Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jennifer Burlingham
Course and Exam Description (information about expetr adviser's roles and responsibilities is on pg. 51-52 of this document)
- Make a copy of this form
- Fill it out (be thoughtful and thorough)
- Save it to your PREP Portfolio on Google Drive
- Share it with me (please title it with the date of your meeting with me)
AP LANGUAGE WEEKLY AGENDA
Week of 1/20 to 1/24
- SWT: Intro to eminent domain
- Read through the 2018 synthesis prompt (eminent domain)
- Come up with a master list of the main reasons presented in the sources for and against eminent domain
- Write a thesis statement that responds to the prompt (defend, challenge, or qualify the notion that eminent domain is productive and beneficial)
- HW: Revise your thesis as needed. Write an outline that you could follow to write an essay on this prompt (identify the main point of at least 2 potential body paragraphs, along with the sources you would use in each body paragraph)
DUE: Revised thesis & outline for 2018 prompt
- SWT: Current events
- Share outlines with groups, make any changes needed
- Decide on a body paragraph to write
- Tips for writing:
- Ratio of source to commentary
- At least 2 sources per paragraph
- Use TSIS-- index of templates starting on pg. 765. Note several that may come in hand
- Write the paragraph (finish for HW-- typed or neatly handwritten, with your thesis statement included)
DUE: completed body paragraph for eminent domain issue
- SWT: Major crimes (TPT):Read through the “Major Crimes in Synthesis” handout at your table. Which of these “crimes” do you find yourself most likely to commit? What is one strategy you could try to avoid committing such an atrocity?
- Peer Feedback Speed Dating
- HW: Make revisions to your paragraph based on today’s peer feedback
DUE: Revised body paragraph
- SWT: Current events
- Revisit the synthesis rubric
- Analysis of student responses to the 2018 synthesis prompt
Week of 1/13 to 1/17
1. SWT: Free response to photograph (Trump & fast food)
2. Group verbal analysis of photo (Saugus High School)
- Make an exhaustive list of details in the photograph
- What overall impression do you have looking at the photograph? Does it draw any particular emotion from you?
- Describe how color is used in the photograph. Are there sharp contrasts? Does the photographer use color at all? Why or why not?
- What background knowledge do you bring to your interpretation of this photograph? For example, do you have information about the subject?
- Given all of these details and your own background knowledge, what is the photographer’s tone toward the subject matter?
- What message is the photographer trying to communicate to the person looking at the photograph? What is the overall impression he or she creates?
3. Past AP exam photographs & analysis
4. HW (Due Thursday): Write a short paragraph about an image of your choice. The topic sentence should be a debatable idea about the photographer’s purpose, and the paragraph must use specific details from the image and analysis of the ways in which the referenced details help the photographer achieve his or her purpose. Include the image along with your response, and credit the photographer.
1. SWT: Spring semester book club choice presentation
2. Free response to cartoon
3. Group verbal analysis of cartoon
- What is the setting of the cartoon? Include time period, political atmosphere, and physical surroundings.
- Who are the characters in the cartoon? If there are labels, how do they identify the characters?
- Make notes about details in the cartoon such as facial expressions, caricature elements (like extra large shands or ears), character interactions with objects (like an elephant holding a dollar bill), signs, and labels.
- What background knowledge do you bring to your interpretation of this cartoon? For example, do you have information about the subject? What characters do you recognize?
- Given all of these details and your own background knowledge, what is the cartoonist’s tone toward the subject matter?
- What message is the artist trying to communicate to the person looking at the cartoon?
4. 3. Past AP exam photographs & analysis
5. HW (Due Friday): Write a short paragraph about a cartoon of your choice. The topic sentence should be a debatable idea about the artist’s purpose, and the paragraph must use specific details from the cartoon and analysis of the ways in which the referenced details help the cartoonist achieve his or her purpose. Include the cartoon along with your response, and credit the artist.
6. Also: Photograph analysis HW due Thursday
1. SWT: Current event
2. Briefly review the three ways to use source material (summary, paraphrase, direct quote)
3. Review “Five Ways to Embed Text”
4. Group “Source Use Scavenger Hunt” handout
5. HW reminder: Photograph analysis paragraph due tomorrow; cartoon analysis paragraph due Friday
DUE: Photo analysis response
1. SWT: Share photo analysis response and write a reaction to a peer’s photo
2. Revisit counterclaim & rebuttal techniques (use slides from Argument II for this)
3. Read through 2014 prompt (cost of college)
4. Groups list out the MAIN factors mentioned on both sides, along with the letter of the source that mentions the factor
5. Work with a partner in your group to write a counterclaim/rebuttal paragraph based on this prompt & sources
- Argue that the counterclaim is untrue (invalid, illogical, or unfounded)
- Concede, and then argue that the counterclaim is outweighed by a more persuasive reason
- Use a second source in your rebuttal. Consider using a third source if appropriate.
- Be sure that your rebuttal is both stronger and longer than your explanation of the counterclaim
- Start with a claim statement that indicates your position on the prompt (whether or not college is worth the cost)
- State the counterclaim with a phrase that identifies the group who holds this belief (“Opponents of…” “People in favor of…”) OR with the source reference
- Explain the counterclaim in 1-2 sentences. This is a great opportunity to include commentary of your own to ensure your essay is not too source-heavy.
- Refute the counterclaim in one of these two ways:
DUE: Cartoon analysis response
- SWT: Share cartoon analysis response and write a reaction to a peer’s cartoon
- Finish yesterday’s lesson-- working on a partner paragraph that uses at least 2 sources in a counterclaim/rebuttal
- Done? Reference the “Five Ways to Embed Text” handout from Wednesday to make sure that your use of the sources is effective and thoughtful
AP RESEARCH WEEKLY AGENDA
Week of 1/13 to 1/17
Review additional methods section samples if needed
Due at the end of the period today: Create an outline for your methods section-- what do you need to describe? (ideas: participants, process, etc.)
Rest of week:
Revisions to surveys based on IRB feedback
Review additional methods examples
Start writing methods section
Week of 1/6 to 1/10
Finalize survey materials, students get peer feedback on surveys
IRB applications due
Discuss participant sampling methods
DUE at the end of the period: Calendar with FINAL timeline in regards to collecting data
Review methods section rubric row & higher order/lower order concerns sheet
Pick one of the 4 high scoring samples from 2016 (HERE) and review the methods section. Note what the structure was, what was explained, where sources were used.
Review additional samples
Due at the end of the period today: Create an outline for methods section-- what do you need to describe? (ideas: participants, process, etc.)