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  • WEEKLY AGENDA: 1/21-1/25

    Monday, Jan. 21

    NO SCHOOL

     

    Tuesday, Jan. 22

    1. Review pop culture prompt: What is the relationship between pop culture and society?

    2. Generate a list of “big questions/ideas” for angles on the prompt

    3. Develop thesis statements

    → These SHOULD NOT mention any of the sources

    → Should have clear, arguable position

    → Should “add to the conversation” in  meaningful way

    4. Think of a way to write an introduction paragraph that does more than simply repeat the prompt. Ideas…

    → Start with an example

    → Offer your version of the background on the issue that leads to your particular position statement

    HW: Write intro paragraph. Highlight the thesis.

    Bring a magazine/newspaper to class tomorrow



    Wednesday, Jan. 23

    DUE: Intro paragraph with highlighted thesis statement

    1. Discussion: when to summarize/paraphrase/quote directly

    2. Art of Summarizing notes

    3. Summarizing practice task

     

    Thursday, Jan. 24

    1. Art of Quoting notes

    2. Summarizing practice task

     

     

    Friday, Jan. 25

    1. Return pop culture intro paragraphs with feedback, review samples

    2. Notes-- tips for using sources in synthesis writing

    3. Writing Time...

    HW: Completed rough draft due Tuesday (on the Drive is fine, no need to print)

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 1/14-1/18

    Monday, Jan. 14

     

    DUE: Questions & annotations for Source B, "Celebrity Bodies"

    1. Discuss Source B

    → What argument is being made in the source about popular culture?

    → What argument is being made in the source about society?

    → What argument is being made in the source about the relationship between popular culture and society?

    2. Read Source C: “The Globalization of Eating Disorders” & annotate

    → What argument is being made in the source about popular culture?

    → What argument is being made in the source about society?

    → What argument is being made in the source about the relationship between popular culture and society?

    3. What would a conversation between B & C look like? Practice synthesizing sources.

    HW: Read and annotate Source D, E, or F

     


    Tuesday, Jan. 15

    DUE: Questions & annotations for Source D, E, or F

    1. Source-alike group discussion 

    -- How would this author answer the “big questions”?

    -- Confirm annotations: What would you say what the author’s thesis? What were the most convincing pieces of evidence?

    -- Share what you agreed with/disagreed with; where you found holes/flaws in the author’s argument

    2. Jigsaw source groups

    -- Everyone shares their source’s thesis and central evidence

    --Share how each author would answer the “big questions”

    -- What would a conversation between these three authors look like? On what points would they agree? Where would they disagree?

    HW: Bring in a visual source that adds something to this conversation of popular culture and society (due Friday)



    Wednesday, Jan. 16

    1. Visual synthesis mapping

    -- Choose any 3 of the 6 sources we’ve read so far.

    -- Use a triple Venn diagram to find the places where the sources agree and disagree.

    -- Each section should have a combination of quotes are paraphrased elements.

    2. Present central ideas and findings

    HW: Bring in a visual source that adds something to this conversation of popular culture and society (due Friday)

     


    Thursday, Jan. 17

    1. Finish yesterday’s presentations

    2. Using visual sources

    -- Analyze examples

    -- How to write about visuals

    HW: Bring in a visual source that adds something to this conversation of popular culture and society (due Friday)

     

    Friday, Jan. 18

    DUE: Visual Source (printed out)

    1. Check off sources

    2. Share sources with group-- explain what it is, then explain why you chose it and how it fits into the conversation we’re having about pop culture and society

    3. Visual sources gallery walk

    HW: Update graphic organizer to include a row for each of the sources we’ve covered so far (A-F, + 2 visuals)

     

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 1/7-1/11

    Monday, Jan. 7

    NO SCHOOL

     

    Tuesday, Jan. 8

    1. Discuss and rank book club options

    2. Introduction to synthesis writing (TLOC, CH. 4)

    3. Begin reading community service sources (TLOC, pg. 153-159)

    HW: Read community service sources (TLOC pg. 153-159) and complete graphic organizer

     

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    1. Check off homework and discuss sources

    2. TLOC, pg. 160-166

    → Check of careful reading of sources

    → Practice “formulating your position” 

    → Review possible thesis statements

    → Read student sample & annotations 

     

    Thursday, Jan. 10

    1. Announce book club assignments

    2. AP Synthesis prompt intro (2014)

    → Annotate prompt & sources 

    → Review student samples

    HW: Read Source A: "Supersaturation" & answer accompanying questions



    Friday, Jan. 11

    1. Intro to pop culture synthesisw unit

    2. Discuss the “big questions” for each source: 

    → What argument is being made in the source about popular culture?

    → What argument is being made in the source about society?

    → What argument is being made in the source about the relationship between popular culture and society?

    3. Discuss prompt choices

    4. Start sources graphic organizer 

    5. Discuss Source A: answer “big questions,” complete graphic organizer

    HW: Read Source B: “Celebrity Bodies” & answer accompanying questions

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 12/17-12/21

     

    Monday, Dec. 17

    1. Vote on synthesis topic for next semester

    2. Time for essay improvement

    → Read through sample student essays 

    → Individual essay conferences during this time

     

     

    Tuesday, Dec. 18

    Final, Part 1: Argument Timed Write



    Wednesday, Dec. 19

    Multiple Choice Practice-- tips for approaching a passage + sample passage practice


    Thursday, Dec. 20

    Periods 3 & 5

    Final, Part 2: Multiple Choice

     

    Friday, Dec. 21

    Period 4

    Final, Part 2: Multiple Choice

     

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 12/10-12/14

    Monday, Dec. 10

    1. Reading Quiz, GOW Ch. 21-30

    2. Discuss ending of TGOW

    HW: Vocab test (lists 13-16) on Friday



    Tuesday, Dec. 11

    1. Rhetorical terms: Oxymoron & rhetorical question

    2. Review graded elements of Socratic Seminar

    Assign & prepare for Socratic Seminars

    HW: Vocab test (lists 13-16) on Friday

     


    Wednesday, Dec. 12

    Socratic Seminar #1

    Socratic Seminar #2

    HW: Vocab test (lists 13-16) on Friday

     

    Thursday, Dec. 13

    1. Rhetorical term: paradox

    2. Socratic Seminar #3

    3. Steinbeck Nobel Prize Speech

    HW: Vocab test (lists 13-16) tomorrow



    Friday, Dec. 14

    1. VOCAB TEST, 13-16

    2. Final exam review 

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 12/3-12/7

    Monday, Dec. 3

    Practice multiple choice passage

    HW:

    TGOW, CH. 21-30 read by Monday, Dec. 10

     

    Tuesday, Dec. 4

    1. Rhetorical terms: epiphora & periodic sentence

    2. Round Robin Discussion-- significantpassages from Ch. 11-20

     

    HW:

    TGOW, CH. 21-30 read by Monday, Dec. 10

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 5

    1. Argument opener: The problems with America/Americans that Steinbeck writes about are still present in America today.

    2. Close reading-- Ch. 14 

    (a) Annotate for repetition in the first paragraph. What is the effect of the repetition?

    (b) What arguments is Steinbeck making here about man? About war/unrest? About unity?

    (c) What is the tone and why is it significant?

    (d) Annotate for pronouns and pronoun shifts. Who is “you”? Explain the “I to we.”

    HW:

    TGOW, CH. 21-30 read by Monday, Dec. 10



    Thursday, Dec. 6

    1. Rhetorical terms: chiasmus & balanced sentence

    2. Argument prompt practice: 2008(B)

    → Discuss in groups; generate ideas

    → Read through student samples, discuss predicted scores

    → Reveal scores and commentary  

    HW:

    TGOW, CH. 21-30 read by Monday, Dec. 10

     

    Friday,Dec. 7

    TIMED WRITE

    HW:

    TGOW, CH. 21-30 read by Monday, Dec. 10

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 11/26-11/30

    Monday, Nov. 26

    1. Review vocab list 14

    2. Ch. 5 review passages (What is Steinbeck arguing about OWNERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, or INDIVIDUAL VS. COMMUNITY)

    HW: Ch. 11-20 of TGOW read by tomorrow!

     


    Tuesday, Nov. 27

    1. Rhetorical terms: euphemism & asyndeton

    2. Reading Quiz, GOW Ch. 11-20

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 28

    Argument Timed Write

     


    Thursday, Nov. 29

    1. Rhetorical Terms: polysyndeton & cumulative sentence

    2. Review student samples of yesterday's prompt

    3. Peer scoring 



    Friday, Nov. 30

    Finish yesterday’s peer scoring

    HW: TGOW, CH. 21-30 read by Monday, Dec. 10

     

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 11/12-11/16

    Monday, Nov. 12

    NO SCHOOL

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 13

    DUE: Final (typed) draft of 2009 essay

    1. Rhetorical term: catharsis

    2. New vocab-- lists 13-16; review list 13

    3. NOTES: the 10 perspectives & stakeholders 

    4. Practice 10 perspectives & stakeholders with 2010 (B) prompt (Buy Nothing Day)

    HW: Ch. 1-10 of TGOW read by TOMORROW



    Wednesday, Nov. 14

    DUE: TGOW, Ch. 1-10 read

    1. Rhetorical term: colloquialism

    2. Reading Quiz on Ch. 1-10

    3. Review characters, plot, & themes

    4. Dust Bowl information



    Thursday, Nov. 15

    1. Rhetorical term: rhetorical fragment

    2. Explain the “intercalary chapters” 

    3. Close reading of Ch. 1

     

    HW: Ch. 11-20 of TGOW done by Tuesday, Nov. 27

    Prepare for Group Discussion #1 (write 4 questions)

     

    Friday, Nov. 16

    DUE: Preparation for Group Discussion #1

    1. Multiple Choice passage-- Ch. 7

    2. Group Discussion #1

    HW: Ch. 11-20 of TGOW done by Tuesday, Nov. 27

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 11/5-11/9

    Monday, Nov. 5

    1. Review Vocab list 12

    2. They Say, I Say. Ch. 6 (pg. 78-90)

    HW: Ch. 1-10 of TGOW read by Wednesday, Nov. 14

    One-pager #2 due Friday, Nov. 9

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 6

    1. Rhetorical term: apostrophe

    2. Counterclaim practice with one of the argument prompts we’ve used in the past few weeks: (2018: the unknown; 2009 (b): television; 2016: progress through disobedience; 1991: wisdom & grief)

    → identify position

    → Write simple position statement

    → identify the central concerns/arguments of the OPPOSITE side (list 2-3)

    → Using some of the templates from TSIS, write a paragraph that addresses counterclaims

    HW: Ch. 1-10 of TGOW read by Wednesday, Nov. 14

    One-pager #2 due Friday, Nov. 9

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 7

    Argument Timed Write

    HW: Ch. 1-10 of TGOW read by Wednesday, Nov. 14

    One-pager #2 due Friday, Nov. 9



    Thursday, Nov. 8

    1. Rhetorical Term: archetype

    2. Peer feedback groups

    HW: Ch. 1-10 of TGOW read by Wednesday, Nov. 14

    Final (typed) draft of 2009 essay due by Tuesday, Nov. 13

    One-pager #2 due Friday, Nov. 9



    Friday, Nov. 9

    DUE: One-pager#2

    1. VOCAB TEST, 9-12

    2. Reading time…

    HW: Ch. 1-10 of TGOW read by Wednesday. Nov. 14

    Final (typed) draft of 2009 essay due by Tuesday, Nov. 13

     

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 10/29-11/2

    Monday, Oct. 29

    1. Review vocab. List 11

    2. The Language of Composition, pgs. 97-109-- notes on evidence

    3. Explain Argument Evidence Grid; Explain types of evidence

    4. Pass out 1991 prompt, discuss position HW 

    HW:

    Think about the 1991 prompt. Develop a position on it (agree, disagree, qualify)--> due tomorrow

    1 page argument response (students should be grouped by ability, not by age)--> Due Wednesday

    OPTIONAL rhetorical analysis rewrite--> Due Wednesday

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 30

    DUE: Position on 1991 prompt

    1. Rhetorical term: adage

    2. 1991 prompt:  

    4-corners (agree, agree with exception, disagree, disagree with exception)

    Within these groups, collect evidence (at least 3 boxes of the evidence grid)

    Debate/discuss

     

    HW:

    1 page argument response (students should be grouped by ability, not by age)--> Due tomorrow

    OPTIONAL rhetorical analysis rewrite--> Due tomprrow

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 31

    DUE: 1 page argument response #1, optional rhetorical analysis rewrite

    1. Introduction to Rogerian Argument

    2. “Formulating an Argument” handout

    → Read through the prompt and passage

    → As a group, complete the “Ehrenrich says…” paragraph

    → Discuss your position-- do you agree or disagree with her?

    HW: Complete the “I say…” paragraph on "Formulating an Argument" handout

     

    Thursday, Nov. 1

    DUE: “I Say” paragraph

    1. Rhetorical Term: ambiguity

    2. Share HW paragraphs

    3. Barry Schwartz TED talk (paradox of choice)

    4. Library visit to check out The Grapes of Wrath 



    Friday, Nov. 2

    1. Review Schwartz TED talk

    2. Complete the “Schwartz says…” paragraph

     

    → Discuss your position-- do you agree or disagree with him? What additional evidence supports his theory? What evidence could you use against him?

    --> Complete the “I say” response

    3. Introduce this week’s one-pager topic: “A college education should be free.”

    HW:

    1 page argument response (A college education should be free)--> Due Wednesday, 11/7

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 10/22-10/26

    Monday, Oct. 22

    1. Review vocab list 10

    2. Return last week's timed writes

    3. Explain requirements for revising one RA essay (this is due by Tuesday, Oct. 30)

    → Should be a complete rewrite (don’t just focus on correcting what I marked; find ways to improve overall)

    → Also include a narrative of the main changes you made and how they have improved your essay (at least ½ page)

    4. Introduction to the AP Argument prompt

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 23

    1. Discuss argument prompts from 2007 and 2016. For each...

    → Describe the argument in your own words (& address any confusion)

    → Discuss the position options: what are the possibilities? What is the evidence for each?

    → How could you extend the argument to a larger idea?

    → Read the high scoring sample for each

    HW: (due Friday)

    Read “Class Dismissed”  in preparation for discussion on Friday.

    --Mark the article for places you agree and places you disagree.

    --Highlight or paraphrase Kirn’s position

    --Decide whether you agree or disagree with Kirn

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 24//COLLEGE KICKOFF DAY

    1. Rhetorical Term: tautology

    2. Review student samples from yesterday's prompts

    HW: (due Friday)

    “Class Dismissed” article

     

    Thursday, Oct. 25

    1. Rhetorical Term: zeugma

    2. They Say I Say, Ch. 4  & complete graphic organizer

    HW: (due Friday)

    “Class Dismissed” article

     

     

    Friday, Oct. 26

    DUE: Kirn article annotations

    1. Discuss position statement of Kirn article 

    2. Individually, develop position statement, think of evidence, anticipate counterclaims, think through stakeholders

    3. Whole class discussion of Kirn article

    4. Explain weekly one-pager assignment

    HW (due next Wed): 1 page argument response--> "Students should be grouped by ability, not by age."

     

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 10/15-10/19

    Monday, Oct. 15

    1. Pass out new vocab lists & review list 9

    2. Practice multiple choice passage

    HW: Read 2006 (B) passage AND write 2 questions you have about the content or context

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 16

    1. Rhetorical Term: metonymy

    2. Review 2006(B) passage

    3. Complete device/effect graphic organizer; highlight the examples/strategies that you would be most likely to use

    4. Discuss possible organizational methods for this passage

    HW: Prepare for tomorrow's timed write (review notes, etc.)



    Wednesday, Oct. 17

    Timed Write (blind prompt, no notes, in class draft will be scored)

     

    Thursday, Oct. 18

    1. Rhetorical Term: synecdoche

    2. Multiple choice diagnostic exam

     

    Friday, Oct. 19

    Review Multiple choice diagnostic exam

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 10/8-10/12

    Monday, Oct. 8

    1. Review Vocab list 8

    2. Revisit & revise Friday's group rhetorical precis

    3. Return & discuss 2011 timed write

    HW: Read and annotate 2007 rhetorical analysis prompt

    Vocab test (lists 5-8) on FRIDAY

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 9

    1. Rhetorical Term: anaphora

    2. Introduction to the rhetorical triangle

    3. Rhetorical triangle group poster for 2007 prompt

    HW: Vocab test (lists 5-8) on FRIDAY

     

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 10

    1. Rhetorical Term: litotes

    2. Finish yesterday's rhetorical triangle group poster

    3. Brainstorm best organization options for 2007 prompt

    HW: Vocab test (lists 5-8) on FRIDAY

     

    Thursday, Oct. 11

    Jason Reynolds commencement speech to Lesley University (group questions)

    HW: Vocab test (lists 5-8) TOMORROW

     

     

    Friday, Oct. 12

    VOCAB TEST, lists 5-8

     

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 10/1-10/5

    Monday, Oct. 1

    DUE: Mini practice #3 & 4

    1. Pass back Friday’s timed writes

    2. Peer feedback group session

    → Does the thesis answer the prompt?

    → Is the organization method clear?

    → Are there direct quote references?

    → Is there a connection between WHAT the author does and WHY he does it?

    HW: Finish final draft of timed write (typed, MLA format, etc.). Turn in final draft stapled on top of rough (in class) draft.

     



    Tuesday, Oct. 2

    DUE: Time Write Final Draft

    1. Rhetorical term: allusion

    2. Review Vocab List #7

    3. Review student sample from last week's timed write

    4. Self score and justification

    HW: Read Dave Barry’s “The Ugly Truth About Beauty”



    Wednesday, Oct. 3

    1. Introduction to the rhetorical precis

    2. Review "The Ugly Truth About Beauty"

    3. Discuss precis elements

    4. Begin precis for Mailer text (Benny Paret)

     

    Thursday, Oct. 4

    1. Rhetorical Term: anastrophe

    2. Complete yesterday’s precis for Mailer text (Benny Paret) & share

    3. Discuss precis common errors

     

     

    HW: Draft a precis rough draft for “IWAW.” Due tomorrow ON GOOGLE DRIVE

     

    Friday, Oct. 5

    DUE: Rough draft of IWAW precis

    1. Group review and discussion of precis drafts

     

    2. Revision and sharing

    3. Instruction on turning a rhetorical precis into an introduction paragraph

    Reminder: Vocab test on lists 5-8 next Friday!

     

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 9/24-9/28

    Monday, Sept. 24

    DUE: MC mini practice #1 & #2

    1. Review Vocab, List #6

    2. Review AP rhetorical analysis rubric. 

    3. Close reading of student samples for the 2008 Form B essay

    4. Return scored 2008 (B) TWs 

    HW: Read & annotate passage for tomorrow’s activity. Also: write up a loose plan for how you would approach this prompt… What point would you make about the purpose? The strategies used? How would you organize it?



    Tuesday, Sept. 25

    DUE: Annotations from HW passage

    1. Rhetorical Term: hyperbole

    2. Discuss HW passage: Where would you go with this?

    3. Review student samples from this prompt

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 26

    1. Introparagraph review: What do you notice? Patterns? Surprises? 

    2. Thesis statement review & instruction

     

    HW: Write introduction paragraph for IWAW

     

    Thursday, Sept. 27

    DUE: IWAW intros with thesis statements

    1. Rhetorical Term: understatement

    2. Notes: Ways to organize the rhetorical analysis essay

    HW: Review organization types and thesis statement elements in preparation for tomorrow’s timed write (your FIRST blind prompt!)

     

    Friday, Sept. 28

    Timed write

    HW: MC mini practice #3 & #4

     

    WEEKLY AGENDA: 9/17-9/21

    Monday, Sept. 17

    DUE: Letter of introduction

    1. Introduction

    2. Review key syllabus items

    3. AP exam information

    4. NEW VOCAB LIST & discuss list 5


    Tuesday, Sept. 18

    1. Rhetorical Terms: superlative & irony

    2. 2008 Form B Rhetorical Analysis prompt: group & whole class discussion in preparation for tomorrow's timed write

    HW: Prepare for tomorrow's timed write (you can use any notes you write on the prompt)

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 19

    Timed Write: 2008, Form B

    HW: Read and annotate Judy Brady's "I Want a Wife."

    On the back, state a potential thesis/purpose of the text as a whole AND identify at least 3 different rhetorical strategies with a comment on the purpose of each 

     

    Thursday, Sept. 20

    DUE: IWAW response

    1. Rhetorical Term: cliche

    2. Group discussion of IWAW text and HW responses

    3. Information about AP Multiple Choice Section

    HW: Carefully read through MC strategy packet 


    Friday, Sept. 21

    1. MC questions for IWAW

    2. Review and discuss questions

    3. Assign remaining rhetorical terms

    HW: Complete MC Mini Practice #1 & #2