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  • AP LANGUAGE Syllabus Response

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  • AP LANGUAGE WEEKLY AGENDA

      

    Week of 9/16 to 9/20

    MONDAY 9.16

    1. SWT→ Write about a situation or aspect of your life where you wish you had more choices and/or a situation or aspect of your life where you wish you had fewer choices.
    2. Barry Schwartz’s “The Paradox of Choice” TED talk 
    3. Assign book club books (the first half should be read by Oct. 21)

     

    TUESDAY 9.17

    1. SWT: Rhetorical term→ cliche 
    2. Paradox of Choice: review notes and discuss the types of evidence Barry used to support his argument
    3. Take your own position on Schwartz’s argument (There comes a point where Individual choice and freedom become more harmful than helpful.). 

     

    WEDNESDAY 9.18

    1. SWT→ Take a position (defend/challenge/qualify) on this argument: Honesty is the best policy. Why?
    2. Honesty 4 corners with brief discussion
    3. Start honesty evidence stations


    THURSDAY 9.19

    1. SWT: Rhetorical term→ hyperbole 
    2. Finish honesty evidence stations activity 
    3. HW: Write an introduction paragraph that responds to the “Honesty is the best policy” position. The paragraph should introduce the issue (1-2 sentences) and include your thesis statement (1-2 sentences. Thesis statement should clearly state your position and how you will be adding to the conversation.

     

    FRIDAY 9.20

    DUE: Honesty intro with thesis

    1. SWT→ Remember your Roots, Practice #2
    2. Notes: writing about evidence in 3 ways
    3. Writing: Add onto the intro paragraph you wrote for homework. Write ONE body paragraph that uses evidence (yours or evidence from the stations activity) to support your position. 

     

    Week of 9/9 to 9/13

    MONDAY 9.9

    1. SWT→ What are 3 things you already know about writing a strong argument?
    2. Introduction to arguing-- the 3 possible positions
    3. Position practice with 4 corners
    4. HW: Read The Language of Composition, pg. 97-108, answering the questions on the handout as you go ← DUE WEDNESDAY

    TUESDAY 9.10

    1. SWT: Rhetorical term→ superlative 
    2. Introduction to the AP argument prompt
    3. Review past prompts

    WEDNESDAY 9.11

    DUE: The Language Of Composition, pg. 97-108 & questions

    1. SWT→ Practice identifying effective evidence
    2. Discuss the 6 categories of evidence 
    3. Group fallacy presentations

    THURSDAY 9.12 

    1. SWT: Rhetorical term→ irony 
    2. Outside reading book choices
    3. Finish fallacy presentations 

    FRIDAY 9.13 [no school]

     

     

     

  • AP RESEARCH WEEKLY AGENDA

    Week of 9/16 to 9/20

    Individual research time. Elevator pitches & poster presentations will take place on September 23 & 24.

     

    Week of 9/9 to 9/13

    MONDAY 9.9

    DUE: Annotated bibliographic entry for potential topic-related academic article 

    1. Share HW articles: thought process, findiings, future research directions

    TUESDAY 9.10

    1. Research ethics course
    2. HW: complete any unfinished ethics course sections

    WEDNESDAY 9.11

    1. Teacher & expert adviser responsibilities 
    2. Practice scenarios
    3. Individual Research time

    THURSDAY 9.12 

    1.  Introduce elevator pitch & poster assignment 
    2. Individual research time
    3. HW: Work on Pitch & Poster