3/6 In-class work. See edmodo for ideas. Many are posting great links.
Cut-off for posting sources on Edmodo. Conversation only from this point forward.
3/14 Due: e-book package due by the end of the period (Library).
3/17 Lesson Plan format: Lesson Plan Template
Returned marked-up copies of e-book packets for review. Any changes you make to your packet should be done in red/different color in Google Drive e-book.
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3/18 Draft Lesson Plans in Google Document, in Folder. HW from Gender Group: Period 2 reads Tannen's essay on "No Unmarked Woman," writes three of her big claims, and answers No. 8. Period 5 Outlines Gould's essay on "Women's Brains"
Period 5 HW:
3/19 Gender Lessons! Period 2 HW: Answer Question No. 5 on pg 393; also, read "Being a Man," (378) & answer Q. 2 & 5, and submit your own, original discussion questions related to the essay on a separate piece of paper for collection.
Exercises 1 & 3 (424) and read Woolf (356).
3/20 Due: Completed Gender Lesson Plan and reflections from Day 1 (see your .net e-mail); I'm on a field trip; Period 5 will be given a handout from Gender.
3/21 Due for Period 2: Answer to Q. 5 on Tannen's essay; have read "Being a Man," (378); answer Q. 2 & 5, and submit your own, original discussion questions related to the piece on a separate piece of paper for collection.
3/21 Due for Period 5: Exercises 1 & 3 (424-425); have read Woolf, "Professions for Women" (356) and AP Prompt Assignment (in-class) for Woolf argument.
3/24 Multiple Choice Practice Test (2 passages)
3/25 In-class: Gender Day 3 (teacher-led). Have your notes prepared.
& Language HW & Lesson Plan Due
Period 2 HW: Read Orwell & answer Discussion Q. 1 & 5 & Rhetoric Q. 1
3/26 Language Begins (student-led) Period 2 HW: Read "Bilingualism in America" (592) and craft three of your own discussion questions (to be collected). Period 5: Read excerpts from Thiong'o (547-553), Hayakawa (562-567), and article on bilingualism (link on Ms. Quinzi’s website) http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/04/opinion/carter-bilingual-education/
3/27 Language Day 2.
3/28 Due: Outlining for 2002 (Form B) AP rhetorical analysis prompt on Julius Caesar. Do not cheat and look at released items. I will distribute my outline & yours will be collected.
Nature HW & Lesson Plan Due
Period 2 Nature HW:
Read Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring"
"Questions for Discussion" 1 & 6
"Questions on Rhetoric and Style" 3 & 5
- Familiarize yourself with the sources of the synthesis question handed out in class on 3/28.
3/31 Period 2 HW
Read Wendell Berry’s “An Entrance into the Woods”
Write down his main claim(s) about mankind’s/human society’s connection with nature (quote him). Be prepared to discuss these tomorrow in class.
Answer "Exploring the Text" questions 1, 2, and 4.
How to prepare for tomorrow's discussion:
Period 5 HW: Go to 9/19 on this website above and print the packet found there.
Read and take notes on essay by Wendell Berry (pgs. 825-833)
Only read by Oates (pgs. 841-847). Students can take notes on this one only if they want to.
OPTIONS FOR NOTETAKING: Students can either A) take free-formed notes, with a focus on the author's/ humanity's role in and perception of nature, or B) answer questions 1, 3, 5,and 7 for Berry (pgs. 833-4).
4/1 Period 2 HW: Print the packet from 9/19. Re-familiarize yourself with the Synthesis Question (key issues that leaders should...global warming...). We will take a look at the theses statements you crafted in class.
4/1 Period 5 HW: Print the packet from 9/19. Using the AP 2004 (B) prompt we worked with in class, write an introductory paragraph that - at a minimum - follows the format provided in the packet.
Form to be completed by Nature Pod members:
4/2 Test Prep. Period 2 worked on 2013 Synthesis Question (factors to be considered for monuments). Period 5: Timed Write, Rhetorical Analysis.
4/4 Due: Science & Technology & Pop Culture Lesson Plans
4/8 Introduced the topic of Education. "Freewrite" on "Levels" at PHS. HW: Read Francine Prose's essay, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Can't Read" in the Textbook (89-99).
4/9 Due: Have read Prose. Bring your as-is Creative Non-Fiction piece to class with you (marked-up drafts). You may or may not have revised these since last we worked on them. Period 5 HW: Write a claim in response to the synthesis prompt handed out in class [2008 AP (Form B) Question 1] and send it to me via e-mail (rtmsd.net). Include which 3 sources you will use (add Prose as Source G).
4/11 Evaluated openings written by Period 2 in response to the 2008 AP (Form B) Synthesis Question on English texts.
4/21 Reading the assigned pieces from Sci & Tech.
Period 2: Read Huxley's essay on Scientific Investigation (answer Questions for Discussion 1 & 6) and read the article online entitled "1/4 of Americans don't know that the Earth orbits the Sun." Connect Huxley's piece and the article from iflscience.
Period 5: Read Pinker's essay on The Blank Slate (complete 5 dialectical journal entries and write a 2-sentence summary). Also, grammar exercises 3 & 5.
4/22 Science & Technology Day One. HW: Read "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long." Period 2 answers Q. 3 & 5 (and 7 if you're up for the challenge). Period 5 finds three quotes to support the author's purpose/point.
4/23 Sci & Tech Day Two. Period 2 HW: Complete Thesis and Outline for 2010 Synthesis Question [technology & schools] - to be collected. Remember this prompt can be found on AP Central.
4/24 Due: A copy of your poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day & Period 2 HW.
4/25 Due: Pop Culture Lesson Plans & assigned homework announced by the end of the period.
In-class, Test Prep: Use this time to study vocabulary, terms, etc. There are also a stack of test-prep books that I will set out on my front table.
4/28 Sci & Tech: See 4/1 for Evaluation Form; Traditional Argument Question Test Prep (handout)
HW Period 2: "Corn Pone" by Mark Twain (pg. 717); Questions for Discussion: 1 and 2.
HW Period 5: read teen movies answer questions 1,7,11,12
4/29 Pop Culture Day One
HW Period 2: Read "Watching TV Makes You Smarter" by Steven Johnson (pg 766); Answer Discussion Question 3 and identify 3 of his major claims. HW Period 5: Read and annotate "Make Room, Socrates, for Lady Gaga and Beyonce" by Jenna Ross, freewrite for a few minutes on the topic & complete grammar exercises 1 & 3 on pages 793-794 4/30 Pop Culture Day Two; Pop Culture needs to complete Evaluation form (see above)
5/1 Timed Write: Blue or Black Ink, please.
5/2 Work day. Period 2: Argument Test Prep with the H.L. Mencken passage; Period 5 already received this. Packet of multiple-choice questions handed out.
5/5 In-class review of 2006 AP Questions 1 & 3.
5/6 Announce the I-Search (research paper). Choose your Person & request a Book Title.
5/8 Tell me who your I-Search Person is.
5/9/14 AP Language & Composition Exam
Schedule your Interview for next week.
HW: You should have a commitment from your I-Search Subject. Book titles due Tuesday, 5/12.