and Exemplification” 332-337; “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…” 350; “Don’t Legalize Drugs” 358; “Drug Use: The Continuing Epidemic,” 365
Work on final draft of The Last Lecture essay in the computer lab; it is due at 11:59 pm tonight.