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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

  • Language and Composition

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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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This I Believe

  • By Author

    • What did you notice?

    • What goes into it?

  • Homework: This I Believe (Due tomorrow)

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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

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Wednesday, August 26

  • AP Multiple Choice Diagnostic

  • Rhetoric Powerpoint: ethos, pathos, logos

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Thursday, August 27

  • Opener

  • Four Corners

  • Personal Writings

  • Revision Discussion

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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?

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For each piece, consider yourself.

  • 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

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Divide book into thirds yourself.

  • Each third is due on:

    • 9/2

    • 9/8

    • 9/14

  • Presentations on 9/17

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Quotes yourself.

  • 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)

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Friday, August 28 yourself.

  • Opener

  • Potential for Brutality

  • “Returning to What’s Natural”

  • Play-Doh revision

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Choose One yourself.

  • 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?

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Potential for Brutality yourself.

  • Incremental development

  • Create a flow chart tracing the development of ideas from beginning to end

  • Discuss how idea develops in complexity, intensity, applicability

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This I Believe yourself.

  • Returning to What's Natural

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“Returning...” yourself.

  • Highlight abstract and concrete

  • Highlight abstract and concrete in your own

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This I Believe yourself.

  • 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

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Play-Doh yourself.

  • Build a pencil holder

    • What do you like about it?

    • What don’t you like about it?

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SQUISH IT! yourself.

  • Build a new one!

    • Better!

    • More beautiful!

    • More effective!

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This I Believe yourself.

  • 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?

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Homework yourself.

  • Revise This I Believe

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Monday, August 31st yourself.

  • 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

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Opener yourself.

  • What is BRILLIANT about your This I Believe essay?

  • What effect do you hope it will have on your reader?

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Group activity yourself.

  • Groups of 6, from circles

  • Read TIB essays

  • Select favorite and return to room

  • Best of each group will be podcasted

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Tuesday, September 1 yourself.

  • Quiz on rhetorical strategies

  • New vocabulary- syllogism and lines of proof

  • Syllogism and Line of Proof activity

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Wednesday, September 2 yourself.

  • Opener

  • Possible argument paper diagnostic

  • Emerson quotes

  • Read Emerson’s Nature

  • Discuss

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Thursday, September 3 yourself.

  • Discuss homework essay with partner

  • Notes on Transcendentalism

  • Read “Where I Lived”

  • Transcendentalism homework

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Friday, September 4 yourself.

  • Opener

  • Thoreau

  • TBA