Saturday, August 17, 2013

STUDYPATH* August 19-23, 2013

In-class assignments and class updates trump published blogs.


The Lesson of Ups
Show Up, Keep Up, Speak Up, Measure Up


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AP Opening Days Bulletin due today
Bedford Reader must be brought to class today and tomorrow for reading and writing assignment for Periods One and Three; due in class Wednesday for Period Six; "The Lottery" responses due tomorrow for Periods One and Three and Wednesday for Period Six for class discussion
Rodriguez prompt opening paragraph due Tuesday for Periods One and Three; due Wednesday for Period Six; forty-minute in-class timed writing is scheduled Thursday
AP English Language Opening Days Bulletin signed due today (on Box)Words High School Students Should Know (WHSSSK) 1-10 due today
  • WHSSSK components: definition, diacritical marking, syllable divide, part of speech
"What AP Readers Long To See" reviewed in class
AP syllabus overview (syllabus on Box) and course orientation components (continued):
  1. Logical fallacies
  2. Argument structures
  3. Multiple choice passages, stems and distractors
  4. Useful literary terms and rhetorical devices
  5. Useful vocabulary and diction
  6. Fiction and universal themes
  7. Syntax and sentence types
  8. Synthesis and sources, analysis and argument prose responses
  9. Style (tone, diction and syntax) prose responses  
  10. Outlining style and format
  11. Response to columnist analysis
  12. Research and oral defense of thesis
Synthesis paper and sources distributed; paper due next Tuesday morning by 8:30 A.M. on web site

AP syllabus overview and course orientation components (continued from Monday)
Multiple choice prose passage, stems, and distractors practice; "Death of the Moth" Virginia Woolf
Journal: Introduction to the Types of Sentences in Advanced Placement prose assignment
  1. Simple
  2. Compound
  3. Complex
  4. Compound-Complex
  5. Periodic
  6. Cumulative (Loose)
  7. Balanced
  8. Interrupted
Period One does not meet today

Rodriguez prompt in-class timed writing
Synthesis Paper One due on web site by 8:30 A.M. on Monday, August 26; prompt and sources will be distributed in class

Journal: Introduction to Advanced Placement Literary terms and rhetorical devices
Synthesis paper due on web site Tuesday morning by 8:30 A.M.
Virginia Woolf "Moments of Being" prompt distributed to students; prewriting due Tuesday
Bedford Reader is due in class Monday and Tuesday
Check STUDYPATH for next week's assignments and class information