Thursday, September 6
Friday, September 7
Monday, September 10
Tuesday, September 11
Wednesday, September 12
Thursday, September 13
WHAT WE ARE DOING TODAY:
Friday, September 14
Monday, September 17
- Unit #1 Vocabulary
- Read & discuss 35-38 and walk through "Annotation" pages 40-42
- Annotate the excerpt from Joan Didion's essay "Los Angeles Notebook"
- #5 SANTA ANA WINDS
Literary Technique in The Constitution?
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Tuesday, September 18
- Copy and paste SAT Rhetorical Analysis Rubric
- Highlight Check List items in Rhetorical Analysis.
- Have your partner read your analysis of Joan Didion's essay out loud to you.
- Read and discuss pages 46-48. Evaluate with SAT rubric . . .
- After you copy and paste the SAT Rhetorical Analysis Rubric below your rhetorical analysis essay, please evaluate and score your own essay.
- Keeping your original version unaltered, now take the feedback, and without copying the version in the book, re-write a full length 500 to 750-word rhetorical analysis essay and highlight Check List items.
Wednesday, September 19
- "The most powerful brand in sports follows the most powerful man in the world into the anthem protest debate" by Eugene Scott from The Washington Post
- "Wounded veteran fires back at Kaepernick's Nike ad" from FOX News
- "Nike's Colin Kaepernick "Just Do It" ad airs during NFL season opener" from CBS News
- "Colin Kaepernick's Nike commercial is a big hit with consumers, according to industry group"
Thursday, September 20
- Meet the director and producer of Mercury in Retrograde
Friday, September 21
- Rhetorical Analysis Timed Writing in Class on Friday
Monday, September 24
- Revisit Nike’s “It’s Only Crazy Until You Do It” advertisement
- Continue through Parts II (A-D) in your groups
- On the first line of the document, write a thesis statement in the form of a compound-complex sentence.
- Take Vocabulary Quiz #1
- Review and Discuss Answers to Rhetoric of Nike Commercial
- #6 REFLECTION ~ please copy and paste new text . . .
Tuesday, September 25
- TEDx Video on Rhetoric. Watch if you want . . . but don't worry about the first three terms.
- Unit #2 Vocabulary Words. Retake Schedule.
- View, read, and annotate the JFK Inaugural Speech. Video above.
- Discuss Rhetorical Techniques in JFK's 1961 Inaugural Address.
- Discuss Questions pages 55-56: Diction 1 & 4; Syntax 2, 4, 5, 8, & 9.
- SOAPSTone = Subject + Occasion (including genre) + Audience + Purpose + Speaker (persona or role that the narrator is assuming) + author’s Tone.
- ID Rhetorical Techniques.
Wednesday, September 26
Thursday, September 27
- #7 POLITICAL ADS for homework. Journals are due on Friday or Monday.
- Take first AP Language & Composition Multiple Choice practice Exam ~ Food for Thought:
- The multiple choice test is worth 45% of your overall AP Exam grade, so you need to see what it's all about.
- The average score for AP Language & Composition multiple choice tests is approximately 50% year to year, so you need to improve through practice.
- Before you get into the “real” reading of the class, it may be instructive to experience examples of the advanced passages, and the types and level of the questions on the AP Exam.
- After grappling with some of these advanced passages, you will better understand why you are reading what we do.
- It’s hopefully very rewarding to realize how reading passages and an exam that may seem nearly impossible in September become achievable in May; it will hopefully be meaningful to see your progress on this test as the year goes by.
Friday, September 28
- Making the best use of the wisdom of a group of three, go through all of the answers, and argue and debate by making specific references to the text. You may now use any outside resources that you desire.
- Reach consensus on a group answer sheet. If you absolutely cannot reach consensus on a single question, then agree to disagree.
- Please don't change your individual answers since we'd like baseline data on your first attempt.
- Everyone keep track of your group's answer sheet on the back of your own answer sheet.
- Finish in 60 minutes.
- Do significantly better as a group than you did as an individual!
Monday, October 1
- Turn in Journals
- Feedback on Albright speech at Mount Holyoke College
- Review Vocabulary Answers
- Vocabulary Quiz #2 = tomorrow
- Discuss Multiple Choice Exam Results
- Do last passage together
- Reverse Engineer Answers with Answer Sheets
Tuesday, October 2
- Vocabulary Quiz #2
- Do last multiple choice passage together
- Time for The New York Times Rhetorical Analysis Assignment + one summary