TENTATIVE AGENDAS FOR THE REST OF
SECOND NINE WEEKS IN AP ENGLISH*
* Tentative means I am really pretty sure this is
the deal, but not totally sure this will work out
perfectly.
AP Agenda for November 4/5
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how
to successfully complete an AP exam.
• Daily Assignments:
– Remember to bring Walden next class period and
be ready to discuss “Spring,” “Conclusion,” and
“Civil Disobedience” (3B will also discuss “Brute
Neighbors” and “Solitude”)
– Mini-AP Exam worth 150 points:
• 45 minutes to complete 3 mc passages
• 40 minutes to complete argument essay
AP Agenda for November 6/7
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Daily Objective: Students will understand how to write a research paper.
Daily Assignments:
– Research time in media center (for 1A) and Rm. 214 (for 4A, 2B, 3B) to also
work on paper proposal; remember conference on sources page will be due
about 30 minutes into next period
– First fifteen minutes of class: Brief discussion of “Spring,” “Conclusion,” and
“Civil Disobedience” (3B will also discuss “Brute Neighbors” and “Solitude”);
last pop quiz on Walden, which will have:
Picture from most important
image from “Conclusion”
Picture from most important
image from “Civil
Disobedience”
Two tweets on “Spring”
Tweet #1: Favorite quote
Tweet #2: “Shout out” to
Thoreau on why you liked
quote
10 line poem on message or
inspired by “Civil
Disobedience”; must include a
four word quote from passage
in poem
AP Agenda for November 10/11
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how to
write a research paper.
• Daily Assignments:
– Research time in media center (1A) and in Rm. 214
(4A, 2B, and 3B)
– Remember I will call up to conference on your sources
after 30 minutes into the period; make sure the paper
is filled out by then
– Next period: Socratic Seminar on Walden, then
research time to work on Annotated Works Cited and
Formal Brainstorming
AP Agenda for November 12/13
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Daily Objective: Students will understand how to write a research paper and how
to analyze a work of nonfiction from the 1800s.
Daily Assignments:
– Socratic Seminar on Walden (p. 215-216)
– Return Mini-AP Exam taken November 4/5 and go over it
– Work on annotated works cited and formal brainstorming—1A in media center; 4A, 2B, and
3B in Rm. 214
– Next class period: Mini-AP Exam on Henry David Thoreau
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You will have a rhetorical analysis essay to complete in 40 minutes
You will have 45 minutes to complete 3 mc passages (two will be from Walden; one will be on
another essay written by Thoreau)
If you have the Pond Cover—study p. 66 (“At a certain season…”)-68 (…farm or county jail.”) and p.
72 (“Every morning was a cheerful…”)-74 (…reduce other things in proportion.”)
If you have the Red Tree Cover—study p. 64 (“At a certain season…”)-67 (…farm or county jail.”) and
p. 70 (“Every morning was a cheerful…”)-73 (…reduce other things in proportion.”)
You should also be familiar with these terms in order to do well on the mc: conceit, oxymoron,
aphorism, euphemism, epithet, didactic, tautology, syllogism, chiasmus, paradox, hyperbole,
syllepsis, parable, synecodoche, anaphora, pun
AP Agenda for November 14/17
• Daily Objective: Students will understand the
format of an AP test, particularly the multiple
choice and rhetorical analysis sections.
• Daily Assignments:
– Mini AP Test on Henry David Thoreau- worth 150
points
• 45 minutes to complete the mc passages
• 40 minutes to complete the essay
AP Agenda for November 18/19
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how
to write a research paper.
• Daily Assignments:
– Work on rough draft of synthesis research paper
in media center (1A) and in rm. 214 (4A, 2B, and
3B)
AP Agenda for November 20/21
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how
to write a research paper.
• Daily Assignments:
– Work on rough draft of synthesis research paper
in media center (1A) and in rm. 214 (4A, 2B, and
3B); it is due November 21 at 11:59 pm
– Enjoy your break!
AP Agenda for December 1/2
• Daily Objective: Students will learn to
successfully peer edit other student’s essays.
• Daily Assignments:
– Complete peer editing of two synthesis research
papers and self-editing of one’s own paper
AP Agenda for December 3/4
• Daily Objective: Watch a historical fiction
account of the Salem Witch Trials to
appreciate our rights as modern Americans.
• Daily Assignments:
– Begin watching The Crucible
AP Agenda for December 5/8
• Daily Objective: Watch a historical fiction
account of the Salem Witch Trials to
appreciate our rights as modern Americans.
• Daily Assignments:
– Finish watching The Crucible
– Work on study guide for next period’s MC test on
The Crucible
– We will also go outside for our Thoreavian
experience next class period
AP Agenda for December 9/10
• Daily Objective:
• Daily Assignments:
– Take a mc test on The Crucible for 45 minutes
– When finished, we will go outside an participate in
our Thoreauvian Experience
AP Agenda for December 11/12
• Daily Objective: Students will learn how to
contribute during an informal Socratic
Seminar.
• Daily Assignments:
– Warning: December 19 (A) or January 6 (B) you
will bring in your favorite book and a food related
to your favorite book.
– Read “Sex, Lies, and Conversation” by Deborah
Tannen in circle and discuss
– Do Kobald’s Bag Activity (if time)
AP Agenda for December 15/16
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how
to write the final draft of a research paper.
• Daily Assignments:
– In-class time to work on final draft of research
paper
– Do AP MC Practice #11 and #12 by end of period
as well
AP Agenda for December 17/18
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how
to write the final draft of a research paper.
• Daily Assignments:
– In-class time to work on final draft of research
paper
– Pick one AP Essay you have completed this 9
weeks and do SOS activity with it on p. 289
– Remember to bring in your favorite book and a
food related to your favorite book next class
period (which is December 19 OR January 6)
AP Agenda for December 19/January 6
• Daily Objective: Students will have an
appreciation for different genres of books.
• Daily Assignments:
– Share how your food is related to your book; put on
back table
– Complete Book Talk in your group as you eat
– Warning: Next period you will pick out an AP essay
you have completed this nine weeks and write a final
draft on it; Next class period B Day students turn in
notebook (and A Day students do it next next class
period)
AP Agenda for January 7/8
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how to
write an argument essay.
• Daily Assignments:
– B Day: Turn in notebook/ Remember next class period
you start taking your midterm exam
– Find the argument essay you completed during this
nine weeks and write a final draft of it (instructions on
p. 318); due by the end of class and peer editing is due
January 11
– Post favorite JQV for this nine weeks onto Discussion
Board
AP Agenda for January 9 (A Day)
• Daily Objective: Students will understand the
creative ways to start a story.
• Daily Assignments:
– Turn in notebook
– Complete story activities on p. 490 (1/2 the class
period)
– Work on JQV or posting favorite JQV or peer editing of
AP essay (1/2 the class period)
– Warning: Next class period you will begin taking AP
Midterm exam
AP Agenda for January 12/13
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how
to successfully complete an AP exam.
• Daily Assignments:
– Take 1st half of AP Midterm exam (rhetorical
analysis and synthesis essay)
AP Agenda for Exam Day (on January
14, 15, or 16)
• Daily Objective: Students will understand how
to successfully complete an AP exam.
• Daily Assignments:
– Complete second half of AP Midterm exam, which
is multiple choice section and argument essay
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AP Agenda for November 5/6