We will review the rhetorical devices quiz on Monday and finish up the video analysis. Then, we are moving on to analyzing text. You should read “We Can Afford to Give Parents a Break” in the Language and Composition textbook. We will discuss the analysis and then you will read the analysis the book gives. You will also read the Einstein text on page 9. On Tuesday or Wednesday, we will analyze political commentary by watching Stephen Colbert and analyze visual images with political cartoons. Thursday is Rhetoric Ridiculousness with Olympic news, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump. We will finish the week with a timed assessment using the Princess Diane texts starting on page 30.
We will continue working on procedures this week, particularly with our daily vocabulary bellringers and with coded reading. You will take a pre-test for literary devices on Monday and you will have a quiz on these words on Tuesday. We will begin rhetorical analysis this week by analyzing music lyrics.
I am providing the Google Presentation that I use every day in class so that you are always informed and up-to-date with what is happening in class. Once you click on this link, it will always be saved in your “Shared with me” file in your Google Drive.
Welcome back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These first two weeks we will be focusing on class procedures and familiarizing you with the expectations of the class and my style as a teacher. Please refer to the supply list and try to have everything ready by next week. Items such as hand sanitizer and Kleenex are very nice to have, but not requirements.
We will visit the Information Center on Friday to begin the reading competition that will be ongoing this school year.
Mon-Tues: Review, work on study guide that was emailed to you
Wed: Language arts exam 10 a.m.
Fin…Have a great summer! I’ll miss you guys.
Continue film festival series and discussion; exam review at the end of the week
Turn in any books you have to receive extra credit
May 16-17- Work on Lost Generation project
May 18-Present Lost Generation project on Wed
May 19-20: Continue film festival with a focus on how soundtrack influences film; introduce soundtrack analysis assignment
Mon-Fri: AP Literature will continue their Film Festival to compare classic literature to modern interpretations of film. Students will participate in graded discussion and complete a film review comparison for each film.
AP Literature and Composition exam on Wed. May 4-Good Luck *Please review literary and poetic devices; Practice timed tests; Get rest and a healthy meal leading up to the exam. Read the directions carefully on the test before you do anything.
Begin Film Festival Analysis Series
Tues-Thurs: Watch “She’s the Man”, comparison to Twelfth Night, work on film review due on Friday
Friday: graded discussion on She’s the Man vs. Twelfth Night, film review due at end of class in a Google Doc
MON: Presentation of character analysis and paper due
TUES: finish presentations; practice AP questions
WED: Timed AP writing practice
THURS: Timed AP writing practice
FRI: poetry workshop
Have a good holiday! See you on Tues, May 3.
MON: Find poetry in Info Center, Select 2 poems to analyze
TUES: Poetry Analysis AP practice
WED: In-class discussion of 2 poems selected; focus on literary and poetic devices
THURS: Poetry Analysis AP Practice
FRIDAY: Creative writing-Poetry