AP Language and Composition & Literature and Composition
September 10-14
Mrs. Alexander
Monday Sept. 10 (A)
Class One: Class does not meet!
Class Four: OBJ: Students will be introduced to the short story genre, read a short story in class
and be introduced to the 12 sentence paragraph Voc. 2, Begin “Short Story Unit” Short Story
powerpoint Intro & discuss the history of Short Story genre HMWK: work on Voc. 2 flashcards
Tuesday Sept. 11 (B/C)
Class One: Complete Summer Reading Prompt and go over PSAT hmwk Worksheets HMWK:
Voc. 2 due tomorrow!
Class Four: OBJ: Students will be introduced to the short story genre, read a short story in class
and be introduced to the 12 sentence paragraph Voc. 2, Begin literary genre study: Unit 1 “The Short
Story” Eleven by Sandra Cisneros, introduce 12 sentence paragraph format HMWK: Read Reunion and
write a 12 sentence paragraph analyzing the character of both the father and son. What does the son’s
reaction to his father reveal about his character? Be sure to give specific examples to support claims.
Voc. 2 due next class!
Wednesday Sept. 12 (D)
Class One: OBJ: students will also discuss the multiple choice assessment exam for the AP test and
see where they stand based on their score Discuss AP Multiple Choice assessment exam and multiple
choice test taking strategies HMWK: Voc. Ch.2 quiz Thursday! Study PSAT vocab list!
Class Four: Class does not meet!
Thursday Sept. 13 (E)
Class One: : Students will be introduced to rhetoric and its definition, students will participate in
an exercise and discuss how fast food ads are an example of rhetoric; students will discuss the
technique of annotating and analyzing a visual text in preparation for their mode work, they will
also discuss the how to transition their analysis to the essay Voc. Ch. 2quiz/PSAT quiz, Introduce
Rhetoric/Definition and examples pp.2-5, Fast Food Ad Exercise, Introduce the Technique of
Annotation, Analyzing a Visual Text and Transitioning from Analysis to Essay The Language of
Composition handout pp 40-55 HMWK: exercises pertaining to annotation and analyzing a visual text,
study PSAT voc. list
Class Four: Voc. 2 due! OBJ: Students will analyze the characters in Reunion and refer back to
their 12 sentence paragraph Voc. 2 due today, Reading check quiz, Discuss Reunion by John Cheever
HMWK: Read Sixteen and write a 12 sentence paragraph analyzing Cress’ character. Consider also
whether or not she changes in the course of the story. Be sure to give examples to support your claims.
GW File #2 due Friday! Voc. Quiz #2 on Friday!
Friday Sept. 14 (F)
Class One: OBJ: students discuss the rhetorical device of style, structure and syntax and
participate in collaborative exercises that have to do with syntax, style and structure, students will
be introduced to the style chart that will eventually help them with the multiple choice section of the
AP exam PSAT Quiz, Introduce Rhetorical Strategies- Style and Syntax and Structure pp.67-72
Everyday Use text and handouts , Style Chart and Style exercise handouts, Go over Syntax-declarative,
imperative, exclamatory and interrogative; loose, balanced, and periodic; convoluted, centered and
freight train, Collaborative learning- Do exercises in handout on syntax and structure HMWK: exercises
pertaining to style, syntax and structure, study PSAT Voc. list
Class Four: OBJ: students will discuss their character analysis in Sixteen while practicing the 12
sentence paragraph format, they will draw their analysis from their 12 sentence paragraph written
previously the night before. Voc. 2 quiz, check GW File #2, Handout Diary of Anne Frank study guide,
Discuss Sixteen by Jessamyn West HMWK: Read Lady or The Tiger and write a 12 sentence paragraph
explaining which choice you think that the princess chose? Use specific evidence from the story to
support your argument. Assignment #1 of A Diary of Anne Frank due Monday!
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